We have had no shortage of snowfall in Whistler this year. On the mountains, there have been plenty of powder days and the groomers are, as usual, groomed to perfection. In fact, we have seen 13cm of new snow in the past 48 hours!
Conditions on the mountain today are, by all reports, spectacular! It is not too warm, it is not too cold, the winds are great, and all the runs are open.
With all that said, it should come as no surprise that is has been a busy season for visitors so far. In fact, we can break it down by the numbers:
So what does all this mean for real estate? In an already busy market, the amazing winter season so far and increased visitor numbers can only mean good things. More people are coming to experience Whistler and many, if not all, of them are guaranteed to fall in love with our resort.
Stay tuned for my 2015 year in review market report coming soon and make sure you get up here to take advantage of the great snow conditions!
In fact, this weekend is the perfect time to come visit Whistler and take advantage of Never Ever Days – Learn to ski / snowboard with a full beginner lesson + lift ticket for only $25! You will not find a better deal than that.
April 2015 markes my 10th year in Whistler and I am still in awe of the natural beauty here – I never get tired of this view!
Downloading from Wizard Chair after an 18cm day on Sunday April 12th … Not Bad!
The rain has come to the Village and this means that snow is falling in the Alpine. I have started to think about pulling out my winter jacket, I have found my winter sweaters and mittens. My winter boots are by the door ready to go. Old man winter is nipping at our heels and the countdown is on to opening day.
What does all this mean? It is time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead before we get to deep in snow.
If you have yet to get started on your fall check-list, here are my top 10 tips for getting your home ready for winter:
The most important step in getting ready for winter is to make sure that you are ready for the ski/board season ahead. Here are 5 things you should be doing:
I just got back from a perfect mini-getaway and an amazing ski-touring trip in the Hurley Pass. Ski-touring is not always the first thing you think to do when you are visiting the Whistler and Pemberton areas but it is so much fun and something you should look into if you are looking for a little adventure.
There are several ski touring companies in Whistler and Pemberton, but this time, we went with Blackcomb Snowcats. The Hurley Pass is just north of Pemberton, hidden in the South Chilcotin Mountains. Backcountry Snowcats provides pick-up in either Whistler or Pemberton and multi-day trips provide lodging in their Backcountry Lodge.
There’s something magical about watching a group of fire spinners performing while Whistler’s best skiers and boarders back-flip through a blazing ring of fire. When the fireworks kick in, and the DJ beats pick up, then the real fun begins! Every Sunday at 6:30 PM, Skiers Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain is packed with tourists and locals catching a glimpse of Whistler’s dare-devils. I’ll see you there this Sunday!