Whistler Winter Recreation
While downhill skiing may be Whistler's calling card there's no shortage of activities that doesn't require chairlifts and gondolas. Guests can takes an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride or try out dog sledding at nearby Cougar Mountain. If you’re feeling the ol'time hockey spirit why not take a skate at the Meadow Park Sports Centre or any of Creekside's frozen ponds and lakes.
Zip-treking has become a very popular option over the years as it allows guests to sore high above the tree line, over river crossings and amongst the Whistler wildlife. For those that wish to keep their feet on the ground you why not grab a toboggan or GT and hit up any of the local hills, or check out The Coca Cola Tube Park.
Whistler is full of great recreational choices for the whole family.
Olympics Winter Sports Legacy
One of the coolest activities to choose from during your winter stay is bobsledding at the Whistler Sliding Centre. If you’re looking for a thrill you can team up with an experienced bobsled driver who will take you down the 2010 Winter Olympic bobsled track at blistering speeds.
If you’re looking to take in the Olympic experience at a bit slower of a pace why not check out the Whistler Olympic Park? The Nordic sports centre is located about 25 minutes outside of Whistler but is well worth the visit. While you’re there take advantage of their 57 KM's of groomed cross country skiing trails. For the less experienced skier why not try out snowshoeing. If your more comfortable just enjoying the views then kick back in the world class Whistler Park lounge with a hot coffee or hot chocolate and admire the amazing scenery of the Callaghan Valley. Equipment rentals are available at the lounge.
Ask your Lodging Ovations representative about these and the activities listed below.
Winter Activities in Whistler
|Alpine / Downhill Skiing||Snowboarding|
|Cross-Country / Nordic skiing||Snowcat Skiing|
|Heli-Skiing & Snowboarding||Tobogganing|
|Ice Climbing||Tree Trek|
|Outdoor & Indoor Skating||Tube park|
|Sleigh Rides||Zip Trek|
Photo Credit: Robin O'Neill (Skater), Toshi Kawan (Skier)