Spring weather is unpredictable in the mountains, it can be raining one minute and sunny the next – even snow can make an appearance in the early season. You can always check the forecast before your trip to Whistler but we still recommend packing layers so that you are prepared in case the weather doesn't go as predicted. One of your biggest packing priorities should be water proof/resistant jacket and shoes. If you don’t have access to a rain jacket, let our Guest Services team know ahead of time and they can reserve one for you (availability is limited so don’t leave this until last minute). While you will only be directly in the rain while on the zipline these items will ensure your comfort. When it comes to pants, any warm pants that you are appropriate for light hiking will do. Nearing the end of spring (or if you're from the Prairies) you may even be comfortable in shorts.
One of the best features of our full bodied harnesses is the freedom of movement! On the last zipline of every tour (once everyone feels nice and confident) we encourage our guests to try ziplining upside down, but now you can get a head start by checking out Keir’s demonstration below:
Even thought we aren’t officially into the winter season yet, winter weather starts around mid-Novemeber in Whistler. Average temperatures fluctuate from around -2˚C (28.4˚F) to 5˚C (41˚F) but they can definitely get colder. Always a good idea to check out the forecast before your trip, you can check online here.
As this time of year can be tricky to dress for, we recommend checking the forecast before your trip to Whistler and packing layers—that way you will be prepared whatever the weather. A water resistant jacket layered over a sweater is an essential combo to wear ziplining, even if it is not raining – fall weather can change quickly. If you don’t have access to a rain jacket, let our Guest Services team know ahead of time and they can reserve one for you (availability is limited so don’t leave this until last minute).
On June 19, 2015 at the Whistler Excellence Awards, Ziptrek Ecotours were the honoured recipients of the Sustainability in Action Award. Co-founder and President, Charles Steele accepted the award on stage and shared with the crowd how Ziptrek Ecotours came to be -
As winter melts away most of us start to spend more time outdoors, which turns out is even better for you than we thought. The Japanese have a popular practice of “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku), teachers at Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School found in one study that women who spent 2-4 hours in the woods on 2 consecutive days had a 50% increase in the activity of cancer-fighting white blood cells. Another study showed being among plants produced lower concentrations of cortisol, lower heart rate and lower blood pressure. There are many similar studies but what it all comes down to is getting outside is good for you on several levels.