Did you know that Whistler, BC saw its first snowfall this year in September 2019, before the summer season had even ended? That’s really no surprise, seeing as winters in Whistler begin in November. Whistler’s autumn season sees cooler temperatures mostly between 4-10°C before temperatures drop further. It’s the perfect time for travellers and residents to go from fishing, biking and hiking to checking out some of the Winter season opening dates for exciting winter sports and activities.
If you are planning to visit Whistler sometime soon, Whistler Vacation Home Management has put together the following list of tips to prepare you for a relaxing or adventure-filled trip this November.
Outdoor Winter Sports & Exciting Activities
As the temperatures begin to plummet and the snow collects quickly over the mountains during November, Whistler travellers often enjoy:
- Snowboarding & Skiing
The skiing and snowboarding season of Whistler usually begins in the third week of November and remains open for winter through until April. Typically, the opening weekend is American Thanksgiving. This year the mountain is scheduled to open on November 28th, but in past years they have bumped up the opening date if there is enough snow! This makes November a great time to take on some snowboarding or skiing lessons to kick off your winter season. To learn more, click here for more information on the mountain hours of operations.
- Scandinave Spa
“Silence is a Source of great Strength” is the motto of the Whistler Scandinave Spa. Enjoy the peaceful nature of the great outdoor spas with vintage installations on the edge of the Lost Lake Park. The luxury outdoor spa offers both hot and cold installations, plus relaxation areas such as outdoor fireplaces and a yoga studio, too. For reservations, call 1-888-935-2423.
November is the perfect season to go for a rejuvenating hike on the Whistler Blackcomb mountains. The scenic routes offer views of the autumn leaves catching more and more snowfall as the weather gets colder. PRO TIP: HikeinWhistler.com recommends the 180km multi-use Sea to Sky Trail as the top hiking trail for November. For a list of interesting hiking trails in Whistler to visit, check out whistlerhiatus.com’s recommendations by clicking here.
Other adventures that await you on the Whistler Blackcomb mountains include:
Indoor Adventures for the Restless Souls
Here are some of the most popular Whistler indoor activities for the month of November:
- Escape Room
Escape! Whistler is Whistler’s original escape room venue where groups of 2-6 are placed inside themed rooms they must try to escape from. Escape! Whistler offer room selections from the “Pirate Ship”, “Pinball Machine”, “Buried Cabin” and “Rabbit Hole” which range from beginner to intermediate/advanced levels.
- Arts & Culture Museums & Exhibitions
Whistler offers great deals on Whistler Cultural Passes at $30/person for those looking to visit the Audain Art Museum as well as the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre at discounted rates. Disclaimer: whistler.com makes a special note that the Audain Art Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is closed on Mondays.
- Forged Axe Throwing
Forged is Whistler’s only venue for axe throwing. Since 2017, Forged Axe Throwing has offered great entertainment for travellers looking for an exciting adventure indoors, and has been rated the #1 group activity of Whistler. Forged offers hourly rates or private party events; and they even hold tournaments for those looking to take on the challenge.
Rest & Relaxation For You to Wind Down & Zen Out
Looking to enjoy some peace and quiet during your trip to Whistler this November? Here are some recommendations to keep in mind as you plan your trip:
- Visit a Resort’s Indoor Spa
PRO TIP: tripadvisor.com offers a list of the Top 10 “Best Spas & Wellness Centres” on the Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains.
- Watch a Movie at Whistler’s Village 8 Cinemas
- Join a Yoga Class with Yogacara Whistler
- Shopping in Whistler Village
Cornucopia: Whistler’s November Fall Food Festival
Finally, Cornucopia is an 11-day annual Whistler food & drinks festival in November which celebrates good food and great wine. This year, Cornucopia will be taking place from November 7th -17th, 2019.
From wine tastings and food samplings to “avant garde parties” and nutritional or health & wellness seminars, visitors may enjoy some quality time over delicious samplers with friends and family. For tickets, contact Cornucopia by phone at 1 (877) 533-3267.
WVH Management Is Here To Help
Whistler Vacation Homes Management thrives when it comes to helping you planning an unforgettable winter vacation in Whistler. Over 3 million memories are made on the Whistler Mountain each year — we highly look forward to being a part of yours.