- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 5
Pros: If you can't find terrain here you need a helicopter
Cons: Cloudy and sometimes wet
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Dec 1, 2009
I have been going to Whister for years. This is a huge resort. Lots of varied terrain. The lower altitude is better for those prone to altitude sickness, but it causes problems with the weather. More fog and occassionally rain. Usually safe at higher altitudes. The food is great on mountain. Not as good as Deer Valley, though. Snow quality varies depending on weather. On a sunny day after a major dump. There is no place like Whistler.
Lodging. We usually stay on Blackcomb side. A bit quieter. Chateau Whister, CLub Intrawest or Four Seasons. Pricey.
Glacier lodge and condos are more affordable. Glacier lodge is functional. clean and just next door to the Chateau.
Whistler side is closer to nighttime activities and most of the restaurants. Excellent walking village. Lots of different restaurants from Fine Cuisine to burgers to Thai/Sushi. Shuttle can take you between Villages. Never stayed at Creekside but it appears to be growing.
Ski schools are excellent. If you have 3-4 kids at same level. I would suggest a private instructor for the week. Better bang for you buck.
Fly into Vancouver. It is about 2 hr drive to mountain. Beautifiul sea to ski hwy. Consider staying at Airport Fairmont night before flight. You can have dinner in town the night before. Great Asian/Indian restaurants in Vancouver area. Return car night before and roll out of bed to your gate for the morning flight out. No rushing around before the trip home.