Known by avid skiers and snowboarders as one of the top resorts in all of North America for over 20 years now, Whistler gained mainstream recognition when it hosted a number of events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Located 125 km (76 miles) north from Vancouver on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Whistler is known for its beautiful pedestrian villages and the aforementioned celebrations of powder, but also provides other adventure activities like ziplining, downhill mountain biking, and more during the summer.
You can even continue to ski on Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb during the summer if you're hankering for the slopes while everyone else is at the beach.
Whenever you choose to take on Whistler, be aware that it's a bit more expensive and much more busy than similar resorts due to its stellar reputation. If you can handle this, the experience at Whistler is without exception.