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Page Title: Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort Mountain Facts
Page Synopsis: Mountain Facts and Statistics about Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, British Columbia.



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Whistler & Blackcomb Mountain Facts

Located in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Whistler/Blackcomb consistently offers the most reliable snow conditions, receiving an average annual snowfall of 914 cm (30 feet). Due to Whistler’s coastal proximity, temperatures are moderate through the winter season, rarely dipping below -10°C (12°F) in the valley and -15°C (5°F) in the alpine during the coldest part of the year. Expect -5°C (22°F) average daily alpine temperatures during most of the winter months.

The Mountains at a Glance
Average Alpine Temperature
December - February Low: -12°C/11°F
High: -5°C/23°F
March - May Low: -8°C/19°F
High: 5°C/ 42°F

Average Snowfall 360 inches / 30 ft / 9.14 m per year on summit
Total Terrain 2,874 hectares / 7,071 acres
Whistler Village Elevation 675 meters / 2,214 feet
Creekside Elevation 653 meters / 2,140 feet
Longitude/Latitude 122° longitude / 50° latitude
Total Trails 200+
Highest Lift
Accessed Elevation
2,284 meters / 7,494 feet
Number of Lifts 33
Hourly Lift Capacity 59,007
1999/00 Skier Visits
(a record)
2,180,000
Mountain Restaurants 18 with a total of 6540 seats

Mountain Statistics
Mountains Stats Whistler Mountain Blackcomb Mountain
Opened 1966 1980
Top Elevation 7,160 ft / 2,182 meters 7,494 ft / 2,284 meters
Base Elevation 2,140 ft / 652 meters 2,214 ft / 675 meters
Vertical Rise 5,020 ft / 1,530 meters 5,280 ft / 1,609 meters
Longest Run 11 kilometers/ 7 miles
Burnt Stew down Green Line
and Upper to Lower Olympic
11 kilometers/ 7 miles
Green Road down Easy out
Park & Pipe Facilities 1 halfpipe, 1 park 2 halfpipes, 1 park
Terrain Type 20% beg. 55% int., 25% adv 15% beg. 55% int. 30% adv
Number of Trails 100+ marked runs 100+ marked runs
Snowmaking 65 hectares/ 160 acres 150 hectares/ 370 acres
Skiable Terrain 3,657 acres 3,414 acres
Total number of lifts 16
2 high-speed gondolas
6 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
1 double chair
5 surface lifts
17
1 high-speed gondola
6 high-speed quads
3 triple chairs
7 surface lifts
 
Total Hourly Capacity 29,895 29,112
On Mountain Restaurants 9
Garibaldi Lift Company
Chic Pea
The Roundhouse Lodge
Steeps Grill
Dusty’s Bar & Grill
Dusty’s Backside
Harmony Hut
Raven’s Nest
9
The Wizard
Grill
Merlin’s
Horstman Hut
Crystal Hut
Glacier Creek
Glacier Byte
Rendezvous Christine’s
Summer Skiing/Riding N/A June 09 to August 03, 2003

Whistler Mountain Lifts
Lifts Persons Length Vertical
Whistler Village Gondola 10 16,444 ft / 5,012 m 3,796 ft / 1,157 m
Creekside Gondola 6 6,725 ft / 2,050 m 2,122 ft / 647 m
Fitzsimmons Quad Quad 5,817 ft / 1,745 m 1,157 ft / 347 m
Harmony Express Quad 5,814 ft / 1,772 m 1,713 ft / 522
Emerald Express Quad 5,843 ft / 1,781 m 1,391 ft / 424 m
Big Red Express Quad 8,185 ft / 2,495 m 1,817 ft / 554
The Peak Express Quad 3,306 ft / 1,008 m 1,328 ft / 405 m
Garbanzo Express Quad 7,187 ft / 2,156 m 2,200 ft / 660 m
Olympic Chair Triple 2,392 ft / 729 m 465 ft / 142 m
Franz’s Chair Triple 3,936 ft / 1,200 m 902 ft / 275 m
Orange Chair Double 4,060 ft / 1,238 m 1,266 ft / 386 m
T-Bar 1 Double 3,095 ft / 943 m 735 ft / 224 m
T-Bar 2 Double 2,500 ft / 762 m 656 ft / 200 m
Ski Scamps handle tows Single n/a n/a
Platter Lift Single n/a n/a

Blackcomb Mountain Lifts
Lifts Persons Length Vertical
Excalibur Gondola 8 7,229 ft / 2,204 m 1,488 ft / 454 m
Excelerator Express Quad 5,432 ft / 1,656 m 1,669 ft / 509 m
Glacier Express Quad 6,173 ft / 1,882 m 1,965 ft / 599
Jersey Cream Express Quad 4,646 ft / 1,416 m 1,230 ft / 375 m
7th Heaven Express Quad 5,751 ft / 1,752 m 1,932 ft / 588 m
Solar Coaster Express Quad 6,297 ft / 1,920 m 2,043 ft / 623 m
Wizard Express Quad (covered) 7,323 ft / 2,232 m 1,855 ft / 565 m
Magic Chair Triple 2,034 ft / 620 m 308 ft / 94 m
Catskinner Chair Triple 4,520 ft / 1,375 m 1,195 ft / 364 m
Crystal Chair Triple 3,484 ft / 1,062 m 1,203 ft / 367 m
Horstman T-Bar Double 2,467 ft / 751 m 675 ft / 206 m
Showcase T-Bar Double 1,710 ft / 522 m 485 ft / 148 m
Abracadabra Platter Lift Single 1,315 ft / 401 m 160 ft / 50 m
Magic Carpet Lift Single 164 ft / 50 m 18 ft / 5.5 m
3 handle tows Single n/a n/a





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