With the holiday indulgences approaching, a weekend of fresh mountain air and exercise might be just the thing your family needs about now. Add in a little La Niña (aka lots of snow), some great deals and we’ve got just the place for your family escape: Whistler.
Where to Stay?
Booking a hotel is first on the list. Where you stay depends on how much time your family plans to spend in the village. One thing to keep in mind is that the closest lots to the lifts and village are now pay-parking lots. So if you are not staying in the village, Creekside or Base 2 are the best spots to access the mountain.
Booking directly with property owners can save money, and locally-owned alluraDirect.com offers lots of options, especially if you plan ahead. If you prefer to book within two weeks of arrival to ensure everyone is healthy and the weather forecast is reasonable (admit it, you are a fair-weather skier, too), try Whistler’s Last Minute Hotel Deals.
Where to Go?
Kids under six years of age ski free, so no need to buy a lift ticket package for little ones, but it’s advisable to book lessons early. If you’re planning to stay for more than a weekend, check out Discover Whistler Days, where some of the ski school programs are 30% off.