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.
Whistler, BC V0N, Canada
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola that connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains was considered a glitzy and expensive PR move when it opened in 2007. Today the 1.9-mile span, the longest unsupported span in the world, ferries hikers, bikers, and...
4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb receives lots of press about its big-mountain features, but the resort offers plenty of terrain for every family member and skill level. The Whistler Blackcomb Snow School, among the best in North America, is...
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...
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 34,400-square-foot Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre engages visitors on many levels. Socially, it is the first joint cultural project between two separate native nations in North America. The center is also a stunning...
8010 Mons Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8, Canada
Scandinave Spa, at the edge of the forest beside Lost Lake, is a Nordic–inspired spa that recommends alternating dips in the hot and cold pools, steam rooms, and brisk waterfall rinses. There are myriad ways to stitch together...
4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Walking through the first set of double doors offered warmth from the cold and snow outside. Walking through the second set, we were smacked in the face by the glorious smells coming from the wood fired ovens and the pizzas baking within....
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
Pizzeria Antico’s Italian decor couldn’t be more bella, from the distressed chairs to the white marble bar to the vintage road bicycle perched above the open cucina. Flatbread aficionados will find familiar fare such as the...
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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