Activities in Whistler
Whistler has a huge choice of resort activities designed to complement your day on the mountain. Experience pampering bliss in one of the resort’s sumptuous spas, including the amazing Scandinave Spa. Move it up a notch at the family-friendly tubing park and skating rink. Try something a little calmer with a snowshoe tour or a dog-sledding adventure. Crank it back up and get your adrenaline pumping with a run down the incredible Olympic bob sleigh track at the Whistler Sliding Centre, or experience the exhilaration of a fast-paced zipline tour down Whistler Mountain with Zip Trek Ecotours. Finish off your day with an evening snowcat trip up to the Crystal Hut at 6000ft on Blackcomb Mountain for a special candle-lit fondue dinner.
Access the Whistler Village Gondola before official opening for a unique buffet breakfast and priority access to the slopes! Fill up on a generous breakfast at the Roundhouse Lodge, take in the panoramic views over an energising cup of coffee, then head out and enjoy fresh powder or perfect groomers before anyone else!
Upload between 07:15-08:00, enjoy your breakfast, then listen out for the "Runs are open" call to bag the first lines of the day.
For a cost effective alternative to heli-skiing, Cat Skiing provides an exciting day in the backcountry, fun in the snow but minus the crowds or the hardpack! Powder fans will rejoice in this fresh powder experience, led by professionally trained guides. A hugely fun experience for those seeking a challenging ski day that could easily turn out to be the best one of your whole trip!
An average day of Snowcat assisted backcountry skiing or boarding takes place at between 7,000 vertical feet and 10,000 vertical feet. Participants, who must have at least blue run proficiency whether in skiing or boarding, will typically make between six and ten runs, though the record is 15! These extra runs are included at no extra charge to participants, who will enjoy a full day on the appropriately named Powder Mountain, which receives an average of 30% more snow than Whistler over the winter, making it the perfect choice for optimum powder and adventure! The cost includes transportation, safety equipment, training, guiding and instruction. Lunch and snacks are taken care of, and an unforgettable day for all is guaranteed!
The third favourite winter sport in Whistler, after skiing and boarding, dog sledding is a great activity that is suitable for the whole family. You will have the chance to help with the hitching and harnessing of your dog team, and then you will step into the sled and settle down for an unbelievably exciting journey through the snowy backwoods. As you are whisked along the trails, your guides will educate you in the history and culture of this traditional Canadian mode of transport.
For an incredible experience where you will enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas of Whistler and beyond, try your hand at Heli Skiing. The basic cost include three drops (4,500-6,000 vertical ft.) avalanche transceiver, professional guides, lunch, photo and video service, fuel surcharge and an après party.
Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
For a wonderfully memorable Whistler experience, come join us for an evening’s horse drawn sleigh ride followed by a gourmet fondue dinner.
Your starting point for this special evening is the Chalet at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Enjoy a hot drink as you congregate outside around the glowing fire pit. Snuggle down in comfort under the blankets on your sleigh, as the majestic and gentle Clydesdale/Percheron horses draw you effortlessly through a pristine wonderland. Enveloped by a soundless snow-filled valley and the awe-inspiring Whistler Mountains, your thirty-minute sleigh ride is merely the precursor to what will be an entirely magical evening. On your return to The Chalet, the welcoming log fire creates a warming ambiance in every sense, as does the delicious three-course fondue dinner, including both cheese and Chinois (broth based) fondues served with prawns, salmon and beef tenderloin. Make sure to leave space for dessert, a delectable apple strudel! Please contact us to make your reservations.
NHL Hockey Trip
Hockey is HUGE in Canada, and the chance to catch the exciting Vancouver Canucks in action is not to be missed. Please contact us to make reservations, and please note that full payment is required at the time of booking.
For a snowy experience with a difference, check out the environmentally friendly and gravity powered sno-limo! This is a great opportunity for non-skiers or boarders to experience the snow-covered mountain trails for themselves and even to meet up with others from their group on the slopes. Your chauffeur will take you on an exhilarating ride to experience that awe-inspiring mountain scenery for yourself, from the warm comfort of your sno limo.
With a selection of different trips to choose from, snowshoeing is the perfect way for the non-skier to experience the wild beauty of Whistler Blackcomb.
Ziptrek and Tree Trek
A relative newcomer to the range of Whistler activities on offer, Ziptrek Ecotours has quickly become an essential pastime for hundreds of thousands of Whistler guests. It is a win-win combination of fast-paced physical activity with the award-winning educational aspect, which focuses on local ecology and sustainability.
With ten different zip lines to choose from, Ziptrek offers participants two equally awesome but varying tours. Enjoy the exhilaration as you zoom along zip lines 2,000 feet long and 200 feet above the forest floor while reaching speeds of upto eighty kilometres an hour! Knowledgeable Ziptrek guides take you on an interpretive journey through the treetops between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
For visitors who prefer their adventures to take place at a somewhat gentler pace, Ziptrek Ecotours also offers the Tree Trek: Whistler’s Canopy Walk. This informative walk features a means of learning about the mountain environment in the same beautifully stunning setting but a more relaxed pace.
Tubing at the Coca-Cola Tube Park
Situated in the Base 2 Zone on Blackcomb Mountain, the Cola-Cola Tube Park offers an adrenaline-pumping adventure for both the young, and the not so young! No previous experience or equipment is required, just a willingness to try something new and exciting. Whistler’s Coca-Cola Tube Park has eight lanes with varying degrees of difficulty from green to blue to black. Lanes are 1000 feet long and the park has a state of the art conveyor lift that makes traveling to the top a piece of cake! Once at the top, you have an exhilaratingly fast ride to look forward to.