Après-ski facilities in Whistler-Blackcomb
Want to know more about skiing in Whistler? We've got you covered. With great December to April skiing, Whistler-Blackcomb in Canada offers beginner and expert skiers a whole host of après-ski attractions, with many shops, bars, restaurants and pubs providing tasty food and drink options. Whistler-Blackcomb also possesses a beautiful natural landscape to bolster your skiing experiences further.
The Whistler-Blackcomb skiing resort
Many of us dream about a skiing or boarding the mountains at Whistler. Well, if you get there, you won’t be disappointed with the après ski either. Set at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the town’s pedestrian-only streets provide international restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops Whistler-Blackcomb offers more than 200 marked skiing trails, with 20 per cent of runs designated for beginners. Snowboarders are also widely catered for, with several terrain parks.
Après-ski in Whistler-Blackcomb
Although largely a young person’s resort, there is enough variety available to ensure your head is not mashed constantly by non-stop banging music. Early options after the ski lifts close, are the bar terraces such as The Longhorn, Merlin’s and Dusty’s.
Garfinkel’s and Moe Joe’s are popular spots with live music normally playing at the Boot Pub. The last port of call will most-likely be the late-night venues of Tommy Africa’s or The Savage Beagle. But if that’s all a bit too much, the more mellow après-ski entertainment can be found at Mallard Bar, Tapley’s and Citta’s Bar.
If you do actually manage to fit an evening meal into your schedule, then there is plenty of choice; Greek, Chinese, Thai and Mexican – all of a good standard and varying price. If the budget can stretch to it, top Italian restaurants worth trying at least once, are Araxi and La Trattoria di Umberto.
Other activities in Whistler-Blackcomb
More than 150 shops open to 10pm, swimming, climbing wall, dog-sledding, indoor tennis and squash, skating, snow-mobiling, spas and massage, horse-drawn sleigh rides and ice fishing.
The ski season in Whistler-Blackcomb
Early December to late April skiing.