The Perfect Whistler Ski Weekend
Collected by Kevin Favro , AFAR Contributor
Let's face it: Over the course of a long weekend in Whistler, most of your days are going to be spent on the ski slopes. But in the afternoons and evenings, explore the area's strong First Nations culture and the laidback lifestyle of Whistler Village.
4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Great location to learn new-found love for snowboarding. They have an amazing bunny slope for beginners, complete with a people conveyor, coined the "Magic Carpet." An extensive amount of slopes available among the Whistler and Blackcomb...
4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
This is winter in Canada at its very best: wide open, blanketed in snow, and totally wild. Blackcomb Snowmobile outfits 2- and 3-hour rides into the mountains out of the Whistler base. The trails are well-groomed and easily navigable, which means...
4232 Village Stroll, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Swing by Hot Buns Bakery on Sunrise Alley, just off of the Village Stroll in Whistler, for a low-key breakfast and down-to-earth service. Frequented often by those that live and work on the mountain, you’re sure to find good food at a good price....
1040 Millar Creek Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1, Canada
After your first bite of a morning glory or pecan-sticky bun, it will become very clear to you that Mark and Paul Lamming, the founders of Purebread, infuse love and care in to everything they bake. All items sold at the bakery are hand-made on a...
4369 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Splitz Grill has been home to the best burger in Whistler since 1997. Each burger is made fresh to order and to your liking. You can try the eternally delicious Classic Splitz Burger or create your own customized burger, for which there are...
8104 Mckeevers Pl, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8, Canada
Alpine Cafe is a hidden brunch spot beloved by Whistler locals. The charming space is warm, inviting, and the food is simple, but wonderful. The café’s menu features the usual brunch items like eggs benedict and French toast, but the care and...
Village Stroll, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Whistler Olympic Plaza was built for the 2010 Olympic games and remains in the Village as a striking arts and cultural event location. The venue is a fitting place to reminisce about the games and get a feeling for the excitement and energy that...
4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V8E 0Y3, Canada
The Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a tremendous introduction to the world of native Canadian art, as well as the culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation. The SLCC is an effort to preserve and present the traditions and artifacts, and was born out...
8010 Mons Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8, Canada
Hidden away in the woods just north of Whistler Village is one of the most peaceful places in all of Whistler, the Scandinave Spa. The spa is known for their Scandinavian-style baths, which are said to have invigorating and calming effects. I like...
4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
The next time you're tired of the mountains and looking for a place to imbibe, check out Brew House, starting with the clever draft board (green means go!) and the choo-choo train that whips around the restaurant. Brew House has a fantastic...
2117 Whistler Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2, Canada
Rimrock Cafe stood by itself as Whistler’s destination dining room for years as Whistler Creekside Village matured around it. Chef Rolf Gunther’s menu doesn’t dazzle you with fads, but focuses instead on classics such...
101-4369 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Crisp Neapolitan-style pizzas are the order of the day at Pizza Antico thanks to a wood-fired oven that takes center stage in the open kitchen. I’m all about the basics when it comes to pizza, and the Margharita Classica fits the bill with ...
4320 Sundial Crescent #170, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
This rocking Irish pub in the heart of Whistler Village could, on any given Saturday night, be bumping with Canadian punk, Dublin standards, or American rock. The food is classic Irish fare: stop in Sunday for the prime rib roast and perhaps a...
4359 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
From the outside, Summit Lodge looks like a typical chalet-style hotel. But inside, things take a turn for the quirky: Witness the courtesy candy stand in the corner of the lobby and the dog-shaped chalkboard that lists the hotel’s canine...
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