Whistler winter activities off the snow

No snow? No problem. Whistler winter activities off the snow

Whistler’s reputation for delivering snow during Winter seasons over the last few years has been stellar. Just look at the Snowfall Totals by Month and Season on Whistler Blackcomb’s website, showing snowfall records for the past 10 years. It’s pretty impressive. Monthly records were broken three years in a row between November 2009 and March 2012. Ah, they were good years!

Every now and again mother nature has a habit of taking a break – and so far the 2013-2014 season looks like one of those times (March has typically been a good month for snowfall so there’s hope yet). With snowfall levels at record lows halfway through the season, it’s not looking good for those of us yearning for a repeat of the continuos pow days of recent years.

However, all is not lost. It might be Winter right now – although it’s getting harder to tell – but Whistler is a year-round resort. What that means is that there is always Winter activities off the snow. Here are a few ideas …

Ice Skating

A true Canadian experience – best enjoyed with friends and hot chocolate! Check out Tourism Whistler’s website for more info.

Bungee Jumping

Thinking of doing a bungee jump? Done one before and want to go again? Then Whistler Bungee is the answer to your prayers. Open year-round, this is an awesome way to spend a day with friends off the mountain.

Ziplining

This is fun. Honestly, if you haven’t tried it yet then now is the perfect time. Ziptrek and Superfly have some amazing packages, so go check them out.

Bobsleigh and Skeleton

This truly is a unique experience. The Whistler Sliding Centre now offers two thrilling rides down their world class sliding track. Bobsleigh and Skeleton rides are open to the public. Check out their website for the Winter schedules.

XC Skiing & Snowshoeing

Okay so technically this one is on the snow. Open 12 hours a day throughout the Winter season, Cross Country Connection offer rentals, tours and lessons for all abilities. Why not try something a little different?

Indoor Exercise

The Core, Whistler Creek Athletic Club, Crossfit and Meadow Park offer plenty of options for those wishing to keep active while waiting for the snow to fall.

Bars & Restaurants

Yep, there’s always a burger and beer deal somewhere in town. There are way too many options to list here, but keep an eye on Pique Newsmagazine and The Question for weekly deals.

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