Spring in Whistler

Spring is in the air, and it's the season where anything is possible. Long days are primed for spring skiing and patios purr with lazy après sessions in the sun while events like the World Ski & Snowboard Festival make the mountains buzz. Here's our local tips for doing spring in the mountains:

Spring Skiing Whistler

Spring Skiing

Long days, warm temperatures, views for days - spring skiing is arguably the best of them all. Go hard or go slow, the options are yours. Hit up the cruiser alpine runs, take a break in the sun on a mid-mountain patio then head down to the Village or Creekside for après until the sun goes down. Dress code? T-shirts and goggle tans, please.

Spring Skiing - Open until May 30, 2016

Top Five Spring Cruiser Runs from The Whistler Insider

Spring Festivals Whistler

It's Festival Time!

Why wait for summer to get your festival fix? In May, Whistler's Great Outdoors Festival or GO Fest brings the best of winter and summer together with outdoor activities for the whole long weekend, plus the new Bici Gusti Gourmet ride for road cycling and food enthusiasts. You can ski, sail, play disc golf, dirt jump, bike ride and much, much more!

More about GO Fest - May 20 - 23, 2016

More about Bici Gusti - May 22, 2016

Whistler Hiking Trails

Get Outdoors

As the snow melts in late April and May hiking the lower elevation trails is the best way to appreciate the season of spring. Take a stroll and absorb the sight of the forest coming to life after winter, or join a tour to see Whistler's famous black bears as they emerge from hibernation.

Hiking around Whistler

Bear Viewing Tours

Canoe, Kayak & SUP

XC Biking Spring

Pedal, Pedal, Pedal

As the snow melts, Whistler's cross country biking trails are exposed and in prime early season conditions. It's time to get the biking muscles working before the Whistler Bike Park opens in May and Outerbike arrives in town in June.

The Whistler Insider's Early Season Trail Report 2016


Apres Ski Whistler

Settle in for Après

In Whistler we don't après-ski, we après-everything. Take your pick from the patios through the village and Creekside, and cruise though the spring afternoons with a cold beverage and live tunes.

Après Venues

Whistler Après with the Hairfarmers

Spring Golf Whistler

Tee Off

The Whistler Driving Range is open and the courses will open late April and early May so it's time to dust off the clubs and start working on that swing. Keep an eye open for early booking offers and golf packages to kick off the season.

Golfing in Whistler

Book a Stay & Play Golf Package

Audain Art Museum

New, Must Do: The Audain Art Museum

Visit the newest addition to Whistler's vibrant arts and culture scene, the world-class Audain Art Museum. With a large permanent collection featuring prominent Canadian artists and fresh temporary exhibitions, this place is a must-visit along with the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, the Whistler Museum and a wide variety of galleries featuring fine art and local artists.

Arts & Culture in Whistler

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April 8 - 172016 Free Concerts at World Ski and Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard Festival:
Spring Snow

For more than 20 years WSSF has been rocking ski socks off visitors, combining arts, music, and cultural events with skiing and riding.

May1 - 31 Indulge Deals Whistler

Indulge in Whistler:
Sample Whistler's Spring Value

There's no better time than May to indulge in everything Whistler has to offer. Eat, sleep, visit the spa and play golf at a great price.

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