Mountain Biking and Other Summer Activities on Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb may be world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but summer promises visitors another type of adventure in the mountains. From the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s extensive bike trails to the brand new Whistler Peak Suspension Bridge. There are tons to explore while you’re in Whistler this summer, so take a look at some of the best activities on Whistler Blackcomb.
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is a summertime staple in Whistler, and it’s only getting bigger. New this year, the Bike Park added 13 km of new trail as part of an expansion to the Creekside zone. The upgrade brings five brand new paths including a new gondola of its own. Come out and celebrate the expansions this summer, the Creekside Gondola closes in mid-September so act fast!
If you’re looking to see some breathtaking views, then alpine hiking on Whistler Blackcomb is your place. Explore a landscape surrounded by astonishing panorama views, epic glaciers, alpine lakes, and slopes flush with wildflowers. At the peak of the summer season, there is over 50 km of trails for hikers to access, which all connect with the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola stretching between the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
If you’re looking for a must-do summer activity in Whistler, we would suggest riding the epic PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The PEAK 2 PEAK links Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains together over the world-record breaking, longest unsupported lift span in the world. However, the gondola isn’t only long; it’s the highest lift of its kind with an elevation of over 1,400 ft. The PEAK 2 PEAK is both thrilling and beautiful with stunning views of Whistler Village and the landscape around.
Whistler Peak Suspension Bridge
Whistler Mountains newest addition this summer is the Whistler Peak Suspension Bridge. The new suspension bridge spans 130m from Whistler Peak to the West Ridge Lookout, crossing over the Whistler Bowl. The new West Ridge Lookout comes complete with a 360° viewing platform for some of the most incredible sightseeing available.
Bear Viewing Tours
Experience the great outdoors with a bear viewing tour on Whistler Blackcomb this summer. You have the chance to learn about and visit bear dens in this 4x4 adventure in the mountains.
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are home to 50+ black bears and cubs that have adapted to living within the ski area habitats. This population of black bears in British Columbia is the only group that has been studied and observed for over two decades.
After you’ve done all that exploring on the mountain, you might get a bit hungry. Whistler Blackcomb offers guests fresh, local cuisine in multiple unique locations on the mountains. Stop in for a quick snack, eat a late breakfast, or make a day of it with a Mountaintop Summer Feast at the Roundhouse Lodge.