Whistler Journals

Week in Whistler

A January 2003 trip to Whistler by mcka

Quote: January in Whistler was so much more than we imagined!

First Tracks Lodge Whistler

Hotel | "First Tracks"

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We were very impressed with our accommodations - granite countertops, gas fireplace, kitchen with stainless steel appliances - beautifully decorated and comfortable furnished. We had a 2 BR-2 BA unit which was a ski in/ski-out property that was away from the village, but had its own charm in itself. On the property there was a heated outdoor pool, with 2 hot-tubs (able to accomodate about 25-30 people), and exercise facility and sauna. The views of the mountain were amazing. The staff was not present - you have to go next door (a quick walk) for check in and check out. Indoor parking is available - which was a plus, as we got snow almost every night!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 30, 2003

First Tracks Lodge Whistler
2202 Gondola Way
Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B2
604/938-9999

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Attraction | "Whistler / Blackcomb Resort"

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We were extremely pleased with the skiing and snowboarding - we had 7 people total with abilities from novice/intermediate to expert. This mountain satisfied everyone. The easy trails are groomed well and the expert trails were oh-so challenging! We got snow four nights in a row - about 10 inches a night, so we were really lucky. At the top of the mountain its much colder, so the snow is more powdery. Mid mountain it is more heavy with downright slush at the base. Since the base is only about 2500 feet above sea level, altitude sickness is essentially non-existent. Lunch on the mountain was exceptional - with lots of different places to choose from with great views as well. We are already plann...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 30, 2003

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Whistler, British Columbia