Whistler Blackcomb offers epic skiing and riding – there’s no two ways around it – and spring is no exception. “The mountains get an average snowfall of 98 inches in March and 33 inches in April, resulting in gorgeous trails that last well into May”, explains Travel Pulse.
“Spring skiing in Whistler means gorgeous snow, blue skies and sunny days, not to mention great deals on hotels and lift tickets as well as the annual World Ski & Snowboard Festival taking place from April 10-14.”
What To Bring For Spring Skiing?
When planning a spring skiing trip to Whistler, you’ll want to ensure you pack the right gear. The first thing to consider is clothing. Choose your layers wisely – something to keep you warm and dry first thing, which can be removed as the day warms up. Spring skiing usually means lots of sun, too, so don’t forget your dark lens and your SPF!
Powder skis are also recommended. “For me, the absolute best thing about spring riding in Whistler is the high chance of snow systems coming through at night followed immediately by bluebird conditions the next morning,” says Snowboard Canada Magazine editor Scott Birke.
Where To Stay?
The first thing to consider is location. Whistler Village certainly draws the masses with it’s bustling shops and bopping nightlife. Perhaps you’re after a more chilled vibe? Consider looking beyond the Village Stroll. Whistler’s Upper Village and Creekside locations both offer gondolas for easy mountain access. The quieter, more subdued pace is ideal for post-ski relaxation.
Spring is full of great offers for accommodation in Whistler. By avoiding weekends and public holidays, you could easily bag a bargain. Sometimes it just takes a bit of savvy and some insider knowledge to book the very best deal for you. Check out our top tips for finding great value Whistler accommodation.
Where To Eat?
Whether you’re just after a great coffee or a full-blown, a la carte experience, Whistler is full of great options for any budget. Consider checking out TripAdvisor for ratings and reviews broken down to suit your needs. It’s worth remembering that the mountain itself is home to some great eateries too! Our recommendations for lunch include waffles at the Crystal Hut and tasty vegan treats at The Ravens Nest.
When it comes to après you’ll have no problems finding a great deal. As the mountain closes for the day, the Village comes to life with food and drinks specials. We like to hit the Village Stroll and just see where the mood takes us. Check out Tourism Whistler’s post on Hidden Gems Of Whistler’s Après Scene.
What Else Is There To Do In Whistler?
Skiing and riding may be a huge influence on visitors to Whistler, but this little mountain town offers so much more too! As spring takes a hold, hiking trails begin to open and lakes begin to thaw. Riding a bike on the Valley Trail is our favourite way to explore Whistler’s neighbourhoods. If you love to shop, there’s plenty of that too! From local, artisan crafts to big brand adventure gear, the Village Stroll is the place to be.
Travelling with a non-skier? Check out our post: Five Great Whistler Experiences For Non-Skiers.