I figured a great way to give you an overview of Blackcomb Whistler accommodations would be to literally provide a "view" from "over" the resort itself. So, imagine yourself at 7,160 feet (2,182 meters) above sea level, perched on top of the peak of Whistler Mountain, on a gorgeous January ski day.
Here is what you might well see...
This is the view that you would have as you look to the North, out over the Roundhouse Day Lodge, towards the Seventh Heaven area of Blackcomb.
And if the clouds dissipated, here is what you would see further below you...
In the picture/map above, if you look to the right hand side just
above where it says "Peak 2 Peak Gondola", that is the the Seventh
Heaven area on Blackcomb that you can see in the actual photo. The
cloud cover is filling in the valley between the two mountains as well
as the valley in which the village(s) are located.
The coloured areas represent the six different Whistler/Blackcomb Resort accommodation areas that house most of the available Blackcomb Whistler accommodations. Below you will see actual photos of these area from vantage points on the ski hills. The three white stars represent the approximate locations where these photos were taken.
The photo below was taken from the Whistler Village Gondola and the
location is represented by the middle white star on the map.
The purple area is the Whistler Upper Village and Benchlands. This area sits right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, and is comprised mainly of hotels and condos, with the odd retail shop and restaurant. There are some excellent ski-in-ski-out condos located in this area as well as one of our favourite hotels, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
This final photo was taken skiing in to Whistler Creekside Village
(see the white star on the left of the map for location).
Creekside was the original base of Whistler Mountain when it first opened in the 1960's and was completely redeveloped over the past ten years to make it more visitor friendly. Again, there is some shopping and restaurants, but it is mostly comprised of Blackcomb Whistler accommodations. The Creekside Gondola accesses Whistler Mountain only, but once you are at the top it is easy to move over to Blackcomb Mountain via the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Now, you may have noticed that one of the areas on the map above (the green area) does not show up in any of the photos. This area, known as Blueberry Hill, houses mainly private chalets and homes with the odd condo as well.Finally, as you begin (or continue) your Blackcomb Whistler accommodation search you will likely notice that the vast majority of the lodgings you will come across are located in the yellow, blue, purple and red area on the map. In saying that I hope this little photo experiment has given you a better "visual" understanding of just where these areas are located in relation to the each other and the ski mountains.