Living in the UK we are not that far away from some of the best ski resorts in the world. With this is mind, it makes it very easy not to look any further afield than Austria, France, Switzerland & Italy.
But what if you have skied in Europe many times, you have been to all of the top European resorts and are looking for something new?
Then it may be time to look to North America for inspiration – and in particular Whistler, BC, Canada. The resort is located in British Columbia and less than 80 miles from Vancouver. This makes it accessible for British skiers seeking a new experience.
With an average travelling time of 7 – 8 hour (for the flight) and a 90 minute transfer to the resort (Roughly about the same time to get to Val d’Isere in February half term!), so for a 7 – 14 night holiday it is not that far.
The resort is regularly voted one of the best ski destinations in the world, with its excellent snow record, great range of slopes and après that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Whistler has been designed to be as accessible as possible and is largely pedestrianized. It features a huge number of shops, bars and restaurants to ensure there is plenty to do after a hard days skiing.
The mountain offers pristine powder separated into runs of varying difficulty and caters for all levels of ability. The resort has hosted world class events such as the winter Olympics in 2010, so has plenty of challenging terrain for the most advanced skier.
Whistler also offers a wide range of accommodation from luxury five hotels to homely condos. Our programme features something for everyone – for something Luxurious the 5 star Four Seasons Resort, for convenience the Westin and for the perfect honeymoon Nita Lake Lodge.
So for your next ski holiday, why not try something different to your usual European holiday in one of North America’s best resorts?