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Whistler in April

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Whistler in April

Hi,

Will be visiting Whistler for the first time and arriving on April 2nd and staying for a week. I'm staying at Nita Lake Lodge in the Creekside area of the village. Was just looking for some general advice on likely conditions and most importantly what to wear. Will be going skiing (very much a beginner) so any advice/ ideas on snow conditions and best areas would also be great. One last thing if anyone has any must see's or do's whilst at the resort that would also be great.

Thanks

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1. Re: Whistler in April

Hi Marie here at Tourism Whistler

Some stats for April:

Monthly average snowfall for April (based on past 10 years) 1.1m/3.6ft

April 2013 snowfall : 60cm

April 2005 snowfall : 197 cm!

Average valley temperature in April - lows of 2C and highs of 11C. The elevation of Whistler Village is 675m.

Average alpine temperature in April - lows of -8C and highs of 5C. Highest lift accessed elevation is 2284m

You can expect good snow conditions in early April in the alpine areas. Blackcomb Mountain remains open to May 19, reflecting the length of the ski season here.

You might find the lower runs having slushy/corn snow if the temperature are warm at the lower elevations.

Dress in layers. Base layer, fleece/mid layer and jacket. Read this! whistler.com/blog/post/2011/09/23/what_to_we…

At the top of every chair is a green run. If you are very beginners I would suggest getting lessons at the start of your holiday. This will give you a good idea of which runs would be suitable. Up until April 6th there is a 30% discount on lessons with the Discover Whistler Days. You can get 3 days of lessons for $278.30.

Some must sees and dos:

- Ride the Peak 2 Peak gondola.

- Scandinave Spa

- Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

- Lots of activities- zip lining, snowmobile tours,

- Watch a NHL hockey game in Vancouver. Tours available from Whistler.

- You have some great restaurants in walking distance of the Nita Lake Lodge - Rim Rock, Red Door Bistro and Aura in the lodge is excellent

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2. Re: Whistler in April

Thanks so much for the great reply

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