A Day Off the Slopes in Whistler


Located just 2 hours north of Vancouver, the town of Whistler, B.C. is a treasure trove of winter activities of all types. Understandably, most of the attention normally goes to the incredible Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. Boasting 200 trails across a sprawling 8,171 acres of skiable terrain on two mountains, Whistler Blackcomb draws people from all over the world to experience this world class ski resort for themselves. What most people don't realize is that there is plenty to do in Whistler even if you're not planning on hitting the slopes. Planned in collaboration with Tourism Whistler, we took part in an action-packed day of activities off the mountain. We also made sure to take some breaks to refuel at a couple of the must-eat spots in Whistler!

There's no shortage of awesome spots to eat in Whistler so it was definitely tough to pick a spot for breakfast, but The Gone Eatery's delicious food, chill vibe, and super convenient location makes it a winner in my book. The breakfast sandwich is perfect fuel for a day of adventure in the mountains.

Next up was a snowshoeing adventure on the Medicine Trail in the Callaghan Valley. It was an amazing experience being surrounded by the snow-covered trees, walking across frozen lakes, and drinking healing tea. Perfect way to unplug from city life and take in the vast expanse of nature here in Whistler.

There's no better way to explore the Whistler backcountry than by snowmobiling through the many trails of Cougar Mountain! The snow was really falling by this point and it was amazing to see the landscape completely blanketed in snow as we explored high and low. With so many amazing activities offered here in Whistler, there's really something for everyone.

It's one thing to zipline in the daylight, but it's impossible to describe the feeling of twilight ziplining 650ft above the canyon floor in near white out conditions. In the dark with the snow rushing past your face, the sense of speed is just unreal. Everyone has to experience this at least once in their life. 

After a long day of adventuring, it was time for some dinner and drinks at Garibaldi Lift Co. You can either sit by the fireplace and thaw out or grab a table by the window and watch the snow fall on Blackcomb Mountain. Definitely try one of the Caesars! Thanks for following along with me on my action packed day in Whistler. Hope you guys get out there soon!