Take a Snowcat to Dinner – Getting There is Half the Fun!

Whistler, British Columbia, lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.  Not surprisingly, most winter visitors come here to ski or snowboard.  As the 2010 Winter Olympics showed, the snow is pristine and plentiful, and the ski runs cannot be surpassed.  But for those tourists who do not ski, Whistler offers many other exceptional adventures.

One unforgettable winter experience is a trip up Blackcomb Mountain to the delightful Crystal Hut for a special fondue dinner.  The Crystal Hut sits at an altitude of 6000 feet, providing breathtaking views of the Coast Mountain Range.  As you sit on the deck of the cabin and look out over these rich, alpine panoramas at Whistler’s twinkling lights below, the world takes on a magical, mystical quality.

Your journey starts in Whistler, where you board a nineteen-passenger, heated Snowcat for the drive up to the Crystal Hut.  Along the way, the wraparound glass of the Snowcat, with its comfortable bucket seats, provides astounding views of the world around you.  You even have the opportunity to listen to CDs in surround sound or to talk with the driver as you wend your way toward your destination.

Once you reach the Crystal Hut, you will be delighted by a wonderful, candlelight fondue dinner  replete with fine wine.  And–for dessert–what could satisfy you more than a fresh fruit pie baked in a wood-fired oven?  This is all yours as you gaze at awe-inspiring alpine peaks, enjoy live entertainment, or simply sit back and relax.

The Snowcat-Fondue Dinner Tour imparts a cozy, romantic atmosphere to your evening.  While there are no age restrictions, the fondue dinner is really designed for adults.  That said, mothers-to-be are welcome on all tours. [What a special way of anticipating approaching parenthood.]

Beginning at 8:00 p.m., this adventure lasts 3-1/2 hours and runs from mid-December through mid-April, weather permitting.  The price per adult is $179.95 in U.S. dollars.  As you make your plans, remember that the Snowcat drive up Blackcomb Mountain is very popular.  It is also dependent on adequate snow levels, so you need to make your reservations four days in advance.  And when you go, be sure to take your camera.  The photos you take may capture some of the essence of your experience.

Whistler BC in the winter offers so much:  shopping, dining, great winter activities.  One adventure that you simply must not miss is this cozy, delightful Snowcat drive to the top of the world.  As you enjoy your fondue dinner at the Crystal Hut and soak in the ambience of the entertainment and the valley below, you will certainly ask yourself, “Is there really a better way to leave the world behind?”