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Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring in Whistler means après, spa specials and the snowiest April in the last 10 years


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Whistler, B.C. – Spring in Whistler ushers in a whole new world of possibilities, as the daylight hours extend and the snow melt makes way for a new season of activities, après, spa specials and more. Strong snowfall this winter has ensured spring skiing until May 22 and for those after something that never goes out of season, try après.

Ullr delivered a snow-filled winter in Whistler and has continued to do so into the early days of spring. Thanks to 166 cm of new snowfall so far this month, Whistler Blackcomb has broken the record for the snowiest April in the last 10 years. Blackcomb Mountain will remain open until May 22 offering up sweet spring skiing conditions and a late spring pass for those looking to make the most of one of North America’s longest ski seasons.

Snow melt in the valley welcomes more activities as hiking and biking return to the playing field. Whether it’s a walk around the valley trail or a ride around Lost Lake, there are endless reasons to get out and enjoy the outdoors in Whistler. Looking to reset after a season full of powder days? Try a rejuvenation session and take advantage of spring spa specials at the Spa at Nita Lake Lodge, the Scandinave Spa or the Vida Spa at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

While après in Whistler never goes out of season, it’s always a little sweeter when it’s free. Book in for 2+ nights before April 30 to receive a $20 après voucher to be redeemed at some of Whistler’s favourite après establishments. Get a first-hand look at the après scene with the ultimate guide to legendary spring après thanks to the Insider.

We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary all year long! See how to celebrate on your next visit to Whistler with the Insider’s top ten Canadian things to do this spring. For a complete look at what to expect this spring and for best deals on lodging in Whistler, visit www.whistler.com/spring.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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