Top 5 Winter Activities in Whistler
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Whistler isn't a hard place to find plenty of fun activities. There's more to this beautiful resort town than just skiing and snowboarding.
Skiing and riding each day certainly takes its toll on the body after a few days. If you're here for more than a couple of days, you'll body will be begging you for some rest days... not a bad thing, these are the perfect opportunity to check out some of the other awesome activities available around Whistler. Some relaxing, some are adrenalin filled!
Heli Skiing / Heli Boarding
This one is most certainly adrenalin filled! The experience of a lifetime. You'll be skiing or boarding on untouched powder, no lift lines, no crowds and virtually infinite access to amazing terrain. Whistler Heli-Skiing offers a number of different packages for different levels of skiers and riders, from intermediate to advanced. Lunch is provided as well as après and a video party upon arrival back at Whistler. See the Whistler Heli-Skiing website for more info.
Zip Trek Eco Tours
Zip Trek offer amazing zip lining tours between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Suspended safely in a harness, you'll be exhilarated as you fly through the tree canopies like a bird. Not just excitement, it's also an educational exploration of the local ecosystem. There are a range of tours for all types of people and abilities including TreeTrek Canopy Walk, which is a guided interpretive adventure across a network of suspension bridges, stairways and boardwalks. ZipTrek Website
A real Canadian experience is a snowmobile tour. You don't need any experience riding sleds, there are a variety of different tours available to suit all abilities. From the complete beginner, there are tours suitable for the whole family. To the experienced sledder, you'll be shown the secrets of the local mountains. Sledding is a great way to see vast regions, as you cover lots of ground very quickly and with minimal energy.
The ideal way to relax a sore body after a hard day of skiing on the mountain. The Scandinave Spa is situated just north of the Village. Engulfed in a spruce and cedar forest and overlooks incredible mountain vistas and valleys. Refreshing waterfalls, hot baths and a relaxing massage are on offer to relax and rejuvenate your body and soul. Check out the Scandinave Spa
Blackcomb Tube Park
Located on Blackcomb mountain at Base 2, the CocaCola Tube park is a great activity for anyone that enjoys a fun time. The park is open from 12 to 6pm, perfect for after skiing. You can get to the tube park on the Excalibur Gondola from the Village. The park has 8 lanes, rated from Green to Blue to Black. For more information visit Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park.
Are you looking for Whistler hotel accommodation for this winter?
The Whistler Holiday Inn is located in the heart of Whistler Village, offering a convenient location for all the activities in Whistler. View our hotel specials for the best rate! Please contact our reservation staff who can help you plan your Whistler vacation.