Basically, with late-season skiing, guests ski or board on only the top two-thirds of the mountain, where plenty of good snow remains. Both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have approximately a mile of vertical rise. Lower on the slopes, the snow gets mushy or may even have melted, so guests download on a gondola at the end of the day.
Benefits of late-season skiing include:
- The last lift ride up is at 4 p.m. instead of 3 p.m.*
- Uncrowded slopes
- Excellent deals on lodgings and lift + lodgings packages
- Blue-sky days on the slopes
- Spring weather in the village, with outdoor patios and spring flowers
- Beautiful drive to Whistler-Blackcomb along the Sea to Sky Highway with buds on trees and excellent driving conditions