Adventurous Things to Do in Whistler

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Whistler

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Whistler

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  • Aaron S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Smooth and doesn't seem as high as you read - Just like a normal gondola, nice to have ridden it, given the amazing engineering! If concerned, don't be like I was, sit relax and you're there!
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • GWUGrad
    Arlington, VA59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Matt and MacKenzie provided a short yet impactful experience! Kind, informative and serious about safety! Thank you for sharing your experiences we had a blast!
    Written January 25, 2024
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  • HolidayHelen
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We're currently enjoying two weeks at Whistler / Blackcomb. We arrived last week amidst rumours that there was minimal snow. We were really nervous as to what we'd find. To our surprise the skiable terrain on our arrival was vast and fabulous, albeit a bit icy in some places. Then after 24 hours of snow fall last Thursday the conditions became even more enjoyable.

    Not only has Whistler delivered fresh snow, but also beautiful blue skies, minimal wind and no rain for 8 days straight.

    Some of the chair lift lines can be long (10 - 15 minutes) but once on the slopes the crowds disperse quickly and the ski runs are so nice and long. Our group is made up of intermediate and advance skiers. We have been able to ski together most of the time, but just take different lines down.

    The mountain restaurants are enormous and offer a variety of food to suit all dietary needs. We have always been able to find a table, even at peak times. Price's aren't too bad ie a bowl of chips is about $7, a bowl of soup and bread about $9, a vegan pie about $12 (Canadian).

    One afternoon we booked in to do the bobsled. If it's in your budget it's definitely worth considering. There are only a limited number of sessions open per day. These are largely run by training athletes and the money earned goes to maintaining the facility.

    Last, but so far my favourite experience, has been the Whistler FREE CIBC mountain tour (there are similar tours on Blackcomb). Groups are divided by ability. I opted to go intermediate level. Our volunteer tour leader, Don took us on a range of runs to suit our group's skill. He explained the local history and geography as we went and told funny stories along the way. He was vigilant, patient, generous with his time and entertaining. If you do nothing else you must do this when in Whistler. The groups run from the top of the Whistler Gondola every day from 11.15 am. Well done Whistler for providing this great service!!!

    Helen
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • Myra B
    Downey, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was like being in a painting. Absolutely beautiful. The first lake is so accesible that my 2 year old was able to walk with us comfortably.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Amy-Louise Clansey
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing day! We booked a 3 run taster pass based on our fitness which was the perfect number for us and a half day bike rental that came with full face helmet, gloves and elbow and knee pads. Everyone was so friendly and helpful with getting on to the gondolas and making sure we knew where we were going. The trails themselves are so well maintained, easily signposted and a huge variety for all abilities. Can't recommend enough! There's plenty of places to grab a drink in between runs and great atmosphere all round. The queue for the gondola goes down really quickly and you get to see other trails as you head up the mountain.

    We rode the green trails which are equivalent to an easy blue in the UK but a lot more fun, so would recommend having some experience of mountain/downhill biking, and make sure you know the etiquette of being on the mountain, more for your own safety and that of others using the trails. But you'll see people of all ages and abilities up there so don't be put off!
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • johng88888
    Lake Havasu City, AZ502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The easy/better way to get to the train wreck is to turn off Hwy 99 at Cheakamus Lake Rd then go right on Legacy Way and turn right onto Janes Lake Rd to either parking lot. Go to sign for Train wreck follow trail & sign. Go over suspension bridge and your there.
    Written August 30, 2023
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  • James Y
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went with my girlfriend, had a great time, we were both beginners but the staff cater to all abilities.

    The chaps on duty when we were there were fun, joined in and made sure we had a nice time.

