Skiing or snowboarding in a T-shirt? An après-ski drink on the patio while you work on your tan? BBQ’s at 6,000 feet? That’s springtime in Whistler. Although the weather is warming, there are still lots of great activities and attractions — not to mention spring prices and rates — to take advantage of!
Spring skiing/snowboarding is the perfect mix of sunshine and snow. The snow is melting elsewhere but high up on the mountains, the conditions are still great for those who can’t get enough of the slopes. This year, the spring ski season extends through April on Whistler Mountain and through May on Blackcomb Mountain.
In June when mountain biking takes over Whistler, the hardcore skiers (or those who appreciate a little novelty) can continue to ski on Blackcomb Glacier.
For those looking for a less physically strenuous activity at Whistler, black bear watching is one option.
Whistler is home to up to 70 black bears who can be seen coming out of hibernation on the grassy slopes of the mountains during mid-to-late spring and throughout summer. Starting mid-May, visitors can take part in a black bear viewing tour from the safety of 4×4 vehicles, where experienced nature guides will lead you to popular bear viewing spots.