June 25, 2017

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Whister Summer

See a different side of Whistler when the snow melts. Guests can take the lifts to the top of the mountains for alpine hiking and other outdoor activities, as well as some summer skiing on Blackcomb Glacier.  Enjoy a sightseeing gondola ride to a mountaintop restaurant. Then take the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola for an unmatched aerial view of Garibaldi Provincial Park with ranges of inspiring peaks. Take a bear viewing tour or a glacier walk. Go mountain biking or play mini golf.  

On the mountain biking part, Whistler has arguably one of the best mountain bike parks and system of trails in North America. Known for its week long Kokanee Crankworx festival with world class racing, bands, parties, exhibitions this three ring circus of mountain biking is not to be missed. For us regular folks the park offers plenty of cruising trails through the lush coastal forest. Intermediate riders dig the tight and technical singletrack while the body armor boys and girls can find steep, rocky ridges and root strewn lines. AMH has a listing of its hotels with secure bike storage with cameras and motion detectors, bike washes, tuning stations and laundry facilities.

Other activities include, technical rock climbing, non technical peak climbing, fly and lure fishing, great golfing, whitewater rafting, jeeping, horseback riding and more. Include in that ‘More’ part a couple of really nice alpine lakes nearby the locals like to swim in. Oh, the road biking has developed due to the strong local bike culture and new roads. We recommend the Tour de Whistler, a loop of the valley with nine significant climbs, the 50 km Pemberton Meadows Loop with it’s pastoral countryside and for the climbers try the Duffy Lake Road with it’s new surface and 3,000 ft of elevation gain in 8 miles! For a little family time, explore the Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone. Or, get your blood pumping with a thrilling bungee jump from a 160ft (53 meter) bridge spanning 300-ft. over the glacial fed Cheakamus River. Now you’re livin’ Whistler style!