Every summer, Whistler Blackcomb carves an incredible path through the several meters of snow left over from the winter, creating what is known as the Whistler Snow Walls!
Hiking through this labyrinth of snow is truly a sight to see, and a fun summer activity that starts in May and can easily extend beyond June into July – depending on the amount of snowfall during the winter and how quickly it thaws in the spring.
7 km round trip hike
The 7 km round trip hike up Pika’s Traverse hiking road on Whistler Mountain to see the giant snow walls is rated an easy hike, so it’s great for the whole family.
Whistler Blackcomb does an incredible job of carving the walls to create a hike with breathtaking views and awe inspiring (and leg burning!) moments.
Allow 60-90 minutes round trip for the hike and don’t forget to allow yourselves time to take some unforgettable pictures.
Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience
Both the Whistler Village Gondola and the Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience, will take you to the Whistler summit, and the hike begins at the Roundhouse Lodge.
We recommend that you add this to your list of things to do these next couple of weeks. But with all this sunny weather we have been getting, you won’t be able to see them for much longer!
Over 50 km of walking and hiking trails, plus mind-melting vistas
Whistler’s Snow Walls are just part of the Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience, which includes two mountains, access to over 50 km of walking and hiking trails, mind-melting vistas, free and custom guided tours and astonishing viewpoints in every direction.
In the words of John Muir:
“Climb the mountains, and get their good tidings.”
We couldn’t agree more!
Michael Fahy, The Michael Fahy Group, CIBC Wood Gundy, 604-691-7207.