Whistler Summer Glacier Skiing

blackcomb-glacierThe sun is shining, the lakes are warm, it’s the perfect time to… go skiing and riding. The Blackcomb Glacier lets you experience the best of both worlds – work on your tan and get your ski/ride fix at the same time.

The summer glacier experience is recommended for intermediate to advanced skiers and riders and offers a perfect opportunity to improve your park and bump skills.

Blackcomb Mountain’s Horstman Glacier is open for sun-filled days of skiing and snowboarding in the summer. Be sure to pack sunscreen because the rays are hot.

Access to the Glacier in Summer

In order to access the glacier, skiers and snowboarders must upload on the Wizard and Solar Coaster Express chairs, then transfer to a bus which travels along Expressway to the base of the 7th Heaven Express. Once at the top of the 7th Heaven Express, skiers and riders can access the Horstman Glacier. Skiers and snowboarders take the same route to get back down, or can use the ski out from the glacier to the top of the Solar Coaster as long as snow conditions permit.

Conditions can vary throughout the day, so be prepared. Bring sunscreen, goggles or sunglasses, gloves and a jacket due the changes in mountain weather.

Please be advised that lift ticket passes for glacier skiing and snowboarding in the summer are sold through Guest Services at Whistler Blackcomb and not through the Activity Centre.

There are a bunch of racing and free style camps available, such as the Camp of Champions and a great mogul camp. About 1/3 of the participants at the Blackcomb camps are adults.

Enjoy the view from 7,400 feet on the patio of the Horstman Hut, which is open daily for lunch or snacks. If you can’t get enough of the white stuff, here is a great place to spend the summer.


Our in-resort reservations agents know Whistler! Established in 1995, we have established relationships with activity operators, restaurants, and other service providers like no other. We’ll use our insider information and resources to make your vacation the best it can be.

Contact us to arrange Whistler services to help make your Whistler vacation a complete success.


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