Whister ski runs

My Favourite Runs on Whistler Mountain

Skiing is one of my favourite sports. I wish I lived minutes from a ski hill.

I have been skiing since I was 5 years old. I grew up in Ontario and ski hills were about half an hour away from my house. As a family we skied almost every weekend. My sister and I attended ski school every Tuesday with our middle school. 

My husband and I made the decision last year to introduce skiing to our kids. We have been taking the kids to Whistler for two consecutive years and have put them in lessons with Whistler Kids. While the kids are in ski school we get to have fun on the mountain.

Nowadays I am a cautious skier. I stick to groomed runs and don’t love moguls. You would think this would limit the number of runs I would enjoy on Whistler Mountain. That’s actually quite the opposite.

This year my husband and I really explored the mountain and fell in love with so many runs.

Whistler ski runs

My Favourite Runs on Whistler Mountain include:

  • Ego Bowl: This run is a great place to start right off the Big Red Express lift or the Emerald Express. You can also get to this starting point from the Whistler Village Gondola.
  • Lower Whiskey Jack: I love love love this run! It’s perfect for cautious skiers and families.
  • Upper Whiskey Jack: Short but sweet run. This one will connect you to Papoose.
  • Papoose: Fun run that will connect you to Bear Cub
  • Franz’s: More difficult but a great run. You can ski on Franz’s all the way down to Creekside village.
  • Bear Cub: A very easy run with some flat spots (not always ideal…) A good warm up run for beginners and kids.

Whistler ski runs

If you’re a cautious skier or want to work on your moves I recommend all of the above runs.

I really love that Whistler mountain has great runs for every level. I was impressed to see Whistler Kids ski school groups on many of these runs. I was thrilled to hear that my daughter went up on many of the above mentioned runs with her instructor during her two days of ski school.

If you’re planning a trip to Whistler Blackcomb I recommend you study the trail map a bit before going. You can find the trail map here. If you aren’t sure where to go once you make it up on the mountain you will find friendly helpers (look for green jackets) that will help you find the best way down for your skill level.

Whistler ski runs

I am still dreaming about my two days of skiing on Whistler Blackcomb this year. I cannot wait to go back and enjoy my favourite runs again.

Whistler ski runs

To learn more about skiing on Whistler Blackcomb this winter check out the Whistler Blackcomb website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information and all important weather updates (bring on the snow!).

I’d love to know, have you skied on Whistler Blackcomb? What were your favourite runs?


  1. One of the things I have not tried yet is skiing, but I do love sharing outdoor activities with my kids! I love the fact that you are introducing your kids to your love of skiing while they are young!

  2. Oh, how fun! I’m not a skiier, but I love to snowboard. Unfortunately, I haven’t been in a few years. It’s time to change that!

  3. This sounds like a great place to go skiing. I can’t remember the last time I went it was always a blast when we went!

  4. I have never been skiing before. It’s on my list of things to do though.

  5. I have never been skiing. The place looks awesome and like it would be a lot of fun. Need to talk my husband into taking us skiing.

  6. Omid

    I never been there, but you are definitely selling it to me.

  7. Melinda Jana

    I have never been to Whistler before but those ski hills look breathtaking and fun

  8. Lynda Cook

    Looks like a great place, I have never went skiing before, but fun for everyone else!!

  9. jan

    I am such a cautious skier I stick to cross country!

  10. Silvia D

    i have never been skiing. Love Whistler! My daughter is going with her class this week actually, she has skied at Hemlock so her first time to Whistler!

  11. LisaM

    Man – I wish I knew how to ski. Maybe when Q gets a little bit older.

  12. nicolthepickle

    I haven’t skied in years, but I’d love to go again. I’m not very good at it.

  13. Melinda Jana

    I sure miss alpine skiing. I would love to go back to ski one day

  14. Ivy T

    Have always wanted to go to Whistler.

  15. Andrea B.

    You are brave. Going down hill on skis at any speed scares me. I am much more of a cross country girl myself, read: chicken.

  16. Suzie M

    I am not a skier, frankly the thought of it scares me to death wish i were braver

  17. I haven’t been skiing in over 6 years I miss it so much but just have been so consumed with work and family life I have not made time to do things I enjoy. Definitely need to change that and get out on the hills this year!

  18. Florence C

    I tried skiing when I was much younger and did not make it off the bunny hill. I did get to visit Whistler during the month of July a few years back. Beautiful there and had a great time.

  19. Treen Goodwin

    I have never tried skiing i think i am a big chicken , my luck i would break my neck , looks like an awesome time tho , so wish i was brave enough to try it out !

  20. John C

    Would love to try this course one day, thanks for the advise!

  21. Melinda Jana

    since it’s been years since I last skied, I will stick to the bear cub run for now

  22. Krista

    I wish i was brave enough to ski!

  23. Lynda Cook

    I am terrified of skiing, but I did enjoy cross country skiing, fun and relaxing and a great way to exercise!!

  24. Sue M

    Never skied at Whistler, sorry to say!

  25. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I don’t ski nor do I skate. In fact I don’t do any of the winter sports at all. 3 of my kids did play hockey which I enjoyed watching but that’s it for me. :-)

  26. Debbie White Beattie

    It looks like you had a great time. I can’t ski, I tried in high school and I could barely walk for a week because of all the bruises and sore muscles..

  27. loucheryl

    I have to try skiing one day. I’m sure I would like it but no one I know likes to ski.

  28. kathy downey

    Wow,Whistler is a fun place for ski-ing something i have not done in 25 years or so .Its so nice to get out and enjoy winter.

  29. Jo-Anne Pfoh

    i see why you love it so much

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