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    What to Expect
    This unique dining experience begins at the Canadian Wilderness Adventures Desk in the lower level of the Carleton Lodge, a hotel in Whistler Village. Climb into a heated, luxury, 19-passenger snowcat en route to the enchanting Crystal Hut, a cozy, quaint log cabin located an hour away on Crystal Ridge, high atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6,000 feet (1,828 meters). 

    Enjoy the chef's local interpretation of a traditional fondue dinner. On the menu is cheese fondue (Gruyere, Emmental, and white wine served with a baguette and pickles), fondue chinoise (chicken, beef tenderloin, and assorted vegetables with vegetable broth, served with a variety of dipping sauces), and a fresh-baked fruit pie with real whipped cream.

    Along the way to the cabin and during the dining experience itself, take in the alpine colors and panoramic views of the surrounding Coast Mountain Range, as well as the twinkling lights of Whistler Village below.

    The evening concludes with a return trip to the Carleton Lodge.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Canadian Wilderness Adventures Desk in the lower level of the Carleton Lodge
    Departure Time
    7:15 PM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Carleton Lodge
    • Dinner
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Live entertainment
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 19 years old
    • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking, if required
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please check in 30 minutes prior to the tour's departure time
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I will be posting 2 reviews for Canadian Wilderness Adventures, because we had 2 trips that were completely different experiences. This review is for the Crystal Hut Fondue, Cat Trip. Despite having been to whistler many times over the years, this was the first time that my
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    Exhilarating snow cat ride up Blackcomb Mountain to the Crystal Chalet (takes about an hour). Most fun Fondue dinner with entertainment (thanks Randy). The ride back down intersects multiple grooming snow cats while they work.
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    This was an amazing experience for our family. The views from the mountain are romantic and a beautiful backdrop. My husband and I went on the tour with my older parents and our 3 teenaged kids. None of us had ever been on a snowmobile. My mom, who is not athletic at all and
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    We had such an amazing evening at the Crystal Hut Fondue from start to finish. The 1 hour CAT ride up the hill was great, with views and very comfortable. We were very lucky to get an almost full moon dog moon and the staff were funny, lovely and informative. The fondue was
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    Really want to say thank you to Dan (snowcat driver) and Kyle (k2) for helping me with my special evening. Chad squeezed out an awesome (and clean) version of our favorite tenacious D song which really made dinner fun. The ride up and down the mountain is about 45 minutes
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    About the operator
    By: Canadian Wilderness Adventures
    2,786 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Vancouver, Canada
    Crystal fondues
    Went up to crystal with awesome guides Louisa and Frieda, cracking music, food and an all time experience. 2
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    San Jose, California
    Awesome dog-sledding experience!
    My boyfriend and I went on a day trip to Whistler during our anniversary trip to Vancouver. We wanted to do
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    Medford, Oregon
    Wonderful views and time with friends
    Thanks to Tilley for being a great guide and showing our group a great time on our snowmobile tour. It was the
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    We had a great time doing the Medicine Trail. Our guide, Ryan S., was knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery
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    Whistler, Canada
    Great alternative to skiing/snowboarding
    The guide Mel (I believe her name was, I'm horrible with names), was really friendly and informative. She made the
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    Vancouver, Canada
    A fantastic introduction to snowshoeing - a magnificent trail through stunning woods (it helped that the valley
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    Merrifield, Virginia
    Best crew
    I took the intermediate tour with three of my buddies and the scenery was beautiful and our guide was great. I
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    The Greatest Intro to Whistler You Could Ask For
    Our group of 7 did the 8am tour with Brock as our guide and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. For
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    Exceeded Expectations!
    This was my first time doing one of these tours after nearly 20 years of visits to the area. It was absolutely
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    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Dog Sledding
    My wife and I had a go at dog sledding with canadian wilderness adventures during our ski trip to whistler and it
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    Westbury, New York
    Back Country X
    SPEEEEEECHLESS! Alex is the Man, took us on the most unbelievable ride of my life! The day was perfect weather so
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    Ronnen B
    Wokingham, United Kingdom
    Best experience ever
    We’ll we’re a bit worried about going up the mountain whilst it was snowing but we couldn’t have been more wrong
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    Greenwich, Connecticut
    Amazing adventure with great guides
    It was my first time snowmobiling and I had a great time. I was a little intimidated at first but the guides Frida
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    Long Beach, California
    First Time Snowmobiler
    I was reluctant to sign up for a snowmobiling tour. 1) It seemed expensive 2) I'd be doing it alone 3) I had never
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    Great fun
    Just got back from a great morning doing the Wilderness Run. Dan was great; he was super patient with the group
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