Hey, going there first time.
Is it really bad, crowded, long lift weight times, and slushy, rainign and warm?
Thanks! Is it even worth the trip?
Going to Whistler at that time of year is certainly worth the trip, providing you aren't skunked by the weather. It's not likely to rain in the upper mountain regions in mid-March, though it can happen. More likely is a mix of weather: Cloud, fog, high winds are very common conditions at Whistler that can lead to crowded slopes and long lift lines. If the weather is especially nasty or if there has been a big dump of snow and avalanche control hasn't yet been carried out, you may find yourself restricted to the mid-mountain, along with everyone else, and unable to access the prime real estate above treeline. However if both mountains are running at full capacity there's generally plenty of room for everyone. It helps if you can ski advanced terrain; it's the intermediate groomers that see the bulk of the traffic. Pay attention to the light board and you can often steer clear of the longer lift lines. If you are set up for side-country touring you can escape in the afternoon and go for some truly incredible tours in the adjacent back-country.
Thanks for your reply Tecumseh. I'm super excited now!
Beyond, if you got nothing to say, don't say anything. I don't mean to be offensive. I searched the forum, and decided to post a thread. Plus, evidently it looks like people don't mind sharing their experiences in this thread.
Overall, thanks everyone for your help. I'm just trying to plan a trip. I'm a college student, and this is big $$, was just trying to get some advice.
^^^ Sorry if I misinterpreted your enthusiasm. But you need to dial down your 5 post attitude. If you recall your other thread, you already got some succinct descriptions of what Whister's conditions would be, vis-a-vis your skis. So you post a second thread, covering much of the same ground. Seemed a lot like someone just trying to get people to repeat themselves,waste time...Normally, the approach is to Google the place, read up on some outside reviews, maps, maybe search and post over in the General Ski Discussion. Glad you're excited. I'm going there myself in late February, it's a great place. If it dumps, go rent some fat skis. Visit Prior Skis down the road.