Whistler is known throughout the world for being one of the best skiing resorts there is. There’s so much more to this famous town that just being the ultimate ski holiday destination. Here are some things I think everyone should know before they visit, it will make sure you’re well prepared and ready to have the best holiday possible. There are 2 mountains
Many people think that Whistler has one mountain, that certainly was the case in the past but it all changed in 1997. The mountains Whistler and Blackcomb were once rivals until they finally merged towards the end of the last century. As soon as they came together the ski resort was one of the largest out there, now known as Whistler Blackcomb there are over 8,000 acres of the mountain that we’re able to ski on. Then there is the stunning Peak 2 Peak Gondola which connects the two massive mountains, it broke records because it is the longest continuous lift on the planet.
Apres Ski is a big deal
For me it is important that the apres ski at the ski resort is just as fun as the slopes. Well, in Whistler they teach everyone how it should be done – here the apres ski is everything and you can find whatever you’re looking for. The village is full of places to eat, grab a beer, shop and get cultural. Head down there later in the afternoon when a lot of the cafes and eateries put on some awesome deals. Every place knows you will have just come off the slopes, so the at that time it’s very chilled out and everyone is casual. No one cares if you’re still in all your gear because everyone knows you need to refuel and grab a cold beer after a quality time on the slopes. The best deals to be had are at the Longhorn (they also do pitchers too which I always enjoy!), devour BBQ at Dusty’s and after freshening up party on all night at Merlin’s.
Plenty to do without your skis
The resort is only known because of the skiing and snowboarding, I mean that is the reason why over 2 million people go there every year. When you’re at the resort you can also go tubing, zipping and even have a go at snowshoeing. If you want to pamper yourself and splurge then I highly recommend the Scandinave Spa.
Have any of the readers out there been to Whistler or maybe some of you worked for a season out there? Please to tell all and share with us everything you think people should know before they visit, your input is invaluable. Also, it would be really fun to just hear about some awesome ski stories from this famous resort. Just pop your thoughts down in the comment section below this article. I’m hoping to pick up some top tips, read some interesting tales and have a good discussion with you all. Thank you for sharing!