Meet your guide 15 minutes before your tour departure time. Morning tours meet their guide down in the village and ride the gondola together. Afternoon tours meet at the mountain top office at the top of the Whistler Village Gondola near the Roundhouse. The gondola ride takes about 30 minutes to be sure to leave with enough time to meet your guide at the top on time for your tour start.
At the mountain top office you will be outfitted with your glacier 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) as you approach the Whistler bowl and glacier. As you look up you will see Whistler Peak.
Along the hike, take advantage of the world-class photo opportunities and then descend the glacier. The tour will conclude with a walk back up to the mountaintop office.
This truly is a must-do activity! No experience is necessary but a moderate level of fitness is recommended. The tour covers roughly 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of mountain terrain and up to 656 feet (200 meters) of glacier hiking and climbing.
Your guide will establish a slow and steady pace throughout the tour. Tours are subject to varying mountain conditions so we recommend bringing layers to keep warm and dry. It is usually quite a bit cooler at the top than down in the village.