Whistler offers an eclectic mix of international cuisines with over 90 world class restaurants. The variety and incredible standard of food available in Whistler is astounding and it certainly offers you a culinary journey to compliment your ski holiday! Whistler’s dining options include quaint little French patisseries, gorgeous bakeries offering freshly made gourmet sandwiches, atmospheric family restaurants, incredible Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurants, Mexican restaurants with live music, Italian restaurants themed to make you believe you are dining in Tuscany and of course exquisite fine dining restaurants, boasting some of the most sought after restaurateurs in British Columbia.
Whistler on-mountain dining is also an amazing experience with 17 restaurants spread over Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. These restaurants range from main eateries with log vaulted roofs and electric glove driers through to quaint little European cottages at the top of the mountain serving homemade waffles. Now with the Peak to Peak Gondola you could decide, while standing at the top of Whistler Mountain to ski the 11 kilometres down to Creekside and then catch a gondola, the Peak to Peak and a high Speed Quad Chair, to be over at Horstman Hut, a gorgeous little log cabin located at the top of Seventh Heaven on Blackcomb Mountain, for arguably the best French onion soup in the world! What an adventure!
The fantastic thing about Whistler and Blackcomb is that for the non-skiers, three of the on-mountain dining options are completely accessible enabling non-skiers to ride up in the Whistler Gondola taking in the atmosphere on Whistler Mountain and then catch the incredible Peak to Peak Gondola over to Blackcomb Mountain.
Everyone knows how important the Après environment is to a ski village and Whistler challenges all other ski destinations as the number one Après Resort.
The Après environment is enhanced by the music that can be heard as you ski down to the village at the end of the day. Being a pedestrian only village, there are bars and cafes all around the base of the mountain, offering people a huge variety of locations to relax in the afternoon. These range from an outdoor setting with a lively atmosphere that is family friendly and where children can play safely in the snow while parents relax, right through to a vibrant bar for friends to meet and exchange stories of the day.
If the idea of sitting at the base of the mountain in an outdoor setting under an umbrella that is covering you from the gorgeous snow, sipping on your favourite drink and nibbling on your favourite snack, listening to music and watching the skiers come down at the end of the day appeals to you, then Whistler is the right place for you!