The word tradition isn’t about the new, it’s about maintaining information that is passed down from generation to generation. But sometimes, throwing in something fresh can be a good way to spice things up, expecially if your traditions are beginning to be more work than fun. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break the customs that you do have, it can be as simple as making a small addition. For example, spending a few hours on the slope on Christmas Day. Speed up the present opening and delay that holiday dinner, there are a number of reasons to make skiing on a Christmas Day a new family tradition!
There Are Other Things To Do
Skiing often takes the lowest priority on the list of things to do in Whistler during Christmas. With so many other activities to do over the holidays, many feel like they need to attend the caroling, skatings sessions with Santa and the dinner parties while they can. Truth be told, there’s more than enough time to get it all in!
Statistically speaking, by mid-December, Whistler is usually in the middle of a storm cycle, that is generally followed by another storm cycle and then probably another one. What does this mean exactly? It means snow and lots of it. December historically sees around 137cm of snow. So count on eating powder for your Christmas breakfast.
While everyone else is busy participating in family events, exchanging gifts or making festive feasts, you can take over the slopes. Even if the hotels are at capacity, everyone is preoccupied-trust us! Remember to get started early because a lot of families will try to squeeze in a quick ski between all the holiday activities which can hinder lapping Red Chair or Peak.
Lot’s Of Christmas Trees
Having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit? Surround yourself with Christmas trees (without the decorations and presents of course!) as you ski or snowboard down the hill. You’ll be whistling a holiday tune by the time you get to the bottom.
Make skiing on Christmas a new family tradition. Between the good snow, fresh trees and lack of crowds, it’s sure to be a tradition that sticks. Remember, if you want something to become a tradition, you’ve got to put in the effort for it to happen year after year. And, if skiing isn’t your jam, trade it in for another winter activity that can be found in Whistler like sledding, skating or atving!