One of my favourite winter destinations is the resort town of Whistler, British Columbia. After all, it is just a two hour drive from our home and the town is filled with an abundance of adventures. Over the years, we have enjoyed weekend getaways with our friends and family. I cannot help but pick only one adventure to Whistler to write about, so I decided to share some of my favourites with you.
With the fresh winter snow on the ground, skiers and snowboarders gear up to enjoy the adrenaline rush that waits on Blackcomb Mountain. Although I would not consider myself a professional skier, I would say I am at the medium-level skier (No black diamond course yet!). This is mostly because of the cost of these winter sports. They sure are pricey, so when I get a chance to go, I always enjoy every minute. One of the first times we had ever skied in Whistler was when Thomas and I won tickets from the Kokanee Brewery. The tickets included free lift tickets and equipment rentals. When we got onto the mountain, Thomas was quickly reminded that he hadn’t gone skiing since grade seven! While we practiced on the beginner slopes, it was then that I realized that Thomas was a fish out of water. Although I cannot say I was any better; we both continued to wipe out every two minutes. Eventually, my wipe outs became minimal; However, Thomas was not as lucky. As we watched young children speed by us without any fear in their bodies, we both prayed that we would not break any bones. The best part of this day was when a child (approximately five years old) approached Thomas after he wiped out asking if he needed assistance from the teacher. It was the cutest, funniest moment I had seen in a long time…and for Thomas…he politely declined the child.
In following years, my girlfriends and I decided to make a girls trip to whistler for two nights. We stayed at the Fairmont Hotel which was amazingly luxurious. It was a different experience for someone who usually stays at hostels but I have to admit the soft white spa robes and outdoor hot tubs while it snowed was pure perfection. With the beauty of the Canadian mountains in the background, one of the highlight adventures on this trip was going snow tubbing! For only $20 CAN we were able to go snow tubbing for two hours. This was the perfect alternative to any other expensive winter sport but just as fun!!! For snow tubbing fanatics, Whistler has some serious snow tubbing grounds, so be prepared to enjoy fast paced speeds!
Whether it is for a girl’s weekend getaway, new years, weddings or just to get some relaxation, every memory shared in Whistler has been amazing. As I look forward to seeking out new adventures in this charming location, I hope you get the opportunity too! After all…I still want to experience snowmobiling! Why not come join in on the ride!?!