Whistler Blackcomb – What else to do besides ski?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would check out the Fairmont hotel there: http://www.fairmont.com/whistler/

 

Maybe have a fancy dinner or two there. My FI went there once and said it’s gorgeous. We usually stay at the Banff Springs (similar idea) and just relax and explore the hotel for a few days… sit by the fire, etc.

 

I’d spend a day shopping as well. http://www.whistler.com/shopping/

 

And here’s a guide to some more activities there: http://www.whistler.com/activities/winter/

 

I love going to the mountains!! We are going in January (not to Whistler though).

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Look into the Peak to Peak Gondola. Also for dining I suggest the Bearfoot Bistro, it’s pretty pricey but definitely worth the experience. They have a Belvedere Vodka room which I think is $40 a person and they also do champagne sabering which is fun. You choose the bottle of champagne you would like to drink and they take you down into the wine cellar and teach you how to saber it.  I’ve also heard really good things about the Scandinave spa. Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Also if your not opposed to driving, maybe check out vancouver for a day? 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Scandanave spa! Was just there last week and it was heavenly! Do it for sure! You can kill a good half a day relaxing there!

Also, do dine at Araxi! It was absolutely phenomenal and with the 5 courses for 32 dollars, it was actually affordable.

Seriously my husband and I are still raving about the meal!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I always like to spend a day/half day at the spa on a ski vacation – get a massage to loosen up and then spend the rest of the day reading by the fire 🙂

Snowshoeing is super fun, you can usually rent snowshoes at the little mountain stores in the village.

Since you’re there for a good amount of time it might be fun to try snowboarding if you ski or skiing if you snowboard – take a lesson and try the easy runs for a day just to mix it up.

There’s always shopping in the boutiques – most of it there is going to be pretty expensive and I find I never buy much, lots of mountain souvenirs, galleries and high end clothes.  You can window shop for a day and stop at a nice restaurant/lounge for a long lunch.

There’s a tube park – its super fun at night for an hour or so.

As PP said, Vancouver is only a 2 hour drive away so if the weather is good, go spend the day on Robson Street or wander around Granville island.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Bumping to follow! Would love to plan a trip to Whistler soon 🙂

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