Planning a family ski trip soon? The site of many of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler is one of the world’s top spots for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports thanks to the 465 inches of snow it gets on average each year, while offering a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers and golfers during the warmer months. If you’re researching the best resorts in Whistler for skiing then read on!
Whistler also happens to be home to many luxurious ski resorts to base yourself for enjoying it all – and, perhaps touring some of the available Whistler real estate if you’re dreaming of an idyllic mountain vacation home.
This magnificent 500+ room ski-in/ski-out hotel sits at the base of Blackcomb Mountain just outside of Whistler Village. Guests not only enjoy convenient access to the lifts but spectacular views and plenty of upscale perks. While it’s a massive property it somehow retains a more intimate feel with communal areas that have comfy sofas and open fires. The guest rooms are elegant and extra-spacious, all featuring mountain views over either Whistler Blackcomb or Rainbow Mountain.
When it comes to the best resorts in Whistler for skiing, the Fairmont Chateau is up there with numerous facilities, including an outdoor lap pool and an indoor/outdoor pool, a spa with hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, a gym, tennis court, bocce court, and croquet. There’s a summer bike and a winter ski concierge, twice-daily yoga classes, and the culinary staff provides regular tours of the resort’s rooftop gardens. Also on site is the elegant Wildflower Restaurant which serves outstanding contemporary West Coast cuisine, while many other bars and eateries can be enjoyed in the village, just a 15-minute walk away.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences
The Four Seasons offers a tranquil setting that’s slightly removed from all the action, but it’s a short walk to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola lift up Whistler Blackcomb making it one of the best resorts in Whistler for skiing . It offers the perfect blend of sophistication and outdoorsy, with lots of stone and wood, while it’s over 270 rooms all boast fireplaces and balconies, many with breathtaking mountain views. Guests enjoy lots of extras like s’mores around the fire, daily wine tastings and hot chocolate in the lobby, along with a beautiful freeform outdoor pool that features views of the surrounding mountains.
There are several hot tubs, a well-equipped 24/7 fitness center and fitness classes like Pilates, spinning and yoga, which are all free. The spa offers a menu with a wide range of treatments, including facials, and massage along with a eucalyptus steam room. Multiple dining options are on-site too, like the popular steakhouse and bar, SIDECUT, which specializes in fish and regional meats.
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Just steps from both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain gondolas, the Pan Pacific is an award-winning all-suite hotel in the heart of Whistler Village.
It’s located in the heart of Whistler Village, right next to the ski lifts. Rooms come with gas fireplaces, balconies with magnificent views and convenient kitchenettes. Guests can enjoy relaxing with those views from the heated outdoor pool and whirlpools and dining on-site at an Irish pub with an outdoor patio and the Pan-Asian bistro.
Nita Lake Lodge
Enjoy a luxurious retreat along the picturesque shores of Nita Lake, a few miles away from Whistler’s tourist hot spots while still enjoying easy access thanks to the complimentary shuttle service to Whistler Village and the slopes. In the spring and summer, free paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks are available to take out on the lake.
After a day of play look forward to cocktails on the patio or in the lounge, and dining on organic dishes at the European Aura Restaurant. Rooms feature balconies with beautiful views, gas fireplaces, and deep soaking tubs.
Are you planning a skiing trip to Whistler? Or perhaps you have somewhere you’d like to add to this list of best resorts in Whistler for skiing? Do leave a comment below.