Living in Whistler for 17 years has made me realize that there are some distinctive “Whistler moments” that happen throughout the year. Opening day on the mountains comes with its usual excitement as the kids from around the world who came to town to work get to enjoy the hill for the first time whereas the locals keep an eye on the high Alpine for the first trek in. Being a Mountain Biker I always laugh as we try to push the season early by heading into our favorite trail (Danimal) only to be pushed back by a foot of snow. The Bike Park opening is another event that has really taken the resort to a new level. But the hilight for us golfers is opening day at the courses in Whistler (today May 8th!!)
Many people don’t realize that you actually climb 2200 feet from Squamish to Whistler and that our golf season due to the snow doesn’t start until May. It takes us a little longer to get the courses in great shape than the city courses but it happens quickly once the sun kicks in. We always chuckle at the phone calls we get in February to book a tee time!
Welcome to opening day everyone. Great to see you all out. Here’s to a great golf season no matter where you live. Just a reminder that there are great hotel deals in the summer so visit whistler.com today! AK