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Downhill Skiing

Winter Activities in Whistler
Whistler/Blackcomb has over 200 marked runs, 12 bowls, 3 glaciers, 30 feet average snowfall per year, Glacier skiing till August, greatest vertical rise in North America, longest ski season in Canada, largest ski area in North America.

Cross Country Skiing

Lost Lake offers many secluded, picturesque well maintained trails for cross-country skiing from Nov-March. Lighted night skiing is also available around Lost Lake. Many of the Golf courses also have trails maintained for cross-country skiing. There are rental huts throughout whistler that offer cross-country equipment.


Whistler offers both indoor and outdoor skating. The Meadow Park Sports Centre, 5 minutes north of the Village offers an Indoor skating rink while many of the lakes in Whistler can be skated upon should the weather permit.

Snow Shoeing

There are snowshoeing trails in and around the lost lake area with rentals also available at various locations in Whistler.


An experienced guide will take you to beautiful untouched powder via helicopter. Recommend only for intermediate ski ability or better.


There are miles of open terrain around the Whistler area to go snowmobiling. There are many companies in town that rent snowmobiles and offer lessons and guided tours.

Aerial Sightseeing

Aerial tours will take you high above Whistler, over the glaciers, peaks, ice caps, mountain lakes and waterfalls and are offered by many local sightseeing companies.

Zipline Ecotours

This is Whistler’s newest and most unique outdoor adventure. You will get a Birds eye view over Fitzsimmons Creek, gorges and rivers for 2.5 hours while harnessed to a series of cable cords. Naturalists educate you on the local ecology as part of this activity.

Avalanche Courses

These courses offer education on safety, awareness and terrain assessment and most courses are recognized by the Canadian Avalanche association.

Bald Eagle Viewing

Forty-five minutes south of Whistler is an area called Brakendale. This area has the worlds highest population of Bald Eagles. The best viewing times are between November and February. Guided tours from Whistler to Brakendale are available.

Bungee Jumping

Whistler bungee offers a 160-foot drop over a new 300-foot pedestrian bridge. Outstanding vistas!!

Dog Sledding

Enjoy Whistler’s magnificent surroundings while Alaskan Huskies pull you thought the Soo Valley Wildlife reserve.

Skate Skiing

This is a fusion of skating and cross-country skiing and is great fun! The trails used are often the same trails used for cross-country skiing.

Sleigh Rides

Stay warm under blankets as horses pull you on a sleigh through the forest and by the lake. There are many different packages offered with this activity for example including dinner or a campfire etc.

Night Time Snow Activities

From 5-9 pm Thurs-Sat Blackcomb Mountain opens the magic chair for activities such as sledding, skiing, boarding etc.