Spring in Whistler

Spring is the season where anything is possible. Long days are primed for skiing and biking and patios purr with lazy après sessions in the sun. There's big events like Easter, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival and GO Fest plus you can knock out multiple sports in a day (known as the Whistler Triathlon). Sound good? Here's our top tips for things to see and do in spring:

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.

Top Five Spring Cruiser Runs from The Whistler Insider

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 or two.

Après Venues

Whistler Après with the Hairfarmers

Spring Festivals Whistler

It's Festival Time!

Why wait for summer to get your festival fix? The World Ski and Snowboard Festival in April is the send off to winter with a mix of skiing, snowboarding, art, music and mountain culture. In Ma, 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 a concert or two! You can ski, sail, play disc golf, dirt jump, bike ride and much, much more!

More about WSSF - April 8 - 17, 2016

More about GO Fest - May 20-23, 2016

Easter in Whistler

Easter in the Mountains

Don't forget there's a little bonus holiday in spring - Easter! From March 25 - 27 (or longer) get out and enjoy fresh mountain air and spring snow with the family. There's lots of places to have Sunday brunch, plenty of things to see and do for the whole family. Check back closer for the date for a full listing of events and entertainment over the holiday weekend.

Spring Golf Whistler

Tee Off

The driving ranges and golf courses open between April and 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

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

It's in the Guinness Book of World Records - come and see what all the fuss is about! Soar between the peaks on a sightseeing trip. Note that the Gondola closes for a short maintenence period from late April to early May - check out the opening dates on our mountain hours of operation page to help plan your trip.

The Alpine Sightseeing Experience

Hours of Operation

Whistler Hiking Trails

Get Outdoors

It's the only way to appreciate the season of spring. Take a stroll and absorb the sights and sounds of the forest coming to life after winter, or join a tour to see Whistler's famous black bears as they emerge from hibernation. The best hiking is found at lower elevations, as snow will cover many of the alpine hiking trails until early summer.

Hiking around Whistler

The Valley Trail

Bear Viewing Tours

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.

Biking

Outerbike

The Patio at Crystal Hut in Spring

The Whistler Insider:
Is Whistler Spring Skiing Better than Winter?

There's are many reasons why spring is many people's favourite time of year to ski. Explore them here with the Whistler Insider.

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