Whistler Road Conditions
During the winter months, snow can be heavy on Highway 99.
Please check Highway 99 road conditions before you leave and be prepared. If renting a vehicle ask about all-wheel drive options for better handling in the snow.
Better yet, hop on one of the many shuttle buses (either from the airport or downtown) and let someone else do the driving. Once you arrive in Whistler, you won't need a car anyway.
If you stay in the Village, everything is within walking distance, and many of the hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service to get you to the lifts. Whistler's transit system makes frequent scheduled stops throughout the Whistler Valley from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., 365 days a year. (Learn about staying in Whistler without a car!)
Highway 99 Improvements
Recent improvements to highway 99 make the travel along the Sea to Sky Corridor faster, smoother and safer.
Project benefits included:
- A straighter highway and improved sightlines, creating more consistent driving speeds and shorter travel times
- 80 kilometres of new passing lanes between Horseshoe Bay and Whistler
- Shoulder and centreline rumble strips and additional median barriers
- Wider shoulders for improved safety and accommodation for cyclists and disabled vehicles
- Enhanced monitoring of road conditions by electronic weather stations to improve highway maintenance response during winter weather
- If there is ongoing road work associated with the project, please allow yourself 30 to 45 minutes of extra time when traveling Highway 99.