What You'll Get
Begin this tour by taking the 30-minute ride on the Whistler Gondola (own expense) to the departure location on the mountain top prior to your chosen departure time. Once you arrive and meet your guide, you will be outfitted with hiking boots, a helmet, and an ice axe, to be used mainly as a walking stick along the way. Take a short walk to the 10,000+ year old glacier through the alpine terrain.
Discover the beautiful flora and fauna and learn about glacial formation along the way, like striated glacier polished slabs, colourful flowers that forge soil recently freed by glacial recession, a cracked glacial erratic, and even the whistle of a Whistler marmot. See a cirque glacier, thus putting you in the middle of a natural amphitheater surrounded by craggy ridges and peaks.
Once you reach the glacier, your guide will lead you up a gentle slope, making easy snow steps for you to follow. Arriving atop a natural rise in the glacier, many glissading options exist on the same slope. Choose either a gentle glissade or a more adventurous slide down. Most choose a steeper, faster run! This activity combines sliding down a slide and gliding through snow on a toboggan.
No experience is necessary to participate. Your tour will end by the roundhouse on Whistler Blackcomb Mountain.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Due to uneven surfaces at the sites visited, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please bring waterproof pants or a change of clothes
- Minimum age is 8 years
- Please note: Gondola pass is required to reach the departure point and is not included in this tour
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Local guide
- Helmet, harness and glacier equipment
- Small-group tour
- Food and drinks
- Gondola pass (approx. $56.95 per adult; $49.95 per youth; $27.95 per child)
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
2 hours 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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