Whistler Things to Do

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    Ride the Whistler Gondola

    by cinthya_in_victoria Written Jan 3, 2008

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    I went to Whistler in January and it was SO cold in the Village but that didn't stop me to go up to Blackcomb mountain to have a great view. After paying our lift tickets (of if you want to ski, buy the ski ticket) we did ride the Gondola and after almost 25 minutes we got to the Ski resort. Up there you find a souvenir shop, ski school a cafe, etc. Even we didn't ski, me and my sister had a great time playing with the snow, like if we were 5 years old again.

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    Snowmobile a Glacier by Helicopter

    by JohnnyUtah69 Written Apr 2, 2007

    If you like to snowmobile in the powder snow on a big mountain then look at this thing to do in Whistler. It's called Whistler Heli Sledder. This activity provider will transfer you to the top of the mountain by helicopter where your snowmobiles are waiting. Rip ont eh glacier like nothing else matters in the world. It's truly and incredible thing to do in Whistler.

    Operation runs until July 31st! Snowmobiling during summer!! Yes we do that here in Whistler. Then we go get a tan.

    Check out a video of what it's like at this link:

    http://www.whistleroutfitters.com/whistler-videos-xtra.html#1_4

    Enjoy!

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    Go Skiing/Snowboarding

    by GuthrieColin Updated Feb 26, 2007

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    Whistler is quite simply a giant ski resort. There are two seprate mountains with three enclosed gondolas which provide access to 38 different lifts. These lifts open up 8,171 acres (3,307 ha) of skiable terrain. The vertical difference from top to bottom is as much as 1,609 m (1 mile) on Blackcomb.
    The village is located at 657m (2,214 ft) and the ride to the top of the gondola takes more than 10 minutes. At just over 1,545m (5,069) on Blackcomb and 1,850 m (6,069) on whistler the chair lifts can take you even higher. With all this terrain one may get a little tired, there are 12 lodges for one to refuel at while traveling around the mountain. Other statistics are equally as impressive. This mountain is certainly a World Class ski resort. Oh, and if you want to save money check out this deal.

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    Roundhouse Lodge

    by GuthrieColin Updated Feb 21, 2007

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    Resting 1,850 m (6069 ft) above sea level the Roundhouse Lodge has several shops and diners for boarders and skiers to enjoy. The prices may be a little high but the convenience of not having to go all the way back down to the village (about 20 minutes downhill) may make the extra cost worth it.
    There are also some attractions nearby like the Iukshuk and the ice carvings behind the building that are ever changing.

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    Black Tusk

    by GuthrieColin Updated Feb 21, 2007

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    On the summit of Whistler Mountain, reached by taking “the peak” chairlift, on a clear day one can look out into Garibaldi Provincial Park and see a peak which stands out in stark contrast to the surrounding ones. The mountain is referred to as the Black Tusk and is certainly understandable why.
    The peak of the mountain at 2,319 m (7,608 ft) is a pinnacle of volcanic rock that is the remnant of a stratovolcano. The jagged peak can only be seen from Whistler’s summit on a clear day but it is a real treat when conditions are right.

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    Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

    by aukahkay Written Nov 9, 2006

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    Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course

    Home to Canada's only David Leadbetter Golf Academy, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is a beautiful golf course nestled among the mountains of Blackcombe. If you are a golf enthusiast, a round of golf at Fairmont Chateau is an experience not to be forgotten.

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    Whistler Village

    by aukahkay Written Nov 9, 2006

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    Whistler Village is the heart of Whistler. There are many restaurants, cafes, supermarket and shops selling souvenirs and ski equipment. When I was there in October, some of the restaurants were closed for the season. The gondolas and ski lifts were of course closed for maintenance.

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    Green Lake

    by aukahkay Written Nov 8, 2006

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    Seaplane at Green Lake
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    There are five lakes in the vicinity of Whistler Resort - Green Lake, Alta Lake, Alpha Lake, and Nita Lake. Of these, Green Lake is the largest and nearest to Whistler. I took a drive to Green Lake one autumn morning and was enchanted by the tranquility of the lake. The name is derived from the greenish hue of the lake. There are seaplanes on the lake which you can charter for scenic flights in and around Whistler and all the way to Vancouver.

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    Tree Trekking

    by Chip_Master Written Oct 9, 2006

    I was skeptical this would be fun. The wife signed us up and it turned out to be a blast. Like all the other tours they provide everything including transportation to and from the village.

