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Embrace Spring Skiing in Whistler

February 29, 2024

Spring skiing is the hidden gem of the ski season. During the spring months, most people have packed away their skis and snowboards, leaving the slopes wide open. Those who head to the resorts at that time get to enjoy a wonderfully unique experience. Ready to learn more? Read on to find out about the spring ski season in Whistler! 


What’s So Special About Spring Skiing? 

Pack your sunscreen and get ready for a whole new type of adventure on the spring slopes! Gone are the days of frigid winter. The spring ski season brings softer snow and sensational sunshine! The temperatures on the mountains grow much more comfortable, and the snow transforms, making the slopes feel completely different than they do in the winter. In the spring, the melt-freeze cycle creates “corn snow,” which is ideal for carving turns. 

You can monitor the conditions on the slope using https://opensnow.com/  

The crowds are also smaller, creating a tranquil atmosphere on the mountain. Having fewer people around means the waits are shorter, the noise is reduced, and the disruptions are eliminated. You can hit the runs over and over without much hassle! Soak up the ski slopes at your own pace and take control of your skiing experience! 


Spring Skiing in Whistler 

In the spring, Whistler’s sun-soaked slopes and stellar snowpack are an absolute treat. Typically, skiers can expect corn snow throughout most of the day, although icy patches pop up now and then in the mornings or late afternoons.

Wondering if the warmer weather will interrupt your skiing? Rest assured, your runs will be spectacular right up until the end of the season. Blackcomb Mountain is predicted to stay open until April, while Whistler Mountain will stay open until May! 

Crowds tend to be smaller compared to the crowds you encounter during the peak season, but there are busy spurts due to families and college students visiting on their spring breaks. 

Looking for a diverse spring getaway? There’s plenty to enjoy beyond skiing. You can also hike or bike scenic trails, take a relaxing soak in the hot springs, explore the shops in the charming village, or indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment while you’re in town! 


Spring Events 

Many ski resorts host special spring events and festivals, adding to the fun of spring skiing! You can expect live music, pond skims, costume contests, and plenty of good vibes. 

A few of the most popular events include…

  • 31st Annual TELUS Winter Classic (March 1 - 2, 2024): an action-packed weekend featuring ski events, wine, beer, and food, plus live and silent auctions and live entertainment 
  • World Ski & Snowboard Festival (April 8 - 14, 2024): North America’s largest festival of snow sports, music, arts, and mountain culture 
  • Whistler Cup (April 11 - 14, 2024): one of the largest and most important ski race in North America (and internationally) for athletes aged 11 to 16 years

For more, check out Tourism Whistler’s event calendar: https://www.whistler.com/events/calendar/ 

You still have ample time to enjoy skiing and other fun activities in Whistler before the end of the ski season. Plan your trip before it is too late! Adventure awaits you this spring in Whistler! 

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