Day Trips (Skiing, other) from Whistler

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  1. Squats and Oats

    Squats and Oats First Runs

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    Hi guys,

    I've confirmed a job in Whistler this Winter!

    I'm wondering if there are any good day trips to do from whistler - other resorts to ski, or places to visit in general?

    Thanks
     
  2. Stick

    Stick Hard Yards

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    Apart from the obvious being Vancouver for sight seeing.

    Grouse, Cypress & Mount Seymour for skiing/snowboarding

    Vancouver Island is also worth a visit

    Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish is a great spot for lunch and a few drinks.

    I would try and get down to Seattle about 4 hours drive from Whistler and worthy of a couple of days, take the train from Vancouver and sit on the right side.. Amazing scenery.
     
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  3. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. Go to the river in Squamish from Nov and you get to see all the Bald Eagles coming in for the season and you can also do a river float through it for more close up action. With the section on the river, quite long in length but restricted by private property as you go down river so you are stopped from walking a bit more into the forest. The whole inlet area between there and Vancouver is nice to see.

    The drive to Lillooet from Whistler is pretty nice scenery but don't do it in bad weather. Pretty remote stuff.

    Lynn Canyon Park and all the other stuff in Vancouver.

    You are really in an area full of activities and things to see! Once you start working I am sure the locals and people that have been there awhile are going to tell you things to do. Grats on your job over there.
     
  4. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture
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    Another vote for the Sea to Sky gondola. Epic views if the weather is clear.
     
  5. Squats and Oats

    Squats and Oats First Runs

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    Thanks for the great suggestions.