Long length of season
It's lucky that the season is so long here, because Whistler has more than 1,925 skiable hectares to enjoy. Throughout March, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola joins Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, meaning you can easily zoom between the two in the same day, with Blackcomb Mountain staying open throughout April and into May.
Don't waste time in getting going: from Vancouver, it's just a two-hour hop along the Sea To Sky Highway to Whistler's lofty peaks. If those city legs get sore exploring the myriad runs on offer (after all, they're used to tackling broken London Underground escalators rather than zooming down mountains), the hot and cold outdoor pools of Scandinave Spa will sort them out in no time. The setting, fringed by pine trees, is relaxing in itself.