Looking for a quieter corner of Whistler, yet with direct access to a ski lift and only a few minutes’ drive to the main village? First Tracks Lodge, which backs up to the Creekside Express Gondola to Whistler Mountain, is a great choice for families or groups who want room to spread out and a large, well-equipped full kitchen for dining-in. Each of the spacious 84 units (from one to four bedrooms) includes a fireplace, balcony (many with mountain views), a living/sitting area, and a washer-dryer. Amenities include a BBQ area, fitness center with steam room, four-season pool, and two hot tubs—one of them "adult-only." The lodge’s restaurant, Dusty’s Bar & BBQ, is open for lunch and dinner only and is closed in the fall—but there are plenty of nearby options, including Rimrock Cafe & Oyster Bar, Creekbread, and Red Door Bistro.