As the birds begin to sing and the bears come out of hibernation, it might seem like winter is well on its way out. However, we like to think it’s not without one last hurrah before the great thaw. It just so happens that Mother Nature likes to throw her grandest party of the winter season right as spring arrives. This makes it one of the most exciting times of the year to be in the mountains. But why you ask? In addition to warmer temperatures, longer days, and of course, snow, spring snow sports is what early spring is all about. Here’s 8 reasons why you have to experience spring skiing and snowboarding.
March is known for being one of the snowiest months of the year. The seasonal average in Whistler is 231 cm, which is just under February for receiving the most snow of the entire season. If you’re looking to go spring skiing or snowboarding, the conditions are in your favour.
Every skier or snowboarder knows about those sacred days filled with sunshine and blue skies that come after a dump of snow. Well, guess what? They are far more common in the springtime.
The Longer Days
Daylight Savings means that the lifts stay open later and there’s more time to play outside!
The parties don’t get better, they just get longer. With the addition of Daylight Savings, you won’t have to choose between skiing to your hearts content and dancing on a patio in the sunshine. There’s time to do both and there’s no better way to spend spring break.
The Milder Temperatures
Deep winter is frequented by temperatures that drop below zero. Not spring. During March and April, the temperatures sit in the positive and are only on the rise. This can contribute to a much more comfortable spring skiing and snowboarding experience.
Sun’s out, gun’s out. Break out the t-shirts and fluro clothing. No need to hide under layers of jackets and snow pants to keep warm. Enjoy the sunshine and all the style that comes with it while on the slopes.
Spring in Whistler is home to the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, numerous sporting events, and art events. If you’re not on the hill enjoying spring skiing or snowboarding, there’s still plenty of exciting things happening in Whistler.
Save big on spring stays by packaging your accomodation with lift passes. What’s more, this time of year features specials on dining and other activities too.
Do you have more questions about spring skiing and snowboarding in Whistler? Let us at Whistler Reservations help get you into the mountains and onto the slopes!