Spring is one of my favourite times of the year. Whistler Village is filled with beautiful sunshine, the days are longer, and flowers are starting to bloom. You can enjoy spring skiing at its finest, with an array of fun activities to enjoy in the valley. Here is my guide to spring in Whistler and why you would want to live in this idyllic mountain town.
You still have plenty of time to enjoy warmer weather skiing, with Blackcomb Mountain open until April 23 and Whistler closing on May 27. Take in the spectacular views that the Coast Mountains offer, with the sun on your face. There’s plenty of great Après options available on the mountain too. Whistler Umbrella Bar patio gives you great sights of the valley below, while Crystal Hut on Blackcomb is the ideal place to stop for a coffee. You can find some of the best waffles in town here too!
The warmer weather acts as the perfect snow removal. With clear paths in the valley, you can ride your bike again. Whistler’s Valley trail offers a tame ride for the more mellow riders. You can enjoy trails which stretch as far out as Cheakamus and Green Lake. Going for a ski in the morning and a bike ride in the afternoon is a fun way to spend a spring day.
The World Ski and Snowboard Festival
Tricks on snow, music, arts and culture – what more could you want? With highlights including the Saudan Couloir Race Extreme where competitors race down the double black diamond ski run, plus filmmaker competitions, free live music, and art displays, this event is not to be missed. You can buy tickets online for all events.
Go for a hike
Whistler, a hot spot of summer hikes, has plenty of family-friendly day trips to be enjoyed. Head down to Brandywine Falls, where just a short walk from the car park, you can feast your eyes on stunning views. If you want to go further afield, Joffre Lakes is a magical winter paradise, not far from Pemberton. You can get to the first lake by walking 5 minutes from the car park, for those who aren’t prepared to venture too far in the winter wonderland. If you’re planning on doing the whole hike, snowshoes or crampons are recommended.
Springtime in Whistler showcases how magnificent our mountain town is. If you’re looking to buy a home to Whistler, contact me for help and advice.