Anytime you travel to Whistler Blackcomb ski resort you happen to see the alpine wildflowers, especially when they start to bloom. Really, this is the most thrilling part of the journey across the road to whistler where the adrenaline junkies get hyped up but the flower smell.
This year seems the best time to enjoy the wilderness due to the warmth and sunny summers hence the flowers will be blooming in a few weeks earlier than usual. If you happen to spend all winter at Whistler après-ski where the mountain top was covered with snow now you can hike the snow free tops, hence the ideal time to run the hills and stop for some wildflower smelling session each day.
Have a look at the mountain color scheme
The coast mountain color is typically the best lush green forest as well as azure blue lakes for an amazing alpine meadow light where you will have a great look at the deep purple firewood as well as the crimson flower of the Indian paintbrush. Really the Whistler après-ski offers the best mountain wildflowers that are so special in that you will never find them anywhere in the local florist shop.
These flowers are very ephemeral hence don’t travel well, hence if you want to have an experience with them you will have to bask for a hike up the mountain in the middle summers.
Ride the gondola
The Whistler Blackcomb ski resort offers home to a variety of alpine hiking trails that re categorized for various skill level. The best of those trails is the high note trail that is 9.4 km loop just from Whisker Mountain all along the symphony bowl riding through the harmony ridge as well as the back to the whistler roundhouse. It’s along the trail where you happen to view some of
- Black Tusk
- Cheakamus Lake
- Overlord Glacier
All this is colorful alpine wildflower that offers a very relaxing smell that will keep you walking through a living as well as a breathing piece of artwork.
High Note hiking trail wildflowers
This trail is well marked, but always study the map before any hike if you can’t hire a hiking guide. It runs from the top of the peak express chairlift heading south east to Piccolo Ridge along the looping through the singing bass and joining the harmony lake trails back the roundhouse at the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. The hike should just take 3 to 4 hours at most. The amazing thing here is that you will be able to stop and smell and take some photos of the wildflowers along the trail. The hike will need you to bring some
- Sun glasses
- Water and snacks
- Warm layers
Despite most of the day being very sunny the weather at Whistler après-ski can change any time, hence being a smarter hiker always is prepared with some extra clothing to keep you warm. The alpine is wildflowers enthusiasts should get ready for a hike guide if they have no prior experience of the hikes to help them identify the flowers they find along.
If you are one of those keen lookers then have an experience with an extra distance zip out to the Garibaldi Park along the musical Bumps trails all the way to Oboe as well as Flutes summits. Then you can backtrack to the high north loop at the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort.
To make the wildflower hike experience more superb you can take your family with you. Their cheap Whistler condo rentals offer a great deal to family and here they will have some connection with the earth as you teach the kids the value of enjoying the nature.