Sunday nights start with a bang when fireworks light up Whistler’s winter sky. Magical, spectacular fireworks burst and pierce the darkness, illuminating Whistler Mountain. The oo’s and awe’s of the admiring crowd are swept away by the winter wind. Sounds pretty picturesque, eh? But wait, we’re just getting started!
Visitors and locals alike who gather aren’t just awaiting the fireworks display. They’ve meet to watch Whistler’s elite skiers and snowboarders burst through the three-metre, gas-fed flaming hoops. Soaring above Whistler Village, the riders throw down stylish flips, spins and grabs for the cheering crowd below! My friends, this is the legendary Fire & Ice Show.
Top members of Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski & Snowboard School perform extraordinary feats of anti-gravity through rings of fire. Dancers and fire spinners move to the beats showcasing amazing talent, coordination and obviously no fear of the flame! The show finishes off that magical, spectacular display of fireworks that is sure to delight. The buzzing crowd then disperses throughout Whistler Village’s restaurants, pubs and clubs and cafes and shops, chatting about the astonishing performance and scrolling through snapshots of the evening.
The Fire & Ice Show is a free event that happens every Sunday night at 6:30PM during the winter months until March 30. Visiting families and friends and diehard locals watch in Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain. The crowd tends to gathers at the base, but there are a few bars from which to watch the show – GLC, Longhorn Saloon and Black’s Pub. The GLC offers the best view from the outdoor heated patio, and is kid friendly until 8PM.
If you prefer be up close and want the chance to watch the performers expressions when they land an epic trick, then be sure to arrive 30 minutes early and head to the base of the massive snow jump. If you get up close enough, the lively announcer might even call your kids up to answer some easy trivia questions for some pretty epic prizes.
The Fire & Ice Show is definitely a Whistler Winter Must Do. It couldn’t get any better than spending an evening with family and friends, while catching free live entertainment, all happening within a few minutes’ walk from your suite at the Summit Lodge & Spa. Be sure to grab a hot chocolate from a local coffee shop on route to the show!
For more information on the Fire & Ice Show and other Whistler winter activities, talk to our friendly staff at Summit Lodge & Spa. Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.