Like other ski resorts, Whistler has its share of excellent warm-weather activities like golfing (including the Chateau Whistler Golf club which Golf Magazine called “one of the best golf resorts in the world”) and requisite gondola rides to the peak for knockout views. There are also more than 100 kilometers of mountain-biking trails for off-road riders at the Whistler Mountain Bike Zone. Yet, it’s the unusual possibilities for outdoor adventure that separate this ski area from the pack. You can take a helicopter ride to hike the untrammeled Coast Mountain alpine meadows or even do a little summertime skiing and snowboarding on Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier. Then there’s the Westcoaster, a bobsled run at the bottom of Blackcomb; in-line skating at a freestyle park; and Whistler Kids Windsurfing, which holds both kids-only courses and family camps.