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Whistler Traveller Magazine - - TRAVELLER I CONTENT - STO­RIES BY STEVE FISHER

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.

Visit cana­di­an­wilder­ness.com.

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.

PHOTO WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK

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