Whistler: The Perfect All Year Round Ski Destination
Located at a short distance away from Vancouver, Canada, Whistler is one of the largest and most popular ski resort towns in North America. This small town lies beautifully in the British Columbia region of Canada with its two majestic mountains, namely Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This incredible ski town is not only a popular winter destination, but it serves as a great place to visit during summers too. During the winter months, the town provides a plethora of winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding etc. Whereas during the summer months, you can enjoy various activities like mountain biking, hiking, zip lining, as well as skiing on the powdery snow of its mountains. You can rent one of the Whistler home rentals any time of the year, and spend a memorable vacation no matter when you visit this quaint little town.
Winter Activities in Whistler
During the winter months, the whole village of Whistler and the surrounding areas get covered in powdery snow, making it one of the perfect place to enjoy various snow activities. Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities during this time. However, the powder-covered areas give way to various other activities during winter. You can go on a snowmobile ride through the old-growth forests to explore the surrounding areas. Dog-sleigh rides and backcountry skiing are also really popular during this time. You can visit the Lost Lake which gets completely frozen during the winter months, and explore the various ski-trails or just ski through the maintained powder tracks. Head over to Gates Lake to enjoy a hockey game with the locals, or enjoy ice-fishing.
Summer Activities in Whistler
In summer, the valley gets unfrozen, giving way to a remarkably beautiful ski-resort town full of life. The mountains remain snowy at the top, where you can still enjoy skiing. However, the hiking trails and the lower parts get completely unfrozen, giving way to various possibilities in terms of hiking. The Mountain Bike Park in Whistler is the largest mountain bike park, where you can experience the thrill of riding your bike downhill through the mountain trails. The unfrozen Lost Lake provides a beautiful spot where you can spend a day away from the crowd, and explore the hiking trails that start from here. You can also go for a helicopter tour to the Rainbow Mountain peak, and experience the beautiful vistas of the valley down below. Gates lake hosts a number of weekend festivals during the summer months for you to enjoy.
Year-round Activities in Whistler
There are several activities in Whistler which remain open and functioning throughout the year. One of such activities is the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, which has won several awards. This ride provides you with an unparalleled view of the mountains and the valley. The ride joins the two mountain peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb together, and the journey takes only eleven minutes to finish. You can also enjoy the zip line rides any time of the year. The zip line rides also let you experience the beautiful view of the valley, with an added dosage of adrenaline rush. You will get to zip line over and through the old-growth forests reaching a maximum speed of seventy kilometres per hour. After all of that, head over to Whistler town to enjoy some locally brewed beer, or learn all about the local culture at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
With so much to offer, Whistler really serves as the perfect ski-destination which you can visit any time of the year. No matter what you enjoy, whether you want to spend your whole day skiing, or you want to go on some hikes or enjoy riding your bike on the mountainous terrain, Whistler will have something or the other for you. So head over to this beautiful little town for your next trip, and you can be sure to have a memorable vacation.
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Published: 2017-10-31 15:22:49