We are planning to visit Whstler in mid April for about 10 days (19th to the 29th), from New Zealand.
We have been to Whistler in the summer but never for skiing, and would appreciate some advice:
- I believe Whistler mountain closes on the 21st so it will be more convenient to stay around the Blackcomb base area. Many places offer ski in/out but assume that might not be the case so late in the season.
- we are planning to stay in Whistler the whole 10 days so not planning to have a rental car, at this stage. Which areas/condos are most convenient for the Blackcomb lifts. We also want to be within a reasonable walking distance to some resaurants (say within 10 minutes).
-Not sure what whether to bring our own gear or rent skis etc over there. Are there likely to be good deals available for 7+ day rentals.
-Are there any companies putting together complete packages, including transfers from Vancouver airport, accommodation, ski hire, lift passes etc?