WINTER FUN ABOUNDS
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.
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.
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 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.