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Winter

Preparing For Opening Day

Preparing For Opening Day

Image: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane Skiers and snowboarder rejoice, the moment you’ve been waiting for since closing day is finally here. The 2018/2019 winter season at Whistler Blackcomb starts November 22nd. With opening day coming up fast, there’s a lot to do in order to make the most of it. By planning ahead, an easy and memorable day of fun-filled mountain activities is within your grasp. So get out your gear, buy your lift pass, and book your accommodation, here’s how you should be preparing for opening day! Prepare Your Gear Get all your winter gear out of storage, it’s going to be in More »

The Ice Kingdom

The Ice Kingdom

Just beyond our lobby lies a magical kingdom made of ice and snow. The Ice Kingdom Whistler is a winter wonderland filled with sculptures, interactive features and so much more. Covering over 40,000 square feet, this seasonal experience is new to Whistler and one not to be missed. The Ice Kingdom concept is the result of a master ice carvers imagination. His name is David Xu Rui and he wanted to celebrate a 300-year-old Chinese tradition of friends and family gathering to create sculptures out of snow and ice. The tradition has come to life and is now an exciting seasonal More »

Winter Ziplining!

Winter Ziplining!

In addition to soaring down the ski hill, guests can add soaring through the trees to their list of things to do in Whistler. How exactly? Why ziplining of course! Ziplines are cables that guests can use gravity to slide down. Ziptrek Whistler has a whole series of ziplines strung all throughout the forests and connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. What’s more, reaching each zipline requires exploring a true old-growth temperate rainforest blanketed in snow. Want to learn more? Read on! What To Do: High, long, adrenaline inducing- Ziptrek Whistler is home to all of the above ziplines. With tours designed for More »

Mountain Safety

Mountain Safety

Flying down a powder-filled slope, the wind at your back and the sun on your face- it’s no secret that there is a lot to love about skiing and snowboarding. Despite being popular, each activity does come with an inherent amount of risk. Expecially since they both involve moving at very high speeds; And not to mention, the dangers associated with being in the great outdoors. No matter your level of experience, becoming familiar with standard mountain safety can ensure an enjoyable experience while on the hill. Here is what you need to know to stay safe and have fun! More »

January In Whistler

January In Whistler

Are you planning a trip Whistler and trying to decide when the best time to come is? January is a wonderful time to choose to visit. With the holidays coming to an end and the transition from early winter into deep winter, there is no shortage of things to do in town! What’s more, all of Whistler’s 8,171 acres of stunning terrain is open and there is always plenty of snow. So don’t just start your new year off with a resolution to travel, discover for yourself why January in Whistler is a great time to book your winter holiday! More »