Spring Skiing, Why Does Everyone Love It?
Spring Skiing, Why Does Everyone Love It?
Posted on February 17, 2022
Spring Skiing in Whistler is approaching and everyone is getting excited. A lot of locals and keen skiers are excited to be planning their spring skiing trips and enjoy the longer days, warmer weather, and even the occasional spring snow dump. For these reasons and more you will fall in love with Whistler spring skiing.
What to expect each month
Typically the snowiest month for Whistler Blackcomb, March will have you smiling from ear to ear. The mountain is also open until 4 pm from March 4th giving you more time to shred those deep powder laps.
The days are longer, the sun is stronger and the vibes are always good. De-layer on those warmer days and enjoy a sunny drink either on the mountain or in the village. Just don’t forget your sunscreen or you will have a goggle tan for work on Monday.
Whistler mountain closes for the season in late April, leaving Blackcomb open for the public. Get your sunny morning snowboarding and skiing in and make your way to the lakes or bike trails that are slowly starting to defrost. May is the month of dual-sport days.
Family-Friendly Spring Activities
A uniquely Canadian way to explore old-growth forests while sitting back and enjoying a relaxing ride or mush your own team of sled dogs for a little added excitement. What better way to spend time with the family than out on the open trail with a pack of dogs? Once you arrive back at the base go play with the puppies in their pen and see what the future of dog sledding looks like.
It’s not very often you find a safe space to throw axes and it’s known as “acceptable fun”. Get ready for some sharp competition at Forged Axe Throwing. Whistler’s #1 rated group activity will have your family dreaming of bullseyes for days. A little family competition never hurt anyone.
Join in on the tube-tacular fun! With seven lanes of adventure to experience.
What makes tubing a family friendly activity? Well at the Bubly Tube Park the parents have just as much fun as the kids. With seven lanes ranging from easy kid friendly to adult friendly (longer and faster). There’s a lane for everyone. Feeling run happy? Jump on the conveyor belt to save time and energy to get more exciting laps in.
Grab the family and hold on tight! Let your feet dangle above the forest floor as you zip across a valley. Ziptrek and TAG offer a variety of ziplining tours suited for thrill-seekers of all ages. Zip side-by-side or upside down for a little added fun. Each company operates on a different mountain which makes each experience uniquely different.
Other Spring Activities
Get a head start on your biking fitness and enjoy the Sea to Sky bike trails in Spring. With the majority of bike trails snow free by April, you can get some early season trail riding in. Spring biking has less crowds, cooler days so you can ride for longer and the dirt is usually nicer as it hasn’t been dried out.
The best golf courses in Canada are in Whistler. By mid-May, Spring golfing is underway and the best time to get out on the greens and shake off any cobwebs that might have occurred over the Winter. Cooler temperatures mean you can take your time mastering your shots without feeling the heat from the Summer sun. Our favourite courses to play are Whistler Golf Course, Nicklaus North Golf Course and Big Sky Golf Course in Pemberton. You might even come across some of Whistlers four legged locals as the bears love the golf courses just as much as we do.
One of the more unique experiences that Whistler has on offer is sailing on Alta Lake. Sail around the 2.5km lake and take in the amazing surrounding mountain views. With plenty of ramp access, it is easy to take your own sailboat on the water or you can rent from Whistler Sailing Club.
Explore your favourite Whistler hikes in Spring and see them in a different light. Iconic Whistler hikes such Iceberg Lake and Rainbow Falls are best in Spring when the snow is melted enough for easy access and creating amazing waterfalls as well as giving the surrounding peaks enough snow to frame each view uniquely.
After a long Winter, the Whistler bears are also starting to unhibernate and make their way out into the forest. Some will have new family members with them and start the process of showing their new born cubs how to forage for food and other bear necessities.
Spring in Whsitler is such an amazing time, especially for families. At Crystal Lodge, we love to make everybody’s experience one that they will never forget and our expert Reservations Team has experience helping people create memories that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions on how you can make your Whistler getaway unforgettable you can contact our Reservations Team and they can assist you in finding Whistler accommodation at the best rates and offers we have at [email protected] or 1 800 667 3363.