Sat23Jan2016Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Blackcomb is a major ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The resort is consistently ranked the number-one year-round resort. The 8,100 skiable acres, a bustling pedestrian base village packed with shopping and dining choices, and a fantastic array of winter adventures draw thousands of skiers and boarders each year.
As the largest ski area in the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Bachelor sits just west of the eclectic town of Bend in central Oregon. Situated atop a dormant volcano, offering 3,700 acres of terrain in every direction off the summit, Mt. Bachelor averages over 450 inches of snowfall annually. Twelve lifts, seven of which are high-speed quads, whisk skiers and snowboarders up a total vertical drop of 3,365 feet with breathtaking views of the surrounding volcanic peaks.
Dubbed the "outdoor playground of the West" for a thousand good reasons, Bend is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. You can catch an art exhibit, dine at award-winning restaurants, spoil yourself at one of its many spas, or trek the legendary Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the west.
The lovely Austrian towns of Zell am See and Kaprun set the tone for a successful European ski destination with its charming pedestrian old town, the scenic lake that the town sits on, and the two ski areas, Schmittenhohe and Kitzsteinhorn.
It is located in central Austria so side trips for the non-skiers are easily available. Flights into Munich are abundant from all Florida gateways.
Join the Florida Ski Council in this lovely ski destination.