    Since my kids were young we didn't do the full zip adventure sliding back and forth thru the trees. We treked 80-150ft above the valley in some great old growth trees between Whistler and Blackcomb. Watching the zippers looked like a blast. They got 4 rides across the valley going way to fast.. Too bad my boys weren't up for it.

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    Biking

    by Chip_Master Written Oct 9, 2006

    IN the summer biking is the thing. If you are a daredevil you can't beat the downhill course they put togather. If you are into leisure biking the valley bike routes are beautiful yet fun for the kids. Bring a picnic lunch and you can fill a couple days with biking.

    Can't bring a bike, have no fear, they rent it all here, even the body amour to protect you on your mountain decents!

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    Snow mobiling

    by Chip_Master Written Oct 5, 2006

    Its another one of the heavily advertised activities. A good family break activity from skiing. I think the people doing this was Mountain Adventures.

    Like all the advertised activities they pick you up from your hotel and take you for a 30' bus ride to the site. They provide gloves, boots, helmet and take you on the advertised length ride.

    We paid extra for the opportunity for our boys to ride the mini snow mobile. This is an overpriced photo op. The kids get like two or three rounds on a fixed course. The snow mobile goes real slow ( or should I say too slow to be "fun") Not surprising giving the concern with law suites and things. I guess if you must have a picture of your child riding or he is clamoring to try they you gotta to it. But afterwards you'll be saying I paid what for that!

    The overall guides were great as was the ride into the mountains. There was nothing special about the views nor the route. Just a snowmobile ride... but dollar for dollar okay except for the kids snowmobile thing.

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    Sleigh Ride

    by Chip_Master Written Oct 5, 2006

    This was a packaged evening sleigh ride / dinner package.

    Shuttle picks you up for an evening sleigh ride that takes you to a hut for some hot chocolate and entertainment. Afterwards our package included a dinner at the Bavaria Resturant.

    Sleigh ride and entertainment were umm how should I say okay. Not spectacular not oversold. Its a sleigh ride with no special scenary beyond the mountain. After having skied from the top how can a middle mountain view impress.

    What was great was we got introduced to Bavaria. Now we make it a point to eat here every time we visit.

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    Swimming/IceSkating

    by Chip_Master Updated Oct 5, 2006

    Meadow Park is a community rec facility about 15' outside of the upper village. There is a huge swimming pool with some additional kids play area with a fountains and other things to entertain the small ones. Makes for a great afternoon to do some ice skating followed by a couple hours of water fun. A great ski break day.

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    Whistler Village

    by TheTravelSlut Written Jul 28, 2006

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    Inside Whistler Village is on par if not better than Squaw Valley ski resort and there's lots to see and do here.

    Getting here is half the fun as the journey is scenic and breathtaking in many areas.

    Once inside the village there is no shortage of places to shop, eat, drink, or just relax and take in the surroundings.

    For activities, again, there is no shortage. The day I was there Whistler-Blackcomb was offering:

    Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, zip lining, mountain biking, hiking, golf, tennis and there is white-water rafting and fishing in the area.

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    See the 2010 Olympic Logo (the Ilanaaq)

    by Albernfrau Written Jul 3, 2006

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    Statues of the logo can be found at the top of Whistler mountain. When you first get off the gondola you will be greeted by one. It is possible to get your picture taken with this one which looks down over Whistler Village. You will find the other one once you get off the gondola take the chairlift to the peak and then you can have your pic taken with it to with the mountains in the background.

    Below I have explained the meaing behind the logo. It is hard to get the meaning when you sit it atop Whistler mountain as it is made of stone. Check out all my photos as I have a picture of the colour version too. FYI: Lots of controversy over this logo as BC people don't feel it represents us, especially Vancouver as it is an Inuit figure.

    The head is green for coastal forest green.
    The arms are blue for the coast and the torso is glacier blue for the mountains.
    The maple leaf red is represnted by the left leg.
    The right leg is alpine glow yellow to represent sunrises and sunsets.

    Its arms reach for the sky but its feet are rooted to the land.

    The name of the logo is "Illanaaq" which means "friend" in Inuit. The inukshuk is uniquely Canadian of symbol of friendship, hospitality....the symbol is used by the Inuit, to stack rocks in human form...a symbol of hope and friendship...

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