It’s that fun time of year again. When the cars driving down the highway give you ZERO idea as to the actual season- roof racks are sporting skis, snowboards, kayaks, windsurf boards and mountain bikes, and trailers are pulling everything from snowmobiles, motorboats, dirtbikes to jetskis. And they’re passing the spandex-clad road cyclists who are out logging some km along the highway from West Van to Whistler.
At the grocery store, folks are in ski pants with flip flops, wetsuits with UGGs, shorts, sunglasses, toques and winter coats. Sometimes all on one couple!
It is SO FUN to live here!
That said, I just read that Nicklaus North golf course is opening on May 10th. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club will re-open for the 2012 Golf Season on May 11, 2012. Furry Creek and Squamish Valley (home of the STELLAR Friday night pasta buffet!!!) have been open for some time, and the Pemberton Meadows Golf course opened April 22nd.
The Squamish Windsports Society started the kiteboarding/windsurfing season on May 1st, although their have been intrepid wind junkies out playing in Howe Sound on any windy day throughout the spring- and sometimes even winter- or out on the ice on Green Lake.
Yesterday, in Squamish, marked the Official Opening of Full Nelson- clearly one of the coolest bike trails in the corridor. The Bike Park on Whistler Mountain will be opening on May 18th. Toonie races are now going on in Whistler and in Squamish.
And Blackcomb Mountain is still open for skiing and riding until May 28th!
A few longboarders have just breezed past and I can even spot some rockclimbers out my window right now…And I’m sure later on there will even perhaps be a base jumper or two…once the wind dies down a bit.
This is a really really REALLY cool place to live!