I'll be traveling with my family to Whistler at the end of January 2009. All of them either ski or snowboard, however I do not.
I've been reading up on the websites and understand that I can purchase a sightseeing ticket to access the Whistler and Blackcomb Gondolas as well as the Peak to Peak. It appears that in summer there is also access to the Peak Chair Lift for pedestrians. Is that also a possibility in winter, or is the peak chair lift only available to skiers/boarders in winter? I'd really like to go all the way to the peak if I can.
Regarding snowshoeing. I am an experienced at snowshoeing and have my own snowshoes. I see that there are guided snowshoe trips on the mountain. Do you have to sign up for one of the guided trips to use these trails, or can you go on your own? Are the trails well marked?