Winter Activities


Whistler - Blackcomb - Winter Activities and Events - Things to Do in Whistler
Mountain Biking - Skiing - Snowboarding - Apr├Ęs Ski & Nightlife in Whistler

Skiing and Snowboarding:

powder skiingWhen it comes to winter fun nothing beats Whistler, ski or snowboard every day, glide across endless forest trails. The 33 lifts, 16 of which are high speed, ensure that skiers and snowboarders spend a minimum amount of time waiting in lineups and a maximum amount time going down on the fresh white powder. More than 200 ski runs, the longest ski season in Canada, the largest ski area in North America - more than 8,100 acres. The greatest vertical rise of any mountains in North America, One of the most advanced high-speed lift systems in the world all on Two great mountains, choose from - Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain. There are more options available than just downhill skiing. Want to add a little adventure to your skiing trip?

Heli-skiing: There are over 1,00,000 acres of terrain available for heli-skiing and riding around Whistler, all of which overshadows many other resorts! truly is an amazing destination for the ultimate air-borne adventure that will leave you feeling euphoric for days. So allow one of their professional guides show you the ski or snowboard experience...of your entire life!

Snow Cat skiing: offers extraordinary guided backcountry skiing/snowboarding adventures. Trips depart from Whistler Village following a full buffet breakfast, mount up on a 12 person bombaridier snowcat for a classic full all-iclusive day of powder skiing or snowboarding. Fully guided tour with personal safety equipment and a gourment mountain top lunch ensure you will have an experience to remember.

Cross country (or nordic) skiing: is one of Whistler's best kept - and most affordable! - secrets. No queuing for chairlifts with this event, its just you and your willingness to plow your way through acres of powder while taking in the majestic scenery. Two trails of note are, Lost Lake: a true cross country skier's haven. It's only a 5 minute walk from Whistler Village and provides over 32 kilometres of scenic woodlands beside a majestic alpine lake. Perfect for novice, intermediate, and expert nordic skiers. There is also Callaghan Valley, offering numerous backcountry and wilderness adventures.


Fresh Tracks: available for the true early day skier, offers skiers and snowboarders early morning uploading privileges on Whistler Mountain before anyone else. You also receive a mountain-sized hot breakfast in Whistler's Roundhouse Restaurant. Starting from the base of the mountain at 7am and ready to upload at 7.30 am. Obtain a ticket from guest services and away you go! Fresh Tracks runs seven days a week.

dog sleddingSnowshoeing and Dog Sledding: Whistler has the ideal settings for snowshoeing, let a guide take you through unforgettable and beautiful wilderness and learn about the local natural wildlife. Snowshoeing can be enjoyed by the whole family, age 5 and up are welcome. Mush mush! Drive a sled Alaskan Huskies through the spectacular Soo Valley Wildlife Reserve, a uniquely Canadian adventure. Alaskan Racing Huskies will power you through this amazing terrain. If you love the outdoors and some dog companionship then this adventure is for you. Expect an adventure through Whistler's backwoods and snow-covered forests. Dog sledding is fun for the whole family and definitely something to brag about doing when you get home.

snow mobilingSnowmobiling: is a treasured Whistler activity that's fun for everyone especially families. If you aren't a skier or just need a break from the mountain then try snowmobiling. Learn the basics, get comfortable and then off you go. Trained, professional and friendly tour guides can take you through backcountry areas, along hidden, snow-covered path ways, and into beautiful winter environments. Uninterupted and high-powered snowmobiling fun that can't be compared, It's the best time you'll have all winter! Whatever you do on the snow, you can always choose a guide. Guides at Whistler are friendly and certified with a ratio of one guide to six guests. Average Vertical is 7000 to 10 000 vertical feet per day. For some, heliskiing/boarding can be pricey, but Snow Cat Skiing/Snowboarding can offer an affordable alternative with access to nearly the same brilliant terrain. Sleigh Rides: Can you possibly think of anything more romantic than a sleigh ride through the Whistler's magical winter wonderland? Gentlet Percheron horses lead the way and comfortable sleighs with padded seats and cozy blankets keep you warm. You can even choose to make it more even memorable with a stop by a roaring fire for hot chocolate and perhaps a singing cowboy show. Dinner rides are also available.

For the Family - The Tube Park: Tubing is less about sport and more about fun. 6-8 lanes rated from green to black diamond. Runs are accessed on a tube-friendly, carpet-style lift. Lanes are 305 m / 1000 feet long giving you lots of time for hooping and hollering. Super Family-friendly Open day and evenings, the Tube Park is Whistler's favourite family event with a concession stand near by and fire pits to warm cold fingers and toes. The cost include a tube. No sleds, toboggans or self-owned tubes are allowed in the Tube Park.

zip-liningZiplining: a new activity that has taken Whistler by storm. What is Ziplining? Ziplining (the generic name) is an activity where a participant straps on a harness or sits in a chair that is hooked on a large cable. The cable links two destinations, a starting point and an ending point, often over a river, gorge or between two mountains. The participant lets go and allows gravity do its part. You'll zip along the cable at varying speeds. The feeling is similar to flying - many people have compared it to Spiderman or Superman. Thrilling and adrenalin-inducing, the activity is perfectly safe and a guaranteed good time. It's also a great alternative to skiing!

Avalanche Courses: avalanche safety, awareness, and terrain assessment courses are available. These courses are excellent for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and those frequenting the backcountry areas. Recognized by the Canadian Avalanche Association. Instructors are qualified and experienced. All courses include manual and handout packages. There are also Free daily Avalanche Awareness Tours are jointly run by the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol and the Whistler Sports Injury Prevention Program. The full day tour covers terrain evaluation, avalanche phenomenon, procedures that Whistler Blackcomb uses to keep people safe inside the ski area boundary, avalanche safety equipment, and rescue techniques. You must be able to ski/ride a blue run (intermediate run) comfortably. For more information please visit Tourism Whistler.

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