Are you planning a trip Whistler and trying to decide when the best time to come is? January is a wonderful time to choose to visit. With the holidays coming to an end and the transition from early winter into deep winter, there is no shortage of things to do in town! What’s more, all of Whistler’s 8,171 acres of stunning terrain is open and there is always plenty of snow. So don’t just start your new year off with a resolution to travel, discover for yourself why January in Whistler is a great time to book your winter holiday!
Next to December and March, January sees the most snow of the season. Additionally, the cold temperatures that can be found during this time of year make for some of the best snow quality. If light, fluffy and abundant snow is what you’re looking for, January is a good time to visit!
Loads of Events
Winter is in full swing after the holidays and that means that there are a ton of exciting events happening all over town. In addition to the regular seasonal events such as Family Apres, King of the Rail and the Fire and Ice show, vistors can enjoy the following entertainment:
Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
Don’t miss one of the biggest and best Pride ski weeks in the world. The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival features a number of events including snowmobiling adventures, wine tastings, a pool party, a snowball dance, fantastic skiing and snowboarding and everything in-between.
Samsung Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by: GORE-TEX®
The 12th Annual Samsung Deep Winter Photo Challenge, presented by GORE-TEX® products, returns to Whistler Blackcomb. Invited photographers have 72 hours to capture athletes in their natural mountain habitats and edit the best images into a 5-minute slideshow. Join in the audience to see who will take the win!
Less Busy And Great Deals
After the Christmas rush, skiing the week after the holidays is one of the quietest weeks of the season. To top it off, most of the terrain on both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains is open. Since there is a less people in the resort, there are often deals on accomodation too.
January is a wonderful time to visit Whistler. Deep winter provides great snow and a vast collection of outdoor activities can be enjoyed by all. If you are planning a winter vacation, consider starting your new year off by travelling to the mountains in January!