What to Pack for Your Stay

Lady lounging on a bench in a snow slope near Blackcomb Springs Suites

Spring is the season when we can finally take on the slopes in style. Most Whistler locals have one trusty and durable ski / snowboard jacket that they wear every day on the mountain thoughout the cold winter season. Whenever I go skiing with my friends in the winter, I can always spot them from a distance: Mike has a red jacket, Sam has a brown one and Emily rocks a vibrant blue one. These jackets become like a second skin, worn with pride and adorned with patches and memories of countless runs down the slopes. However, as winter gracefully transforms into spring, it's time to shed the heavy layers and embrace a new wardrobe that captures the essence of Whistler's emerging warmth and beauty. In this season of renewal, our blog is your go-to guide for packing the perfect ensemble for your stay, ensuring you're prepared for the changing weather. 


Sun Protection

Snowy area beneath zipline on a sunny day near Blackcomb Springs Suites

Let's begin with the often-overlooked essentials: sun protection. Regardless of your stance on the coveted Goggle Tan, applying sunscreen is a crucial step in preventing sunburn during your time on the slopes. Despite the deceiving chill in the air and the snow, UV rays are surprisingly potent on the mountain. This intensity amplifies, especially on those brilliant bluebird days. To shield your eyes from the sun's glare, remember to pack goggles with lower Visible Light Transmission (VLT) and a trusty pair of sunglasses, ensuring a comfortable and well-protected experience throughout your alpine adventures.


Breathable Layers

Skier posing on a snowy hill surrounded by mountains near Blackcomb Springs Suites

As we transition from the cozy chill of winter to the blossoming warmth of spring in Whistler, it's time to reconsider our approach to dressing for the slopes. If you are one of the brave souls on the mountain, you can rock your T-shirt or hoodie. However, if you prefer a bit more protection against the elements, embracing breathable layers becomes paramount during this season of change. Merino wool, known for its natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties, takes center stage as a versatile base layer. It regulates body temperature, keeping you comfortable as the day progresses. Shedding the winter bulk doesn't mean sacrificing protection, and investing in a quality shell jacket and pants is the key. These outer layers provide essential waterproofing and wind resistance while allowing excess heat to escape, preventing that dreaded overheating on the slope. The versatility of removable layers ensures adaptability to varying weather conditions, making your spring skiing experience both stylish and practical.


Comfortable Footwear

Close-up of walking on snow near Blackcomb Springs Suites.

As the snow is slowly melting away, slush almost always makes an appearance. This is where your choice of footwear becomes paramount. Opt for waterproof or water-resistant boots to keep your feet dry and comfortable, navigating through the changing terrains seamlessly. Whether you're strolling through the charming Whistler Village or embarking on a scenic hike, the right footwear will not only enhance your comfort but also elevate your style. Consider versatile options that transition effortlessly from day to night, ensuring you're prepared for every adventure that Whistler has to offer.


Dress to Impress for a Night-Out

Friends hanging out while dining on a table at Blackcomb Springs Suites

Your Whistler adventure doesn't stop when the chairlifts close for the day! The restaurant scene and nightlife in Whistler is vibrant and varied, offering an array of culinary delights and entertainment options. When preparing for a night-out, it's time to elevate your style and dress to impress as you explore the town's dining and social hotspots. Many Whistler restaurants celebrate the arrival of spring with special menus that highlight seasonal ingredients and flavors at discounted pricing. Before you head out, check out the spring specials at renowned eateries like Wildblue, where delectable dishes and refreshing beverages await. Imagine indulging in a culinary journey that perfectly complements the lively ambiance of Whistler's evening scene.





Dining table & TV lounge area by the bed in Studio at Blackcomb Springs Suites


Spacious studio suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony and a gas fireplace. Perfect for solo travellers, couples, or small families. 

  • 430 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: Queen Bed and Queen Sofa Bed
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Dining table & kitchen by the living area in 1 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

1 Bedroom Suite

One-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four and a gas fireplace.

  • 560 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Bedroom and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room 
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Fireplace by TV lounge area in 2 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

2 Bedroom Suite

Two-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four, a gas fireplace, and two bathrooms.

  • 880 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 4
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin Beds in Second Bedroom, and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Max Occupancy: 6