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First-Time Skier’s Guide to Whistler Winter

First-Time Skier’s Guide to Whistler Winter

From beginner to just out of practice, Whistler is the perfect place to learn to ski. Check out our first-time skier’s guide to Whistler this winter! What to Wear The weather in Whistler varies greatly throughout the day, from the valley bottom to the mountain tops. It could be raining below but sunny above the clouds, so pack a good ski jacket and pants with adequate waterproofing. The key to success here is layering. Typically, you’ll want a base layer, an insulation layer (like a puffy jacket), and an exterior shell jacket. On the bottom, we recommend a base layer More »

More Value, More Fun! Whistler Is For Every Budget This Winter.

More Value, More Fun! Whistler Is For Every Budget This Winter.

Whistler is known worldwide as one of the best ski resorts in the world. However, this title doesn’t mean that Whistler is a ludicrously expensive holiday destination, only accessible to those with bottomless wallets. You would be surprised how much is on offer in Whistler to those on more of a shoestring budget, or prefer a more economical style of travel. Activities Ditch the downhill gear and go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Lost Lake – from 3pm onwards you can get a ticket to explore the trails for half price – just $11! Lost Lake Park features over 30 More »

Safely Riding the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Safely Riding the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

In response to COVID-19, a lot has changed in terms of travel and what our new normal is as a society. In Whistler, it’s no different. Many changes have been made so that everyone can visit the mountains in a safe manner while flattening the curve. This includes changes to accessing the mountain, in particular, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. To make sure both guests and staff are safe, here is a rundown on what to expect when riding the Whistler Mountain Bike Park this season. Renting Bikes and Equipment Rental shops all around Whistler are in operation and offering More »

How to Pack for a Ski Holiday

How to Pack for a Ski Holiday

The excitement is setting in — you’ve booked your flights, you got a great accommodation deal at the Listel Hotel Whistler, you’ve purchased your lift tickets online and you’ve scheduled your ski lessons. Now it’s time to pack! But figuring out what to pack for a ski holiday can be tricky! Especially when you’re travelling to the Coast Mountains. Winter Weather in Whistler Due to its close proximity to the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Whistler enjoys a mild winter climate and a great volume of precipitation in the winter. While most of this precipitation comes as snow in the More »

Why a Trip to Whistler Makes the Perfect Gift

Why a Trip to Whistler Makes the Perfect Gift

The smell of gingerbread fills the air, the twinkling of lights everywhere you look, the holiday season is here! With the magic of the holidays, also comes the excitement and sometimes stress of picking out gifts for friends and family. Sometimes, you just don’t know what to get them! We might be a bit biased, but we have the perfect gift idea — This holiday season, why not surprise a loved one with a getaway to the amazing resort town of Whistler! Whistler Activities A trip to Whistler makes the perfect gift for anyone. One of the most amazing things More »