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Cheap flights to Whistler (YVR)

Whistler overview

As one of the largest ski resorts in North America, most flights to Whistler are booked by snow hungry athletes looking to race, jump, and cut through the immaculate snow on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb’s slopes. With the 2010 Winter Olympic Games approaching, Whistler, which is co-hosting this ultimate winter sporting event with Vancouver, is coming into its own as a multifaceted resort destination that offers something for everyone. 

Festivals take place in Whistler throughout the year celebrating local cuisine and artistic talent, and the museums in town proudly chronicle the history of the town and its inhabitants for curious newcomers. You may be booking your Whistler flight for a ski holiday or a summer mountain getaway, but expect to leave Whistler wowed by its world-class restaurants, spas, and artsy celebrations. Take a pass on the slopes before Olympians do or have a glass of wine on the balcony to take in the stunning mountain views from your accommodations. Either way, a trip to Whistler guarantees a luxurious vacation experience that you’ll never forget.

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Best Time to Fly to Whistler

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or relaxing at an open-air spa in the warming winds of summer, there’s no wrong time to book a flight to Whistler. 

Peak Season: 

Flights to Whistler are packed during the winter holiday season, when the resort town is abuzz and the snow makes for excellent winter sport conditions. Ski fever sticks around Whistler through the end of February, so if you plan on joining the slew of ski fanatics on the slopes, book your Whistler flights and accommodations months in advance. 

Off-Peak Season: 

Whistler is first and foremost a winter holiday destination, but the resort town offers infinite outdoor sports and leisure activities. Cheap flights to Whistler are far easier to come by in the summer and fall. Take advantage of the opportunities available to go sailing, horseback riding, and kayaking. If your heart is set on skiing Whistler’s famed slopes, try booking a Whistler cheap flight for late winter and early spring: The resort empties out a bit in March and April leaving the ski resorts to the locals, so take advantage of the lull in season for a relaxing ski holiday.

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Whistler Travel Information

  • In 2003, Ski Magazine voted Whistler the number one ski resort in North America, and it’s easy to see why: Between Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain, exceptional four-season slopes are available for glacier, alpine, downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing which keep ski bums booking return flights to Whistler. 
  • Whistler has been selected as the host for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (along with Vancouver). Whistler will host all slopeside events, including alpine, cross country and Nordic skiing, as well as sliding (bobsled, luge and skeleton events). Nearby Vancouver will host all arena events, such as ice hockey and figure skating, as well as snowboarding. It’s still too early to book your flight to Whistler for the 2010 Winter Games, but keep the Olympic excitement in mind when it comes to planning future winter getaways! 
  • Looking for something to do off the slopes? Whistler plays host to several cultural events and performances to keep visitors entertained. November hosts Cornucopia, Whistler’s annual wine and food festival. The month long Whistler Winter Arts Festival takes place each February and dazzles audiences with performances, premieres and exhibitions of music, film, art and dance.

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