Wake up in Canada's Outdoor Recreation Capital!
Despite failing to win the Olympic bid in 1968, construction of the Whistler Resort ensued and opened in January 1966. Fourteen years later the Blackcomb resort opened nextdoor, kicking off years of rivalry as the two mountains raced with upgrades unmatched by any other North American resort. Finally a buyout would result in the merge of Whistler Blackomb in 2003, leading to the the win of the 2010 Winter Olympic bid and the record breaking Peak-to-Peak Gondolla connecting the two mountain tops.
From either mountain we can access the Whistler Backcountry of Garibaldi Park, encompassing the Spearhead and Fitzsimmons ranges, finding some of the finest ski touring in the Coast mountain Range. For this reason, we recommend spending your ultimate winter vacation based in the Whistler Village. Located right at the base of the resort lifts, the lively pedestrian hub hosts a number of hotels, restaurants, shops, and entertainment; everything you need within a stone's throw from your front steps.
Population: 11,854 (2016)
Location: 1.75 hours North of Vancouver, 45 minutes North of Squamish
Terrain: Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Forest
Attractions: Audain Art Museum, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, Peak-to-Peak Gondola
Wildlife: Black bears, Stellars Jay, Whisky Jacks, and Marmots
Seasons: Skiing, November-May; Climbing, May-September
The Sundial Hotel
The 49 guest suites at the Sundial Boutique Hotel are the ideal lodging for guests seeking to get the most out of their Whistler experience. Privacy, luxury and convenience are ensured with all suites, featuring a chic, contemporary décor, gourmet kitchens, gas fireplaces, bathrooms with heated slate floors and windows that open for fresh Whistler Mountain air.
Pangea Pod Hotel
A stone's throw from the nearest gondolas, Pangea is a hub where guests can meet like-minded riders, enjoy an espresso or craft beer in The Living Room or on The Rooftop Patio, but still have their own personal space at the end of the day. And yes, there’s secure gear storage and wicked fast free WiFi throughout the property. We're stoked to partner with Canada's first capsule hotel, offering an option to say in Whistler's Pedestrian Village without breaking the bank. Pangea offers Altus guests 10% off their stay when they book direct (email us for promo code here).
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa's spacious and newly renovated guest rooms embody mountain style elegance. Many rooms offer jetted soaker tubs and fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerator, microwave and cooktop. Swim lengths in the heated outdoor swimming pool, or relax in the hot tub. Work out in the 24-hour fitness center, fully equipped with cardio equipment and weights. Treat yourself to a day in the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, or play a set of tennis on the court.
Whistler Inn and Suites
Rustic and inviting, with an authentic mountain resort feel, Whistler Village Inn + Suites offers a choice of 86 guestrooms including standard rooms, lofts, studios and suites, all with complimentary WiFi and HD TVs. Many also include features such as cozy wood-burning fireplaces, kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens. Check in is at 4pm, with check-out at 11am
The team at Altus knows the Sea To Sky as well as anyone. Their knowledge means that you are on the powder sooner than you otherwise might be. I really enjoyed my most recent tour with Robert The Iceman. Looking forward to getting out there with Altus again.
- Craig S
I did the Intro to Backcountry with Altus in Feb and got a good foundation of knowledge for the sport. I found the course had the perfect balance of sitting down and learning how to analyze conditions and also getting out there and getting to know our gear. All around great weekend worth every penny!
- Claudia P
Still Have Questions or Concerns?
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!