I checked into the The Adventure Group desk at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler just before 12:00pm on January 23rd, 2017. I signed my waiver and showed my Vancouver Experience Pass. I was so excited to try this company out! Speaking to the desk agent, while we waited for my shuttle to arrive, I sounds like what they offer is really exciting and can’t wait to try all their activities. Once the shuttle arrived, I was taken to “Cougar Base” located on Cougar Mountain just North of Whistler. There were a couple other people on my tour. The BC Tour they offer is an intermediate snowmobiling tour. It had been a few years since I had been snowmobiling last, however I had confidence in my abilities.
I was fitted for a helmet and offered goggles, mittens and boots. I brought my own, however it’s really great to know that if you did want to take advantage of a tour last minute, they can help outfit you. We were then introduced to our guides Timon and Josh. They walked out to the snowmobiles where we were briefed on safety instructions and a refresher on how to use a snowmobile. Then we were off.
It was so much fun! The views of the mountains were just incredible and really enjoyed every minute of this tour. We did get off the main logging roads (The Adventure Group Whistler grooms their own trails that were once active logging roads) and hit some single track trails. It was just amazing! The pace was based on how we were all doing, and never felt like it was too fast or too slow. They do take you out in smaller groups as well, which I really appreciated. I did take a few photos at a couple of the viewpoints we stopped at. It seemed to go by way too fast, and about an hour and forty five minutes later we were back at “Cougar Base”. I thanked Timon and Josh for guiding such a great tour and boarded my shuttle back to The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
I can’t say enough good things about this snowmobile tour and highly recommend it. The Adventure Group Whistler also offers other types of snowmobiling tours, including a beginner and an advanced tour. They also offer many other activities in the Winter and Summer. For more information on The Adventure Group Whistler, please click here to visit their website.