Does anyone have any idea when the ski season starts in Whistler? We are thinking of taking our anniversary trip starting 10/30 and wonder if that would be too early
if your coming all the way from Europe I think it would be wiser to come when you can be assured of good snow and more consistent temperatures (after the Christmas rush to the end of April). In November December the hills will be open but often you get highly variable conditions. The fall "pineapple express" could mean either 10 feet of snow or rain in the village.
Welcome to EpicSki! Try searching on "Thanksgiving" for ideas about early season in North American if you haven't locked in Whistler yet. That American holiday is in late November.
Compared to other ski resorts there is usually plenty of snow, but the highest alpine slopes likely won't be open yet. Even in mid-December, those high areas are still filling in. And who knows, maybe this will be the worst start to the ski year in decades. If I were coming all the way from Europe, I'd come later, unless time and money are no issue.
The official opening is Thursday Nov 28th. It often opens a week earlier and it opened one year on Nov 5 but it really depends on the snow. If you're in Whistler Thanksgiving weekend Oct 11 - 14 there is the annual Turkey Sale - lots of great ski gear on sale - takes place at blackcomb base