Back To Blog March 13, 2021

Snowshoeing in Whistler forest with dog


Whistler Blackcomb is known as having some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain in the world, but what if you’re not keen on skiing? Don’t worry. Whistler’s epic mountains and beautiful valley provide so much more than skiing. So, if flying down the mountain on two planks isn’t your thing, there are multiple options to keep you entertained while you’re in Whistler. We commonly say it’s not an issue of what to do, it’s how to fit it all in!

1. Snowshoeing

One of the most popular ways to explore the stunning Whistler valley is simply via walking (with a little help). Strap on some snowshoes and you’ll experience the peacefulness that only snow-covered trails can provide, all while getting in a little bit of exercise. The two most popular snowshoeing destinations are the Callaghan Valley and the Lost Lake trail network. At both locations, you can rent snowshoes and access the stunning snowshoe trails for a fee.   

2. Sightseeing

Take in the epic vistas of Whistler by purchasing a sightseeing ticket from Whistler Blackcomb. With this ticket, you’ll be able to experience the expansiveness of the mountains without having to ski down them. The record-breaking Peak to Peak Gondola spans from Blackcomb to Whistler mountain, giving you easy access to both mountains, as well as mountain-top dining experiences.

3. Scandinave Spa

If you just want to get away from it all, the Scandinave Spa is our top recommendation for rest and relaxation. You’ll experience traditional Scandinavian hydrotherapy in a rustic, natural setting. The baths are nestled on the edge of spruce and cedar forests, with stunning views of the mountains as a backdrop. Can you already feel your stress already melting away? 

4. Ziptrek Zipline

For those who still want to get their heart pumping with a dose of adrenaline, try out Ziptrek Ziplining. You’ll have a birds-eye view of the mountains as you fly amongst the trees via zipline. These tours aren’t just about the views though, you’ll receive an educational experience from your guide as you hike from zipline to zipline.

5. Snowmobiling

Experience the Whistler wilderness by snowmobiling through the scenic Callaghan Valley. From first-time riders to advanced snowmobilers, Canadian Wilderness Adventures is a fantastic touring company to book with. You’ll have experienced guides and instructors leading you through some of the most pristine backcountry scenery Whistler has to offer.