Best Whistler Trails for Skiing with Kids
If your little ski bunny is ready to head into intermediate territory, there are five fantastic ski areas at Whistler Blackcomb that you cannot miss. These perfect blue square trails have views that will take your breath away, and will make even a mediocre skier look and feel like a rock star. You may even forget you are skiing with kids!
Symphony Amphitheater at Whistler Mountain
This area was our favorite and a wonderful introduction to gradual bowls and gentle tree skiing. There is plenty of space to practice in the powder, and many opportunities to jump out whenever you need a break. Heading toward the Symphony Express chair, the trails converge in beautiful, intermediate glades. Tip: If you are heading out of Symphony Amphitheater toward the main mountain, follow Burnt Stew Trail to Harmony Express chair. Keep an eye out for trail markers placed periodically on the side of the trail at waist level to stay on course.
Peak to Creek at Whistler Mountain
At a whopping seven kilometers, this is the longest, groomed, intermediate ski run on the continent. Talk about seeing for miles and miles! Because this trail heads straight to the less busy Creekside base area, it isn’t crowded, and you won’t have long to wait for a seat on the Creekside Gondola. Tip: Check out Bagel Bowl off of Upper Peak to Creek. Although it’s a black diamond, it is smaller and less steep than the others and a great opportunity for a bit of a challenge.
Horstman Glacier at Blackcomb Mountain
Take either the Showcase T-Bar or Horstman T-Bar and explore this wide open, pristine glacier. There isn’t a tree in sight, so get some speed and show off your giant slalom turns. The rock formations in the area are spectacular: you’ll feel like you’re on top of Everest!
7th Heaven at Blackcomb Mountain
This is the best place to be when the sun is shining, and if you take trails on skiers’ left, you’ll discover amazing views of Whistler Mountain. This is a great place for skiing with kids because of the large variety of trails: plenty of greens and blues to go around.
Don’t Forget Whistler’s Tree Fort and Blackcomb’s Magic Castle!
It will take about 5 seconds for your child to locate the KIDS zones on the trail map, indicating the Tree Fort and Magic Castle. These are literally playgrounds for children built right into the middle of the mountain! They are both beautifully designed for fun in ski boots, and manned with resort staff to keep an eye on safety. There are ladders and slides and treetop hideouts–a winter fairy tale come true! Skiing with kids can sometimes be challenging: these are great places to sit down, unwind and let everyone blow off a little steam.
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