WHISTLER FROM FIVE-STAR PRINCE TO POWDER PAUPER
No matter your budget, from pauper to prince, there is something to keep you having fun in Whistler.
When hunger strikes it’s time for El Furniture Warehouse. Every item on the food menu, yes, every item, is $4.95. That’s less than five bucks for fish tacos, Caesar salad, burgers with soup or fries, Chaing mai bowls, apple pies and donuts. Shots are $5.25, cocktails $6.50 and premium cocktails are $7.75.
Photo: Fish Tacos from El Furniture Warehouse
Mark Whistlerbites.ca in your browser and check it each day. The website is a shrine to dining deals and happy hours, and they update it regularly. You may have to dine earlier or later to get the serious discounts but that just means more time for Fire and Ice.
The Fire & Ice Show is free every Sunday evening at the Skiers Plaza at the base of Whistler. Expect a spectacular display of flipping and twisting skiers throwing themselves through burning rings of fire.
Rock up to the dedicated meeting spot on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain for a late morning free mountain tour. Volunteer mountain hosts take guests on complimentary guided tours of the resort so you can learn the runs and get familiar with all that the mountains offer.
While you’re there stay for the free daily Avalanche Awareness Tours run by ski patrol. The half day tour costs nix and may save your life with tuition on safe travel, terrain evaluation, safety equipment and rescue techniques.
Price Savvy President
You want to save in some areas and splurge in others? Whistler was built for you. Save on down time without losing on experience and head to the Scandinave Spa for a true Scandinavian bath experience deep in the forest for a mere $65 and hours and hours of hot and cold relaxing water action.
Save on skiing and snowboarding and breakfast. Sign up for Fresh Tracks and let your skis make the first marks of the day before the lifts open. Then ski in for a big breakfast when everyone else is taking their first chairlift of the day. The Fresh Tracks Mountain Top Breakfast experience is $22.95 for adults and $15 for children.
Splash out and head up the mountain after dark for fondue under a star lit sky. This Canadian signature experience is based in a mountain top hut where chefs present fondue delights. It can be accessed by snow cat or snow mobile and starts from around $199 with Canadian Wilderness.
Got cash, will splash. Then Whistler has your credit card name on it. Go big and bed down at the Four Seasons Residences with a personal butler who will shine your ski boots for you before your private ski instructor comes to collect you.
Spend your days heli skiing like a rockstar with Whistler Heli Skiing or give the thighs a minor break and go cat skiing with Powder Mountain or give them a complete break and spend the day at the Four Seasons Spa and their Ultimate Escape Package for four hours of top to toe pampering bliss for $550.
When it’s time to dine then head straight to award winning Bearfoot Bistro and saber some French champagne in the wine cellar then pull up a seat at the exclusive chef’s table for a gourmet degustation experience and thank us later.