5 Things to Do on a Rainy Whistler Day
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year to visit Whistler and experience the beauty of the changing valley leaves against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains all around.
This year, seasonally high precipitation has caused over 100 cm of snow to fall in the alpine and October has only just arrived. Although the mountain isn't scheduled to officially open until Nov. 28th, in the past they have opened up early due to good snow conditions.
Until then things are quiet and very, very wet down in the valley. However, you can still make the most out of your alpine adventure... just remember to bring a raincoat!
Here's a list of 5 activities you can do regardless of the weather:
1. Go indoor rock climbing at The Core just steps from the hotel
They have climbing areas for different ages and levels of experience that are sure to guarantee a fun and challenging time. If climbing isn't for you, they also offer a variety of classes including yoga, pilates, and spinning. After you work up a sweat be sure to visit our spa on the 2nd floor and soothe your muscles in the hot tub.
2. Fly across Whistler Blackcomb with ZipTrek EcoTours
Don't let the weather keep you indoors - ZipTrek runs ziplining and treetrek tours rain or shine. The trees will help you stay dry while you explore the magic of the rainforest from way up high. Forgot to pack a rain coat? No problem! They offer complimentary rain gear so you'll be comfortable even on the dampest days. Find out more information from their website or come down and ask us at the front desk.
3. Enjoy a movie at the Village 8 Cinemas
What's more classic to do on a rainy day than watch a movie? Located in the heart of the village is Whistler's one and only movie theatre, recently upgraded to offer the latest digital and 3D movies. Insider's Tip: Become one of their Facebook Fans for access to discounted movie tickets and free popcorn. For current showtimes, visit their listings or check on the bulletin board beside the front desk.
4. Relax and unwind at the Scandinave Spa Whistler
Soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valley while you plunge into the hot and cold baths situated inside a beautiful spruce and cedar forest. Scandinavian baths are known to cleanse the body, stimulate blood circulation, and release endorphins. Spend some time in the state of the art steam room and sauna before moving on to a Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue or Hot Stone massage.
5. Journey back in time to the 2010 Olympics at the Whistler Museum
Take a short walk to our local museum and visit the "Hosting the World" exhibit that takes you through Whistler's 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Featuring hands-on, interactive activities, you'll get to experience the excitement of the games all over again. They also have other interesting exhibits that take you through Whistler's rich history all the way back to our earliest pioneers.
Don't let the rain ruin your trip... just come to the front desk and borrow an umbrella so that you can still make the most out of your alpine adventure.
Have a suggestion for a rainy day activity? Let us know in the comments what you would do or have done to make the most out of a rainy day?