As springtime approaches in Whistler, the snow–covered landscape begins to melt and the days grow longer. Locals and visitors alike are ready to get outside and enjoy the many outdoor activities that the area has to offer during this special time of year. Soaking up the sunshine while enjoying a fun day filled with new and exciting things is easy to do. From skiing and snowmobiling to hiking and biking, Whistler offers plenty of ways to get outdoors and experience spring in the mountains. Here are some of the best early springtime activities in Whistler.
Skiing and Snowboarding:
As the snow melts in the lower elevations, the resort offers some of the best spring skiing in the world. Long runs, spring powder, and plenty of sun, spring skiing is a great way to extend the ski season. Many of the ski resorts also offer special spring packages and discounts, making it an affordable option for those looking to get in some last–minute skiing and snowboarding. Don’t forget your sunscreen or a goggle tan will be in your future!
Hiking and Biking:
Slowly but surely, the trails around Whistler open up for hiking and biking as April turns into May. From easy trails through the forest to more challenging routes along the mountains, there’s something for everyone. The springtime is an especially good time to explore the area, as temperatures are mild.
Snowmobiling is still a great way to explore the backcountry around Whistler. Since it is easy to access higher elevations, this activity runs well into the spring months. Enjoy vistas and even dinner at cabins depending on your preference.
The chairlifts and gondolas at Whistler remain open until the end of the ski season and beyond. A gondola ride to the top of the mountain is a great way to take in the views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Stop for lunch at either the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain or Rendevous on Blackcomb Mountain.
Whistler is a great destination for those looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the early springtime. With plenty of skiing and snowboarding, hiking and biking, snowmobiling, and even gondola rides, there’s something for everyone. So, come to Whistler and enjoy the beauty of the mountains this spring. Take advantage of our special offers before the season changes.
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