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Whistler's Winter Wonderland

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A December 2003 trip to Whistler by bebebloom

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Quote: Mother Nature, big mountains, twinkling lights and snow castles is the perfect brew for a magical winter wonderland called Whistler. When we arrived the day after Christmas, Whistler Village was what Hallmark postcards are made of--Christmas perfect.

Whistler's Winter Wonderland

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Overview

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A visit to Whistler in winter is a must for an unforgettable winter holiday. It is the perfect spot for families to spend Christmas in a winter wonderland and an exciting place to ring in the New Year. And to top it all, a plethora of winter activities awaits for those who are only held back by their fear of temperature dipping below zero. The day we arrived, the temperature was a nippy -17 degrees C. Whistler Ski Resort is approximately 72 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, and, depending on road conditions, a 2-3 hour drive through beautiful scenery. It is a wonderful ski town, home to almost 10,000 permanent residents. For many avid skiers, residents and visitors alike, one of the many th...Read More

Whistler Cascade Lodge

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Hotel

Whistler Cascade Lodge Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Best Things Nearby:Located just at the edge of Village north, Cascade Lodge is right at the entrance to Whistler Village and steps from the abundance of Whistler’s amenities: world-class boutiques and restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and a movie house. A couple blocks away is a full-service grocery store (IGA) and 7-11 convenience store. It is also within walking distance to the mountain gondolas, ski lifts, and the Whistler Conference Center. Affinity Sports Ski Shop and Rentals is in the building. Best Things About the Resort:Worldmark Trendwest had a 24-hour front desk/concierge desk dedicated solely for the convenience of its members. It has a sauna, Whistler’s largest heat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2004

Whistler Cascade Lodge
4315 Northlands Blvd.
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 905-4875

Mongolie Grill

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Restaurant

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From casual to fine dining, from sushi to Chinese food, tandoori to barbecue, Whistler is a place to find a fabulous gastronomic experience. This is where food preparation from all corners of the world meets. It is also where a range of family-oriented restaurants offer excellent value and high quality to diners. Mongolie Grill was a unique experience and a fun place to go with the whole family. It is a restaurant where you choose your ingredients and create your own world-class stir fry. The concept goes like this: begin by grabbing your bowl, then walk through a long food bar filled with a wonderful selection of seafood, tender meats, garden fresh vegetables, and an array of noodles. C...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 21, 2004

Mongolie Grill
201-4295 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4
604/938-9416

Buffalo Bill's Bar & Grill

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Restaurant | "Buffalo Bill's Bar & Grill"

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When the sun goes down, Whistler transforms into a hot spot with movers and groovers putting on their dancing shoes. The nightclub and pub world in Whistler has become almost as famous as its slope reputation. It has such a diverse selection of pubs, clubs, and lounges. There's something for everyone, from raging discos featuring internationally renowned DJs to a rousing live music scene to sports pubs. It also has quieter places where conversation or contemplation over a delicious glass of wine is what's required. BUFFALO BILL'S offers great atmosphere and great entertainment in Whistler Village and has been a favourite hot nightspot in Whistler for over 16 years. It has a cozy pool table and of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2004

Buffalo Bill's Bar & Grill
4122 Village Green
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 932-6613

Teppan Village

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Restaurant

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The Teppan Village is an excellent Japanese restaurant where one can have a unique gastronomic experience, where chefs perform acrobatic feats with kitchen knives and your food while preparing your meal. It is about entertaining. It is where Teppan-yaki chefs are comfortable with flying knives, cook on large hot grills set right into the tables, and prepare the food right before your eyes. They juggle salt and pepper shakers; flip shrimps and lobster tails, tenderloin, and chicken; and serve the food onto your plate, providing a unique and exciting dining experience. Teppan Village is about Big Knives, Fun Atmosphere, and Great Food served hot from the grill right onto your plate! Teppan Village ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2004

Teppan Village
4291 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 932-2223

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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Attraction | "New Year’s Eve "

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Whistler Village had been the most perfect spot to spend a wonderful and memorable New Year’s Eve celebration for our family for the past several years. For a truly family-oriented celebration, the Resort Municipality of Whistler has organized a brilliant New Year’s Eve celebration for the last 15 years, named First Night, a carnival-like party central for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Confined in the Whistler Village Center, it is an event-filled and alcohol-free festivity that includes all manners of family-oriented fun. For First Night, the Village Center was cordoned off, with only several entry points. Security was provided by many local policemen and protected from any raucous wil...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2004

New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Throughout Whistler Village
Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

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Attraction | "So Where to Ski? Blackcomb or Whistler Mountain"

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Whistler/Blackcomb offers the big mountain experience for skiers and riders of all levels. With the twin mountain offering the largest skiable terrain in North America, they have remarkable diversity in beginner, intermediate, and expert slopes, as well as leading terrain parks and pipes. It is Canada's foremost four-season resort, and its reputation is supported by repeated #1 rankings in international ski and snowboard magazines. Whistler Blackcomb is nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, 120km (75 miles) north of Vancouver and 354km (218 miles) from Seattle. So where to ski? BLACKCOMB terrain has more steep slopes and tends to attract the better skiers. WHISTLER is h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2004

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Whistler, British Columbia