Whistler is the true all-season resort. From snow-packed, adrenaline-fueled adventures in the winter; to hazy days relaxing on the lake in the summer. ‘In Spring, you’ll experience the wilderness slowly waking and defrosting from the winter – making it the perfect opportunity to start seeing some of the wildlife to come out of hibernation’, writes Travel Weekly.
Here we have three reasons that defy you avoiding our beautiful mountain village this spring.
Most of all, the snow is still so good. I mean really good! In May, Blackcomb Mountain is where it’s at. You’ll find visitors out on the snow as well as locals enjoying some spring sun.
‘The last weekend of winter at Blackcomb is Shred for a Cause Ski Day’, writes the Daily Hive. The event raises funds for Zero Ceiling, which is a non-profit helping youth experiencing homelessness.
“The opportunity we have with the Shred for a Cause event is to join friends and family for an amazing day of skiing. Doing what we love, while making a true impact on the life of young people in our city”, explains the charity.
If it’s vast mountain vistas that attract you, the Sea-to-Sky Highway is a must-do journey for you! It connects Vancouver with the towns and villages of the Coast Mountains. The highway is a highlight for many visitors.
‘Canada and Alaska are two of the best destinations to see on a self-drive thanks to its jaw-dropping scenery, exciting wildlife and all-round picture perfect landscape’, continues Travel Weekly.
‘The Sea-to-Sky Highway is one of the most scenic drives you will ever do. Along the way, you could stop in Squamish or carry on to Whistler for some epic adventures. Think hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, river rafting, ziplining! If adventure isn’t your thing, Whistler can also offer you the ultimate in serenity and relaxation’. Think lakeside dining and a nice, chilled glass of BC wine, for example.
Sip & Savour
With menus celebrating the best of seasonal and local produce, paired with award-winning wines, Nita Lake Lodge will host a series of Winemaker Dinners this spring/summer 2018. Each month, the newly renovated Aura Restaurant will welcome a leading winemaker and their team to pair a multi-course meal prepared by Chef James Olberg. As the weather warms up, guests are invited to dine al fresco on the restaurant’s patio to enjoy lake views and mountain tranquility.
In addition to Nita Lake Lodge, many resorts grow their own food and stock brews from local crafters. Take Coast Mountain Brewery, for example: ‘you can only get Coast Mountain beers in Whistler’, reports Sip North West. ‘Over 70 percent of the beer brewed stays in the taproom, with the remaining served in Whistler bars’.
‘We look forward to showcasing the best of our beautiful region for another season,” says Theresa Ginter, General Manager of Nita Lake Lodge. Spring brings together everything amazing about Whistler, from outdoor adventure to deep relaxation. Add in a festival or two, dining specials and great deals on accommodation and you’ve got a cure for spring fever.