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Photo: Whistler Mountain Geology

Ski trails and dense forest hide the geology of Whistler Mountain which has been a mountain in the making for around 100 million years.

Whistler Mountain is situated in the Fitzsimmons Range of the Coast Mountains, a range of mountains with an ancient geological history. Once part of the ocean floor, volcanic and sedimentary rocks formed about 100 million years ago were subjected to extreme pressures created by the movement of the tectonic plates and consequently folded and uplifted to form the Coast Mountains.

The name Whistler relates to the whistling calls of the marmots that inhabit the alpine slopes. Marmots, a genus of ground squirrel, are highly social creatures and call to each other with their whistle, especially when alarmed.

View of Whistler Mountain (2182 metres/7160 feet) and Whistler Village seen from the Summit Lodge, Whistler Village, British Columbia, Canada.


Whistler Mountain Geology

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Whistler Mountain Geology
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Whistler Mountain Geology
Ski trails and dense forest hide the geology of Whistler Mountain which has been a mountain in the making for around 100 million years.
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