Whistler BC has a rich history with humble beginnings as a fishing lodge, but in 1966 it officially opened for skiing. A little more than a decade later they started construction of a town center that eventually evolved to become Whistler Village, and by 1992 Snow Country Magazine voted Whistler the “number one ski resort in North America.”
Today skiers continue to flock to this skiing destination, but other winter activities and sports are an additional draw.
Winter fun at Whistler BC
If you’re looking for a destination that offers an adventurous but fun winter venue, you’ll find that fun at Whistler BC. This list gives you an idea of what you can expect.
Skiing and Snowboarding: Whistler offers ideal terrain for skiing and snowboarding with more than 8,000 acres of snow-coated slopes, 3 glaciers, 16 alpine bowls, and world-class terrain parks. In all it boasts more than 200 marked trails along with a one-mile vertical rise.
Zipline: For thrill seekers, the zipline gives you a bird’s eye view as you glide above amazing creeks and majestic forests. For those who dreamed of flying as a child, this ride will be a dream come true.
Nordic: Whistler features cross-country track-set trails or wilderness trails with three Nordic facilities to explore.
Snowshoeing: Snowshoeing is quickly growing in popularity, and Whistler’s breathtaking landscape offers the opportunity to see all it has to offer with self-guided tours around the shores of Green Lake, Lost Lake Park, or the Callaghan Valley. Guided tours are also offered and vary in levels of difficulty.
Tubing: Whistler’s Tube Park provides the trill and adventure of speeding downhill, but doesn’t require equipment or real skill. Speeding along the 1,000 foot run is just fun!
Winter Sightseeing: Whistler offers a number of unique venues for sightseeing. Whether you hop on a gondola, take a helicopter ride, or snuggle aboard a Snowcat, exploring Whistler’s scenic landscape and surroundings is sure to get your camera clicking. Another must do for animal lovers is an eagle viewing tour.
Other Activities to Enjoy
Along with the above, Whistler offers family activities, ice skating, and a few unusual ways to get around, including sleigh rides and dog sledding. When you’re ready to relax, you can kick back and enjoy the nightlife or a good meal. Whistler is an all-in-one ski destination and more.
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