WHY DON’T YOU …
FIND YOUR PATH AT WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK
Fat tire bikes (aka “fatties”) are a great way to get your pedalling fix during the winter, but there are only so many places that offer ideal conditions for on-snow riding. Luckily for riders, fatties will now be allowed on designated cross-country trails at Whistler Olympic Park.
Riders may bring their own bikes, provided the tires are wider than 3.75 inches and run less than 10 psi of pressure. A small fleet of bikes is also available to rent. If you have bike lights, the trails are open for night rides on Wednesday evenings after 5 pm. Visit whistlersportlegacies.com.
RIDE AND DINE IN THE ALPINE
For the ultimate combination of dining and outdoor activity, check out Canadian Wilderness Adventures’ Fondue Dinners, a recognized Canadian Signature Experience (CSE). Drive your own snowmobile (or double up), or ride in a Snowcat up Blackcomb Mountain’s access roads to the Crystal Hut, where you’ll enjoy a candle-lit fondue dinner. At the 6,000-foot elevation, the hut offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the glowing lights of Whistler Village.
Dinner is accompanied by wine and a warm fruit pie for dessert, freshly baked in the hut’s wood-fired oven. Local musicians provide background music while you dine and mingle with other guests.
FLY BY NIGHT
The only thing that could be more thrilling than flying through Whistler’s treetops is doing it in the dark! Ziptrek Ecotours offers twilight zipline tours between 3:20 pm and 6 pm, taking adventurers on six ziplines and eight treetop bridges while the alpenglow fades into the darkness of night.
Learn about sustainability practices and principles as well as Whistler’s ecology on their three-hour Twilight Tour. The course’s bridges, decks and sections of trail are illuminated and guests are outfitted with headlamps for this ideal après-ski activity. Visit ziptrek.com.
COLLABORATE TO ESCAPE
If you’re seeking a fun challenge for the mind and body, experience Escape! Whistler. An escape room is an indoor, live-action game where two to six players are locked in a themed room and must solve a variety of puzzles to escape within a set time limit.
There’s no penalty if your group doesn’t escape, making the games completely safe but thrilling for players of all ages (kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Participants can choose from four scenarios with varying difficulty levels. Escape! Whistler is located in the Hilton Whistler Resort. Visit escapewhistler.com.