Vacation time can bring a mixed bag of feeling. Of course, there’s nothing more delightful then travel to relax you and help you unwind- but it can also be stressful trying to find the perfect spot for your needs and budget. It can also be difficult to know which providers to trust, how to get a great deal for your needs, and all the other nitty-gritty heartache of travelling.
Situated as it is in one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia, Whistler is a great spot to attract skiing and snowboarding fans alike. There’s a reason that this area has bid to host the Winter Olympic games. It even boasts some of the largest uphill lift capacity around, a remarkable achievement for so small an area. That’s not all the area offers, however. Whether you’re looking for tranquil peace and quiet, or you’re interested in exploring the cultural [and culinary] history of the area, Whistler has something for everyone.
It can be daunting to try and figure out what areas are best for you, however. Here are some tips to get the best vacation fit.
Start by knowing where you want to be.
Location, location, location. The phrase is cliché for a reason. There’s a ton of fantastic spots in Whistler- but there’s not point in being right on the ski-trail if you’re here to explore the night-life, or booking a condo that’s right in the bustling heart of Whistler Village if you’re hoping for some peace and quiet. You’re the best person to know what a perfect holiday in this beautiful area would look like for you- be sure to have a firm idea of what you want before you even start looking.
Where can you go in Whistler?
Whatever you want to get from your holiday, whistler will have it. There’s many quality locations with ski-in/ski out access, or you can opt for a mountainside sanctuary to retreat to. If you absolutely must have access to good restaurants, fun activities and a vibrant night-life scene, be sure to look close to the Whistler Village itself. At locations like the Blackcomb lodge, you’ll have direct access to the Blackcomb gondolas, as well as superb proximity to shopping, dining and night life facilities.
Away from the bustle
If that sounds more like torture then fun, don’t despair. If you’d prefer to get away from the bustle of the central village, but still want slop access, location like the Horstman House Hotel will be perfect for you. A boutique hotel with limited rooms, however, it’s wise to book this one early. In addition to direct slope access, it boast easy access to the Lost Lake Park and some of the best active vacation destinations that Whistler has to offer. Or head directly to areas closer to the lovely Lost Lake Park and it’s golfing and lake facilities. It also offers free shuttle services to the village so you won’t be isolated from the restaurants and attractions.
Whatever you’re looking for from your snow vacation, Whistler offers it to you- don’t hesitate, book today.