The life of a snowflake starts with delicate, atmospheric crystal formation and ends with sudden mangling beneath the snowboards of teenagers. Frolic in nature's snowy beauty with today's Groupon: for $133, you get a two-hour tandem Wilderness Adventure tour from Blackcomb Snowmobile (a $266.56 total value, including HST). This Groupon is redeemable at the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa. A mandatory insurance fee of $18 per driver is not included. Tours depart daily at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Blackcomb Snowmobile proffers Bombardier snowmobiles for high-speed motorized skiing through Whistler’s glistening backcountry. During the two-hour Wilderness Adventure tour, hillside cruisers meander down freshly groomed trails while gazing at majestic alpine vistas and stopping to dig for buried treasure in untouched snow. After excursions, wintery wanderers defrost with a hot drink and snack provided at one of Blackcomb's alpine cabins or base facilities. Each vehicle allows passengers to ride with a friend or alone.
Vancouver Water Adventures
Vancouver Water Adventures equips maritime adventurers with wet suits, life jackets, and personal watercraft for exploring the waterways of False Creek and English Bay. The staff stocks a fleet of jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks, which riders can paddle past beaches and along inlets. In addition to soaking up scenic ocean views and spying on local wildlife, guests can accompany skilled guides on jet ski tours to the area's most impressive sights. Those operating machines must have a valid driver's licence, and all passengers must be at least 6 years old without factoring in alternate theories of relativity.