24 Hours in Whistler: The Ultimate Whistler Itinerary

If you’ve spent any time in Whistler before you’ll know that 24 hours in a day is simply not enough. With more terrain than any other ski resort in North America, it’s impossible to cover the entirety of Whistler Blackcomb in just one day. Not only this, but the number of adventure tours and activities (not to mention shopping and dining) will surely require at least a week of your time. But what if you don’t have a week? Here is the Ultimate Whistler Itinerary to get the most out of 24 hours in Whistler.

Start the day off right

There’s no time to sleep-in if you want to maximize daylight hours. Set the alarm for 6:00am sharp, grab your gear and head to the Whistler Village Gondola anytime between 7:15 and 8:15am. Early risers can take advantage of Fresh Tracks Mountaintop Breakfast and Ski; a unique way to beat the crowds and chase the sunrise to the Roundhouse Lodge, where a buffet breakfast awaits. After you’ve scoffed back your breakfast (because whose eating at a leisurely pace when fresh tracks await?), it’s time to cut some fresh lines in the snow, as you have the mountain nearly all to yourself.

Après time

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You’ve started the day early, so why not call an early Apres at 2pm- leaving enough time in the afternoon for another adventure. Take your pick from a plethora of packed out patios at the base of the mountain. Grab a drink and some appies, and reward all your hard-work today on the mountain.

Aerial sight-seeing

Whistler Ziptrek

You’ve spent the day exploring the mountain by ski or board, have been acquainted with Whistler après life, now it’s time to familiarize yourself with the aerial sites of Whistler on a Ziptrek Twilight Tour. Departing a 3:00pm, meet your expert guide and group at the Carleton Lodge. From there you’ll be whisked away to your first platform. Conquer a total of 11 tree top bridges and six ziplines, where you’ll have an opportunity to soar through the skies, above the tree-line as twilight falls over Whistler Village.

Take dinner to new heights

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You’ll surely be surging with adrenaline once your zip-trekking tour comes to an end, why ruin this momentum? Next climb aboard a snow-mobile and charge 6000ft up Blackcomb Mountain to the Crystal Hut, where a traditional candle-lit fondue dinner awaits. Enjoy three courses, paired with fine wine, atmospheric music and wood fire baked apple pie. Meet new friends and relish in this unique snow-mobile and fondue dining experience before beginning the decent back down to Whistler Village, just before midnight.

After midnight

Your ultimate Whistler itinerary wouldn’t be complete without an appearance at one of the famous bars or clubs in town. If you’re feeling a bit exhausted after your jam packed day, how about a quiet glass of wine at one of the many wine bars? Ready to continue your pace? Take your pick from Whistler's best nightclubs. Can't decide? Club-hop between them. By now you’ve been on the go for 18 hours- can you pull off another 6 to make it a full 24 hour experience?

There is no shortage of tours and activities to try in Whistler and with accommodation to suit all styles and budgets, your customized Whistler holiday is within easy reach. Booking your Whistler holiday with Whistler Reservations is convenient and stress free. We offer a Best Price Guarantee and have friendly locals on hand to answer any of your questions.

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