Spring in Whistler

03/20/2022 | by harmonywhistler | Vacation Rentals

Spring in Whistler

Have you ever thought about visiting Whistler in the Spring? Trust us – Spring is one of the best times to experience many of Whistler’s delights. With multi-sport days in play, you can ski, hike, bike, and sometimes even golf all in the same trip! With dropping prices and less crowds, Spring is the time to plan your Whistler adventure getaway vacation.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

The Best Deals

Harmony Whistler Vacations

Harmony Whistler Vacations manages over 65 properties in Whistler with an accommodation type for budget every need. Another huge bonus of visiting Whistler after the peak winter season? Better lodging rates! We significantly reduce our rates come spring time to ensure we can give you the best stay for your money during a quieter time of year in Whistler. 

Want to see what we have available?

View our properties HERE.

 

The Return of BBQ Season 

Grilling season is upon us! The great news? Many of our properties are equipped with a BBQ. There is no better way to wind down after a great day on vacation then to whip up something delicious on the BBQ. All of our listing descriptions include if the property is equipped with a BBQ. 

Patio Season

Who doesn’t love soaking up the Spring rays on one of Whistlers many sun-facing patios after a great day of spring riding? Sit back and relax. You Deserve it!

Photo Credit: Destination Canada

RMU (Rocky Mountain Underground) Blackcomb

The Rocky Mountain Underground patio provides some early afternoon rays with some firepits outside for when the sun dips behind the mountain. RMU is always updating their happy hour specials to keep it fresh and fun. This local meetup spot is a hidden gem right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Buzzing with excitement, you will often find locals stopping by head to toe in ski gear with others dressed in bike gear all in the same day in late spring!

View their menu HERE. 

Caramba

The best Caesars in town! Enjoy your Après or a midday break on the patio at Caramba. Conveniently located centrally on the village stroll with a prime patio in the midst of the lively village!

Happy hour runs 3-5 Daily with daily dink specials with $20 jugs of Sangria, $19 pitchers of craft beer and $6.5 double highballs!

View their specials HERE. 

Hunter Gather 

Hunter Gather is tucked right off the village stroll  with a beautiful patio ready to welcome you for an afternoon eat or drink!

Hunter Gather is open for breakfast lunch and dinner daily. With food that is locally sourced and delicious craft beer, this casual counter order eatery will be your new favourite Après spot.

Visit their website HERE. 

 

Multi Sport Days

Snowboard & Ski

Did you know that “Spring Skiing” in Whistler lasts all the way until mid-May? With Whistler Mountain open until middle of April and Blackcomb open until the middle of May, there are plenty days to enjoy the warm spring sun with longer days on the mountain. No pow? No problem. Late starts are the name of the game while you wait for the hardpack to thaw. What does that mean? More time to enjoy your coffee or a breakfast out while you wait! The groomers do an amazing job in the spring of making sure you can still enjoy some “fresh” chorded groomers. Not to mention enjoying the picnic tables at Glacier Creek in the afternoons while watching other skiers come down the mountain. One of the best parts about Spring conditions is being able to last longer without harsh cold weather conditions. It is also a great time to try a “switch” day where you could try a less familiar snow sport (between snowboarding and skiing) as the conditions will be soft and forgiving should you take any tumbles!

Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Blackcomb Mountain – Last day May 23

Whistler Mountain – Last day April 18

Peak to Peak & Creekside Gondola – April 18.

Tourism Whistler Mike Crane

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Golf

With the ever-changing weather forecast in spring, your Whistler vacation can include a multitude of different sports. Enjoy a day of golf at Big Sky Golf  (scheduled to open May 1st weather depending). Perhaps start your day on the mountain for a few groomers and head to Pemberton to tee off in the afternoon for a round of Golf! Nothing better then getting your tan on in the mountains and continuing it on the greens.

Chad Chomlack/Big Sky Golf Club

Photo Credit: Chad Chomlack/Big Sky Golf Club

Mountain Biking

The Sea to Sky corridor is a wonderland of mountain bike trails. With the daylight lasting longer, there is no reason you couldn’t go up for a few groomer laps and swap the ski gear for mountain bike gear and hit the dirt in the afternoon. We love a multi-sport day! Book your enduro bike from Gateway Bikes opening for the season on April 8th for a pedal adventure. Check out Trailforks and ask a local for advice on what trails are suitable for your ability level.

Rent a bike at Gateway Bikes starting April 8th HERE.

Family Fun

Great for the family, Meadow Park Sports Centre offers indoor activities such as Squash, Basketball, hockey, a fitness center, pool, hot tub and steam room. If there happens to be a rainy day on your whistler adventure rest assured that Meadow Park Sports Centre can provide entertainment for the whole family. The Meadow Park website is updated regularly with fitness class schedules, pool hours, closures and more.

The Bubly Tube Park is another great option, open until April 17th, this family friendly activity is located at Base 2 on Blackcomb and can easily be accessed by the village a short ride up the gondola, or by car with a free parking lot available. The Bubly Tube park offers great fun for the whole family with a mini slope all the way to an exhilarating fast lane. A magic carpet will take you back to the top of the top. No skill or equipment is required. 

Prices and more information can be found HERE. 

Wildlife

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Michael Allen

Bears

Spring
in Whistler is exciting as many wild animals wake from their winter hibernation
slumber and can be seen on the mountain as well as around the base. Bears are
not excluded from this list as they begin to wake in early spring and are often spotted around the golf courses, wooded areas, and on the mountain. Don’t be fooled – these furry creatures are wild animals and should be treated as so! As we remind all of our guests, it is very important to make sure BBQ’s and grease traps are clean after use and ensure all food is secured indoors. We know you want the perfect picture, but these animals are wild and
unpredictable, and should be given ample amounts of distance without being
approached to ensure the safety of all. 

Marmots

Another furry friend who will be waking up from a long winter nap are the Hoary Marmots. These animals are classified as rodents, and can be found on the mountains as they prefer meadows, steppes, and forest edges. Did you know Whistler received its name after the settlers who began calling the area “Whistler” because of the shrill whistle sound these creatures make. If you listen closely while on the mountain, you will be able to hear the echoing whistle noises the marmots make! 

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

Operating since 2014, Harmony Whistler Vacations is Whistler’s locally owned & operated boutique Vacation Management company.  We are dedicated to helping guests discover their inner adventure through our CONCIERGE SERVICES and 24 /7 support to deliver the perfect Whistler vacation.  We manage over 60 vacation VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES in Whistler and carry the highest standards for our homes.  Our small team will always provide unparalleled service and deliver a personable experience for our guests.  Our goal is to make you feel at home in the mountains so that you can create lifelong memories with family and friends.

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