Outdoor Action! Zip-Lining & Snowmobiling with The Adventure Group (TAG) in Whistler | Canada
A day in Winter Wonderland: Zip Lining Snowmobiling TAG Whistler Gay-friendly – Review of our gay-friendly outdoor activity Zip-Lining and Snowmobiling with The Adventure Group (TAG) in Whistler. Spending a snowy winter vacation in Whistler, British Columbia, for Whistler Pride and Ski Festival in can be more diverse as you might think. Skiing down the incredibly fluffy Canadian powder on the slopes of the Ski Resort Whistler Blackcomb in Canada is, of course, the best way of enjoying winter sports on ski or snowboard. But besides cruising down the ski hills through the snow, the ski village Whistler offers much more to outdoor maniacs like us, for example, a Ski-Doo!
Therefore, we went on our pure adrenalin adventure Zip-Lining and Snowmobiling together with the two tour guides Marty and Thomas on Rainbow Mountain. After a 20 minutes snowcat ride (4×4) to summit station, we got locked on the zip lines to start our flight over the snowtopped Canadian forest, one of the four zip lines at a time. But that was only the first part. After a short break and a hot chocolate, we jumped on a snowmobile to experience the winter wonderland of West Canada during a twilight snowmobiling tour. Enjoy our activity review of the action loaded winter adventure in British Columbia and experience the stunning nature around Whistler and Blackcomb through a couple of bearded lumberjack men‘s eyes.
Outdoor Winter Adventure in Whistler
Back to the start. The Adventure Groups meeting point is located in the center of Whistler just a stone throw away from the Whistler Village Gondola. There, we had to fill in our forms, met the other adventurer and got our first instructions of how our outdoor experience in Whistler will look like. After a short walk to a shuttle bus and short ride to the headquarter of TAG Whistler in the forest, we met our Zip-Lining guides Marty from Australia and Thomas from the Czech Republic. They gave us a proper introduction including waterproof pants, goggles, and helmets for the first part of the adventure, the ride with a snowcat (4×4) to the summit station of the highest zip line on Rainbow Mountain. Already the ride through the wintery snow-covered landscape up the hill was stunning. But then, our real outdoor adventure day was just about to begin!
Review Part 1: Zip-Lining in Whistler, BC
First of all, the Superfly Ziplines course has 4 zip lines. The longest of them is 1,3 km long. That’s pretty impressive (and a little scary), isn’t it? Well, it all started at the summit station on Rainbow Mountains, where we got our equipment: blue helmets, goggles, safety harness and the Zip Line Trolley. After a short walk to the starting point, it was finally time to get logged onto the first zip line. Guide Thomas showed us how to do it first, as he would be expecting us on the other side of the zip line. And then it was time for us to soar through the air 180 meters above the ground over the BC backcountry. And it was spectacular as promised. What a breathtaking experience to fly over the snow-topped dense Canadian forest, free, light and with a stunning view. We couldn’t get off the zip line to jump on the next one. Each of them had something special. The first one was super high and with a great view over the valley. The second zip line went just over the trees, while the third one was unbelievable fast. Up to 100 km/h are possible, adrenaline guaranteed. The last one was something for us: hand-in-hand right through the forest. We loved every second of this 3 hours tour and the guides have been amazing. We felt safe, entertained by the guys and super happy!
Video: Zip-Lining with TAG Whistler
Review Part 2: Snowmobiling in Whistler, BC
Part two of our adventure day with TAG Whistler was a twilight snowmobiling tour through the snowy landscape around Whistler. The only thing you need to drive a snowmobile is your driver license and enough self-confidence to control the ski-doo in the wintery backcountry of British Columbia. Tour guide Jon from Australia gave us the necessary introduction. After some test meters together with two other ski-doo couples, we started our tour into the winter wonderland at dusk. The ride itself was very bumpy in the beginning but ended up to be smooth over the fresh powder snow around majestic trees and spectacular viewpoints.
Before we headed back, we stopped for some time hiking to a frozen lake where we were able to take some stunning shots. On our way back we switched drivers so that everyone could get the ski-doo-captain experience. Back at the headquarter’s wooden cabins, we warmed up at a fireplace with some hot chocolate before our departure back to Whistler village. Additional to the zip line and snowmobiling skills, our tour guides knew how to take good pictures. So don’t hesitate to ask for a snapshot, even together with those handsome men!
Activities in & around Whistler Blackcomb
There are even more things to try, to explore and to see during a winter vacation in Whistler. Try the Fresh Tracks Whistler-Blackcomb and be the first on the slope of the ski resort with the famous Peak2Peak gondola. Do it like the Canadians do, take the gondola up the mountain at 7 am, have a rich breakfast from the buffet with a mountain view at the Roundhouse Lodge and experience the untouched slope after the ski hills are open at 9 am. And don’t miss a Wellness day at the Scandinave Spa Whistler. Build in different levels right in the forest, you can warm up in multiple saunas and a steam room before you get soaked in hot water pools with a mountain view. Special for North America, the Spa is appreciating total silence throughout the whole facility. After a day in the snow, the spa in Whistler was a balm for our souls…
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Good to know about Zip Lining & Snowmobiling
We took the Combo Tour combining Zip-Lining and a Snowmobiling Twilight Tour for 219 CAN$. Our Tips for preparation: Bring warm and waterproof clothes, shoes, goggles and GoPros/ Cameras. If you forgot one item, don’t worry, you can rent waterproof pants, shoes, goggles, and helmets from the guides FOR FREE. Safety during the outdoor activities has top priority at any time. If you don’t feel like you can finish a tour, just be honest to the guides because there are always ways to bring you downhill aside from Ski-Doo or the Zip Lines. Note, that all tours will run in all weather conditions unless it is unsafe (like storm etc).
Zip Lining Snowmobiling TAG Whistler Gay-friendly
The Adventure Group Whistler
211 – 4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Official Website: tagwhistler.com
Contact: Tel.: +1 855 824 9955
Good to know Zip Lining:
Duration: 3 hours (roundtrip)
Departure: Every hour from 9 am to 4 pm
Adult Price: CAN$ 119 /Adult
Good to know Snowmobiling:
Duration: 2 hours (roundtrip)
Departure: 9/ 10:30/ 11 am / 12:30/ 2:30/ 4 pm
Twilight Pricing (4 pm): CAN$ 159 /Driver