There’s just as much to do in the off-season on Whistler and Blackcomb as there is to do during the ski and snowboard season! Whether you’re going up with friends, on a romantic getaway or with the family, there’s something to do for you.
Elaine, who owns a Breakaway property up at Whistler says that her favourite things to do in the off-season are to explore the area through hiking and biking, shopping and eating at their favourite restaurants. “We love Sushi Village, the Tandoori Grill and the Spaghetti Factory,” shared Elaine, “And not as much for the food, but for the patio, we adore Citta’s (pronounced ‘Cheetas’).” During the summer, the kids would bike to one of the lakes and go swimming, where you can also picnic or have a barbecue!
On top of that, there’s always hiking, festivals, concerts, special events and horseback riding, all which can be fun for the whole family! Don’t forget about taking the gondola up Blackcomb for some hiking, and the Peak-to-Peak over to Whistler for even more.
If you’re interested in something a little different, Wendy and Bruce Fougner, owners of Breakaway, recently did the RBC GranFondo to Whistler. After biking from downtown Vancouver up to Whistler, there was a band playing, a great beer gardens and medals that they handed out to everyone.
There’s also a farmer’s market every Sunday throughout the summer, which has a whole mixture of artisans doing everything from specialty treats to jewelry and art pieces. There are also activities available for young kids, like bumper cars, a bouncy castle and rope climbing. What are you waiting for? Head up the mountain all year round for something fun to do!