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Why March In Whistler is the Best!

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Hey you, yes you. We at Whistler Reservations have a secret that we’re about to let you in on. You see, when many think of booking their winter vacation, they gravitate towards booking in January and February. It’s easy to see why, these months are the epitome of winter. But what many don’t know, is that March in Whistler is equally, if not more fun! March brings warmer temperatures and precipitation. On the mountain, this equals snow and lots of it! In fact, March is traditionally one of the snowiest months of the ski season. In case you need more convincing why March in Whistler is the best, read on.

Average Snowfall

Don’t be fooled by the increasing temperatures, the average snowfall in Whistler during the month of March is 2.4 metres (10-year average). This is higher than the averages for December, January and February. So make sure to grab your snorkel when you’re packing, for both the pool and on the slopes!

Patio Après

Gone are the days of huddling around a fire pit on a patio for warmth. After you’ve skied until your heart is content, stroll the village and pick a patio, any patio. Sample local beers or try something from elsewhere in the world. All the while, basking in the glorious March sun… maybe even in your t-shirt . GASP!

Sunshine

Did we already allude to the sunshine? Spring is creeping in and that means warmer weather. Please, please don’t let this fool you. We can attest, the weather is still ideal for winter sports, just a bit gentler on the fingers, toes, and nose. Another bonus: Bluebird Powder Days! It’s not unusual to wake up to fresh snow, blue skies, and the sun beaming in through your window, beckoning you to get up, gear up, and load up the hill!

Daylight Savings

Spring ahead on March 8th and into Daylight Savings. The clocks go forward, making the daylight extend further into the evening. Consequently, the lifts stay open a little longer, and that’s all the more reason to stay the entire day on the mountain. As of February 22nd, the mountain closes at 4:00pm, an extension of 30 minutes until closing day. 

Great Accommodation Rates

As we mentioned, many people book their holidays for January and February. This leaves less demand for March and as a result, accommodation rates are great! But, the best rates won’t last long. So don’t walk, SKI to your winter vacation in the March by visiting Whistler Reservations now!

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