Whether you’re a non-skier or just want to take a day to rest the legs or have the energy to spare after your ski day, Whistler has many winter activities to offer aside from skiing. We've listed some of the top Whistler winter activities alphabetically below:
Whistler Brewery Tours
The Whistler Brewing Company offers guided tours twice daily. Offering delicious craft beers brewed in-house, a funky tap house and keg and packaged beer sales.This is a great activity for a day off from skiing/snowboarding.
Year-Round Bungee Jumping
Offering a year-round thrill for the daredevils at heart. Bungee jumping is a great way to get a different perspective on Whistler, and to get out in nature.
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Take a guided tour or rent equipment and head out on your own. Popular cross-country ski & snowshoeing spots in the Lost Lake area or in the Callaghan – Whistler Olympic Park.
Whistler Dining Tours
Experience a variety of Whistler dining venues through this guided culinary tour. You will not leave hungry!
Beyond a dining tour, sometimes you just want to take the day off from skiing for some good old fashioned brunch and a bloody mary, or for a cozy lunch or dinner in the village. See also:
Bald Eagle Viewing
The Brackendale area of Squamish BC has one of the greatest concentrations of wintering bald eagles in North America from mid-December to mid-January. Guided tours are available in Whistler from mid-October through April, so this is a great activity for the winter!
Free Ice Skating At Whistler Olympic Plaza
Outdoors at the Olympic Plaza or indoors at Meadow Park Sports Center. Free admission at the Olympic Plaza. Skate rentals are $6. Helmets are available at no charge.
On the mountain or at Nicklaus North, day or evening tours are available. Add a fondue dinner for a truly memorable experience.
I couldn’t pass on this as an activity, with all the great shops in Whistler and Blackcomb village. Don’t forget to check out the shops in Function Junction, including one of the best Re-Use It Centers ever.
With one in almost every Whistler hotel, you’ll have your pick of treatments, settings, and locations. Check out the Scandinave Spa with outdoor pools for a truly unique experience.
From beginner and family tours to advanced tours, on the mountain or in the backcountry, there’s a Whistler snowmobile adventure for everyone.
The Coca-Cola tube park is open daily until 6 pm on Blackcomb Mountain. Open December 9, 2017 - April 22, 2018
All Year Ziplining
Many different adventures to choose from on the mountain or in the Cougar Mountain area.
Peak to Peak & Mountain Top Sightseeing
The mountaintop sightseeing 2-hour tours run between Dec 16th, 2017 & April 2018, and include touring on both mountains as well as a trip across the Peak to Peak gondola. Metting time is at 11:15 am and tour departure is at 11:30 am from the sightseeing sign at the base of Whistler Village Gondola.
Images: Mike Crane / Justa Jeskova / Steve Rogers / Chad Chomlack