The Westin Whistler is an ideal base for a family ski trip. Located right at the base of the Whistler Gondola, the studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites all feature full kitchens, fireplaces and most have balconies overlooking the mountains.
The hotel also offers several restaurants, with an excellent buffet breakfast at the Grape and Vine. The Fireside Lounge is a relaxing spot for après ski drinks and the official watering hole of the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team. Their is a large fitness centre has an indoor and outdoor pool, two hot tubs, saunas, and a steam room that you will need after a day of skiing.
Just be prepared for steep parking fees (roughly $30+ per day) and an additional $9/skier for a mandatory ski concierge service.