Whistler Hiking Trails
Whistler hiking trails? Many people don't know and don't care about them. In their minds, Whistler = skiing, and for good reason.
In 1992 Snow Country Magazine named it North America's #1 Ski Resort. The acclaim has grown louder ever since, with Whistler/Blackcomb consistently placing high in the top-ten lists published each fall by ski and snowboard magazines.
Now that Whistler has ascended into the galaxy of Winter Olympic Games host cities, three billion television viewers worldwide will forever associate it with the downhill, giant slalom, and super-G.
But all that snow and down skiwear obscures a rock-hard fact: Whistler attracts more visitors in summer. Quite a bit more, actually. Recent summer visitation has topped one million, which exceeds a typical winter by about 200,000.
Yet the village feels much less crowded in summer, because visitors are exploring far beyond the 15,200 pillows within 500 m (547 yd) of the ski lifts.
A few are high on Horstman Glacier, where snowboard and ski camps continue until August. But most are scattered throughout Whistler Valley. And many are exploring Whistler hiking trails.
They're also appreciating Whistler at its most relaxed. Summer is when the local vibe is palpable. The long days slow everyone to a comfortable pace. No one's rushing to make first tracks. There's time to savour your latte and still pull off a big day on any of the Whistler hiking trails.
Go to http://www.hikingcamping.com/photos-whistler.php to see photos from several Whistler hiking trails.
Go to http://www.hikingcamping.com/hike-whistler.php to read about Done in a Day Whistler, The Ten Premier Hikes. That's the only book that will ensure you devote your limited time to the most scenic Whistler hiking trails.