If you’re travelling to Whistler in the winter, you probably plan on skiing or snowboarding. The resort at Whistler-Blackcomb is open for skiing and riding even into July, and it opens during the falls first cold snap. Expect world-class runs and multi-class skiers and boarders – it helps to have some experience on a slope, but participants of all skill levels can find a run that’s right for them. In terms of a three-day winter itinerary, plan on hitting the slopes for two days and spend the third doing something different such as snowmobiling.
Snowmobiling is an increasingly popular pastime here. If you’ve never laid your hands on a snowmobile, there’s an introductory, two-hour tour in which a guide will lead you over some scenic trails. You’ll get a feel for the vehicle and its fun for all ages. On the other hand, if you are more experienced or daring, there is a more challenging, backcountry snowmobile tour.