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Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia

Party scene, downtown shopping, convenience, loads of terrain,"fresh tracks"

Tags : dining skiing

For North American group travel, it's tough to beat Whistler as "the" destination for your group's ski trips. Whistler is very convenient, just a short trip from Vancouver, B.C., plus the low-altitude base makes it very easy to acclimatize. 

But it's all about the skiing, since the Whistler and Blackcomb areas offer 5,280 vertical feet of skiing and over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, with endless options for all levels and skills.

Early bird groups can even sign up for Whistler's Fresh Tracks and get early lift privileges for the first shot at fresh powder on the slopes (plus a hearty breakfast). At the end of the ski day, the mountains' shared base area offers an incredibly lively party scene, which spills out into the downtown ski village—where the festive atmosphere continues through the night.

With something for every type of group, Whistler's charismatic, charming downtown village has everything and anything friends and family could desire: cafes, international stores and over 100 top-notch restaurants that cater to all tastes including Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Thai cuisine. For the shoppers, there are more than 150 shops offering gifts, clothes, native art, and jewelry.

Excellent group accommodation options are available throughout Whistler, including in-town condos, ski-in/ski-out vacation home rentals, and luxury hotels. Get a place close to town and you'll be able to walk everywhere!

If you and your group love to travel together on ski adventures, you have to get yourselves to Whistler, BC.

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