Post # 1
Hi Bees – the first post i’ve started eeek!
I need help with some honeymoon attire
We are going to whistler on 10th january and am unsure about what to take to Whistler to wear in the evenings? has anyone been? how cold will it be and are the streets cleared of snow so you can wear normal shoes…?
Obviously i’ll be packing my ski outfit for the daytime but i’m completely at a loss for outfit ideas for the evenings out with my (then) new husband!
thanks in advance for your help
Post # 3
I haven’t been to Whistler in January, so maybe some of our Western Canadian Bees can help you there, but I’ve been in March, so I’ll tell you my experience. First, it was chilly! In the evenings, I wore dress pants and a nice top if we ate at a nice restaurant. You could definitely wear a nice dress and not be out of place. The more casual restaurants you can wear jeans. I think though the atmosphere of the place is to “be seen” at times (I went once in summer and everyone was very well dressed and chi-chi for lack of a better term, and then when I went in March during Paralympics it was much more low key and mostly about the atmosphere of celebration rather than having the latest in outdoor wear). Just remember if it’s cold you can get a cab to the restaurant! While we were there the sidewalks were definitely cleared (it was also the Paralympics so I think they were on double duty making sure everything was fully accessible). I wore heels with no problem, I just held onto DH extra tight just in case 😉
Do you know where you’re staying? There are different areas of the Village (upper, lower and Creekside I believe), so some of it is within walking distance of the restaurants and lifts, some of it further away. Creekside is lower down the mountain and not near the majority of the restaurants, etc so you’d have to take a cab or drive in any case.
Post # 4
It’ll be cold, so dress warm! The streets were cleared so I wouldn’t worry about shoes, but again, make sure they keep you warm too.
I haven’t been in a few years, but I do remember a very yummy fondue restaurant that we went to for dinner, and a crepe place that was good for breakfast. And zip lining there is amazing!
Post # 5
I’m from BC 🙂 You’ll be fine with normal shoes on the streets. Since the Olympics they’ve made even more improvements so the village has lots of sidewalks etc. You have to also remember that Wistler weather is mild snow weather and usually you don’t see it getting colder than about -10 degrees celcius. Most of the time in the winter it dips just below 0, but sometimes you do get the odd cold days where it can reach almost -15 to -20 (it doesn’t happen that often).
Just bring lots of layers. Most people find they can ski or snowboard in ski pants and a hoodie (with no jacket) if that gives you an idea. If you’re going in January I would suggest bringing at least one pair of boots (ugg boots are fine) in case you come accross a snow storm. It’s fairly mild (as in damp) so socks are a must and covering your head will keep the cold from setting in. The snow is more sticky than it is in most parts of the world because of the ocean.
People are saying this winter is supposed to be a cold one, but to be honest the snow is about 3 weeks late in our northern parts! I hope you enjoy Wistler it’s a wonderful place 🙂
Post # 6
How exciting!! We went to Whistler for our honeymoon in April so we encountered different weather than what you’ll probably get in January.
@mrs.peters.to.be has some great recs. Layering is key. I took ugg boots, some thin sweaters, long sleeve t’s, jeans and a short wool peacoat. Wore my ski hat at night. And my husband just used his ski jacket at night.
Whistler is so much fun and the village is adorable. I hope to go back someday.
Post # 7
oh thanks for the tips – brilliant!
were staying at the fairmont chateau – heard its v v good so getting excited!
will be sure to pack my uggs and also some dressier boots that i can fit thick socks under then! glad i will be able to dress up in heels! i’m 5’2″ so i would really resent not being able to at night!
i had visions of having to trudge through town in my snowboots (not been skiing since i was in my teens so starting to forget what ski villages actually look like!)