Great Snow Activities

Great Snow Activities

Skiing and snowboarding may be king in Whistler during the winter months but while you're here why not try one of these cool activities that don't involve strapping on bindings, boots and goggles.

Coca-Cola Tube Park

Tube Park VSThere's nothing quite like racing down a 1000 ft of Blackcomb vertical on an inner tube. To enjoy the Coca-Cola Tube Park located at the Base II zone, all you need is an ounce or two of fearlessness, a height of more than 36" and a willingness to have fun. (Admission fees are based on 1 or 2-hour tickets. Prices range from $12.86 for a child's 1-hour pass to $24.11 for a 2-hour adult pass. To learn more visit the Whistler Blackcomb website.

Walk around Lost Lake

Lost Lake, located steps from the Upper Village, can easily be accessed by bus or a pleasant 20-minute walk. There's a great trail that circles the lake and offers some fantastic views that will have you convinced you've been dropped in the middle of nowhere.

Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride

Sleigh RidesHorse-drawn sleigh rides aren't just the stuff of Christmas cards. Wrap in a cozy plaid blanket and be drawn along the forested trails of Green Lake, Blackcomb Mountain or the slopes of the Whistler Fairmont golf course. Prices for this unforgettable vacation-making activity start at an affordable $45. For more information visit the Whistler Blackcomb website.

Snowshoeing at Whistler Olympic Park

Located about 14 kilometres south of Whistler Village, Whistler Olympic Park offers more than 20 kilometres of wilderness snowshoe trails. Like ski runs, the trails are rated green, blue and black to denote various degrees of difficult. Start on the green trails and you'll realize that its true when people say if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Reasonably priced rentals are available and day passes vary from $7 for kids under 18 to $31 for a family of four. To learn more the Whistler Olympic Park website.

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice Performer VSIf you're lucky enough to be in Whistler Village on a Sunday night you'll want to take in the Fire and Ice show. See some of the town's finest athletes execute such dramatic moves as skiing through rings of fire and making jumps that most of us can only imagine.  Add in fire spinners, a DJ and some fireworks and you've got an evening the whole family will enjoy. This free attraction kicks off December 16. Performances start at 6:30 sharp at Skiers Plaza, located between the Blackcomb and Whistler gondolas. Bundle up and prepare to have fun.

Are you looking for accommodations for you're trip to Whistler?

Feature 1 BedroomChoose from our three condominum style hotels, located in Whistler's Creekside Village.  Take advantage of the wonderful recent snowfall Whistler has been getting and book you're trip this weekend.

Contact us for more information and reservations.

Photo Credit Tube Park: Brooke McDonald | Sleigh Ride & Fire Jumper: Steve Rogers

By: Lodging Ovations Dec 14, 2012