As one of the world’s premier ski vacation destinations you can bet there are plenty of things to do in Whistler Blackcomb once the bullwheel stops running. Base I (Whistler) and II (Blackcomb) pack an incredible dining, shopping and nightlife punch, there’s truly something for everyone. Whistler Blackcomb offers plenty of off-mountain activities in case your legs are tired, or if you aren’t a skier or snowboarder, but want to enjoy the mountains.
If you’re looking to take in the views, and nab some epic photos, take a ride on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola—the record-breaking gondola which connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains—and enjoy lunch overlooking Base I. Blackcomb’s base village Coca-Cola Tube Park is a great activity for families. The park features multiple lanes of varying speeds and is accessed by a surface lift.
The annual Whistler spring bash, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival shouldn’t be missed, if you’re around. This music, arts, ski and snowboard competition showcase will pique just about everyone’s interest. Every Sunday Whistler hosts the Fire and Ice Show, where spectators can watch skiers and snowboarders hit a big air jump through a ring of fire.
Whistler Blackcomb offers exceptional cross-country and snowshoeing trails, among many others, but it’s Ziptrek Ecotours that really put Whistler Blackcomb on the map for unique winter time outdoor activities. You can zoom down Fitzsimmons Creek, the valley that divides Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, with a pristine winter wonderland below. You’ll also learn about the areas interesting ecology. This is a truly exhilarating Whistler outdoor activity that shouldn’t be missed.
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