While Whistler has epic scenery, luxurious spas and first- class dining, many visitors don’t come here solely with the intention of relaxing or being pampered. Whistler
was born out of a spirit of adventure, and if you’re looking to push
your limits with some truly challenging and exciting activities,
you’re in the right place.
From bobsleighing down the 2010 Olympic track to bungee
jumping above the Cheakamus River, Whistler offers adrenaline
junkies plenty of chances to make their hearts pound and fill
their social media platforms with impressive images and tales of
adventure. To help in that endeavour, we’ve narrowed it down to a
shortlist of Whistler’s wildest experiences so you can skip the slow,
safe and sanitized activities and get some serious thrills!
The skiable terrain at Whistler Blackcomb contains some
challenging areas and obstacles, and if you’re looking to push
your comfort zone, check out Extremely Canadian’s Steeps
Clinics. With the help of a professional guide, advanced-or expert-level skiers can enjoy skiing some of the resort’s
steepest slopes and alpine zones.
Extremely Canadian’s owner and operator, Peter Smart,
says Whistler Blackcomb offers no shortage of extreme inbounds terrain including couloirs, cornices and chutes. “They
[expert skiers] want to … ski steep entrances, and either
learn how to navigate them without getting their feet off the
ground or learn how to dominate them,” says Smart.
Those looking for technical instruction should opt for the
two-day package, but if you just want a shortcut to hair-raising terrain, the one-day tour will get you to the goods.
STORY BY STEVE FISHER