Lisa and I just got back tonight
We got not a bit of snow all week - they claimed there was 2cm Wed or Thurs night but you'd never know it. Maybe it put a bit of fresh cover on the hardpack. In sunny areas it was nice soft spring conditions. Top of Blackcomb Glacier was great, 7th Heaven was great. Horstman glacier was pretty crunchy from not getting as much sun. Over on Whistler, it was kinda hard and crunchy. Don't ski down low unless you like cranking turns in mashed potatoes.
Verizon cells will work fine, they're CDMA digital and should roam on Telus. If you have a GSM phone it will roam on Rogers or Microcell (Fido).
I couldn't find any hotspots, but I didn't look hard - when I couldn't see any wifi from the deck of the condo, I looked for dialup. Whistlerweb at www.whistlerweb.com
has decent deals on temporary dial-up accounts. 1 week for $25 CDN.
There are also internet cafes all over the place. Maybe some of them also support wifi.
So it's springtime in Whistler. Still a lot of good skiing up top. Enjoy!