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Whistler Experience Guide Winter

For a true local's perspective on Whistler's best destinations and activities, join our daily outings led by Fairmont's Whistler Experience Guide.

Ryan and his team will be your hosts for mountain adventures, skiing, snowshoeing, outdoor skating, Whistler Village tours and outdoor shows and indoor activities that are 'off-the-tourist' track and capture the true essence of Whistler.

Guided excursions are included for all registered Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel guests.

  • Suitable for all experience levels.
  • Activities vary day to day.
  • Typically 3 options per day are available.
  • Daily activities are confirmed 48-72 hours in advance.

Current outings and complete details are available in the Hotel Lobby, in the Health Club, in your Daily Hotel Newsletter and are always available for in-house guests by dialing '0' for Royal Service .

Pre-registration at the Concierge Desk is required for most activities and is available up to 48 hours in advance.

See more Fairmont guest privileges.

Fairmont Whistler Mountain Tours Image: Tourism Whistler


Explore North America’s largest ski resort with a true local! 

Intermediate: It’s like a backstage pass to the best skiing and riding at Whistler Blackcomb. Your guide will show you easy, less congested runs from the top, longer laps to avoid lift lines and breath taking views. Families are welcome. There is a limit of 10 places available. First come, first serve.

Advanced: It’s like a backstage pass to hidden powder stashes, fabulous tree skiing, and backcountry adventures (weather and snow dependent). There is a limit of 10 places available. First come, first serve.

Snowshoe Tour for Fairmont Chateau Whistler Guests

SNOWSHOE TOUR (from 1 to 2.5 hours)

Get away from it all with a guided snow shoe tour around Lost Lake or Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Trek along coastal rainforest to unique viewpoints of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.   

Adults- $25  Children- $20

Train Wreck Hike

TRAIN WRECK HIKE (2.5 hours)

Enjoy a casual hike along the glacier-fed Cheakamus River to the remains of a train derailment from the 1950’s. Along the way there are several vantage points along the river with spectacular views and photo opportunities. At the wreck there are 5 train cars scattered along the forest floor with massive Coastal evergreen trees that have grown around them. Some local artists have decorated the cars with amazing graffiti work.

Fire & Ice Show Whistler Image:Tourism Whistler


The Whistler Experience Guide will escort you on a short 10min walk to a spectacular display of ski and snowboard skill at the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skiers Plaza. Professional skiers and riders jump and flip 30 feet through a blazing ring of fire accompanied by fire spinners, a DJ and a massive fireworks display. For those who do not want to join on the walk. The Fairmont Shuttle will pick you up at the front of the hotel.

 Sundays at 7:15 pm

Olympic Plaza Skating Link Image:Tourism Whislter


It doesn’t get more Canadian than skating outdoors! Glide along skating paths at Whistler Olympic Plaza beneath the twinkle of lights and glowing Olympic rings or if the lakes are frozen skating will take place in the great outdoors on Lost Lake. 

Adults- $8 Children- $5

Visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler

OTHER ACTIVITIES (from 1 - 3 hours)

Rain or shine, there is always plenty to explore in Whistler. Whether it's learning something new or visiting one of our favourite Whistler attractions, you can expect to have a fun filled day!

Activities will include:

  • Olympic Venues Tour (3 hours)
  • Bounce Trampoline Gym (2.5 hours) | Families welcome
  • Brewery Tour (2.5 hours) | Must be 19+ years of age
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (1.5 hours) | Families welcome
  • Whistler Museum Tour (1.5 hours) | Families welcome
  • Secrets of the Chateau (1 hour) | Families welcome

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