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Whistler Winter Activities

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Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains get many feet of snow in winter, and the ski season can run from November to June, turning it into a fabulous area for winter sports. Ski programs are from children ages 3 and up, to experienced junior skiers. Skiing and snowboarding aren't the only options – there's tubing, dog sledding and sleigh rides too.

   

Snow school – The Ski and Snowboard school has group and private lessons for kids 3 and up, three or five day Adventure Camps for beginners to experienced skiers, including lunch, snacks and hot chocolate. Ski equipment and helmets available for rent. Winter Child Care provides infant and toddler childcare, up to age 4. The ski school has three different locations at Whistler Village, Blackcomb and Creekside, and you'll want to reserve lessons in advance.

   

Tube Park – There's seven different lanes, from easy to more difficult. Tubes are in kid sizes, plus snacks and hot chocolate on site. Tube Park is open December to April.

   

Outdoor adventure playgrounds – For younger kids, check out Tree Fort at Whistler (near Bear Cub trail), and Magic Castle at Blackcomb Mountain. Outdoor play areas are free.

   

Ice skating

      Meadow Park Sports Centre has a year-round indoor ice skating rink, afternoons are for public skating. Helmets and skates are available for rent, just remember to bring socks. (Meadow Park also has an indoor pool, kid's, and jacuzzi, towels available.)
      In Whistler Village, ice skating at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.
   

Sleigh rides

      Across from the Fairmont Chateau, go for a 30 min. sleigh ride, drawn by beautiful big Percheron horses (kids under 4 are free).
      Blackcomb Sleigh Rides offers sleigh rides around Green Lake, or a longer scenic sleigh ride on Blackcomb Mountain. Blankets are provided but dress warmly.
 

Dog sled tours – Experience the snowy wilderness on a dog sled – there's something about huskies that kids just love! Sleds only hold one adult and child, so a family of four will need two sleds, but the dog musher (your guide) will be with you at all times.

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