The Local’s List: April 2019

The Local’s List: April 2019

Your guide to what’s up, what’s new, and what’s on in Whistler for the month of April. 

Spring is officially here and so marks the beginning of multi-sport days. The sun is staying high in the sky longer which means you can find us parked on patios for après o’clock. The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) hits Whistler early this month and the large variety of mountain culture events are the ultimate way to celebrate the transition from winter to spring.

You’ll find us:

Getting Outdoors

  • Embracing sunshine, slush and a little silliness on the slopes: Bikinis, Jodhpurs and Lycra – it Must be Spring Skiing in Whistler
  • As the snowline recedes and the lakes thaw multi-sport days begin! We’re starting our day skiing / riding on the mountain and ending it two-wheeling on the trails or paddling across a lake
  • The Valley Trail is snow-free so we’re dusting off our running shoes and starting to train for all of the marathons and races this summer
  • Finding inspiration for our next big adventure by listening to world-renowned explorers at MULTIPLICITY presented by Mountain Life Media
  • As is tradition, we’ll be trying to make it across the pond at the Slush Cup, or at the very least, look good doing it

More ways to get outside this month.

Exploring Arts & Culture

View all arts-based activities here.

Having Family Fun

More family-friendly activities.

We’re Eating and Drinking

Enjoying the Village Vibe

  • By catching free outdoor concerts daily at Skier’s Plaza during WSSF – ski out, party on!
  • Watching top snowboard and ski athletes compete in Big Air by hucking off a massive jump at the base of Whistler Mountain
  • With après on a sunny patio
  • Strolling through the shops and keeping an eye out for winter-inventory sales
  • Stopping to smell the first of the spring flowers

More on Village Shopping, Dining and Arts and Culture.

Don’t Forget…

  • To slip, slap, slop –  it’s time to think about sun protection on and off the mountain
  • You can ski and ride Blackcomb Mountain and sightsee on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola until April 22 (Whistler Mountain will be open until May 27!)
  • To pack a bathing suit in case you want to embrace cold-water dipping, make a spring skiing fashion statement or enjoy the mountain views from a hot tub

Events this Month


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