Weather in Whistler
Outdoor workouts are an invigorating way to get stronger – both physically and mentally. Mountain weather can change quickly, and proper clothing is essential. We also plan the day so that there are minimal breaks or opportunities to become cold and uncomfortable.
May 3 – July 17
Our Whistler wellness retreat opens each year the first week of May, once the snow melts and the hiking trails are clear of snow. By June it’s around 21°C (70°F). This temperature is warm enough for shorts, but you’ll likely not be sunbathing by the pool just yet. The world famous Giant Snow Wall is a popular weekend hike on Whistler Mountain. Our schedule is valley based with lots of kick ass workouts and energizing adventure cardio activities.
July 17 – Sept 11
Summer starts late June and averages 9°C to 27°C (48°F to 80°F). This time of the year is gorgeous, with wild flowers scattered across alpine fields of panoramic snow-capped peaks, and twice a week hikes on top of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in addition to our schedule of kick ass workouts and guided cardio adventures.
For those heading up alpine, over 50+ km of incredible views of ancient glaciers and breath taking scenery await. We offer full day excursions throughout the summer season, based on fitness level as assessed on the first Monday.
Gondolas, steep chair lifts, cliffs and extended hiking not your thing? Our valley program is just as empowering as the alpine schedule. Whistler Fitness Vacations is compassionate towards guests in our program who manage varying degrees of acrophobia or pain that may make walking up or downhill very uncomfortable. You’ll bike, hike, and explore Whistler as part of our low-impact programming with opportunity to go up the gondola in your own time, after the day.
September 12 – October 21
The temperatures are cooler and this is often the most popular time for our Whistler wellness and weight loss getaways. Days are shorter but the Peak2Peak remains open, which is a super fun way to wind down with other guests and enjoy a tea, as you scale the spectacular mountains. You’ll often see bears looking for food in the mountains (they are safe in the valley where we hike).
Alpine hiking trails close mid September, which means increased kick ass workouts in the valley. Trails are well maintained throughout the year. With average temperatures of 3 to 27°C (38 to 80°F), embracing the cooler air and getting the heart rate elevated will make for comfortable workouts. We don’t get as much rain as Vancouver, but we do get light snowfalls in October.