Skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb
Whistler Ski Report
February 20, 2015
We went up to Whistler-Blackcomb today to check out the snow conditions, and it turns out they were pretty good, all things considering. We were actually pleasantly surprised – it’s amazing spring skiing up there.
This weekend, with the present sunny forecast, Whistler is going to be the best place to be in the Lower Mainland. It’ll be crowded, but incredible.
If heading up the hill this weekend, get there early, before most of the crowds. The snow conditions all this week have been perfect first thing in the mornings.
Ski Conditions at Whistler
As evident in the photo at the bottom, there isn’t much snow on some parts of the mountain. If you stay mostly on the top half of the mountain, however, the conditions are amazing. The snow isn’t perfect, but it is 1000 times better than most other places in the Lower Mainland (which remain closed due to a lack of snow).
For the most part there were only a few icy patches – the majority of the snow on the top half of the mountain was great for spring skiing. Despite the odd completely bare sections of the mountains in the lower parts, you could actually ski right to Whistler Village.
At the end of the day, though, the slushiness was getting bad, and they were recommending people take the gondola down rather than ski to the end, as the snow was getting a bit dangerous on the knees with its heaviness. It was kind of like skiing in a slurpy by the last run.
In short, if you’re looking for great spring skiing and plan to ski on the top half of the mountain, then we highly recommend you check out Whistler-Blackcomb this weekend. Enjoy it while the snow is still good, and the sun is shining! You won’t be disappointed.
Click Whistler Snow Report for more details from the resort’s website.