As you can see from the above photo, Whistler was a full on winter wonderland the day I went on the ‘Bear‘ tour and the views were simply stunning.
Situated over and around Fitzsimmons Creek on Whistler Mountain, the ziplines criss cross the creek and are connected to many wooden platforms in the trees, high above the creek bed. It’s like a wintery Ewok Village!
Our helpful and knowledgable guides walked us through the basics of riding ziplines down in Whistler Village, just off to the side of the main lifts on a small zipline. Then we headed up the mountain and begun a multihour tour of the treetops where we rode 5 different ziplines of varying lengths and speeds.
Of course, I brought some cameras along for the ride and was extremely pleased with the results of my GoPro HD camera that I mounted to my helmet:
The views alone make it worth the trip not to mention the fun of zipping along above the canyon.
Between runs, we would walk/hike between the different towers while the guides explained the history of the area, the way the towers and lines were constructed and other nuggets of information related to the tour.
Our final run was meant to be ‘freestyle’ where we were shown some different kinds of things you can do while riding, including hanging completely upside down:
I opted to switch up my camera and instead of hanging upside down, did a hand held GoPro shot:
I can’t wait to try the other tours Ziptrek offers…the Eagle tour is supposed to have even longer runs and I’m also looking forward to coming back up during the summer time to really feel like an Ewok while wearing shorts and zipping around.
My thanks to everyone at Ziptrek for having me along for the ride…it was a great experience that I look forward to doing again.