In just over a month, skiers and snowboarders will be eagerly lined up at the Whistler Gondola ready to celebrate opening day on Whistler Blackcomb. Winter is almost here – it’s time to start planning your winter Whistler holiday!
There are a few perks for planning your winter vacation this time of year. For instance, if you book your trip over the next few weeks, you can save up to 50% on your accommodations – you won’t find these killer deals online, so give us a call at 1 877 932 2280 to get the scoop. Early bird planners with kids will also be thrilled to hear that booking now means your kids get to stay, ski, and rent their ski gear for free! Call us for more details.
Another bonus for planning early is that you get to carefully choose which activities to try, meaning you’ll get to experience Whistler in all its wintery glory. No overlooking awesome activities, no missing out on sold out experiences, no fear of missing out. Here are our recommendations for absolutely-can’t-miss activities while you’re in Whistler this winter season.
Hit the Mountain
You can’t come to Whistler in the winter without skiing or snowboarding our incredible local mountains!
Between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, there is a ton of terrain to explore. We recommend kicking off your holiday with a Ski School lesson. Your instructor can help you brush up on your technique while showing you some of the best spots on the mountain. They have programs for all levels – just about any skier can benefit from a lesson!
Hop on a Sled
Snowmobiling is becoming an increasingly popular activity in our neck of the woods. See what all the fuss is about firsthand by taking a snowmobiling tour through Whistler’s backcountry. Flying through the snow is a ton of fun — you’ll feel like a super hero, a race car driver, or something in between — and you’ll get to explore the beautiful Callaghan Valley.
Get Your Cross Country Ski On
Back in 2010, athletes from around the world competed in Nordic skiing events at the Whistler Olympic Park – and you can ski those very same trails, too! Cross country skiing is a great family activity – you can even borrow a ski pram so that the littlest ones can tag along!
Eat Your Heart Out
When you’ve gotten your fix of snow and outdoor activities, head to Whistler Village. Our Village is centred around the pedestrian-only Village Stroll, winding from one end of the Village all the way to the base of the mountains. Here, you’ll find shops, galleries, pubs, cafes – and above all, some incredible restaurants.
Whistler Tasting Tours is the way to go for exploring Whistler restaurants. For one, you get to experience a multicourse meal at multiple restaurants in town – no need to choose just one. Second, you’ll get to skip the fuss of waiting for a table or making reservations – all the work is done for you.
If your feeling a little sore from some of these activities, hit up the Scandinave Spa. This is not your traditional spa: it offers a hydrotherapy experience complete with hot baths, chilly pools, waterfalls, solariums, saunas, steam rooms… sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It’s the perfect place to relax – you’re on vacation, after all!
Have any questions about our top 5 picks? Curious about something we didn’t mention? Ready to take advantage of these early booking deals? Get in touch with us and we’ll help you get started!