28 Ways to Enjoy Whistler’s Great Outdoors – #FairmontLovesFebruary
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly isn’t boring. With just 28 days of the most wonderfully wintery weather, there is a lot to do, and not a lot of time. If you’re planning a Whistler visit this February (and you definitely should!) a little planning goes a long way. Here are 28 of our favourite winter activities to embrace the outdoors and make the most of the season.
1. Go The Distance
Have you ever skied first chair to last run? Spend the entire day exploring the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb, and we truly mean the WHOLE DAY. From when the lifts start turning till they won’t let you up for more, you will be amazed how much you can see in one day.
2. Cocoa To Go
A hot cocoa or coffee from Portobello is the perfect accessory for a wander along the Village Stroll. And remember, it’s called a ‘stroll’ for a reason. Take your time, admire the sights and see what you discover along the way.
4. Slide With Style
Snow Tubing at the bubly Tube Park, it’s like tobogganing without all the hard parts. Enjoy effortless rides back to the top, and a cushy tube to sit on.
5. Feel The Burn
Challenge your thighs to burn their way through the whole distance from Whistler Peak to Whistler Creekside. This 11 km long, 1529m decent is a right of passage for Whistlerites.
6. Winter Wander
Strap on some snowshoes and wander through a snow-covered rainforest. Join one of our Whistler Experience Guide Tours and they will show you the way.
7. Ice Is Nice
Hike to the base of a frozen waterfall. Alexander Falls in the Callaghan Valley has a snowshoe trail that will take to you this amazing sight.
8. Sip Slope-Side
Après the right way with fireside bevvies on The Mallard patio.
9. See Forests Come Alive
Explore a multimedia night walk through an enchanted forest at Vallea Lumina.
10. Check The Wreck
Through the woods and over the river you can find an amazing sight – an old train wreck that has been covered with incredible street art. Getting there is easy, our Whistler Experience Guides can show you the way.
11. Skate Under The Stars
Tap into your inner Canuck and lace up your skates to glide under the stars. The Whistler Olympic Plaza rink is a magical place to skate with music, lights and rentals on site.
12. Elevate Your Skiing
Every skier’s dream is powdery untracked slopes. Splurge on a day of heliskiing for the ultimate ski experience.
13. Take An Epic Family Photo
Elevate your family photo. The Inukshuk at the top of the Peak Chair features panoramic views that are sure to give you a quality and frameable shot.
14. Watch A Mountain Sunset
A mountain sunset is truly a sight to see. Find a spot with a view of peaks and enjoy the show. We’re a big fan of the views from the Fairmont Gold Lounge balcony.
15. Take A Leap
Tap into your inner adrenaline adventurer with a jump over a glacial fed river with Whistler Bungee.
16. Embrace Your Inner Olympian
Get a taste of the Olympics with a bobsled adventure at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
17. Get Perspective
See Whistler in a whole new way from the window of a helicopter. Heli sightseeing tours soar over Whistler with views on iconic sights like the Black Tusk.
18. Swim Snowy Laps
Our lap pool is heated year-round. Slip in for a few laps this season.
19. Catch A Snowflake On Your Tongue
You’re never too old to enjoy the magic of the season. Take a moment to sit still and catch a flake on your tongue.
20. Rest & Recharge
Enjoy a restorative day in our health club. Cycle through our hot saunas, the eucalyptus steam room, and spend time relaxing fireside.
21. Feel The Need For Speed
Take a snowmobile tour to explore the deep snow and stellar views surrounding Whistler. Fair warning: it’s addictive.
22. Make Tracks
Spend the day exploring Lost Lake on cross country skis. Skate or classic, you’re sure to have a good time (and workout!).
23. Soar Like A Bird
In Whistler, you can zipline year-round. Join a tour to soar over snow-covered treetops and glacial-fed rivers.
24. Scale A Waterfall
For a quirky twist on rock climbing why not try climbing a waterfall. This activity doesn’t last long, so be sure to try it before the warm spring washes it away.
25. Leave Your Mark
Stop and enjoy the simple joy of making a snow angel.
26. Heat Things Up
When the temperature drops get toasty in one of our outdoor saunas. When you’re warmed to perfection hop in for some time in the pool.
27. See The Sights – With Heights!
You don’t need to ski to explore our mountain tops. Spend the day sightseeing with multiple gondola rides and a trip across the World Record-Breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
28. Ski To Your Front Door
When we say we’re ski-in/ski-out, we mean it. Finish your day while still on the snow at the base. Our valet team is there to collect your skis so you can go straight to après at The Mallard.
The only way to experience all the wonder Whistler is to be here! Explore our Best Winter Offers for deep discounts on your next getaway, and if you need help planning your perfect trip our vacation experts are always just a phone call away – 1 800 606 8244