Whistler Activities for Non Skiers

Uncover the top winter activities in Whistler: Enjoy ziplining, snowshoe tours, gourmet dining, and more in this ultimate non-ski adventure guide. 

Family at the Bubly Tube Park at Whistler

Nestled in the heart of “B.C.”—British Columbia—Whistler Blackcomb offers access to far more than just a skier's paradise.

So what are some of the best things to do—non-ski activities—in Whistler in winter?

From ziplining to Scandinavian spas to culinary expeditions, winter activities extend well beyond its famous ski runs. So we’ll explore what to do in Whistler, besides some of the best skiing or riding of your life.  

Whistler Non-Ski Activities: A Winter Adventure Guide

Slide into Fun:

bubly™ Tube Park: Perfect for families and groups, the bubly™ Tube Park on Blackcomb Mountain offers an exciting downhill experience without any skiing skills required. Slide down multiple lanes of varying difficulty and feel the rush of winter in your face.

Soar Above the Snow:

Ziplining Tours: Take it to the trees as you fly above Fitzsimmons Creek and the stunning landscape of Whistler while ziplining with Ziptrek Ecotours Ziplining Adventures. One part ecological exploration, one part flying, this is sure to give you a unique perspective of the area's natural beauty. 

Take the Leap:

Whistler Bungee: Some say it is the most extreme activity in Whistler. Some say it’s the most scenic bungee in the world.  All we can tell you is that it is an unforgettable exhilarating 160ft (50 meters) freefall over the often roaring, glacial-fed Cheakamus River.

Dazzling Nights:

Fire & Ice Show: Every Sunday evening in the winter, the Skiers Plaza comes alive with the Fire & Ice Show. Powered by pure athleticism. Fueled by a A/V setup complete with pyrotechnics. It's a show of lights with dancers, skiers and snowboarders, and backflips through rings of fire.  

Guided Backcountry Tours:

Let Canadian Wilderness Adventures take you into the B.C. backcountry. Whether by snowmobile, snowshoe, or dog sled tour, you’ll get access to places otherwise inaccessible. Each tour is custom-tailored to the skill level of the riders. 

Speed and Ice:

Whistler Sliding Centre: Get your off-slope adrenaline fix at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Take a bobsled or skeleton run down the same tracks used by Olympians—one of only a few accessible tracks in North America. 

Tranquil Trails:

Snowshoe Tours: Experience what many refer to as a Whistler Wonderland. Join Whistler Blackcomb for Snowshoe Tours through serene, snow-covered, tree-lined trails, for a peaceful and scenic way to explore the winter landscape. Don’t forget snacks and water! 

A View from the Top:

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola: For starters, it’s the longest and highest—above the valley floor—in the world. And it’s meant for skiers, sightseers and snowboarders. It’s a journey through the clouds with stunning 360-degree views of snow-capped peaks in all of their grandeur. It’s a must do for every trip, whether it’s your first or fiftieth.

Relax and Rejuvenate:

Scandinave Spa Whistler: After a day full of adventure, the luxury of the Scandinave Spa awaits. Relax in hot Scandinavian baths, refresh under a waterfall, rejuvenate with a massage—all while taking in the views of Whistler Blackcomb valley.

Culinary Journey:

Whistler Tasting Tours: Take a tour through Whistler’s dining scene. From hidden gems, to the finest in Whistler Blackcomb, to a lunch tour, there is a tour for all tastes. From appetizer through dessert, each tour features multiple courses served over a tour of multiple restaurants. Make sure your names on the list—your tables are waiting. 

Enjoy Winter Time in Whistler  

The winter magic of Whistler Blackcomb extends far beyond its ski slopes. Whether you're seeking high-octane backcountry adventures, culinary tours, scenic gondola rides, or a relaxing spa treatment, you’ll have access to it all from Whistler Blackcomb.