©Scott Serfas, Tourism Whistler
©Scott Serfas, Tourism Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb is the biggest ski resort in North America, and it’s got the biggest list of activities to match.

Beyond the 8000 skiable acres spread out over two mountains, there’s so much to do besides skiing and snowboarding. Your only trouble will be working out your schedule to see the very best of everything that the resort has to offer!

Check out just some of the options below, and then get in touch with us to book your accommodation, tickets and the activities at the top of your list. You can contact us here.

Take a free mountain tours

With so much mountain to explore – 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls and 37 lifts, to be precise- you’re going to need a local host to show you all the best spots. Daily tours run for intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders from December through to April, meeting at 11:15 am at the top of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Nab first tracks

Why not be the first to get your skis and board onto the 11m of snow that falls on Whistler every season? First tracks tickets are limited each day, so you’ll want to get in quick, especially on a powder day. Your ticket even includes breakfast before you get out there to keep your energy up.


Food, food and more food

Everyone’s favourite activity: eating. There are endless ever-changing options around the resort, but some favourites include Purebread, an incredible bakery; El Furniture Warehouse which offers up a discount food menu all day, every day; or Araxi for date-night worthy farm-to-table cuisine.

Discover Whistler’s newest attraction

Vallea Lumina has to be seen to be believed. A multimedia night walk in pursuit of hidden wonders, you’ll be inspired by the immerse light show set deep in the forest – the kind of evening that both little kids and kids-at-heart will be talking about for a long time to come.

©Tourism Whistler, Vallue Lumina
©Tourism Whistler, Vallue Lumina

Learn to saber

Champagne sabering, that is – and what a skill to have! The team at Bearfoot Bistro will teach you how to wipe the top right off that bottle, then get your cork all packaged up in a presentation box to take home. All while surrounded by 20,000 bottles of the world’s best vintages.

Relax at the spa

Relax and take in the mountain atmosphere at the Scandinave Spa Whistler, a traditional Scandinavian bath experience tucked away among the spruce trees. Switch it up between the hot installations, cold installations and relaxation areas to cleanse the body, flush out toxins and stabilise your blood flow and heart rate.

©Chad Chomlack, Scandinave Spa, Whistler
©Chad Chomlack, Scandinave Spa, Whistler

Check out the events

Like the brand new Wintersphere, a reimagined experience for the local conference centre for this December. Or the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival each January, one of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America. Film buffs can even visit in early December to catch the Whistler Film Festival.

Go ice fishing

Looking for a truly unique experience? Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or have never cast a reel before, there’s an opportunity awaiting you in the shores of the removed alpine lakes and fishing holes. Catch yourself a rainbow trout for dinner and don’t forget to take pictures.

Ride the Peak2Peak

There’s no need to ski or snowboard in order to still tick off the best views. Enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests from the highest gondola in the world, the Whistler PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience.

ski and gondola at Whistler

And so much more

We mean it – the possibilities truly seem endless in Whistler. Why not attempt snowmobiling; horse-drawn sleigh rides; snowshoeing; dog-sledding; winter zip-lining; heli-skiing; tubing; bungee jumping… to name just a few.

There’s also so much to do in town if the weather isn’t so kind – from over 200 shops to wander through to museums, libraries, climbing gyms and escape rooms.

Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be the kind of holiday that keeps our family and friends reminiscing for years to come.

Ready to get planning? Contact us here.