Whistler is a resort town in the Coast Mountains, nestled between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Whistler — also known as “the Village” — has an average snowfall of 33.5 feet. Surrounded by wilderness, the town gives snowmobilers access to lakes, forested land and glaciers, which add an exciting variety of terrain and scenic views to any ride.
Blackcomb has several tours available for travelers; recommended for first-time riders, scenic rides use groomed trails. The wilderness adventure tour includes snowmobiling on frozen lakes. Family and private tours allow members of your group to ride together. Extreme team tours lead guests into high alpine bowl and powder areas or backcountry sites. Guests enjoy snacks or a meal on each tour. Blackcomb offers two- and three-hour tours; backcountry extreme rides last four hours. Blackcomb has two locations: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Hilton Whistler Resort. The company uses Bombardier Snowmobiles.
Whistler has options for those who want a tour and those who prefer to take off on their own to explore. The intermediate cruiser ride allows guests to obtain more experience on powder. The ultimate mountain ride is for experienced snowmobilers and covers glacier and meadow terrain on Ski-Doo Summit machines. The tours include transportation, gear and lunch. Avalanche gear is provided. Whistler offers snowmobile rentals with pick-up, drop off service and guide services. Combination packages for snowmobiling and snowcat skiing are available.
Whistler Outfitters has snowmobiling by helicopter, taking guests over the Pemberton Ice Cap using Ski Doo Rev 800 machines. The tour accepts riders from beginners to experts for this six-hour journey. Safety equipment is provided. The cruiser tour is for inexperienced and first-time riders, with a scenic viewing trip through old-growth forests. Children are welcome on the three-hour tour. The family tour is for those with young children, offering Ski Doo Mini Z and sleigh rides. The trail blazer tour caters to experienced riders who want more backcountry riding experience. Other tours include the summit tour on Rainbow Mountain and the dinner tour, featuring a three-course meal and sunset ride through forests and across lakes while snowmobiling in Whistler.
Canadian Snowmobile Adventures provides several events in addition to snowmobile rides. The fondue snowmobile ride pairs fine wine, candlelight and live entertainment with an evening ride. The night rider tour takes guests to 6,000 feet elevation and into Fitzsimmons Creek Valley by moonlight. For less experienced riders, Fitzsimmons Creek is an easy, two-hour valley tour. Blackcomb Mountain Safari is a moderate, three-hour ride. Backcountry tours ranging from three to seven hours are for advanced riders. Shuttle service is included in the cost.