Snowmobiling Thrills In The Whistler Backcountry

Last Updated on May 6, 2021

Whistler is a fabulous year-round destination for outdoor adventure. However, we had somehow never made it up for winter fun, yet we usually find ourselves in Whistler for outdoor adventure at least once during the summer. We were definitely long overdue for experiencing snowy adventure in Whistler, and what better time to go for some thrilling fun than the 10 year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics? Experiencing snowmobiling in Whistler was a perfect adventure to take in all the snow covered trees in Whistler’s Backcountry.

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. 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.

We drove the snowmobiles around four 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.

Take a look at the gorgeous scenery we had for our snowmobiling adventure:

 

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

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Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

Snowmobiling in Whistler

 

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