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Being an all-season resort destination, Whistler offers a wealth of outdoor activities that kids will love. Whether its ski season and they’re learning to navigate the slopes, or summer and they’re swinging on zip lines, kids visiting Whistler will find there’s something for everyone. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s picks for the five best things to do with kids in Whistler:
1. Tree trek. Hop from treetop to treetop on suspension bridges, boardwalks and platforms. This activity is not for the height-fearing crowd, as you’re way above the comfort of the hard ground. It’s fun for the whole family and it’s a cool way to see the mountain from a different point of view.
2. Ice skating. Let your little champion skate at Whistler Olympic Plaza, where victors of the 2010 Winter Games were crowned. Winter skating is free and rentals are available for just $5. Though you may enjoy the Olympic setting for different reasons, it’s a great activity for everyone.
3. Hit the slopes. If your kids are veteran skiers, then pile them on the chairlift and indulge in some of North America’s finest skiing. There’s a family zone that’s geared toward beginners and young kids, while the older ones will have a blast in the terrain park.
4. Coca-Cola Tube Park. When skiing gets old — we don’t think it will — or you just want to switch things up, head to Coca-Cola Tube Park for some fun. Located at the Base II Zone on Blackcomb Mountain, this tube park has eight lanes for you and your kids to slide down.
5. Adventure Camp. For those youngsters who are just learning to ski, join the Adventure Camp. It’s five days of fun and skiing — kids discover the Magic Castle and Tree Fort while learning the sport.