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In scenic Whistler, choose from four standalone mountain homes and one posh hotel. Three of the modern homes, including Chalet en Blanc and Chateau Mondeau, offer ski-in, ski-out access in Kadenwood, Whistler’s most exclusive neighborhood. Nearby, the contemporary estate Antara features expansive views of the Coastal Mountains through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
A classic mountain chalet, Whitebark Lodge is nestled in a scenic spot on the edge of Nita Lake with a backyard that leads to hiking and snowshoeing trails. The castle-like Fairmont Chateau Whistler sits at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, a bastion of sophistication and epicenter of outdoor recreation, no matter the time of year.
The twin peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb combine to form the largest ski resort in North America. Experience the Coast Mountains of British Columbia on 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls, and three glaciers. No matter when you visit Whistler, Mother Nature pulls out all the stops; the prolific winter snowfall melts to create thundering waterfalls come spring. Go mountain biking or hiking amid glacier fields and rugged peaks. On a heli-hike excursion, soar above the treeline in a helicopter and touch down in unspoiled wilderness. Leave time to explore Garibaldi Provincial Park, which offers a diverse mix of coastal rainforest, glaciers, and turquoise-hued lakes.
Prepare for an entirely new way to refresh yourself at Scandinave Spa Whistler. Located slightly north of Whistler, this authentic Scandinavian spa is worth the short drive. Start with a massage, end with a Scandinavian bath.
If you have ever wanted to see Whistler's black bears, experienced guides can take you directly to their natural habitat in a 4x4 vehicle. While you watch them meander, learn about the roles bears play in the local ecosystem.
The absolute best views in Whistler begin more than 400 meters above the valley floor. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connects the tops of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, traveling almost 4.5 kilometers in the air along the way.
Open summer and winter, Ziptrek EcoTours offers fast paced, peak-to-peak zipline tours. Fly over creeks and rainforests from morning to twilight. If some in your group prefer to travel by foot, take a stroll along the canopy walk.
Good luck finding this elsewhere; the Feel the Beet cocktail at Fifty Two 80 Bistro & Bar uses only local ingredients, including beet infused Schramm Gin, strawberries, balsamic reduction, Township 7 white wine and local honey.
Is bungee jumping on your bucket list? Check it off after a leap from the bridge about the glacial-fed Cheakamus River. The operators has more than 17 years of experience and a flawless safety record.
The European-style center of Whistler Village and its quaint shops are about a 10- to 15-minute drive from your residence. To visit Whistler Village, park in one of eight neighboring parking lots and pay by the hour or day.
This is the path less taken from Vancouver to Whistler. The Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Sea to Sky Climb Train takes you along the Sea to Sky Corridor. On one side, appreciate the ocean views and waterfalls. On the other, canyons and mountains.
Take in the wild backcountry, observe wildlife and cruise along old logging roads on an ATV or 4x4. No experience is necessary. Getting away from the paved roads with the whole family makes for a great day's adventure.
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts have been bringing luxury hospitality to guests around the world for over 100 years. Each property is carefully designed to respect and reflect the surrounding destination, all while bringing exquisite service and amenities to their guests.
In Whistler (and Canada in general), it is standard to tip the same as you would in the states. Similarly, people commonly tip such service offerings as taxi drivers, bartenders, spa therapists and hairdressers. Support the locals!
If you plan to take multiple ski vacations, the Mountain Collective Pass can save you money. This pass covers Jackson Hole, Aspen, Snowmass, Whistler and Squaw Valley. With the savings, you may want to book some extra nights!
British Columbia's mountain weather is part of the adventure. A combo of altitude and moisture from the Pacific can sometimes create perfect storms for big-time snow accumulation. Winter months can also feature stretches of "bluebird" skies, bright sunshine and warm temperatures. Warm breezes often usher in afternoon rain, and you can expect a slight chill when the sun sets.
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