Summer in Whistler, B.C.
These days most ski resorts offer an incredible amount of things to do and experience in the summertime, from mountain biking, hiking, zip line tours, gondola rides and horseback riding to festivals and outdoor concerts, but if any resort is king of summer it’s Whistler Blackcomb.
With a 5,000-foot lift-served descent, Whistler Blackcomb is the top “bucket list” destinations for mountain bikers. There’s something for everyone at the Whistler Bike Park, which was designed by world-renowned Gravity Logic. Beginner mountain bikers to experts have their pick of trails from the Peak Zone’s Top of the World advanced to expert alpine single-track trails to the intermediate to expert Garbanzo Zone’s cool, wooded and rugged trails to the Fitzsimmons Zone which features a majority of cruising blue and green trails.
If you’re new to mountain biking or looking to polish up on some skills Whistler Bike Park offers some of the world’s best lessons and clinics. Click for tips on mountain biking at Whistler.
Whistler summer vacation
And if mountain biking isn’t really your thing, there’s plenty more reasons to make a summer trip to Whistler Blackcomb. Here are a couple favorites:
Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK glass-bottomed gondola, the world’s longest unsupported cable car, to and from Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain.
Bear viewing and ecology tours. Explore the beautiful Western Hemlock pine forests and learn about the local wildlife, vegetation, glaciers and rainforests with a naturist guide
Hike the 50 km (30 miles) of high alpine trails which wind through volcanic landscapes, wildflower-dotted meadows, glaciers and alpine lakes.
Ziptek Ecotours. Glide across Ziptrek’s network of ziplines suspended high above the valley that divides Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Glacier skiing and snowboarding. Yes, you can ski in the summer at Whistler Blackcomb’s Hortsman Glacier!
World-class events, like Ironman, Tough Mudder, Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival, Wanderlust yoga festival and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra are hosted by Whistler Blackcomb every summer.