Do heat waves suddenly make you think of speed-sliding down on almost frozen steep mountainside in freezing temperatures? If escaping to sea, sun and sand don’t add any jolt of excitement, skip the beach this season.
Recharge to a more verdant and higher-altitude nature and go onboard your first skiing adventure with Celebrity Cruises.
Start by booking a mountain chalet in Whistler for a quick and cosy getaway. For the ultimate in ski holidays, you simply cannot afford to miss exploring Whistler. Canada takes pride in this resort town located in the southern Pacific Ranges and north of Vancouver. Millions of people and travellers ski -in and -out every year. As a former Winter Olympics venue, it is famed for the natural beauty of its surroundings, with shimmering lakes and tall mountains wreathed in fog.
We have deep appreciation for this region of Canada — we couldn’t resist showing it off to you.
Begin this itinerary via one of Celebrity Cruises’ Alaskan Cruises. Travelling from Kenya requires three flights – one to Europe, one to Vancouver and finally a transfer to the resort itself. While this seems long, every moment of this journey is worthwhile. This is a place where you can try your hand at practically every winter sport imaginable.
In between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain nestles a pedestrian village that looks straight out of a winter Hallmark Greetings card with frosted gabled Alpine chalets luring everyone to brunch or apres ski.
For travellers seeking creature comforts, dramatic mountain scenery and a multitude of snow-filled activities, Whistler will truly oblige.
Take off-piste (away from prepared ski runs) activities at Whistler without worrying about frostbite. The Snow School will help newcomers find their feet, while more avid skiers will find slopes suited to every level of ability, including a racing area where you can test your skills against others on some of the finest powder around. You can ride the world’s highest gondola up to the mountaintops or even have a helicopter drop you off at the top of higher slopes.
Explore the area by snowmobile or take a zip line tour, zooming through the treetops on a harness attached to a network of cables.
It’s a truly thrilling way to experience this beautiful Canadian wilderness. Other activities in the area include snowboarding and tube riding, which is safe and fun for pretty much everyone. The wonderful spa centre is perfect for easing your muscles after a long day on the slopes, making this one of our travellers’ favourite luxury holidays in Canada.
Everyone needs a bit of pampering when pushing his body to the limits. We’ve made sure to find the very best hotels in the area so you can recuperate in complete comfort — meals to suit all palates and plenty of sleep will ensure that your return to the slopes ready to take on new snowy adventures.
Ready to bask in the crisp Canadian air?