Posted on March 20, 2018

Outdoor Winter Activities in Whistler

With so much to do in Whistler in the winter you will run out of time before you run out of activities.  This town is centred around adrenaline sports which makes it the playground for fast pace sport lovers from all over the world.  When you are not rushing down the ski hill, there are other ways to enjoy winter in Whistler with activities that are based around adrenaline and gas powered machines or winding down with nature one on one.

Here is a list of a few outdoor winter activities that you should consider doing on your next trip to Whistler.


Adrenaline Junkies

If adrenaline is your thing then Whistler is the place to be.  Feeling the G forces is a regular day occurrence in this town.  From the thrill of racing down the ski hill to getting to experience the rush of the Olympic bobsleigh track, there is a thrill waiting to be had around every corner.

This fun adrenaline filled sport is great for people of all ages.  You get to explore places that you cannot reach on skis or snowshoes. Experience mystic nights, dinner under the stars, frozen lakes, remote cottages, snow fields, gold rush towns and more with The Adventure Group or Canadian Snowmobile Tours.

If you don’t think you have what it takes to make the leap, you can also go tandem and take the plunge with a loved one making the experience a bit more managable.  Whistler Bungee is located a 14 minute drive south of Whistler down Hwy 99 close to the Callaghan Valley.

They also have skeleton where you can head down the track headfirst on your own sled.  No experience required so get ready to knock this off your bucket list.

The rink is open throughout the day, closing for an hour at 1:30pm and 5:00pm for maintenance.  It is open until 8:30pm, don’t worry if you don’t have skates, there are rentals there for $6 a pair and don’t forget to bring your helmet.


One with Nature

After a fun filled day full of adrenaline there are a few activities you can do to unwind and become one with nature.

Renting skis is also a breeze; you can stop at the first entrance at Alexander Falls Touring Centre and access the Callaghan Ski Shop.  You can also continue onto the second entrance to the Whistler Olympic Park Rentals at the Daylodge.  Both have classic or skate skiing rental options.  Check out Ski Callaghan for more details including rates, opening hours, trails and lessons.  From the Crystal Lodge & Suites the Callaghan Valley is located 14 kms south of Whistler Village.

If you are looking for something a bit closer to the Crystal Lodge & Suite, Lost Lake is the answer.  It has 30kms of groomed trails that you can access and 4kms of lighted trails for nights skiing which takes plae until 8pm daily.  You can also rent equipment out of the Lost Lake PassivHaus for a full day or a half day rental.

The Callaghan Valley can be explored on foot as well.  There are over 35mms of snowshoe trails that weave through the amazing landscape.  If you are looking to bring your furry family member, the trails at the Callaghan offer18kms of dog friendly trails.


Whistler Accommodation

If you are interested in visiting Whistler and checking out any of the winter activities listed above call our friendly In-House Reservations Team at  1.800.667.3363  or email [email protected] for more information.