Go Big or Go Home on Your First Time in Whistler



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It's your first time in Whistler and you have so much to do. Everyone comes to Whistler to go skiing on Blackcomb Mountain, so you can bet you will be doing that. Expressions Art Studio is a little place that's tucked away where you can make your own artwork to bring home from your trip. There are many great restaurants to eat in Whistler, and fabulous places to stay, so this should point you in the right direction - without completely breaking the bank.

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Day 1 - Whistler


When you arrive to Whistler, the first thing that you will notice is of course, The Mountain. Whistler Blackcomb has some of the best runs in North America, and bring people from all over the world. The gondola takes you half way up the mountain (it's all chairlifts after the 20-minute gondola ride) and is the best way to see Whistler. The views are incredible! Another great thing about the gondola is that it fits many people, so you never have to wait in line for long. The new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is one of a kind and will take you from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain. Midway through the day, stop in at the Roundhouse for lunch. You can't miss it because it's located very close to the gondola. Try to avoid peak times because it gets rather busy in there. After you have spent the day skiing, walking around Whistler Village is a great way to get acquainted with the city and figure out where everything is. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and caf├ęs to acquaint yourself with. After a little browse around, head to Hy's Steakhouse for a delicious steak dinner. They take being a "steakhouse" very seriously and serve the best cuts and provide wonderful service. When you have finished eating like a king, head over to the Mix Lounge for great music and a funky vibe. "The Mix", as locals call it, draws a great crowd and serves fabulous cocktails. The Crystal Lodge is based at the bottom of Whistler Blackcomb, which makes it incredibly convenient to access from just about anywhere in Whistler Village. Plus, the rooms are very comfortable.


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Whistler Blackcomb

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4545 Blackcomb Way,
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 1.866.218.9690


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Roundhouse Lodge

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Location:

4545 Blackcomb Way
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 604 932 3434
fax: 604 932 6374


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Whistler Village

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VON 1B4 Whistler, Canada


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Hy's Steakhouse

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Location:

4308 Main Street
Suite 14
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 6049055555
fax: 604 905 5550


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Mix Lounge

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4154 Village Green
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 604 932 6499


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Crystal Lodge

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4154 Village Green
V0N1B4 Whistler, CA

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tel: +1 604 932 2221
fax: +1 604 932 2635


Day 2 - Whistler, Whisterl


You may be a little sore from skiing all day long on Whistler Blackcomb, so taking it easy today may be just what the doctor ordered. The Coca-Cola Tube Park is a lot of fun and not nearly as strenuous as skiing. They have multiple runs that you can spend hours upon hours racing down, and the best part is the conveyor belt that pulls you back up the hill. Remember, your muscles are sore. Milestone's offers great breakfast, lunch and dinner, but they have some fantastic lunch specials. You can never go wrong with Milestone's, and if you enjoy it as much as others do, you might just find yourself going back there for a nightcap. The bar side of Milestone's can get rather busy. People are always looking to buy a souvenir while on holiday, Expressions Art Studio allows you to make your own. It's a great way to relax and work on your own piece of art. It's located in the Village, so it's within walking distance. The cold weather in Whistler may make your bones chill, but dinner at Tandoori Grill will warm you right up. They serve stellar Indian food that is both flavorful and reasonably priced. Finish the night off with a few pints at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub. You might need some luck to mush the huskies when you go dogsledding the next day!


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Coca-Cola Tube Park

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Base II by Parking Lot 8
Base II by Parking Lot 8
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: +1 604 932 3434


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Milestone's Whistler

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18 - 4308 Main Street
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 604 938 4648
fax: 604 938 9962


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Expressions Art Studio

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4338 Main St
V0N 1B4 Whisterl, Canada

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tel: 604-932-2822


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Tandoori Grill

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Location:

201 - 4368 Main Street
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 604 905 4900
fax: 604 905 4901


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Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

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170-4320 Sundial Crescent
(in the Pan Pacific Lodge)
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 604 905 4047
fax: 604 905 4047


Day 3 - Whistler


Doglsledding just seems like the most picture perfect winter activity, and Whistler Dogsledding proves that it is. This activity will take up much of your day as you race through Whistlers backcountry with a pack of huskies. Your guide will even teach you how to mush your own pack of dogs, if you feel up for it. Otherwise, feel free to sit back, relax and enjoy the speed and grace of the dogs. Warm cheese and playing with your food awaits you at your hotel. The Chalet is in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and is a very indulgent experience. There's just something about mountains and fondue that go hand-in-hand. They say that one should either drink hot tea or alcohol to keep the cheese from balling up in your stomach, so head over to the Firerock Lounge for a drink and sit by the beautiful fireplace. Your room at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler awaits you with comfort and classic charm. It's one of the most beautiful hotels in Whistler and is worth splurging for a night.


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Whistler Dogsledding

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102-4369 Main Street
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: +1 604 932 0647
fax: +1 604 894 6883


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Chalet (The)

Location:

4599 Chateau Boulevard
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 604 938 2090
fax: +1 604 938 2291


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Firerock Lounge

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Location:

4090 Whistler Way
The Westin Resort & Spa
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

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tel: 604 935 4344
fax: 604 905 5640


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Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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4599 Chateau Blvd
V0N1B4 Whistler, CA

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tel: +1 604 938 8000 / +1 800 257 7544 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 604 938 2291


Day 4 - Whistler


The Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille serves up some delicious breakfast are. Indulge in the breakfast buffet that is served with fresh, quality ingredients. You will need all the energy you can get because you have a day of Catskiing booked. Powder Mountain Catskiing Ltd gives you a totally different skiing experience. There are no lift lineups and you only ski in the freshest powder. Plus, riding up the mountain in one of the mammoth Catski's is like getting two rides in one. A hearty dinner at Quattro at Whistler will fill the hunger that all of your skiing built up. They serve some of the best Italian food and have an extensive wine list. It's your last night in Whistler, so treat yourself.


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Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille

Location:

4050 Whistler Way
Hilton Whistler Resort
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

Contact:

tel: 604 932 1982
fax: 604 966 5093


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Powder Mountain Catskiing Ltd.

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Location:

8629 Drifter Way
VN 1B8 Whistler, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 64 932 169
fax: +1 64 932 4667


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Quattro at Whistler

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Location:

4319 Main Street
Pinnacle Hotel
V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

Contact:

tel: 6049054844
fax: +1 604 905 2440


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