Posted by: Pip Campbell
All the seasons are special in British Columbia but it’s spring that holds a special place in our hearts. Like bears emerging from hibernation, we head outdoors to soak up the pure blue skies, the new green growth of the forest and the warm sunshine sparkling on lakes and snow. Here in Whistler we use it as an excuse to cram as much outdoor activity into each day as possible, resulting in the famous multisport days of spring (aka the Whistler Triathlon). We charged local rippers Ollie Jones and Hailey Elise to get out and see how many sports they could fit into one day and on May 1 this year, they nailed it:
Ollie Jones and Hailey Elise show us how to make the most of an epic spring day in Whistler with Brian Hockenstein Cinematography capturing the fun.
It can be done! In one day they managed a spring ski session on Blackcomb Mountain, paddleboarding on Alta Lake with Whistler EcoTours, got to work on their swing at the Whistler Golf Club Driving Range (top marks for fashion here) and took on the loamy, granite-y goodness of Whistler’s extensive mountain bike singletrack network.
May is the David Suzuki Foundation 30×30 Nature Challenge, so in the spirit of making the most of the physical and mental benefits of being outdoors we invite you to take up the multisport spring challenge yourself. If these sports aren’t your cup of tea, fear not – there’s no limit to the number of ways to get active, and you can make up your own combinations as well (run-ski-disc golf? Dog walk-paddle-apres?). Plus there’s no need to own the gear to make it happen – you can rent all the equipment to try these sports right here in Whistler.
Fresh out of excuses? There’s only a short window to make the best of spring so seize the day and get outside. And if you are looking for more outdoor fun including paddleboard lessons and fishing demos, ping pong tournaments, car rallies and art workshops, then come and visit during Whistler’s Great Outdoors Fest May 20 – 23.