Whistler is a small British Columbian town located a 1 hour drive north of Vancouver. The town with its almost 10,000 residents would be considered little more than an unremarkable – although affluent – mountain village were it not for one thing: skiing. You see, virtually anyone thinking about relocating to Whistler is doing so either because they’re an avid skier themselves or they work in or around the ski industry or they hope to open a restaurant, hotel or cafe that caters to the 2 million skiers who descend on Whistler every year. Moving to Whistler then is not something someone does because of the schools or the proximity to Vancouver. People move to Whistler for the skiing.
Although people have lived in the area for many centuries the first recorded settlement of any note where Whistler now stands began to take shape in the early years of the 20th century when the Rainbow Lodge was established on Alta Lake. Still it wasn’t until nearly 60 years later that Whistler became Canada’s first Resort Municipality. Today, Whistler is a loose amalgam of luxury detached houses, high end condominium units, hotels, golf courses and support businesses spread out on the valley floor between Whistler and Rainbow Mountains; two of Canada’s premier ski destinations. Commercial and residential moving companies in Whistler tend to be based elsewhere and arrive in the town carrying the latest hopefuls relocating to Whistler.
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Whistler became known to the world as the host mountain resort for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Millions were invested to prepare the city for the onslaught of global attention and it acquitted itself well. The athlete’s village built for the Olympics was transformed into the upscale neighbourhood of Cheakamus Crossing after the games ended. The terrain in and around Whistler is decidedly Alpine and one of the biggest obstacles that any moving companies in Whistler must contend with is the snow. In an average year snow falls on 63 days in Whistler with total average accumulations of nearly 14 feet. Movers in Whistler need to be experienced dealing with heavy snow and drivers in particular need to undergo extensive training.
Typical House/Apartment Moves
- A typical moving estimate for apartments. These are small moves, which don't last too long.
- A typical moving estimate for small houses and apartments.
- A typical moving estimate for medium sized houses and large apartments.
Typical Office Moves
- A typical moving estimate for a small sized office. These are small moves, which don't last too long.
- A typical moving estimate for a medium sized office. These moves tend to take an afternoon.
- A typical moving estimate for a large sized office. These moves larger moves and can last a day.