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Popularity Of The Whistler Ski Resort

By: Dan Wallace

It's always something of a shock to emerge from the damp woods of British Columbia onto the bright hard candy of Whistler. Whistler Village is still basically a small sporting town with a gigantic ski area in its backyard (more gigantic than ever if you count the nearly half-million acres of backcountry that makes up the Heli Skiing area). Come dusk, when the yellow lights come on and the snowy peaks turn pink, the Village Stroll becomes a parade of apres-skiers. The 2010 Olympics may crank the party and prestige quota up another level, but the folks piling into all those cozy bars and restaurants are concerned only with tomorrow's powder.

Considered to be one of the top ski resorts in the World, Whistler's growth in the last 10 years has been astonishing. Whistler has a philosophy that there is 'something for everyone' from skiing and snowboarding in the Winter to mountain biking and golfing in the summer, as well as other recreational activities such as shopping, dining, culture and arts. With regards to accommodation Whistler not only offers ski-in / ski-out condos and chalets, it provides many other options suitable for all price ranges.

Luxury property rentals in Whistler have become increasingly popular as people seek convenience, service and all their needs to be catered for, in their need to escape for their hectic lifestyles. Accommodation in Whistler caters for all needs, from intimate 1 bedroom cabins to decadent 6 bedroom mansion style houses catering for up to 20 people. All amenities are provided and careful thought has been given to ensure the guests stay in Whistler is as enjoyable as they had hoped. Property rental in Whistler is well advanced and therefore guests have high expectations when choosing their luxury getaway in this corner of Canada.

Its reputation precedes it - for the fifth time, one of America's most prominent ski magazines, Skiing magazine, has named Whistler the Number One Ski Resort in North America. The Daily Telegraph (UK) ranked Whistler 'Best Ski Resort in the World' in 2003. Ski magazine voted Whistler the 2nd best resort and TransWorld SNOWboarding rated Whistler the best resort.

With a mile-high vertical rise, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are nothing short of the most remarkable skiing experience. It is the largest ski able area in North America served by one of the most advanced high speed lift system featuring 15 Express lifts in a total system of 33 lifts. It has the greatest vertical rise of any ski resort in the continent. Twelve incredible bowls, three glaciers, and more than 200 marked trails offer skiers of every level and age endless enjoyment.

Whistler Blackcomb is regarded by many as the top ski resort in the world, but why is this? On the slopes, every level of skier and snowboarder is catered for -- every type of terrain imaginable can be accessed by a fast and efficient lift system yet the slopes remain relatively un-crowded. Off the slopes there are about 100 restaurants and about 200 shops to try, and dozens of other sports and leisure activities.

Today, people come from all over the world to experience world class skiing and snowboarding in the Winter, and golf, hiking and mountain biking in the Summer. Whistler is unique in offering such a diverse range of activities, of such a world class standard. Luckily for the millions of visitors Whistler receives each year there is plenty to choose from when it comes to accommodation In Whistler. Luxury whistler chalets are prevalent for those who desire more comfort after a days skiing. Many of these Whistler properties are ski in / ski out offering the best in convenience and luxury in Whistler.

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