As opening day approaches and we all start dusting off our ski, snowboard, and winter adventure gear, let’s take a look at some of the facts about Whistler’s snowfall and winter weather to help you prepare for the coming season.
Whistler Blackcomb Climate Facts
Whistler and Blackcomb are located in the Coast Mountain Range, given that name due to their proximity to the Pacific coast. Being so close to the ocean means Whistler Blackcomb is blessed with moderate winter weather. Temperatures here don’t typically go lower than -10°C (12°F) in the valley and -15°C (5°F) in the alpine during the coldest part of the year.
Average Alpine Temperatures for Whistler Blackcomb
December to February
Low: -12°C / 11°F
High: -5°C / 23°F
March to May
Low: -8°C / 19°F
High: 5°C / 42°F
465 inches / 38.7 ft / 11.8 m per year on summit
Of course, that doesn’t mean it can’t get considerably colder than that, so always prepare accordingly with layers that can be added or subtracted to keep you cozy and well-ventilated on the slopes or on the streets of the village.
Whistler Blackcomb consistently offers some of the most reliable snow conditions in the Coast Mountain Range, receiving an average annual snowfall of around 11 meters, and 86 annual snowfall days.
It’s no secret that Whistler is legendary for its powder–but check out the chart below showing a variety of stats that might help you plan your trip around when you’re most likely to get the best conditions for shredding the slopes.
In spite of its proximity to the coast, Whistler’s snow is known for being fluffy, light, and as you can see from the chart above, plentiful. Snow on these mountains is generally dry and ready to be carved up for your board or skis.
So–itching for opening day, yet?
Dress For The Alpine Weather
There are a few main factors to consider when it comes to your winter weather gear. Ideally you want to hit that Goldilocks zone where you’re neither too hot or too cold–just right.
This means having breathable materials that allow for ventilation and wicking away the moisture from your body. But you also want to have a shell that protects you from the wind if it’s a particularly cold day.
Staying warm but not too warm is all about layers that you can add or remove as needed. And it’s always a good idea to invest in certain high quality items, especially socks and gloves.
Making sure you’re properly dressed can mean the difference between a great day or a miserable day, so plan carefully and pack accordingly!
Get Your Gear Ready
If you don’t have gear or aren’t sure where to get it, here are a few options to get your gear ready:
Whistler Winter Wear: They deliver right to your door and you can try on multiple sizes until you have exactly the right fit. They cover clothing, skis, and snowboards.
Whistler Sport Legacies: Located at the Whistler Olympic Park, they have you covered for your snowshoes and skis, and offer both daily and full-season rentals.
Black Tie Ski Rental: They have skis (cross country and alpine), boards, boots, and locations on both mountains, and free delivery with custom fitting.
Best Times to Visit Whistler During Winter Season
For maximum excitement, consider coming for your trip in November and December. With activity on the mountains ramping up there can be quiet days with short lift lines and even cheaper accommodations, but this is an exciting time when Whistler is packed with events and holiday activities. So keep that in mind when you plan your trip!
With events like Wintersphere and The Fire and Ice Show, and a whole lot more, any time through November and December will be a memorable experience filled with excitement for you and your family.
For powderhounds, January and February bring some of the coldest temperatures and the driest, fluffiest snow of the winter season. Likewise, there’s a slight drop-off in visitors, so you’re likely to have somewhat shorter wait times for the lift and fewer people on the mountain.
The Village is generally quieter during this time as well–except during spring break–so getting that reservation at your favorite restaurant should be easier too.
For many people the countdown has already started and the date is marked on every calendar they own–November 23, 2023 is the opening day for the 23/24 season at Whistler Blackcomb.
One exciting announcement for those itching to get on the slopes this year is that Whistler-Blackcomb’s Fitzsimmons Express chairlift is being replaced this year with a high speed 8-person lift, which will reduce wait times and get you up the mountain faster.
Just another reason to have your gear ready for November 23! Need Whistler Accommodations? Click here to book your dream Whistler Vacation today!
