Snowmobiling Thrills In The Whistler Backcountry

Last Updated on March 11, 2023

Snowmobiling Thrills In The Whistler Backcountry

Are you looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure like no other? Explore the breathtaking and unspoiled backcountry of Whistler, British Columbia by snowmobiling! This experience offers a unique combination of thrill, challenge and beauty — from the green trees of old growth forests to pristine meadows covered in fresh powder. With seasoned guides to show the ropes, you’ll enjoy a safe yet thrilling journey suitable for all ability levels.

Join us as we take you  into Whistler’s rugged mountain terrain!

Where Is Whistler?

Located only two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is a world-class ski resort located in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern British Columbia. This picturesque destination is one of Canada’s most popular ski resorts and has served as the host for numerous World Cup Alpine Skiing events. With its historic cedar forests and towering mountains, it’s no wonder why snowmobilers flock to the area each year.

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Get Ready for the Ultimate Snowmobiling Adventure in Whistler’s Backcountry

Get ready for the snowmobiling adventure of a lifetime in the backcountry of beautiful Whistler! With snow as pristine and white as snow can be, you’ll be able to whiz around on your trusty snowmobile with one thrilling snow ride after another. From groomed trails to backwoods paths and all points in between, snowmobiling thrills await, and you don’t have to worry about a thing – there’s an experienced snowmobiling guide with TAGWhistler who will ensure your safety throughout the journey. Get ready to experience winter like never before: prepare yourself now for ultimate snowmobiling thrills in the whistler backcountry!

Snowmobiling in Whistler

TAG Whistler Snowmobiling Tours

At TAG Whistler, they offer custom snowmobiling tours of Whistler’s backcountry designed to make your adventure safe, fun and memorable. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced rider, their experienced team of guides is here to ensure that everyone has a great time while learning the ropes in one of North America’s most beautiful snowmobiling regions.

Guided tours typically last two to three hours, with plenty of stops to take in the stunning views and soak up some local culture. Your guide will also take care of any mechanical issues so you can focus on having a great time. The TAG Whistler team specializes in providing an unforgettable experience for all participants, no matter their skill level. So mount up and go snowmobiling!

We have been on a few adventures with TAG before: Superfly Ziplining, Treetops Adventure Course, and ripping around in a RZR. Our experience has been that TAG guides are always so talkative, friendly and fabulous. Seriously, where do they find so many great people? Our snowmobiling guide was no exception. On this trip we also experienced the breathtaking magical interactive nighttime forest at Vallea Lumina.

We had been ATVing a handful of times, so we knew that snowmobiling would be right up our alley and we were so right. We love snow-covered trees in winter and we loved the rush of ripping around thickly forested trails of snow-covered trees. It was nothing short of magical. We really are so blessed to live in beautiful British Columbia with so much natural beauty on our doorstep.

What Can I Expect On My Snowmobiling Adventure?

Your adventure will begin with a guided tour of the backcountry, led by experienced and certified guides who will be sure to tailor your journey according to your experience level and interests. Depending on the weather, you can expect to venture into remote alpine areas with stunning views of the valley below.

We drove the snowmobiles around for a couple of hours, stopping at a couple of pretty viewpoints of the valley. We experienced the perfect mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery all around us. Our only complaint is that at the end of the tour, we did not want to stop — we wanted to keep riding!

We did the beginner tour and it only took a few minutes to really get a feel for the snowmobile and how to handle it. It was a perfect introduction to snowmobiling that has really left us wanting more. It was quite impressive how fast we were able to make it up Cougar Mountain, from the TAG Base Camp. It wasn’t too cold of a day in our full winter gear, but a nice touch was that the snowmobiles had heated handlebars. We sure stayed toasty warm.

After having our fill of snowmobile thrills in Whistler in the unmatched scenery, we headed back to the TAG Base Camp to warm up with some hot chocolate by a crackling fire.

Essential Tips For First-Time Snowmobile Riders

If you’re a first-time snowmobile rider, there are some important tips to keep in mind while out on the trails. First and foremost: always adhere to posted speed limits and trail etiquette. The Whistler backcountry is incredibly beautiful, so make sure you take time to appreciate your surroundings. Also, be sure to dress appropriately for the winter conditions, and wear a helmet at all times.

Putting Safety First – Tips for Responsible Snowmobiling

Nothing beats the thrill of snowmobiling in the Whistler Backcountry, but it’s important to put safety first. The first thing to keep in mind is being prepared, so be sure to bring along the right gear: helmet, goggles, warm clothing and boots for deep snow.

When snowmobiling with Tag Whistler, you will be well taken care of.

However, if you love your experience with Tag Whistler and decide to get into the sport on your own, you will have additional concerns to address:

Bring an emergency kit just in case. If you’re heading out with a few friends, let someone else know where you’ll be going and when you plan to come back—this will ensure that help can find you if necessary.

Other tips include avoiding avalanche risk areas or restricting yourself to areas with lower risk and always having backups or alternatives.

If you are snowmobiling on your own, you need a permit to snowmobile in the Whistler backcountry. Permits can be obtained at the Whistler Visitor Centre or online.

Finally, riding responsibly means being respectful—not just of your own safety but of the environment too, as well as any other vehicles or wildlife crossing your paths.

When everyone practices responsible snowmobiling habits, we can all enjoy this thrilling experience safely!

Exploring The Wilderness – Find the Best Trails for Your Level of Experience

Exploring the wilderness on a snowmobile can be an incredible and thrilling experience. If you’re looking for adventure, then look no further than the amazing backcountry of Whistler. Whether you are a beginner or have years of snowmobiling under your belt, there are trails to challenge every level of rider. Discover powder-filled mountains, tree-lined trails, and perfect views as you explore some of the most unique terrain in the world. Climb up to viewpoints that will take your breath away, or take it slow and cruise along winding creeks with breathtaking scenery surrounding you from every angle. Whatever level of experience you have, come join us in the great outdoors for a snowmobiling journey like no other!



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Our snowmobiling adventure was courtesy of TAG Whistler, but as always, our opinions are our own.