The Canadian ski resort is part of the select list of destinations desired by every skier – and now you! What we know as Whistler is, in fact, a ski resort formed by two mountains: Whistler and Blackcomb. Together, they total the largest skiable area in North America, with more than 200 runs for all levels, 35 state-of-the-art lifts, snow powder (with an annual average of about 36 feet) and large areas for heliskiing. All these attributes made the resort, along with Vancouver, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Yet, Whistler offers much more than skiing. The village, which is at the foot of the two mountains, has its downtown closed for pedestrians to walk freely, and explore the intense cultural life, high quality gastronomy and thousands of activities besides skiing. HOW TO GET THERE Whistler is about 75 miles from Vancouver and the drive take about 2 hours. But don’t worry about the time during the trip, you’ll won’t get tired of the scenic views! WHERE TO STAY The ski resort is known for its ski-in/ski-out excellent options for hotels such as the Four Seasons Resort & Residences Whistler, at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.