BEST Things To Do in Whistler List
1. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding:
One of the most exciting Things To Do in Whistler is to ski and board, that's what made Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains famous. What you get
- 2 mountains each with about 100 ski trails, the longest one stretching to about 11km or 7 miles -12 huge alpine bowls, some really steep chutes and 3 glaciers
- The Mountains accommodate all level skiers and snowboarders
2. Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding – My Old favourite Things To Do in Whistler:
For advanced skiers and snowboarders only. If you can ski or snowboard anything at anytime, you can save money on ski tickets. Ditch the crowds, take the gondola to the top of your favourite mountain and then hit the backcountry. Obviously you have your skins with you, a backpack with water, nourishment and an emergency kit, and a watch. You need to be off the Mountain by 3:30pm, so don't go too far. Enjoy the wilderness.
3. Cross Country Skiing – My New favourite Things To Do in Whistler:
28 Km or 17 miles of groomed and track-set dreamy trails set among the most scenic areas of Lost Lake, Chateau Whistler Golf Course and Nicklaus North Golf Course. I always go Cross Country Skiing at night, the lights over the snow make the tracks glitter and the sharp cold air with the help of the pine trees clear my lungs and renders
At Lost Lake you can also find some trails for snowshoeing, as short as 1 hour or as long as 3 hours. The trail extends over a frozen lake, a forest and some awesome vistas. Not to mention the amazing workout you'll get. Winter Things To Do in Whistler Must!
A variety of daily tours from Whistler Village and on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. For Example, a 3 hour tour with Canadian Snowmobile Adventures will cost you $149.
Heli-Skiing and Snowboarding: All heli-adventures are lead by a certified heli-ski guide and include the use of avalanche transceiver, on mountain lunch and return ground transportation from Whistler Village. Call Toll-Free 1.888.403.4727 to book packages. It will run you upwards of $800 per person.
6. Sleigh Rides:
A horse drawn sleigh ride is a winter wonderland adventure anyone of any age group should try. A 50 minute ride will cost you up to $55 a 2 hour dinner and sleigh ride up to $99. For the romantic in you, enchanting Things To Do in Whistler.
7. Snowcat Tours:
A heated 19-passenger Snowcat with stereo surround sound, wraparound glass for panoramic views, upholstery bucket seats and an open design that allows everyone to interact with the driver. Your tour includes snowcat adventure, a narrated history of Whistler and a fondue dinner. $169 for a 4 hour adventure.
8. Peak To Peak Gondola Ride – Things To Do in Whistler for Everyone:
A gondola journey between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains provides a 360-degree window into the alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, and changing seasons. Not to be missed, up to $44 per adult adventure. There's one gondola that has a glass bottom, worth the extra wait.
9. Tubing – The Most Fun Thing To Do in Whistler with Your Family:
Whistler has a Tubing Park at the bottom of Blackcomb Mountain. The park boasts 8 individual lanes rated by difficulty. Ride your inner tube over the 300m or 1000ft long trail and have the time of your life. Tickets are sold in 1-2 hour increments, prices vary from $10-$16.
For a complete list of Things To Do in Whistler, please visit the official Whistler Blackcomb site.
Summer 2011 Season is here and ready for you to enjoy…
Just because the Winter Ski Season is officially over, it doesn't mean that Whistler is no longer fun. If anything, my personal opinion is that Whistler in the Summer is even more fun than Whistler in the Winter.
1.Blackcomb Skiing and Snowboarding – Of course you can still ski and snowboard during the Summer. The official Summer 2011 Skiing and Snowboarding Season starts on June 18th and finishes on July 24th. The only mountain opened for skiing is Blackcomb Mountain. You can ski and snowboard the Blackcomb Glacier from 12-3pm every day, for a different deals, check the deals out on the Whistler-Blackcomb site.
2. Whistler Blackcomb Sightseeing – You can upload every day on the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, from 10am until 3pm. You can take the Peak to Peak Gondola between the Mountains and walk around the top of both mountains. You can spend a whole day just roaming around, taking in the sights. Being at the top is magnificent, especially on a clean sunny day, you can see the valley and the surrounding mountains for miles and miles. The fresh air, the amazing views, the people from all over the world you will meet on your way, having lunch or just a glass or wine or a mug of hot chocolate. Really worth the treck.
3. Whistler Mountain Bike Park – It's already opened, as of May 20th. With eight signature trails such as the A-Line, Crank It Up, B-Line, Heart of Darkness, Ho Chi Min, Crack Addict, Devils Club, Hornet and the Joyride Jump Park, the Bike Park is one of the most exciting Whistler Things To Do. Just remember that early-season conditions are for intermediate and above skill level, but more trails will open as the weather warms, including beginner terrain. Check in with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for conditions and prices.
4. Tanning at Lost Lake – Just take your towel and a good book and head for Lost Lake on a warm day. You can just lay around, take it easy or make some friends. There's swimming and walking.
5. Playing Golf in Whistler – Whistler has some of the best golf courses in the World, such as the Fairmont Chateau Golf Courser or the Nicklaus North Golf Course. Golf starts in May and goes until October.
6. Watersports in Whistler – Such as kayaking, or canoeing, or just swimming at the many lakes in and around Whistler.
7. Shopping and Entertainment – Whistler may be small, but it has some of the best shopping in the World. You can find just about anything that you need, want or never knew you needed. All summer long street entertainers are strewn about the Whistler Village to amuse people of all ages.
8. Relaxing on Whistler Patios – Just sit around and enjoy a coffee or a brew at one of the many Patios around Whistler, soaking in some sun, taking in the breathtaking views or just people watching.
Come to Whistler. Have some Fun.