It’s always a mixed feeling: the days are longer and sunnier, and the snow is less frequent and heavier. Are we excited about spring or lamenting the end of winter? Well, how about neither? Spring skiing has so much to offer for snow sport enthusiasts, and here are our top ten reasons why you will also love Whistler Spring Skiing!
1. Spring Sun!
Spring is the time to let your ski and snowboarding skills bloom in the sun! Instead of short days and clouds that coat the mountains with fresh white snow, you can experience the beauty of spring while still being able to ski! While you hit the slopes, take in the green of the trees, the new buds on the branches, and the sun on your face. No more bitter cold wind that slashes at your face on those brutal winter days. Forget frozen toes! Shed a layer or two of those pesky, heavy winter coats and free up your body to make some light and tight turns on the mountain. Whistler Spring Skiing is a MUST experience!
2. Longer Days equal Longer Après
After spending that sunny day on the mountain, not only can you spend more time skiing, but also you get a chance to enjoy the après offers for much longer! Longer days equal longer après, and you can sip a cider on a patio in the sun to rejuvenate your muscles and satisfy your soul. You know that you’d rather be outside for the après, and warmer weather means you can! If you are pretty new to Apres life or to Whistler, learn more about Whistler Apres Scene.
3. The mystic Goggle Tans
Oh yes. We know that everyone secretly covets that cool skier or snowboarder who comes on in after a day on the slopes, removes her helmet and goggles, and has a perfect goggle tan line. It’s a sign of dedication and almost a badge of pride! With more sun outside, you can soak in Vitamin D, and come home at the end of a day with your own goggle tan – a sign of a successful day on the mountain. This is a serious staple for Whistler Spring Skiing 🙂
4. Avoid the Crowds
Snow snobs head home when the sun begins to shine. Luckily for you, that means shorter lift lines, which means more chances to get in all those extra runs you couldn’t when the lines were longer. You may even find some fresh snow all to yourself!
5. Possible Powder
Pay no attention to those who say it doesn’t snow in the spring. The last storms of winter often have one or two dumps left in them once April comes around. Patience is a virtue, and powder comes to those who wait! Along that vein, get a guide to show you the off-piste skiing in May to get those final first tracks.
6. Get the Groomers
To make the most of the spring skiing season, make sure you check out which runs are groomed and cared for so that the snow will be optimal on warmer days. Sometimes, these runs are the best to hit up when the sun bakes the slopes!
7. Learn to Turn
If you have family just learning to ski, this is the perfect time to get them to learn to turn in the snow! Forgiving conditions and warm weather allows for a more pleasant learning experience than when the weather plunges into the double negatives. In addition, class sizes are smaller, and you can take the opportunity to perfect your turning in smaller group classes, or even private lessons! Check out our All Mountain ski guide and practice some visual training before you hit the slopes and get enrolled into a ski program.
8.Tons of Spring Festivals and Events
After a dark and dreary winter, everyone starts to come alive when the sun comes out. A celebratory mood really livens up the air, and everyone springs into action with fun festivals and epic events. Make sure to check out your local mountain events calendar to get involved with the bright and friendly mood of the season!
9. Value Lift Tickets
Once all the powder hounds have left for the winter, your patience will be rewarded: value lift tickets abound, and you’ll be able to take advantage of some incredible deals to help you spend full days on the slopes! ( Stay tuned for more updates on Spring lift tickets).
10. WOW Deals!
Last but not least: This is the time when all the deals come out to play! Spring savings are epic, and if you didn’t get the chance to ski Whistler during the peak season, take the spring opportunity and Ski Whistler with Savings up to 35% OFF this spring. The Rates will be updated daily, so we recommend that you stay tuned in order to get the best Spring Deals. Sign up for our newsletter to get bi-monthly updates on Whistler’s hottest deals.
Don’t miss out your Whistler Spring Skiing session this year, it’s going to be an epic one!