A glacier adventure like no other! Experience the most memorable and uniquely Canadian activity one can enjoy in the mountains. If you didn't get your snow fix in the winter, Glacier Glissading provides a unique thrill of sliding down glacier snow in the summer, combined with an interpretive discovery of a 10 000+ year old glacier.
The tour will begin at the mountaintop office located on Whistler Mountain. At the office you will meet your guide, sign a waiver, and be outfitted with your glacier glissading travel gear.
Next is a walk across either a beautiful alpine snow slope or a breathtaking glacial moraine and wildflower meadow (depending on the time of year and mountain conditions) as you approach the Whistler bowl, glacial cirque and glacier. As you look up at the bowl you will see the 2160m Whistler Peak.
Along the walk you can take advantage of the world-class photo opportunities of the pacific coast mountain ranges. An interpretive account of glacial formation, local history, flora and fauna will be given. Your guide then will lead you up the glacier, making easy snow steps for you to follow up a gentle slope. Depending on your comfort level, you can choose to slide down a lower angled slope or a steeper faster one. You will also have the opportunity to do this more than once!
The tour will then conclude with a walk back to the mountaintop office.
Tours will meet at the Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures mountaintop office 15 minutes prior to departure. The ride on the Whistler Gondola from the village takes approximately 30 minutes. To get to the mountaintop office, please take the Whistler Gondola all the way to the top (the second stop). The mountaintop office is located at the top of the Gondola about 100m straight down the path as you unload. It is the last cabin on the right with signage for Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
You can book this activity at the following times:
1 – 10 guests
|Adult (aged 19+)||$139.00 CAD|
|Youth (aged 8 – 18)||$119.00 CAD|
Private Tour offered for 1 to 6 people. Families with young children must book Private Group Rate to receive additional guides and attention, along with extended tour length to accommodate a relaxed pace.
|Price for entire reservation||$799.00 CAD|