Skiing is becoming more and more popular with families, couples, friends, and even individuals. While there are many destinations for skiing in the world, one of the better places is Whistler in Canada. The mountains in this area offer an abundance of snow as well as quite a few trails for every level of expertise. Last year my family got more involved in skiing and some of my children even took lessons. Spending time on the mountain is always a good time.
What is even better is that there are multiple hotels and resorts near the ski areas, so that everyone is just minutes away from hitting the slopes at any time of the day. Great for families looking to be close to all the action.
Here are the best resorts where families can stay while skiing in Whistler:
- The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Families will love this 5-star hotel, because they can simply ski out towards the slopes on Blackcomb Mountain and back again. The entire family can begin their day in their room as they wake up to a view of either the mountain or the village. After a long day of skiing, children can swim in the heated outdoor pool, while the parents relax in the hot tub that looks out towards the mountain. Skiing may be a family holiday, but that doesn’t mean that parents cannot escape for a little time alone. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers childcare, so that parents can hit the slopes alone or spend some time enjoying a fantastic meal without interruption.
- Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites
All the comforts of home are available in the rooms at Delta Hotels Whistler Village, and that is what families will appreciate during their stay. Parents can easily keep their children’s routines in place while staying there. Every day can begin with breakfast in the kitchenette area of a room, and while lunches and dinners can be eaten there as well, the on-site restaurant also offers some amazing food. The Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is less than a half of a mile from the hotel, which means that the entire family can get their easily. Anyone who has had enough of skiing for the day will love the fact that there is plenty of other things to do nearby. Families will want to spend some time venturing out towards the Whistler Olympic Plaza as well as the Whistler Museum.
- Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Mornings, lazy afternoons, and evenings can be spent in front of the fireplace in each of the rooms at this resort. Children will love walking out onto the balcony in the morning to look out at the mountain, but they will run in pretty quickly as they notice the cold temperatures that accompany the slight breeze from the mountains. As soon as everyone is ready to leave their room, they will walk through the halls towards the warm and cozy lobby, before heading outside to the chair lift. While this resort is a little over a mile from the center of the village, the chairlift to Blackcomb is only steps away. This is a major convenience for families who do not want to spend the day traveling too far to reach the slopes.
- Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
This hotel is perfect for families who want to feel like they are in the middle of the country during their skiing trip. Every room has a kitchen, which is perfect for those early morning breakfasts and late-night snacks. Parents can begin every day off on the right foot as they manage to keep their children content until it is time to hit the slopes. While both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are next to this hotel, the activities do not stop there. The staff at the hotel also plans multiple activities for every day, so that anyone who does not feel like skiing that day will have something fun and exciting to do.
- Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Families will find themselves busy all day long when they stay at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. While many people will enjoy the short walk to the chair lifts to go skiing, others may choose to relax in their rooms a little more. Of course, the children will love the heated indoor pool, where they can swim after a long day on the slopes. The parents may love the hot tub during the evenings, but they will really enjoy the fitness center that is open all day and all night. The resort also has an on-site spa, which some parents will want to visit before they leave. Thankfully, the resort also offers childcare, so a trip to the spa is completely doable at any time.
- Crystal Lodge
Starbucks lovers will enjoy starting their day with their favorite drink without even having to leave the Crystal Lodge. The ski valet ensures that everyone has their gear prior to venturing to the nearby chair lift for some fun on the trails. At the end of a long day, everyone can return to the Crystal Lodge for a swim in the heated pool or a dip in the hot tub. Children and adults will enjoy playing a game or two inside the game room, before retiring to their rooms for the evening. Dining out is extremely easy at the Crystal Lodge, and guests will be thrilled with the multitude of options that are available to them. No skiing vacation is complete without a shopping adventure or two, and there are at least twenty boutiques that are open right at the Crystal Lodge.
These hotels and resorts cater to families and others who wish to spend most of their time on the slopes while in Whistler. Each resort offers quick access to the chairlifts as well as a lot of other amenities that people may not even think about until they arrive. It’s those small details that make these the best places to stay while in Whistler.