Posted on December 09, 2020

When most people think about Whistler, they picture waking up at the crack of dawn to get the first lifts for steep and deep powder runs on Whistler Blackcomb mountains. At Crystal Lodge we know skiing and snowboarding are the main attractions for visiting Whistler in the Winter, but there is an endless list of fun things to do in Whistler and we are going to tell you our top picks for when you are travelling with a non-skier:

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Get your adrenaline fix without a lift ticket

Experience speed, snow covered trees and amazing views with ziplining. There are two companies in Whistler that offer some of Canada’s best zipline tours.

Make your way up Cougar Mountain and immerse yourself in Whistlers backcountry with Superfly Ziplines. With two of Canada’s longest tandem lines at 1km long and 500 feet above snow covered trees, you will be able to take in beautiful views whilst traveling at speeds up to 100kms an hour!

If you would like to learn about the amazing ecosystem that surrounds us here in Whistler BC; as well as hang upside down and put your courage to the test, then Ziptrek EcoTours is the one for you. The eagle tour is for those wanting to get their heart racing. Taking off from Olympic Station on Whistler Mountain, the first line is 2400ft long and 1000ft high giving you panoramic views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

Ziplining is a year-round activity that is even more enhanced when you are flying through snowflakes!

Put your brain to the test, can you escape?

If you are one for brain teasers and video games, an escape room will be something that will have you coming back again and again! Escape! Whistler offers 4 different room scenarios where with teamwork and creativity you race the clock to escape within 45 minutes.

The current themes running are Pinball Machine, Buried Cabin, Pirate Ship and Rabbit Hole. They are all rated differently in difficulty and if you get stuck you have a walkie talkie to ask for a few lifelines. This is a perfect activity for families of any age or those who are looking for an indoor activity on those colder days.

Take in the views

Whistler is surrounded by beautiful lakes which are illuminated by snowy peaks in the Winter. Take a stroll around Lost Lake, Alta Lake, Rainbow Lake or Green Lake and be rewarded with the amazing surroundings. You can explore even more by taking part in a snow shoeing tour by Whistler Snowshoe. Located in the Callaghan Valley, just a short 10 minute drive from the Crystal Lodge, they have 3 tours on offer ranging from beginner trails to more advanced trails. Our favorite tour is the Daytime Teepee Tour which incorporates a brief history of the area’s traditional uses and local First Nations ways as well as leading you to an exclusive backcountry teepee.

Fill your belly

The dining options in Whistler are some of the best in Canada. With bars and restaurants around every corner on the Whistler Village stroll, you will be able to find a cuisine for everyone. If you are looking for a spot to meet up with your friends once they are finished on the mountain, the Beacon Pub & Eatery is one the best pubs on the village stroll. With their customizable burgers, amazing appetizers, and endless craft beers on tap, you will find yourself coming back just to get through the menu.

These are just a few of our favorite things to do in Whistler Village in Winter. If you would like to learn about more activities available in the Winter you can visit the Crystal Lodge Whistler online activities page or you can contact our Guest Services Team and they can assist you in planning your Whistler getaway as well as finding Whistler accommodation at the best rates and offers we have at [email protected] or 1 800 667 3363.