When the leaves start to fall off the trees and the winter season approaches, ski lovers start to get excited about the ski season that is approaching. Locals and tourists start gathering their gear together and head off in search of the Whistler snow. Whistler is a world famous ski location and one I think everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
To make sure you have the best trip possible at Whistler, I have put together some top tips to help you along the way. If you have been to Whistler before please do let me know what you think about my tips and let us all know if there are any essential tips you’d like to add – you can do that by popping your thoughts in the comment section below.
When To Go
To get the best snow at Whistler you need to visit during late January to mid February. The snow starts to come down from October, so by the time you arrive at the end of January it has had plenty of time to build up and greet you with the ideal skiing conditions. The other bonus of going at this time is because you will avoid the busy times of Christmas and March when the crowds flock to the slopes.
Choose Your Slopes
There are loads of slopes at Whistler, all of differing lengths and difficulty. I reckon you could spend over a month here and still not ski all of them. So what I recommend is that you do some research and make a list of the slopes that you like the look of. Once you have your top choices you have a hit list – now it’s a challenge to try and ski them all during your holiday. You’ll soon find out which are your favourites and you’ll know which ones to head to next time round. Don’t forget that Whistler is a huge place, so be adventurous!
Use Your Time Wisely
If you are careful with your time you can maximise your experience at Whistler. An example of this is that people all need to eat during the day, so think about how busy the restaurants will be for lunch and dinner. Now think how empty the slopes will be at these times. So get to the top of the mountain earlier than the crowd, reach the restaurants before everyone and head off when the slopes are empty. When the slopes are less busy I enjoy my skiing so much more and you really do get a great sense of freedom as you glide down.