WIN­TER FUN ABOUNDS

Whistler Traveller Magazine - - TRAVELLER I CONTENT - STORY BY MAGEE WALKER

Look­ing for a fam­ily-friendly, non-ski­ing or snow­board­ing win­ter­time ac­tiv­ity to en­joy in Whistler? The hard part isn’t find­ing the right ac­tiv­ity – it’s mak­ing time to fit them all in! From thrilling ad­ven­tures to one-of-a-kind ex­pe­ri­ences, there are plenty of ways to en­joy win­ter in Whistler. Here are a few well worth ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

SNOW TUB­ING IN THE COCA-COLA ® TUBE PARK

You don’t need skis or a snow­board to slide down Black­comb Moun­tain. Hop into a snow tube and slip your way down a 1,000-foot chute … then do it over and over again! The best part? The tube park stays open into the evening, mak­ing it the per­fect après ac­tiv­ity. No ex­pe­ri­ence needed – just a quest for adventure and ex­cite­ment.

Visit whistlerblack­comb.com.

DOG SLED­DING

See­ing sled dogs in ac­tion is a Cana­dian ex­pe­ri­ence you’ll never for­get. You can help your musher har­ness and stage the dogs then sit back and re­lax as the dogs whisk you through the magnificent Cal­laghan Val­ley trails; or for the ad­ven­tur­ous, join the musher to learn the sled­ding com­mands and tech­niques used to han­dle the sled. Jour­ney at speeds up to 32 kilo­me­tres (20 miles) per hour on a truly tra­di­tional Cana­dian ac­tiv­ity!

Visit cana­di­an­wilder­ness.com and black­comb­dogsled.com.

TOUR­ING BY SNOW­CAT

Want to ex­plore the moun­tains but not a fan of the cold? Try a Snow­cat tour, which takes you up Black­comb Moun­tain or tours the Cal­laghan Val­ley aboard a heated lux­ury Snow­cat. An evening tour will al­low you to ex­pe­ri­ence a unique din­ing op­tion and see the moun­tains like never be­fore!

Visit cana­di­an­wilder­ness.com and black­comb­snow­mo­bile.com.

SKAT­ING UN­DER THE WIN­TER SKY

Lace up your skates (or rent a pair for $5) and glide on Whistler Olympic Plaza’s out­door skat­ing rink. Ad­mis­sion is free, and sev­eral cof­fee shops are lo­cated close by – per­fect for a hot choco­late break! The rink is open sea­son­ally, typ­i­cally from De­cem­ber to mid-April.

Visit whistler.ca.

A MAG­I­CAL SLEIGH RIDE

Let ma­jes­tic horses lead you across Black­comb Moun­tain or along the shores of Green Lake on an old-fash­ioned, snowy sleigh ride. Stay warm un­der a cozy blan­ket as snow flut­ters down, mak­ing you feel like you’re in a real-life snow globe. Pair your tour with a de­li­cious fon­due din­ner at Nick­laus North Golf Course or the Chalet at the Fair­mont Whistler Golf Course for the ul­ti­mate win­ter ex­pe­ri­ence.

Visit black­comb­sleighrides.com.

FAM­ILY APRÈS

Visit the Whistler Olympic Plaza to en­joy fun (and free!) ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily. You’ll find en­ter­tain­ment, sports, crafts, and games. Ac­tiv­i­ties change ev­ery week. Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, Dec. - Jan. from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Feb. - Mar. from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Visit whistler.ca.

SNOW­SHOE­ING WIN­TERY TRAILS

Whistler of­fers an ex­pan­sive net­work of snow­shoe­ing trails. Join a guided tour or rent a pair of snow­shoes and ex­plore the trails on your own. Ven­ture out on the trails around Lost Lake, in the Cal­laghan Val­ley, or on Whistler Moun­tain – there are more op­tions than you could pos­si­bly cover in a sea­son!

Visit cana­di­an­wilder­ness.com, black­comb­snow­mo­bile.com, tag­whistler.com, whistlerolympic­park.com and whistler.ca.

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