Have you ever experienced Whistler Blackcomb after hours?
For most people, the day on the mountain comes to a close as soon as the lifts shut down and the gondola stops running. They ski out for the day, bidding adieu to Whistler Blackcomb until operations resume once again the next morning.
Allow us to let you in on a little secret: there is still plenty happening up top, even after the mountain officially closes for the day. In fact—you can experience it for yourself.
Your Backstage Pass
The Whistler Snowmobile & Fondue experience is your backstage pass to the mountain, after-hours. It offers a quintessential Whistler experience, combining two of the things our mountain town is best known for: heart-pumping adventure and unforgettable culinary delights.
The adventure begins at nightfall, long after the last skier has made his way down the mountain. Your friendly guide will walk you through the mechanics of operating a snowmobile, and before you know it, you’ll be headed up the mountain towards the Crystal Hut on Blackcomb Mountain, some 6,000’ in elevation.
New Sights and Sounds
No matter how many times you’ve skied the runs of Blackcomb, it looks completely different at night. By the light of your snowmobile, you’ll experience the beauty of the mountains in a whole new way. Surrounded by darkness, you’ll begin to take in the smells, sounds, and sensations of the mountain that are often overlooked in the middle of the day.
The efforts of your ascent will not go unrewarded: waiting for you at the Crystal Hut is the ultimate alpine dinner party. After all that work, the communal fondue feast will taste better than anything you’ve ever eaten before. The roaring fireplace will not only keep you warm, but offers the perfect backdrop for enjoying a glass of wine.
Once you’ve feasted to your heart’s content, you’ll get to hop back onto your snowmobile to begin the ride back down the mountain. You might prefer to cruise down the mountain at a leisurely pace, or take this opportunity to hone your newly-acquired snowmobiling skills by trying some more technical maneuvers—the choice is yours!
The evening will be over before you know it, but the memories will stick around for many years to come. Many guests who experience the Snowmobile & Fondue tour say that it is the highlight of their time in Whistler.
The Sky’s the Limit
Believe it or not, there are many more ways to experience tours like this in Whistler. If your evenings are booked up, a breakfast tour in the Callaghan Valley will let you start your day off on the right foot.
Backcountry enthusiasts can register for a more advanced snowmobile tour that will take you deep into the powdery Whistler wilderness. If snowmobiling isn’t your thing, you can experience the entire fondue dinner tour by way of a Snowcat—those large machines you see patrolling the mountains and grooming the runs. You’ll get to sit back and enjoy the ride up, with the driver doing all of the work.
If you’re ready to experience Whistler in a whole new way, call us toll free to reserve your Snowmobiling & Fondue tour at 1 877 932 2280. We’ll see you on the mountain!