Whistler Blackcomb On-Mountain Activities
With the most skiable terrain in North America, Whistler Blackcomb has earned for good reason North America’s #1 resort ranking. Two side by side mountains come together under one lift pass to offer 8,171 of skiable acres. From first timers to seasoned veterans, Whistler Blackcomb offers terrain and services for all types of skiers and riders.
You can choose your type of terrain: groomers, glades, bumps, trees, open bowls, steep shoots, crazy cliff drops, or rails, boxes and big air jumps in one of the multiple terrain parks.
A day at Whistler Blackcomb offers so much more than just skiing and riding. Here are our seven favorite on-hill activities and places to visit this winter.
Visit the Tree Fort on Whistler Mountain and the Magic Castle on Blackcomb Mountain (Family certified). Take off your skis or board and explore these great outdoor adventure play lands. They are free and perfect for a short afternoon break.
The Tree Fort is located just off of Bear Cub run near the Big Red chairlift, and the Magic Castle is located off Easy Out Run, just above the base of the Catskinner Chair.
Explore the Wonder Routes (All ages certified). The Wonder Routes are six different networks of trails, with waypoints and stops along the way to help you discover all that Whistler and Blackcomb have to offer. There’s Top of the World Route, which takes you to the four highest points on Whistler and Blackcomb. The Steep Sampler, Size Matters Route, Family Certified Route and Powder Stashes Route.
Enjoy live music, during the Kokanee Sunday Sessions at Seppo’s in the Roundhouse Lodge (Adult certified). Live music, cold drinks and good times every Sunday at Seppo’s.
Waffles at the Crystal Hut (All ages certified). The Crystal Hut is a cozy log cabin located on Blackcomb’s Crystal Ridge, which is famous for all-day Belgian waffles. Loaded with berries and whipping cream, simply delicious!
Fresh Tracks Mountain Top Breakfast (All ages certified). You get to upload Whistler Village Gondola between 7:15am and 8:00am to enjoy a mountain-sized breakfast buffet at the Roundhouse Lodge. You then get to enjoy a few laps before the mountain opens for the day.
Venture up Flute Summit (Youth and adult certified). Flute is Whistler’s in-bounds backcountry area, it is patrolled and avalanche controlled by Whistler’s ski patrol. There is no lift access, so you have to earn your turns with a 30 - 45min hike. Once you’re at the top, there are multiple routes down, ranging from intermediate to advanced.
Take a ride on the World record-breaking Peak to Peak Gondola (All ages certified). The longest and highest lift in the world. The Peak to Peak Gondola spans from the high alpine on Whistler to the high alpine on Blackcomb, it is 4.4km long and only takes 11 minutes.
Image Credit: Paul Morrison / Whistler Blackcomb - Tree Fort, Waffles, Breakfast