Winter in Whistler
Whistler has things to do for both skiers and non-skiers - use our guide to winter activities to plan your winter vacation whether you want to ski Whistler Blackcomb, try outdoor adventures, discover the delights of Whistler Village or simply relax and enjoy a true winter wonderland.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing/Snowboarding is the obvious one here! Lift tickets are available at both Whistler and Blackcomb base, along with ski rental shops. It’s worth looking into an ‘Edge Card’ if you are a Canadian or Washington state resident, for better prices on your lift tickets.
A great idea for early risers or anyone looking for fresh lines! Board the Whistler Village Gondola at 7:15am and head up to the Roundhouse Lodge for a delicious, mountain-sized breakfast buffet. Then, as an added bonus, get your fill of fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy on the upper mountain before the rest of the world is even out of bed. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of, and are available from Guest Relations or any ticket window. $19.95 per adult, $13.95 per child.
The outdoor skating rink is located in the village at Olympic Plaza and is open from mid-December until the end of April and is FREE ($5 skate rentals). The setting is beautiful, especially in the evening, but during the day it’s quieter!
Open seven days a week*: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed for maintenance daily: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Skating is also available as a drop in activity at Meadow Park sports centre.
Why not take advantage of one of the unique winter activities in Whistler and enjoy the thrill of a snowmobile ride through the pristine backcountry. There are several companies offering snow mobile tours in and around whistler. Head on over to the Whistler Blackcomb website for more information!
Fire and Ice
(FREE) The Fire and Ice Show is great entertainment for all ages, showcasing some of Whistler’s best skiers and riders jumping through rings of fire! There are fireworks and fire spinners too. Every Sunday during peak winter months, 7.30pm in Skier’s Plaza.
Coca-Cola Tube Park
The tube park is located at base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain and is open during peak winter months:
7 Tube Lanes to enjoy from a more gentle slope (kids’ lane) to longer faster lanes. There is a “kids only” lane too.
Tube Lift (conveyor) for easy access up to the tube lanes.
Hot snacks/beverages available for purchase on site, featuring Belgian Waffles, French hot dogs, hot chocolate, and some other types of snack food and beverages (no alcohol).
Heated Washroom facilities.
Fire pit area with seating. Seating also available around the Snack hut
Tickets from $22 for one hour.