There is nothing quite like a Whistler, BC vacation during the winter. Visitors travel from Canada and all over the world to experience epic skiing and an array of fun winter activities. With the Whistler Blackcomb mountains receiving an average of 10.2 meters (400 inches) per year, you are guaranteed plenty of white stuff to play in when you get here. The ski areas are typically open from mid-November through the end of April, with Blackcomb extending operations at least through the end of May. The backcountry offers a wide variety of terrain for snowmobiling tours, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, heli-skiing, dog sledding, and more. Whether you enjoy the snow or are simply looking for a wintertime escape, Whistler is a great place to be in the winter. With cozy condos featuring fireplaces, hot tubs, and mountain views, an array of spas and fitness centers, and world-class dining and nightlife, Whistler has plenty to do for the non-skiers as well.
Combined, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains offer 3,307 hectacres (8,107 acres) of pure skiing and snowboarding joy. With so much terrain, there's more than enough runs for every type of skier or snowboarder, and plenty of snow to go around as well. With stunning views and a variety of unique terrain from mellow cruisers to the most challenging steeps, Whistler is the place to be in the winter, on two sticks or one!
Snowmobiling in Whistler is a great way to explore the backcountry and the travel off the beaten path. Several guide companies offer a variety of snowmobiling trips for first-time riders to those with more experience looking for a full-day adventure. There's even heli-snowmobiling for a truly memorable day in the snow!
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
For a truly peaceful and scenic adventure, head into the quiet Whistler backcountry for a snowshoe or nordic ski tour. Exploring Whistler on snowshoe is truly a breathtaking experience. As with all Whistler activities, guided tours range from mellow, shorter trips to full-day tours in the great outdoors. There is also the opportunity to rent gear and head out into the snowy outdoors on your own.
There is a whole host of Whistler winter activities for all the family, all close to the door of your accommodation. Whether it be Ice skating, sleigh rides, tubing, dog sledding or zip-trekking, this winter wonder-land has it all available!