Frequently hailed as the best U.S. ski resort, the mountain resort of Whistler-Blackcomb has set the bar for adrenaline fueled activities, regardless of the season. Less than two hours by car from Vancouver, via the jaw-dropping Sea-to-Sky Highway, Whistler-Blackcomb played gallant host to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and has never looked back. When it comes to winter sports action, there’s no shortage of superlatives. With more than 8,100 acres of awe-inspiring ski trails, reliably doused with powdery snow, Whistler delivers more vertical runs and ski lifts than any of its North America peers. From backcountry skiing, heli-skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh riding, and snowshoeing, Whistler ticks the boxes for all ages, levels of experience, and interests. A panoply of new Alpine-style hotels and condominiums and infrastructure improvements ranging from new ski-lifts to mountain dining and communications, have garnered a super efficient and seamless mountain experience. Quaint Whistler village, established in 1966, may be small but it’s effortlessly worldly and marries an unpretentious sporty vibe with sophisticated shopping and dining. When the snow melts, Whistler draws nature enthusiasts with its pristine forests, home to marmots, eagles, bears and wolves. There’s rafting, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, and horseback riding, and all the amenities and indulgences of Whistler village, but without the winter crowds.
Airports within a 50-mile radius of Whistler:
- Whistler (Municipal) Heliport (CBE9)
Popular aircraft charters* in the Whistler area include:
- Citation Excel (super light)
- Learjet 45 XR (super light)
- Citation CJ3 (light)
- Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
- Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
- Citation III (midsize)
- Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
- Citation Sovereign (super midsize)
*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.