Whistler is home to North America’s largest ski resort. It’s also home to an impressive Olympic legacy. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Whistler, BC is an adrenaline junkies dream! If you’re heading to the mountains this winter, here’s a guide to some high-octane, winter activities you’ve got to try!
Experience the thrill of a lifetime racing down the world’s fastest bobsleigh track with your pilot! Or how about taking part in the Skeleton and launching yourself head-first down a track to experience an adrenaline rush like no other?! Whistler Sliding Centre is the place for you. Channel your inner Olympian and make this world-class facility the top of your winter activities agenda.
A firm favourite for visitors and Whistler locals alike, Whistler Bungee makes jumps year-round. Often voted as the most extreme activity in Whistler, jumpers leap 160ft (50 meters) over the glacial fed Cheakamus River. ‘Whether you jump on your own, tandem, or in a wheelchair, Whistler Bungee will give you an unforgettable experience for adrenaline seekers of all ages.’
Take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level with a mind-blowing trip into the back country. EA Heliskiing is a great way to experience the Canadian wilderness this winter. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time heliskier, they offer expert, unbiased advice, unbeatable choice and the best prices – guaranteed.
Another activity not often associated with winter, Superfly Ziplines operates year-round in Whistler. They’re located in the peaceful old-growth forests of Cougar Mountain, just 10 minutes by vehicle from the Whistler Village, and feature some of the most exciting and visually stunning backcountry ziplines in the world! ‘Superfly is all about moving through stunning wilderness landscapes with speed, excitement and friends. We’ll show you the ropes and then let you soar.’
Arguably the ultimate Canadian experience, Blackcomb Snowmobile was founded on the idea of offering visitors exclusive access to locations in the Whistler backcountry. They offer winter activities from 2-hour scenic tours to full-blown mountain dining experiences – no experience necessary! Remember to take your camera to capture those amazing views.
For more ideas on things to do in Whistler this winter, why not check out our post: Five Great Whistler Experiences For Non-Skiers