|IT’S BEEN A HECK OF A WINTER,but now it’s time to kiss the snow good bye and ring in summer. Whistler’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival is always the best party of the year, with live music, on-mountain ski and snowboard competitions and endless apres. While it’s not exactly “unplugging,” the festival is the best way to celebrate the amazing memories carefully curated from a great winter on the slopes. Shred all day, then dance the night away, surrounded by pro athletes, lively music and the rambunctious atmosphere of a town fuelled by adrenaline and good times.EVENT: WSSF runs April 12-21. LOCATION: Whistler, BC|
Regardless of how epic those powder days are, spring skiing is always more fun. Rather than the “powder rage” that envelopes many of us on a sweet snow day, there’s something so laid back and hedonistic about a sunny day of hot laps on groomers. Rather than battling the elements and crowds for every sick pow stash, spring riding inspires the mantra “all friends on a groomer day.” And with views like this one from the top of Whistler Mountain, what’s not to love?