If you are planning a family ski vacation to Whistler,make sure you check out these tips. Whistler is a kids(and big kids) paradise! April is a great month to visit with thefamily as you can save up to 30% on lessons, lift tickets andrentals with Discover Whistler Days. Here are our tips toensure you have the best Whistler family ski vacation.
1. Whistler Kid’s and Ride Tribe
The Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Schoolis one of the largest in the world and attracts topinstructors. Lessons are available for children aged 3years and up to 18 years. During Discover Whistler Days(April 13 – April 22) you can save up to 30% on daily lessons andmulti day adventure camps. Children of all ages will love thefacilities including a Magic Castle on Blackcomb Mountain andhidden Tree Fort on Whistler Mountain. Take of your skis andsnowboards and come explore these great outdoor adventure playlands.
2. Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park
The TubePark is located at Base II on BlackcombMountain. This is a fun activity that everyone canenjoy – no experience required. The Tube Park has six to eightlanes varying in difficulty from green to blue to black. There is also a mini zone with mini-tubes for younger kidslooking to join in the fun. The Tube Park is open daily from 12noon (11am on weekends) until 8pm. Access to the tube park iseasy by taking a free ride up the Excalibur Gondola from theWhistler Village base.
3. Stay in a Whistler Condo
Aloha Whistler offers a number of luxury homes andcondos located throughout Whistler. This is a great optionfor families as all our accommodations have full cooking facilitiesand living space ideal for longer stays. Don’t stay squashedup in a hotel room when you can enjoy the comfort of a Whistlerhome. Booking a Whistler condo is often much better valuethan staying in a hotel. All our accommodations offer freeparking for example. For more information, view our Whistler homes andcondos.
4. Whistler Family Activities
Kids can receive up to 50 per cent off most Whistler activitieslike snowmobiling and sleigh rides. There are also anumber of great free or almost free kid’s activities in Whistleravailable. Make sure you spend an hour or two at theoutside wood carved jungle gym, just opposite the Whistler OlympicPlaza. Kids will also love the outdoor ice skating rink inthe Whistler Olympic Plaza. Just outside of the Village isthe Meadow Park Sports Centre which has an excellent kids poolcomplete with lazy river, slide and rope swing.
5. Family Friendly Whistler Restaurants
Whistler has many great restaurants and some greatoptions for families dining with children. Werecommend making restaurants reservations ahead of time. Family favourite Whistler restaurants include Creekbread, The OldSpaghetti Factory, Caramba, Uli’s and Pasta Lupino.
photo credit: Brooke McDonald
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