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Snow Report
Photo by: Paul Morrison

Alpine Seasons Of Summer

No two days are the same
The ever evolving summer in the alpine offers new experiences every month making each visit different all summer long. Explore what makes each season different so you can plan your day when on the mountains.
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Early Summer: May - June


While it may feel like spring in the Village, it's a different story at the top of the mountains. An abundant of snow still remains from the winter past which covers the majority of the hiking trails. But that doesn't mean fun still can't be had. A snow play zone is available with free tubing for the whole family and giant snow walls are carved out along an alpine road providing a unique perspective of the snow that recently fell.

Things To Do This Season


  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Rides and Viewing Gallery
  • Chairlift Rides on Wizard & Solar Coaster Express
  • Snow Play Zone Tubing
  • Giant Snow Walls
  • Mountain-Top Dining
  • Samsung Alpine Theatre
  • Wildlife Viewing
PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience Early Summer

Mid-Summer: July - August


Warmer temperatures have finally made their way to the top helping to melt the majority of snow making the alpine ready for adventure. This season opens up our alpine chairlifts that take you to the tops of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains where over 50+km of hiking trails and sightseeing opportunities await. The incredible 360° views of the surrounding alpine peaks and ancient glaciers are the true wonders of the environment and you'll feel like you've stepped into another world.

Things To Do This Season


  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Rides and Viewing Gallery
  • Chairlift Rides on Wizard & Solar Coaster Express
  • Alpine chairlift Rides on Peak and 7th Heaven Express
  • 360° Views from Mountain Summits
  • Alpine Hiking & Running
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Mountain-Top Dining
  • Samsung Alpine Theatre
PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience Mid Summer

Wildflowers - In Bloom For A Limited Time

Within the mid-summer season, a spectacular showcase of alpine wildflowers bloom and typically are vibrant for a 2 week window. They are a seasonal highlight that should not be missed.

Late-Summer: September - October


As the days get shorter and evenings a little chillier, the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience remains very much alive. Hiking remains available on both mountains and although some lifts stop operating the alpine is still full of adventure.

Things To Do This Season


  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Rides and Viewing Gallery
  • Peak Express Chairlift ride
  • 360° Views from Top of the World
  • Alpine Hiking & Running
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Mountain-Top Dining
  • Samsung Alpine Theatre
PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience Late Summer



Hours of Operations
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Alpine Hiking Trails
The PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience offers over 50+km of alpine hiking trails with something of all ability and adventure levels. Learn More


Important information


Being prepared is the best way to make the most out of your visit to Whistler Blackcomb. Check out these tips to make sure you're on the right track:

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Closed toed walking or hiking shoes (not high heels or flip flops)
  • Depending on the season, a light sweater or jacket at minimum. The temperature at the top of the mountain is usually 10 degrees cooler than in the village, so always remember to pack layers! Check the alpine forecast for daily updates.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Water and food for longer hikes
  • Layers of clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • A camera
  • Money (and an appetite) if you would like to visit our wonderful on mountain dining locations

HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED

  • If you want to simply upload the Wizard Chair/Solar Express, take the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola across and ride the Whistler Village Gondola down, it will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
  • If you want to do all of our activities it would take a full summer!
  • Check out the Alpine Trails page to find out more about route times.

HOW TO SAVE MONEY

  • Buying your pass or ticket and lodging more than 5 days in advance can provide you with huge savings, so purchase in advance!
  • Upgrading to a 360 Season Pass lets you experience the breadth of the summer experience, and it helps you save money too. Not only do you get exclusive deals on dining, retail and lodging, but you have unlimited access to the mountain all summer long

HOW TO FIND THE BEST ACTIVITIES

  • It is impossible to say what the best activities are, but here is a list of our favourite Top 10 if you can't make up your mind

TOP PHOTO SPOTS

  • A few of our favourite spots are: Top of 7th Heaven Express Chairlift, Top of Whistler Mountain and outside the Roundhouse Lodge
  • Take a look at the Alpine Trail Map for the Inukshuk icon for other breathtaking picture opportunities

KID FRIENDLY ACTIVITES

  • Visit the Family Adventure Zone at the bottom of the Wizard Express Chair (Blackcomb base)
  • Jump around in the Snow Play zone outside the Roundhouse Lodge

STAY CONECTED

  • Whistler Blackcomb is pleased to offer free Wifi at the following on-mountain locations: Roundhouse Lodge, Rendezvous Lodge, top of Peak Express and top of Harmony Ridge