Whistler Canada Tourist Information
One of the most popular things to do in Whistler is to take a gondola ride up into the snowcapped mountains. There are two gondolas that operate from Whistler Village. The Fitzsimmons Express Gondola runs from the town centre to the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. The Excalibur Gondola runs from the same location up Blackcomb Mountain.
There are also chairlifts that run up Blackcomb Mountain from Whistler's Upper Village (located at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain).
Thanks to Whistler-Blackcomb's new Peak-2-Peak Gondola, visitors can now ride up one mountain, catch the Peak-2-Peak to the other mountain and return to town on a different gondola.
There are plenty to things to do in the mountains, regardless of the time of year that you visit. In winter and spring, skiing and snowboarding is the order of the day. In summer and fall, hiking, mountain biking and mountain-top dining are popular activities.
Regardless of when you visit, you will enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, glaciers and the picturesque valley.
The Whistler Gondolas operate daily throughout the year. Please keep in mind that the temperatures can be quite cool at the top of the lifts (6,000 ft) so make sure to bring along warm clothing. Even in the summer months, there can be snow at the summit.