Updated January 2024 with info on Super Bowl LVIII (February 11, 2024)

We may be north of the border in Canada, but there are NFL fans aplenty among residents and visitors here. As we approach the Super Bowl it’s time to examine some of the similarities between Whistler and the NFL. And, more importantly, find out where you can watch the game!

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Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub is a local favourite for watching all the sports. PHOTO PETER BAILEY

The Athletes

This one is a no-brainer.  If you have ever watched an NFL game you can’t help but be amazed at the speed, agility, precision and mental toughness of players. World-class athletes showcase amazing feats of athleticism in every play.

Whistler is home to former Olympians from a broad range of winter sports including alpine ski racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding, and Ashleigh McIvor Demerit – the first female Olympic gold medalist in Ski Cross. Don’t be surprised to see a handful of retired World Cup ski racers dropping into the Thursday ‘beer-league’ Kokanee Valley Race Series (open to everyone).  Retired? Yes – but they’re still faster than you!

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Local ripper/athlete Dan Treadway en route to a touchdown in Whistler’s Sun Bowl. PHOTO CHAD CHOMLACK

The Tailgating

Ok, this one may be a stretch! While pre-game activities for NFL games are legendary Whistler offers a little something for early risers before the lifts open to the general public as well. First Tracks tickets allow for early access to Whistler Mountain via the Village Gondola. Enjoy early access to powder or perfectly groomed corduroy then head in for a coffee and cinnamon bun.

Fans watch the game at the Longhorn in Whistler – plenty of screens, cold beverages, and unbelievable tension. PHOTO PETER BAILEY

The Super Bowls

Saving the best for last. The Super Bowl is arguably the best sporting event on the planet. 32 teams have battled down to the final pair vying for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This game is BIG! So are the alpine bowls at Whistler Blackcomb.

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Harmony Bowl – like the Super Bowl – delivers big thrills. PHOTO MIKE CRANE

With over 8,100 acres of terrain, Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest ski resort. Three glaciers and 16 alpine bowls help differentiate the mountain terrain even further. When standing at the top of the Blackcomb Glacier the immensity of the Coast Mountains sets in.

From the top of the Peak Chair, you feel like you’re on top of the world waiting to drop in to your choice of West Bowl, Whistler Bowl or Glacier Bowl.  If you want to up the ante, you can hike up Flute Bowl for an authentic in-resort bootpack experience, then ski back to Symphony Chair to do it all over again.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Whistler

You can likely catch the game on any TV that is turned on. That said, there are a few places that cater specifically to the sporting crowd and will have a raucous atmosphere. May we suggest: Brickworks, Stinky’s on the Stroll, Tapley’s Neighborhood Pub, The Longhorn Saloon & GrillBuffalo Bill’s, Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grill (inside the Hilton), Garibaldi Lift Co., The Brewhouse, Brandy’s at the Keg and Braidwood Tavern (inside Four Seasons Whistler).

If you are out in Whistler Creekside check out Dusty’s Bar & BBQ, Roland’s Creekside Pub, and Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge – just for a start!

Superbowl LVIII Kickoff Time in Whistler

We’re on Pacific time here (PST), so kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 PM on Sunday, February 11. Plenty of time to get a few laps in then head down early to get a seat.

Roll up early on the day to get your seats, it’s going to be an amazing afternoon. For more after-skiing entertainment and venues check out Whistler.com’s après page and enjoy the game!

If you can’t be in the NRG Stadium, a patio in Whistler’s not a bad spot to catch the game. PHOTO MIKE CRANE

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