The 7 Seasons Of Whistler: Which Is Right For You?
There’s a reason Whistler Blackcomb is consistently rated one of the world’s top year-round destination resorts: there’s truly something for everyone here, no matter what season you choose to come. I like to think of Whistler as having seven “seasons” each with its own unique qualities, benefits and appeal. So let’s get started and find the season that works best for you!
Endless fun in the mountain sun
Summer: June to August
Okay, let me get this out of the way right now: summer is, in my humble opinion, THE most underrated time of year here at Whistler Blackcomb. I know that phrase “something for everyone” tends to get a little overused but if it applies anywhere, it’s here. Where do I begin? Head up to the top of the mountains where you’ve got over 50km of absolutely stunning hiking trails to choose from, the world record-breaking PEAK2PEAK gondola [TL1] to knock your eyeballs out, amazing mountaintop[TL2] restaurants, jaw-dropping wildlife viewing – heck, you can even go glacier skiing (until mid-July) if you didn’t get your fill during the snow season. While you’re up there, you’ve got to try one of Whistler’s most awesome experiences – the breathtaking Cloudraker Skybridge. Heading down to the valley, the choices get even more mind-boggling. Ziptrek tours, summer bobsleigh runs (yeah, the ones they used in the Olympics!), ATV adventures, the Family Adventure Zone… I could go on and on but if you’re trying to decide where to go and what to do on your next summer getaway, I strongly encourage you to have a look at some great mini-itineraries I’ve cobbled together: 72 Hours In Whistler For FAMILIES and 72 Hours in Whistler for Adventure Travellers.