A Cornucopia For The Senses
Luxury In Whistler, November 9 – 19, 2023
Join us for an exploration of revelry and luxuriate your senses in glorious Whistler, B.C. for 10 days and nights of feast, festival, and celebration from Nov. 9 – 19, 2023. Regale your senses with food & drink seminars, signature wine tastings, a culinary stage series, and restaurant & bar events that are sure to warm your soul for the entire winter to come.
The Cornucopia, an enchanted horn of plenty containing an endless supply of delicious food and drink, was filled with fruits and flowers and presented to the god Zeus as a gift. Are you ready to receive your gift?
From ancient times until today there have been feasts and festivals celebrating the abundance of nature in premiere destinations, and it doesn’t get any better than this.
So here’s what to expect when you join us at Aloha Whistler for this one of a kind event:
Culinary Stage Series
How would you like to be live on the set of a Master Chef television series where you can watch the culinary connoisseurs create their masterpieces and then sample the food yourself? Pair these appetizing creations with expertly crafted cocktails and select wines and beers, and you have a live entertainment sensory experience like no other, featuring local and national chefs, sommeliers, and cocktail artists.
Food & Drink Seminars
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the fundamentals or expand your knowledge of food and drink pairings from world-class experts, this is the golden opportunity you won’t want to miss. Choose from more than 40 seminars in a warm and intimate setting with friends, where you can learn about and sample a wide variety of wine, beer, and spirits.
No feast would be complete without a generous offering of wines, beers, and spirits chosen for their outstanding flavour profiles and exceptional quality fit for the gods. Be sure not to miss Cornucopia’s signature event, the CRUSH Grand Tasting, where you’ll sample an abundance of varietals from more than 50 regional and international wineries in a gala-inspired setting as a live DJ curates the soundtrack to your unforgettable night.
We Know Where We’ll Be On November 9, 2023. Do You?
With so much to do and see (and taste and learn), how have you not made your plans yet?
Contact our concierge service today and we’ll set you up to get the most out of “the West Coast’s premier resort-based epicurean extravaganza.”
Luxury In Whistler has everything you need to relax and unwind throughout your Cornucopia experience. If you’re looking for Whistler condo or townhome rentals and luxury home accommodations during your stay, we’ve got you covered.
Dreaming about your next summer escape to the mountains?
Come and experience the perfect fusion of luxury and golfing paradise during your stay at Aloha Whistler with our Stay & Golf package featuring the award-winning Nicklaus North Golf Course. Tee off against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains, lush boreal forests, and immaculate fairways winding through gorgeous highland valleys.
Nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just 2 hours north of Vancouver, Whistler B.C. boasts world-class amenities, unrivaled service, and a renowned golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus himself.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or beginner, your stay with us promises to be an exceptional golf experience in an awe-inspiring setting. So pack your clubs, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and treat yourself to the ultimate golf getaway that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Why Aloha – Nick North Is The Mountain Getaway You Need
Whether you’re planning a solo trip, a getaway with friends, or a family vacation, we’ve got you covered. There are numerous satisfying activities to choose from during your stay with us–for golfers and non-golfers alike.
After your 18th hole at Nicklaus North, take your experience to the next level with a variety of complementary activities:
- Zip-lining for the whole family
- Mountain biking trails for all skill levels
- Gondolas with stunning mountain vistas
- A magical guided tour through an enchanted old growth forest
- Hiking in the some of the most pristine ecological areas in North America
And a whole lot more. Whatever you end up doing while you’re here, it’s guaranteed to be unforgettable.
Our concierge services can assist you in planning your trip and selecting the activities you want to enjoy during your stay. Contact us today to book your mountain getaway.
Nicklaus North Golf Course – Your Premium Golf Getaway In The Coast Mountains of British Columbia
Nicklaus North is so much more than just a golf course. Spend a day or two golfing in one of the most beautiful settings in the world and take advantage of everything we have to offer.
Study with some of the top PGA of Canada professionals and take your game to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned golf master or just starting out, we can help you improve every aspect of your game. Our training center features state of the art equipment and professional instructors with decades of experience.
Table Nineteen Restaurant
Cap off your golf round with a pint of craft beer or sip on choice wines made from select B.C. grapes. Take your relaxation to the heights at our lakefront setting with towering mountain views and delight your taste buds with our refined but familiar cuisine.
