Deep Snow Bright Sun: Best 2019 Spring Events in Whistler
In some areas spring marks the beginning of the growing season. But in Whistler, it means (among other things) spring skiing. Historically, March is one of the heaviest snowfall months for the area. So if you’re not quite ready to stow the skis for the season, head to Whistler for one last glorious shot at the snow. In March and April, the daylight lasts longer—and the chairlifts stay open for an extra half hour or so. That gives you time for one more downhill run in one of the greatest ski areas in North America.
What Makes Spring Skiing So Special?
In addition to an abundance of snow, you’ll be able to enjoy bright sun and much warmer temperatures. Daytime highs often hit a comfortable 46F/8C in March. It gets even better in April with highs of 52F/11C. That makes it a great place to enjoy an outdoor après ski beverage after your last run, or to have a mountaintop picnic in the middle of the day.
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The World-famous Ski and Snowboard Festival
Nobody celebrates snow and skiing quite like the folks in Whistler. This year the Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) runs from April 10 to April 14. Locals call it the biggest party on snow because it includes some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world competing for dominance. But the event offers much more than just skiing and boarding. There is also the WSSF Outdoor Concert Series, the Swatch Art & Soul show, and plenty of music/parties/nightlife (some scheduled and others spontaneous). Click here for more details.
Enjoy Peak Dining
There is an abundance of fine dining opportunities in and around Whistler. Click here for some of the top-ranked restaurants in the area. But if you want to try something a little out of the ordinary, you might want to consider “Fondue by Snowmobile.” A private guide will take you on a scenic snowmobile ride tour through British Columbia's backcountry. After arriving at a rustic cabin (perched at 6,000 feet atop Blackcomb Mountain), you’ll enjoy a traditional 2-course fondue dinner, paired with wine, dessert, and live entertainment. It’s an unforgettable experience!
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Just Kick Around the Village
One thing many visitors enjoy is simply sauntering along the Village Stroll in Whistler Village. There is a seemingly endless array of shops, cafés, bars, and restaurants. If you like you can take part in the legendary aprés nightlife. During the day you can enjoy people watching from its countless sunny patios, or explore the fun-filled family playgrounds. Click here for more details about specific activities in Whistler Village.
Whistler: A Destination for All Seasons
While it’s true that snow and skiing are a big part of why people love Whistler, it really is a destination for all seasons. Whether you want to golf, bike, take a hike, experience the arts and culture, or kick back and enjoy being pampered at a spa, Whistler has it all.
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That’s one reason so many people who visit Whistler return time after time—and even move here. And if you’re considering a vacation home—or a permanent residence in or around Whistler, you’ll want a home as unique and welcoming as the area itself. At Peak Ventures, we've been designing and building homes to the highest standards for 20 years. Whether you're looking to design and build a home from the ground up—or completely re-design and renovate an existing property, we invite you to explore some of the projects we’ve helped discriminating homeowners in Whistler create. We’d love to help you create a home as special as the place you live.