Vacationing during busy season can feel a bit like grocery shopping on a Saturday afternoon. Everybody is there, the lines are longer, it's loud and slow moving, and it's a bit stressed out. But, if you have an opportunity to grocery shop on Tuesday morning, you'll find its quick and quiet, no line ups, no stress, and better service. Some people really love the high energy of busy season, but for vacationers more interested in total peace and zero stress, here are 5 reasons the off-season might be the best time to come to Whistler.
1. Better Rental Selection
Truly, the best benefit of traveling in the off-season is access to better, cheaper rental properties. The busy season can be very competitive when it comes to searching out and booking your ideal rental, but the off-season frees up many of the best properties.
2. Cheaper Everything
If you're traveling to Whistler to ski or snowboard like most people, coming in the off-season will cost you less on both lift tickets, and accommodations. Between the cost of your rental and your ride to the top of the mountain, you could save hundreds in the off-season.
3. Not As Many Tourists
Less tourists means everything is less crowded. The off-season usually means you get to book any restaurant you want with no reservation issues. It means more laps without having to wait in lift lines. And, it means service is better everywhere you go, because employees have more time to make sure you get what you need.
4. Cheaper Travel Costs
Even flights are cheaper in the off-season. As we all know, there is nothing better than shaving a few hundred dollars off your travel expenses just for booking at a certain time off year.
5. Friendlier Locals
The locals in Whistler are nothing short of incredible to the constant flow of tourists, but in the off-season, the locals feel a little less like people from "away" are invading their space. A relaxed local is likely to tell you everything you want to know about their town, and if you get lucky, maybe even introduce you to some hidden adventures very few travelers get to find out about.
If you love the mad energy of busy-season, we don't blame you. Whistler is one of the world's top vacation destinations for more than a few reasons. However, if you're looking to save some money, or to focus more on peace and quiet for your vacation to Whistler, consider booking in the off-season, and enjoy a stress-free getaway. Check out our lodging partners at WhistlerRBO.com.