Spring is a great time to plan a mountain getaway to Whistler. As the warmer, longer days begin to arrive, the mountains provide the perfect respite for city dwellers and nature lovers. Here, we share some tips and advice on planning the perfect spring retreat:
Getting To Whistler
Getting to Whistler really is a piece of cake. Driving from the US or BC, the journey takes in the beautiful Sea-To-Sky Highway. Arriving by air? One option that we recommend is Whistler Connection. Their reliable drivers offer a door-to-door service collecting from YVR and dropping-off in Whistler. For further options on arriving into Whistler, check out our post on Planning Your Vancouver/Whistler Connection.
Finding Somewhere To Stay
Tourism in Whistler typically begins to quieten down mid April. This means that a plethora of local hotels and restaurants begin vying for business. It makes it the perfect time of year to really bag a bargain with accommodation prices at their yearly low. You may be able to save big on a Spring Ski Retreat or even enjoy savings of 20% off the best available rate if you live in Washington or BC!
Spring Skiing In Whistler
Whistler Blackcomb typically remains open well into May, with skiing on the glacier accessible in June and July! Enjoy warmer mountain conditions with regular day tickets starting from as low as $68. Spring also means the start of patio season. Take après al fresco and enjoy stunning lake views at Cure Lounge & Patio or breathtaking mountain vistas from the Umbrella Bar at Whistler Peak!
Wined & Dined
With the shoulder season comes prix fixe menus at many of Whistler’s eateries. Offering 3, 4 and sometimes 5 courses at a set price, it’s a great way to experience delicious local cuisine at a budget-friendly price. Check out the official Tourism Whistler Blog for dining recommendations. For an authentic Whistler vibe, check out our post on Dining Like A Local In Whistler, BC.
Take A Hike
As spring takes hold of the valley and the snow begins to melt, hiking trails start to open. For a low intensity adventure, don’t miss Brandywine Falls. For something a little more challenging, one of our favourite trails is High Note. Check out Whistler Hiatus for some inspiration, trail conditions and even recommendations by month.
All images PC: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane