As soon as the leaves start to turn, it’s no secret that snow will soon follow. Before we know it, the alpine will be blanketed or more like buried and the temperature will be below zero, making all those fair weather activities near impossible to do. So while the sun shines, the birds chirp and the bears still wander, it’s time to get in everything that will otherwise have to wait until next season. Here are 5 things to do in Whistler before the snow falls!
Hiking could be here one day and gone the next depending on the weather. Officially, access to Whistler and Blackcomb mountain closes for winter preparations on October 9th. Before then, take a gondola and a chair lift up to the top and get ready to explore the many hiking trails.
Whistler Reservations Staff Pick: The Overlord trail is for intermediates and boasts spectacular views of the Overlord Glacier as well as many glacial lakes.
Fall is all about the hero dirt and minimal lift lines. Get in your Whistler Mountain Bike Park laps while you can, the parks last operating day of the season is October 9th.
Whistler Reservations Staff Pick: We are big fans of Schleye. Think technical but with a flow if you the your lines right!
Take in the colours of the season in Whistler’s backcountry from an ATV. Canadian Wilderness Adventures has ATV tours that run right through October. You can even test your driving skills out in there terrain park!
Whistler Reservations Staff Pick: The Call Of The Wild ATV Tour explores the Callaghan Valley over the course of 3 hours. It has a mixture of both smooth, fast driving and technical more challenging pursuits.
It won’t be long before the furry locals have called it a season and gone into hibernation. While they are fattening up for their extended sleep, it’s a great time to view them foraging. During this period, they are actively searching for food up to 18 hours a day, making it easy to see them in action.
Whistler Reservations Staff Pick: The Sunset Tour has the perfect mood lighting and you don’t have to get up early!
Golf in the fall might just be one of the best kept secrets. Enjoy cooler temperatures, empty greens and specials at the clubhouses. Hurry while you can, many of the golf courses wrap up their season at the end of September.
Whistler Reservations Staff Pick: We really couldn’t pick a favourite course or clubhouse- They are all incredible!
Whistler has so much to offer all year round but you’ll have to enjoy your favourite activities while they are in season. Take in these 5 options before the snow falls. If you are in a hurry to hike, bike, golf or play, book your last minute deal at Whistler Reservations now!