Summer temperatures are finally forecast to hit B.C. this week, but up at the top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the resort is reopening for some out-of-season snowshoeing, skiing, boarding and tubing.
The spring weather on the West Coast has been cool and cloudy this year and the past winter’s record snowfall is still hanging on, leaving parts of the alpine as a winter wonderland, according spokeswoman Lauren Everest.
“We’ve actually opened up an alpine tube park on Whistler Mountain for the first time ever up at the Roundhouse Lodge and for $5 guests get access to three lanes of tubing up in the alpine,” said Everest.
“We’ve also opened up a snowshoeing course also on Whistler Mountain in lieu of alpine hiking that in seasons past we would have had going by this point,” she said.
Over on Blackcomb Mountain, the resort recently reopened for skiing and boarding on the Blackcomb Glacier.
Everest said while the goal is to get the alpine hiking up and running when the snow eventually does melt, the tube park and snowshoeing will remain open until that happens.