Winter Adventures from Whistler

By Viator, January 2015

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If you’re interested in winter activities, Whistler is your place. From skiing and snowboarding to fondue on top of the mountain, there are plenty of things to do, and the town itself has a jumping nightlife at over 90 restaurants and a number of hopping bars.

First and foremost, Whistler’s slopes are where the action is. With 20 lifts, including the Peak-2-Peak Gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb, you’re bound to find runs suitable to your levels of skill and daring. Add four slope-side restaurants, and you can easily spend all day on the mountain. However, skiing and snowboarding are just two ways to enjoy Whistler’s snow.

Snowmobiling at Whistler is a great alternative to dangling your legs from a chairlift. Like the aforementioned downhill sports, there are tour packages that cater to guests’ experience and skill, from family oriented trails to more extreme, single-rider adventures. Whistler also has an alpine tube park, where you can zoom down hills on inner tubes. The resort offers snowshoe rentals and dogsled tours, as well as the unique opportunity to view the mountains from the vantage of a zipline. Over the course of three hours, you’ll hang suspended over the terrain from a series of ziplines, cables and suspension bridges. Bring your camera, but make sure you have a strap for it! An alternative to the zipline is a glacier hike. With the assistance of a guide, you’ll learn to use glacier-climbing equipment and climb to the top of Whistler Mountain. Be aware that this activity is only available May through October.

While you can’t hike the glacier in the winter, you can still go on a Blackcomb Mountain Safari. On this adventure, you’ll ride a snowmobile at dusk through the mountain’s old-growth forests, arriving at a rustic, alpine lodge to bask in some majestic views before returning to Whistler Village. On your last evening in Whistler, book this trip; upon your return, get dinner and drinks at one of the resorts celebrated nightspots, such as the Garibaldi Life Company Bar and Grill.

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Whistler Wilderness Snowmobile Run

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Carve your way through Whistler's remote backcountry of the Callaghan Valley, site of the 2010 Winter Olympic nordic events, on a mountain snowmobile. Rugged ...  Read more

Location: Whistler, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.81

Whistler Snowshoeing Adventure with Optional Peak 2 Peak Ticket

You don’t need to ski or snowboard Whistler Blackcomb’s black diamond runs to enjoy the majestic mountains of British Columbia in the winter — just bring your ...  Read more

Location: Whistler, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $65.47

Glacier Sightseeing Experience by Floatplane from Whistler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience British Columbia's unparalleled beauty from a bird’s-eye view on a 30- or 40-minute flightseeing tour from Whistler. Soar above majestic glaciers, ...  Read more

Location: Whistler, Canada
Duration: 30 or 40 mins

From USD $124.41

Whistler Snowshoe Adventure

Explore Whistler’s Callaghan Valley in a unique way on this scenic snowshoe tour. Follow your guide through an ancient forest and admire the breathtaking ...  Read more

Location: Whistler, Canada
Duration: 3-3.5 hours

From USD $68.74

SNOWBUS from Vancouver plus Whistler Blackcomb Lift Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Prepare for a stress-free ski or snowboard day at Whistler Blackcomb with this package that includes luxury transport and a full-day lift ticket. Choose ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $104.46

Advanced Backcountry Snowmobile Expedition

This half day adventure is a 'single-rider only' tour, where you'll experience extensive, challenging terrain. Maneuver through old growth forest to powder ...  Read more

Location: Whistler, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $215.50

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