    Highly recommended.
    Written January 18, 2024
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  • gabidiv
    Aguascalientes, Mexico21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and has a beautiful view. The bridge feels secure and steady. You get to have the opportunity to see unique views of the mountains and lakes.
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • Zon W
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My daughter (13) and I (55) did a two day camp and loved it. Nessa was our coach and John (owner/coach) also joined on one day. Both are very experienced and made it so fun and we learned a lot, got better and want to come back more :) We were more interested in free skiing and jumps, but realized being more comfortable with moguls can unlock the mountain. By the end we both got better with moguls feeling more control. With free skiing my daughter improved a ton. Nessa coached her down Spanky's Ladder!! I was worried the camp was only for experts but seems to be for intermediates and up. There was a mix of family, adult and ripper groups.
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • Claire F
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hitting the trailhead yesterday was amazing, once you hit the 3km marker you will start encountering isolated patches of snow. This becomes a snow trail from around 4km. Snow is densely packed all the way up to the meadows, around 5/6kms from the tusk itself. However once here, without snow shoes the snow becomes almost impossible. With the warm weather we started sinking, at points up to our waist. If you are planning to head here as we, snowshoes are defo recommended if you plan on getting anywhere near the finishing point. Be safe hikers!
    Written May 3, 2018
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  • Unsatisfied
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This hike is super intense, and if you have short legs definitely bring poles. Many very large steps, and scrambling required. Last km is freaky af don't look down. But the way down is not as scary as you might imagine as you are going up. View at the top is stunning, and seeing the glacier was pretty cool. Don't even look instead the outhouse at the top. Use the woods.
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • Triptravels1
    Perth140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tubing activity for those with no experience at snow sports. The tubing was fun, and was fast enough for me! Due to low snowfall at the start of the ski season, only 2 of the 7 tubing lanes were open. Tickets weren’t being sold online, only from the tubing park. On arrival, we needed to complete a waiver, then have our names added to the waitlist. At 11.45am, this was a 1 hour wait. You could be sent a text, or just leave and come back closer to your designated time. Others had been arriving from 10.30am to start lining up, before the park opened at 11am. We were given half-price tickets due to the conditions - as only 2 lanes were open, it took around 20 mins for each round trip, including: the tubing ride, travelling back up to the top via-magic carpet, and queuing to wait for your next turn. In our 1 hour session, we fit in 3 rides. Beautiful location and it was snowing during our session.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Jusug
    Hellerup, Denmark94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience. The steeps clinic is a like a guided tour of the double diamond terrain of the two mountains, going down places you may not have imagined yourself skiing (or not being a good idea to go without local knowledge) combined with the right dose of coaching and guidance on ski techniques and strategy to push your limits and give you the confidence to move on. Best ski days of the trip so far. Highly recommended.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • DanielleNH
    Bothell, WA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took an evening snowmobile tour to the top of BlackComb with fondue and music at the Crystal Hut. Our group guide was Tammy and she was wonderful. Very knowledgeable with a group of riders who had varying experience on snowmobiles. She was also incredibly funny. We could have hung out with her without an adventure tour!

    The ride itself was beautiful and definitely adventurous. Bring more clothes than you think you need to stay warm.

    We will adventure again with this group!
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • Sophie S
    Greater Shepparton, Australia77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had my 12 year old daughter enrolled in the 5 day ski camp, and then a two day, and then two single day lessons.

    I had thought that the camp would keep the same group of children and teacher (ideal for my daughter with autism), however each day was a different teacher and group. However, my daughter mostly had a great time. She is usually an over confident intermediate skier (which I pointed out on the first day) however she had a couple of good scares on the the first day and flatly refused to ski anything other than green runs for the rest of the trip. I was somewhat disappointed to see that, given at home she will ski the odd black run. However, she still progressed and her technique is significantly improved.

    The instructors and organisers were generally friendly and kind and made my daughter feel welcome each day.

    The had a GPS tracker on each child, and each night an email would arrive showing where they had skied for the day. This was great fun to relive with my daughter and keep her engaged. The instructors even let her ride with a GoPro some days so that she could record some of her runs, thank you. She loved being able to do this.

    Two thumbs up for Lisa (from Russia) whom really clicked with my daughter and gave her heaps of encouragement.

    The only negative is the extreme cost of WB Ski School, especially when you add a tip at the end of the day. Hence why I am giving 4 instead of 5 stars.
    Written February 6, 2022
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