Whistler Mountain

Peak area with ski lift

Whistler Mountain is a mountain in the Fitzsimmons Range mountain range in the northwestern corner of Garibaldi Provincial Park in British Columbia in Canada. Its height is 2181 m.

Originally the mountain London Mountain was named after a mining area in the vicinity. 1965, the mountain was renamed because the association with the London weather was not conducive to tourism. The name Whistler was chosen because of there home marmots and their characteristic whistle.

End of the sixties the mountain with the adjacent Blackcomb Peak was developed into a ski resort. The city lies at the foot of the mountains Whistler is one of the most popular winter sports resorts. During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Whistler was together with the adjacent Blackcomb hosted the alpine skiing competitions.