It goes without saying that you’ll be enjoying the skiing when you visit Whistler Blackcomb Resort this winter. Who wouldn’t with the more than 200 marked ski trails available? But there are plenty of other activities you and your group can engage in when you take a break from the powder — plus ways to make the slopes a little more interesting. Try these top seven area activities during your stay to Whistler Blackcomb:
Soar Across a Zip Line
Zip lining may seem like a summertime adventure, but don’t count out a winter afternoon spent zip lining. Fortunately for you and your crew, you’ll still be able to take part in this activity during the winter when you’re visiting Whistler Blackcomb. And if this sounds like a strange activity for this time of year, just imagine taking in breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and gorgeous evergreens as you float high above the ground – you’ll gain an amazing view and satisfy your adrenaline junkie side all at the same time.
Attend the Whistler Fire and Ice Show – Free Every Sunday Night!
Instead of trying pro-level ski stunts yourself, watch other professionals do it! This show offers excitement to the max with incredible skiers and snowboarders from the Whistler Blackcomb Snow School performing jaw-dropping jumps, including soaring through rings of fire! It’s perfect for all ages to watch and enjoy, even teens, and it’s FREE! Catch this awesome event on a Sunday night in season from December through March.
A special FIRE AND ICE ENCORE show has been added on Thursday Night February 18, 2016! Don’t miss it if your in Whistler that week!
Whistler Heli Skiing! Get to Hard-to-Reach Terrain
See the extraordinary mountains of this area in a way that stands apart from all others by taking a helicopter ride to reach incredible out of reach ski runs. You’re sure to get the amazing ski experience you were after when you decided to take this trip. You’ll get verticals from 4,500 feet all the way up to 15,000 feet, so you can find a run that fits your skill level and challenges you. As a bonus, you even get a photographer/videographer to record your adventure on some of the runs.
Snowmobile Whistler! Ride Through the Mountains
Take a break from the efforts of skiing or snowboarding, and instead take a ride through the beautiful mountains, breathing in the fresh, crisp air. On a snowmobile, you have your choice of:
- an adrenaline-pumping tour on top of a snowmobile
- a light-hearted afternoon on a tube through Coca-Cola Tube Park
- an exciting ride on a sled pulled by a pack of dogs
- a relaxed journey on a covered, horse-drawn sleigh
Head to the Whistler Bobsleigh Track
You absolutely can’t miss the experience of flying around the track in a bobsleigh or skeleton at Whistler Sliding Centre at least once in your lifetime. You can take part in this activity as long as you visit from December to March. After you’ve experienced this adventure, you get to tell everyone you know that you were on the world’s fastest bobsleigh track!
Public programs run rain, snow or shine from December 4, 2015 until March 27, 2016
Learn About Local Culture
While you’re in the area, why not find out more about the history of where you’re staying? Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to discover the culture and history of both the Lil’wat and Squamish Nations. This is the perfect activity to broaden the horizons of your kids, too. The centre offers displays, performances and other features for you and your family to engage in. It’s open every day and you can even buy family passes to save.
Enjoy Food and Drink
Take a Whistler tasting tour and you get the opportunity to savor the flavors from five restaurants in Whistler Village. You’ll have a guide who will give you a local experience. Best of all, you get to choose from different offered tours depending on your preferences. For example, there is a tour that will take you to fine dining venues, while another brings you to unexpectedly delicious restaurants with more casual cuisine.
You will find plenty of enjoyable activities when you visit Whistler Blackcomb Resort. Whether you want to spend as much time outside as possible or you’d like to take breaks from the snow with indoor activities, there are activities to suit you, and your families needs. Don’t forget as well, while visiting – there are plenty of Whistler restaurants you need to experience while on your next vacation to Whistler Blackcomb!