Take advantage of special group rates for 12 or more friends, or go even bigger and organize an entire tournament for up to 144 players. We also cater to wedding parties, banquets, and VIP meetings.
Aloha Whistler: The Superior Choice For Mountain Accommodations & Concierge Services
We offer a number of deals and packages to help you get the most out of your stay in Whistler. Stay in one of our privately managed homes with all the amenities you need–including your own private hot tub perfect for relaxing after a day on the links.
Make this a summer to remember: Contact us today to book your perfect golf getaway in the magnificent mountains of Whistler, B.C.
The Crankworx announced the upcoming Crankworx World Tour 2022 in February this year. The Crankworx World Tour is a sequence of mountain bike festivals.
Crankworx brings together top mountain bikers for an elite-level competition in various disciplines. The festival began in 2004 in Whistler and has since expanded into one of the most significant mountain-biking events.
Crankworx has built a reputation as the definitive experience in mountain bike competitions. The MTB pros get to ride with the best in each discipline, and an amateur can ride the same tracks with the best of the best.
The World Tour festival also has amateur races, a CWNEXT athlete category, Kidsworkx for younger riders, and a celebration of the mountain biking culture while exhibiting scenic destinations. The CWNEXT includes categories for both genders, aged 13 to 14, 15 to 16, and 17 to 18. This category runs alongside the adult Crankworx events.
This year’s festival has four stops, returning to its iconic origin-Whistler, Canada. The pandemic meant that the event could not take place for two years. The regular Rotorua and Innsbruck locations are on the calendar, with the fourth stop at a site Crankworx is yet to reveal.
When and Where Will the 2022 Stop?
June 15th-19th 2022 – Crankworx Innsbruck, Austria
Innsbruck is home to Robin Goome, who performed the first-ever backflip, and Kaos Seagraves whip. This is the only European stop on the Crankworx and includes the FMBA Slopestyle World Championship and the King and Queen of Crankworx. Innsbruck has an eclectic mix of city and urban vibes, and it’s an excellent location to gather the top names in mountain biking.
August 5th-14th 2022- Crankworx Whistler, Canada
In 2019, Whistler hosted the largest race in the Enduro World Series with 675 riders. Since then, Emil Johansson got his first gold in Slopestyle at the Red Bull Joyride and has since won every Crankworx competition.
October 5th-9th- Crankworx (To-be-announced)
Crankworx will announce this location soon, but it will be an exciting location.
November 5th-13th- Crankworx Rotorua
Rotorua in 2021 was where Billy Meaclem made a comeback to the Crankworx competition. Jenna Hastings had her first international pro-W, and Emil Johansson won the Triple Slopestyle Crown. In one year, the rider must win three Lopestyle events in the same year to deserve the crown. The winner of the crown takes home $25,000.
We look forward to an even more significant event this year. This tour will be Crankworx Rotorua’s 8th year and the festival’s final stop. The crowning of the Crankworx King and Queen also happens here, and they get the Tewhatewha (a Maorian ceremonial weapon with a long handle). Redbull TV will air the event live at the locations.
The Mountain Bike Event at a Crankworx World Tour Stop
The events differ as per the location, but there will be pro competitions in:
- Speed & Style
- Pumptrack Challenge
- Dual Slalom
- Whip off
For winning and podiuming events, winners get prize money. To encourage participation from pro-athletes across all the stops and disciplines, Crankworx has a King and Queen Competition each year. The King and Queen race is the most challenging competition in mountain biking and tests the riders’ skill and strong will.
The riders that earn the most points in the entire tour take home a CAD 20,000 cheque and get the King and Queen title. The second-place riders (male and female) get CAD 10,000, and the third-place rider gets CAD 5,000.
While attending the Crankworx competition, you need a place to go back to after a long day at the tracks. Whether riding or spectating, Aloha Whistler offers you the perfect place to call home for the first few days of the competition.
In the SKI magazine’s 26th annual survey, 20000+ readers voted The Whistler Blackcomb as the number one Ski Resort in North America. Contact us to book now to avoid any inconveniences during the Crankworx upcoming competition