Spring At The Sea To Sky Gondola (2017)
10 July, 2017
As winter passes, the days become longer, and the sun shines more regularly, creating a new season of natural adventures.
Spring at Sea to Sky Gondola is the time of year where seasons collide as the days get longer and warmer but there’s still lots of snow around for snowshoeing in the high alpine or tubing. March and April still have full winter conditions in the alpine offering some of the most ideal ski touring, mountaineering and snowshoeing conditions of the year.
As spring progresses and the snow melts in the high country, the trails come out of hibernation. The rock gets warm, and the climbers and the hikers start getting active. At the elevation of 885m, the trails are typically clear of snow before the end of May and the hiking season can begin. In May Talaysay Tours begin offering daily “Talking Trees” First Nations interpretive tours to guests at the summit of the gondola. First Nations guides from the Squamish and Coast Salish tribes of the North Coast accompany guests through the alpine while they share stories of the natural and historical significance of the alpine forests and ocean surrounding the gondola.