Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are a year ‘round destination, but the area really shines in fall and winter. If adrenaline-packed action adventures are your jam, Whistler is your place.
Plow Through Deep Powder
Take an adventure with Ride Whistler, the area’s largest and oldest backcountry snowmobile tour company. Zones in Whistler pack an average 10- to 20-feet snow base, making it perfect for zipping around the mountain. Other tour companies offer a range of experiences including those on well-groomed trails for beginners, or untracked, tree-lined zones for more advanced riders. Expert guides make it a safe adventure, whether you’re alpine riding, making wicked descents, or exploring a glacier or ice cave. View our other recommended snowmobile tour companies.
Fly into Snow
Heli-skiing is an activity any experienced skier or snowboarder needs to check off the bucket list. From Dec. 6 through April 13, Whistler Heli-Skiing takes adventure-seekers to an area that encompasses 173 glaciers and 475 runs in some of the world’s most pristine mountain terrain. Participants should be able to ski blue and black runs with controlled speed. The highly skilled guides practice safety first, but they will take you to once-in-a-lifetime terrain. The scenic beauty of this vast wilderness alone makes it worth the ride.
Try ice climbing with a professional guide on Blackcomb Mountain. Even if you’ve only hit the rock-climbing gym a couple of times, this is a surprisingly easy activity that any fit person can enjoy. No climbing experience is needed, and all climbing equipment is included. Mountain Skills Academy teaches techniques to first-time climbers before the tour. Then move up a frozen waterfall with skilled guides. It’s a full day of swinging axes and kicking crampons on beautiful blue ice.
Hit the Tubing Hill
Believe it or not, tubing in Whistler is quite the adventure! Feel the wind in your face while cruising down our exhilarating tubing hill. Located in the Base 2 Zone on Blackcomb Mountain, the Coca-Cola Tube Park offers fun for the young and the young at heart. No skill or equipment is required, so it’s the perfect family activity this winter.
Soar to New Heights
A Superfly Ziplines tour in Whistler is … well … superfly. Soar above a gorge more than a mile long at heights up to 200 meters, reaching speeds of 100 km per hour. Winter season tours run daily from mid-December through mid-April. Located about a 10-minute drive north of Whistler Village in the Cougar Mountain area, but no worries, a roundtrip shuttle from the Village is included. Two guests can ride side-by-side, each on their own cable so bring a friend. It’s truly a mind-blowing experience.
After your winter adventures, relax by the fireplace or in a private hot tub sipping cocoa (or hot buttered rum). You’ll want to choose accommodations accordingly. Stay in our luxurious Taluswood unit above Creekside Village for a log home feel with gorgeous mountain and forest views. Or, choose a spot in the heart of Whistler at Tyndall Stone Lodge. This is a quiet, cozy condo with views of Rainbow Mountain during the day and the twinkle lights on Main Street trees at night.