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Whistler Winter

Winter in Whistler

Winter in Whistler is magnetic for all types of skiers and snowboarders, with abundant terrain that varies from steep powder to pristine groomers, and more time to explore it over one of the longest, most reliably deep seasons anywhere. While the incredible skiing is what makes Whistler famous, there is even more to discover, from award-winning restaurants, to engaging cultural exhibitions and shows, to an endless variety of outdoor activities for enjoying the breathtaking mountains and forests with skis or without.

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AlpX Launches New Backcountry Destination and Winter Programs

Just outside of Pemberton, BC lies a new remote accommodation option for Sea to Sky explorers.  Accessible by helicopter from Pemberton or Whistler Heliport, a short flight will transport skiers, boarders, hikers and outdoorsmen and women to their remote home for the evening.   From the same operator that brought heli-biking to the Whistler Valley this summer, AlpX Expeditions looks to expand its backcountry offerings to adventure enthusiasts with the new AlpX Yurt. The four-season yurt is set to sleep 6 guests for multiple nights in comfort and warmth.  “Surrounded by incredible ski touring terrain as well as beautiful alpine vistas, this will provide an unforgettable backcountry experience for passionate recreationalists, year round”.

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Whistler named best place to ski in the world

Tripadvisor's 2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best awards have been announced, and we're thrilled that Whistler has been named #1 in Best Places to Ski in the World. The articles states: "Whistler, British Columbia, is a short trip from Vancouver by road or air. The stunning landscape, pedestrian-only Village and genuine, down-to-earth mountain culture make Whistler an unforgettable year-round destination. Winters provide reliable snow for skiing, snowboarding and Nordic sports while golf, mountain biking and hiking fill the warmer months. Festivals, spas, restaurants and bars combine with endless outdoor activities to make Whistler the ultimate place to escape and unwind."

Self Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours App showcases Whistler's Festive Lights

Get more out of your Whistler vacation with Go Whistler Tours, a free app featuring fun and informative self-guided tours. The tours include three routes for viewing Whistler's festive lights, in the Village, Upper Village and Creekside.

Other tours include:

  • Whistler’s Cultural Connector – follow a pathway that leads you between six cultural institutions and uncover the stories that enrich Whistler’s culture
  • Sweet Treats – a tour of some of Whistler’s best places to pick up a treat. Happy sugar rush!
  • Craft Beer – get your suds on with a tour de beer around Whistler
  • Weird and Wonderful Trees – a short, two-kilometre wander around Whistler Village to visit some of our oldest residents

Arts and Culture

Audain - New Exhibit

The Collectors’ Cosmos | January 28 - May 15, 2023

The Audain Art Museum's new exhibition, The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins–McClaran Print Collection, provides a glimpse into the making of what became one of the foremost private collections of European prints in Canada. Built over the course of four decades, the core of this collection comprises a wealth of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish prints. These works enrich our understanding of the role played by prints in Early Modern Europe, illustrating humanity’s quest to make sense of the world and find order in chaos.

SLCC - New Exhibit

UNCEDED: A Photographic Journey into Belonging | December 21, 2022 - May 21, 2023

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre's UNCEDED: S7ULH TEMÍXW / TI TMICWKÁLHA / OUR LAND photography exhibition is set in breathtaking places throughout the Sea to Sky and asks the audience to look at the world through a different lens. Marrying regalia, elders, youth, and chieftainship with the modern world around us, UNCEDED challenges audiences to reshape how we view our presence here, bringing a sense of belonging to the Indigenous people celebrated in the exhibition. Subtitled “A Photographic Journey into Belonging”, the exhibition explores the juxtaposition that development and colonisation have created with the ancient traditions and modern life of Indigenous peoples.



Main Street Poke now open in Whistler Village

With the addition of Whistler's newest take-out spot, Main Street Poke, visitors and residents now have a great option for delicious, healthy poke bowls. Get creative and mix and match your favorite ingredients to build your very own mind blowing bowl. Their selection will indulge everyone, from fish lovers, to vegans and even those who are craving some crispy nachos. Westcoast vibes with a magnitude of flavors, there's always a new combination and the possibilities are endless!

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Joe Fortes Whistler now offering lunch service

From November 24, Joe Fortes Whistler is offering lunch service from 12 – 3 PM, Thursday – Sunday. Their lunch menu features iconic lunch & brunch signature items, such as chicken & waffles, seafood Caesar and lobster benedict in the heart of Whistler Village. Joe Fortes also offers après hour from 3 – 5 PM and dinner from 5 PM.


Rockit Coffee Co. now open in Creekside

Rockit Coffee Co., Whistler's funkiest new coffee ship, is now open in Whistler Creekside, open every day from 7 AM to 8 PM. Rockit is bringing back 70’s flower power and deadly 80’s style in a fun space to chill and freak out with high-quality coffee, tasty food and a legit soundtrack. Featuring a robust coffee program along with a sweet and savoury food menu, the two-level space offers indoor dining, with a patio coming in the spring of 2023.

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Whistler Blackcomb dining experiences return this winter

This ski season has seen the return of more robust on mountain dining options in Whistler Blackcomb’s quick-serve lodges such as waffles at Crystal Hut and Cinnamon Buns at Chic-Pea Hut. The return of Steeps has rejoined Christine’s as the resort’s two premium alpine fine-dining restaurants, with unique Canadian contemporary cuisine inspired by Vancouver celebrity Chef David Hawksworth. The quick-serve lodges feature a new variety of options, where the staple burgers and fries are accompanied by choices like Japanese ramen, fresh grains and greens bowls, Indian curry and Thai and Mexican-inspired options.

Event Highlights

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Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival | April 10 - 16, 2023

Known to locals as WSSF, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler's unique mountain culture for a week of non-stop events and action on and off the slopes. This April event brings ski and snowboard competitions, music, art, photography, filmmaking and exciting nightlife, plus some of the best skiing and après sessions of the season. Take our word for it, you’ll need more than the weekend to appreciate this vibe.