Spring in Whistler

Spring in the mountains is truly special, a time of year where your options multiply as the days get longer. Straight out of winter March promises both powder days and sunshine, April serves up long days with soft spring snow and as it warms up the list of adventures grows fast. Throw in lazy après in the sun, lots of festivals and a village that’s ‘always on’ and you have yourself the ultimate season:

Apres Ski Whistler

Settle in for a Session (with free Après!)

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

Book your stay for 2+ nights with an arrival date between March 1 - April 30, 2017 and receive a free $20 après voucher on arrival to be redeemed at a selection of Whistler’s finest bars.*

Whistler Après with the Hairfarmers

Whistler's Après Venues

Spring Skiing Whistler

Spring Skiing

From powder days in March to long days, warm temperatures and views for days in April - 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.

Spring Skiing - Open until late May 2017

Top Five Spring Cruiser Runs from The Whistler Insider

Whistler’s Best Green Runs

Spring Festivals Whistler

It's Festival Time!

Why wait for summer to get your festival fix? The World Ski and Snowboard Festival kicks in the door each April with a mix of mountain arts and culture, music and spring skiing. 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 including the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride.

More about WSSF - April 7 - 16, 2016

More about GO Fest - May 19 - 22, 2017

More about Bici Gusti - May 19 to 20, 2017

Spring Break Whistler

Easter in the Mountains

Heads up! Don't forget about Easter, the bonus holiday in spring. From April 14 - 17, 2017 enjoy fresh mountain air and spring snow with the family. There's places to have Sunday brunch plus plenty of things to see and do for the whole family including all the fun of the second weekend of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

Easter Events

Insider's Guide to Brunch in Whistler

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

Insider's Guide to Alpine Sightseeing & the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Audain Art Museum

Explore our Mountain Arts & Culture

The world-class Audain Art Museum is a must visit, with its large permanent collection of prominent Canadian artists and fresh temporary exhibitions. Walk the new Cultural Connector to find the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, the Whistler Museum and a wide variety of galleries featuring fine art and local artists, or get hands-on with a workshop and set your creative spirit free.

Arts & Culture in Whistler

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

Towards late April and May melting snow means Whistler's Valley Trail and cross country biking trails are ready to go with dirt in prime early season condition. It's time to get the biking muscles working before the Whistler Bike Park opens in May.

Whistler Bike Park

Cross Country Riding in Whistler

Spring Golf Whistler

Tee Off

The courses will open late April and early May so get ready to dust off the clubs and start working on that swing. Keep an eye open for range opening dates, early booking offers and golf packages to kick off the season.

Explore Whistler's Courses

How to Golf in Whistler with the Insider

Book a Stay & Play Golf Package

Book Whistler Vacation

How to Book

Like what you see in this itinerary? You can book it all with Whistler.com. We've got everything you need for your getaway from transportation, accommodation, activities and more. Our Whistler-based travel consultants can also be reached at 1.800.944.7853 for booking assistance, more ideas and local travel advice.

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*$20 free après voucher is valid for new accommodation bookings only made between now and April 28, 2017 for arrivals from March 1 - April 30, 2017. Vouchers are redeemable at Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Buffalo Bills and Tapley's. Minimum 2+ night stay applies. Vouchers will be delivered to accommodation prior to arrival. Vouchers have no cash value and are not transferable with any other activities or products. Limited time only while quantities last. Accommodation must be booked at lease 24 hours in advance of arrival.


Spring apres ski session Longhorn Grill

Deep Snow, Bright Sun:
March and April in Whistler

With plenty of snow on the ground already for winter 2016/17 we're in for a long ski season. Here's why March and April rock our ski socks.

December-March Family Apres Event

Family Après in
Whistler Olympic Plaza

A free outdoor event featuring family-friendly winter activities with a Canadian twist - toboganning, hot drinks, street hockey and more.

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