March is probably the best time of year for most resorts out west.
Tons of snowfall, deep base = killer time
Really? I always find march to be shitty compared to January and February. I have been to a ton of resorts, But every resort I've been to has followed this same pattern. It's only been in Oregon and Idaho though. Maybe I'll get to find out about Montana and Wyoming this year.
Wasatch nailed it. March should be a great time to be at Whistler. I've never actually been to Whistler, but I know that their snow is similar to what I have down in WA. And WA resorts in March are generally going great at that time.
Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby
It never gets old, if you're in it for the passion, and not the fashion
It varies from hill to hill of course but the 3 biggest snow months at MOST of the BC hills are January, December, and March. February often seems to contain a prolonged dry spell (at least the past 10 yrs).
Overall I think March is the BEST MONTH for snowboarding. Deepest base of the year, all terrain is open, tones of fresh snowfall (still cold enough to be dry snow, but warmer temps than Jan-Feb), parks are in mint shape, crowds are down from early season, and everyone is riding really strong!
As far as Whistler is concerned, it could be anything conditoin at all if you're pre-booking, but most likely EXCELLENT. Here are their montly/annual snowfall statistics for the past 8 years: Whistler Blackcomb - Weather Statistics
The last two years march has been the best. Now that were talking about whistler when does shell start thir ski free tickets? You fill up with atleast 10 gal and tey give yoh a buy one get one free lift tix. Great deal at whistler. If anyone knows let me know I have a mid jan trip already booked
I went to Whistler in mid March a couple of years ago. In terms of snow conditions they were really great from about the middle of the mountain to the top. However, the lower sections were horrid. The bottom of the mountain snow was completely slush by mid day like sinking 3 or 4 inches down.
Although when I went there was very small lift lines and the snow up top was amazing. Also the place is so big you won't have to use the bottom half of the mountain. It is truly amazing how damn big that place is.
Here are some pictures that I got when I was there.