Tuesday, March 02, 2010


I am just back from a fabulous few days in Whistler and Vancouver - the sun shone, the atmosphere was unbelievable and of course the sport was amazing. However, Whistler is also really good in the summer as well.
Summer in Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia

There are few places in the world that can match the endless adventure and entertainment that Whistler Blackcomb squeezes into a summer. From a sightseeing gondola ride to a mountaintop restaurant to an alpine hike with 360 degree views; from a bear viewing tour to a glacier walk; from a day in our mountain bike park to an afternoon of mini golf, there is an activity with just the right amount of adventure to suit just about anyone.

Nothing compares to the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience. The journey between the two Mountains provides a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, changing seasons and wildlife habitat, but sightseeing is just the start of your adventure. Looking for an epic hike to an ancient glacier? A gentle stroll on an alpine walking trail? A tour of black bear habitat? High tea at an alpine hut? Wine tasting on a mountain-top patio? The choice is yours with the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Access 50+ kilometres of hiking trails spread over 19 trails, including six new options on Blackcomb Mountain. From easy to epic, there’s something for everyone.

Whistler is truly North America's finest four-season mountain resort with golf to match. In the summer Whistler is home to some of the finest signature golf courses in the world.

Nicklaus North is the only golf course in the world to bear the name of its legendary designer. One look and you'll see why it was this spectacular track to which Mr. Nicklaus decided to attach his moniker. It is 6,908-yard, par 71 gem framed by snow-capped peaks and glacier-fed lakes. Nicklaus North Golf Course weaves between ancient fir trees and blends seamlessly with the incredible natural surroundings. It contains all the hallmarks of classic Nicklaus design, from the trademark bunkering to long, challenging par threes and is a must-play for any golfer visiting Whistler.

Rising above Whistler Village are the vast coastal hemlock-cedar forests of the Whistler Blackcomb ski area. These forests interspersed with ski trails provide diverse food and shelter for some 50 black bears. Experience the pristine views of wildlife, glacial peaks and memorable sunsets in a 4x4 vehicle. Travel through deep old growth coastal hemlock-cedar forests, visit active bear dens, daybeds and feeding sites. Witness evening play between a mother and her cubs.

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