The Adrenaline Junkie’s Guide to Whistler

Your heart is thumping in your ears, your sight is clear, your blood is pumping… you’re in the middle of an epic adrenaline rush and there’s nothing like it in the world. So if you are craving for some adrenaline in Whistler in the winter time, you did come to the right place. Whistler has several, nay, tons of activities to get that blood-pumping, heart-thumping rush going!

Heli-skiing

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There’s no denying it: hitting those high peaks where no tracks exist is an unrivaled skiing experience. No lifts lines, no crowds, unbelievable views… not to mention the minimum input with maximum outcome, heli-skiing in Whistler is not to be missed. To access that pure white fluff at the top of a mountain, sign up for heli-tours! Led by experts and professional helicopter pilots, and catered to all different skill level from intermediate up to pro, the run options are endless. Your only question when atop the mountain peak will be: “Which run will I conquer?” With record snowfall this year, this backcountry adventure will make you feel alive!

 

Luge

Adrenaline in Whistler in the winter

Have you ever wanted to be an Olympian? Chances are you’re not – but you can luge like one! Whistler, as host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games has inspired awe in athletes and sports lovers alike, and their Sliding Centre can make your Olympic dreams become a reality. Situated on Blackcomb Mountain, the Sliding Centre offers bobsleigh and skeleton rides throughout the winter on the fastest ice track in the world! There’s nothing to get your blood pumping like zipping headfirst at top speed down an ice chute! Had enough of the ice chute? Have no fear; the Olympic Park offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and baseboard jumping to get some more thrills! You’ll never run out of activities here!

 

Ziptrek

Adrenaline in Whistler in the Winter

Fly through the canopy in the temperate rainforests surrounding Whistler with the Whistler Zip Trek tours! Travelling more than 100km/hr, this zipline sends you soaring through the upper layers of the forest, providing a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding trees and the white water dividing Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. At 2km in length it is the longest zipline in North America, and provides for hours of entertainment and awe. With treetop viewing platforms, suspension bridges, and multiple ziplines, the whole family can spend hours up there, learning about mountain ecology while zipping through canopy. This eco-adventure will send you and your spirit soaring!

 

Bungee Jumping

Now this is something on almost everyone’s bucket list: Whistler offers a 50 metre bungee jump over the Cheakamus River, surrounded by old growth forest and beautiful basalt column cliffs. Get your thrills as you stand at the edge of the bridge, looking out at the iconic Black Tusk Mountain before plunging into the space below. With a harness that attaches either on your ankle or around your chest, this operation is professionally run, and even offers a free t-shirt after your jump to celebrate your courage! Spurred on by spontaneity, Whistler Bungee is open every day, all year around, so go and get your jump on!

 

A Different Kind of Rush…

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Finally, for a different kind of thrill, go out to the Bearfoot Bistro for their vodka tasting room! Featuring over forty types of vodka, the Ketel One Ice Room is the coldest vodka tasting room in the world! At -32C this is an experience not for the faint of heart! Warm up from the inside out after a day of outside adventure by tasting some of the finest vodkas around. Now that’s an altogether different adventure.

Whistler continues to astound and amaze at every turn. This is just a sample of the thrill-seeking options available in the area! No matter your expectations, Whistler will meet and exceed them every time. Check out more deals and talk to local experts to find out more! Check out Enjoy Whistler  great deals and book your ski vacation with up to 45% OFF.  With more than 27 feet of white stuff dumped on Whistler so far and more to come, this is not a season to be missed at any cost! No matter what you are planning to do: from heli skiing to snowshoeing. Whistler is the place to be these days!