Whistler Journals

Winter Week in Whistler

A January 2001 trip to Whistler by maitre2pitza

Glaciers Reach Photo, Whistler, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: This is a journal of our 2001 ski week in Whistler. We skied hard and ate in the best restaurants. I'll be adding restaurants over the next two weeks.

Winter Week in Whistler

Overview

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This is one of the biggest mountains any of us ever skied. We had days of sun, days of fresh powder and great food. In this journal I'll take you through 7 nights in Whistler and a few in Vancouver. We'll go through how to rent a condo or hotel room, how to get around, where to eat, where to drink and where to ski.Quick Tips: Search the internet for Whistler rent owner to find a great deal on a condo. Use Whistler's web site to locate the condo you want, but deal with an owner directly. Make you dinner reservations days in advance unless you like to dine at 5pm Best Way To Get Around: We never needed the car the entire week we were there. Public transportation is awesome. ...Read More

Glaciers Reach

Hotel | "Glacier's Reach"

Glaciers Reach Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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We had a two-bedroom condo directly across from the supermarket, liquor store and bus stop. The living room had a pull out couch, fireplace and eating area. There was an adequate kitchen and two bedrooms. One with two twin beds and bath, the other with a double bed. The bath in the hall served me in the bedroom and Ricardo (Rich) in the living room bed. Outside we had a private hot tub. There was a large community pool, exercise room, sauna, and jacuzzi filled with very friendly women who told jokes in exchange for our beer. The condo was in walking distance of everything. We rented direct from the owner Andrew Marchrones at avmarch@home.com.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 1, 2001

Glaciers Reach
4388 NORTHLANDS BLVD
Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B4
1-604-905-4746

Hy's Steak House

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Restaurant

Hy's Steak House Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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As you walk down the street, the aroma of the steaks on the grill draws you to the front door. Even a vegetarian will be drawn like a moth to the flame. Inside, the wood paneling on the walls and fresh white linen on the tables cause you to pause and ask yourself "Have I been teleported to a five star restaurant in a large city where the people are discussing affairs of state and the global economy?". The bar is sleeeek and the atmosphere very sophisticated. The specialty is beef as the name of the restaurant implies. I had a New York strip while one friend had filet covered with gorgonzola, another had Prime Rib and Peppercorn Steak for the fourth. The meat was absolutely mouth watering. Becau...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Hy's Steak House
4308 Main Street
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 905-5555

Quattro at Whistler

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Restaurant

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Another restaurant that could easily make it, and even be a favorite, in any large city. We were told to ask for Remy as a waiter. Because he was off we got Ronnie and was she a treat. She cared for us superbly. She recommended the bison, so I tried it. It was tender and moist. One of my friends had Salmone con Raviolo Aperto (Grilled filet of salmon with herbed mascarpone, and an open crab and artichoke ravioli) that he raved about. Also try Branzino alla Crosta (Pistachio-crusted sea bass with a roasted sweet pepper sauce).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Quattro at Whistler
4319 Main Street
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 905-4844

Uli's Flipside

Restaurant

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Things started out well when the very attractive waitress appeared wearing my friend Rich's favorite color "tight". We started with Caesar salads and then moved to Salsiccia for me (spicy Italian sausage, sautéed mushrooms in a tomato crème sauce tossed with penne $13.95) Osso Bucco served on gnocchi ($20.95) for one friend and Spaghetti Girlfriend (Bolognese sauce $12.95) for the other two guys. The atmosphere was upbeat with a mix of singles, couples and families.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Uli's Flipside
4433 Sundial Place
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 935-1107

Sushi Village

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Restaurant

Sushi Village Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Stop by an hour before you want to eat and put your name in for a table, then either sit in their waiting area with a pitcher of Sake margaritas or go next door to Black's pub for a drink. I was a Sushi virgin before this visit. Roma, one of the waitresses from Black's, joined me for dinner and showed me the ropes. We had beautiful rolls, spinach salad, tofu, some chicken and several other items blurred by the margaratas and the charming, intelligent and beautiful Roma. If you've never tried Sushi, try it here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Sushi Village
4272 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia VON 1B4
604/932-3330

Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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This pub is in the Pan Pacific Building across from the gondolas. I now finally understand the old TV show "Cheers." Picture an old Irish carved wood back bar, nooks and crannies filled with couches and fireplaces, Guiness and other Irish beers on tap and a fine selection of single malt scotches. Add to that the most wonderfully friendly waitresses and bartenders that I've ever encountered anywhere in the world and you can only begin to understand this place. Authentic Irish music for dancing was enjoyed each night. On our last night several men walked in with a set of drums and bagpipes and just started playing! We found ourselves here after skiing, after cleaning up for dinner and after dinner. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 1, 2001

Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub
170-4320 Sundial Cresent
Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

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Attraction | "Whistler Blackcomb"

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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WHISTER- Take the gondola to the top and then head to your right to the Peak lift. It serves blue and black diamond terrain. Warm up on Matthew's Traverse and The Saddle (both blue). Try a run or two on the Whistler Bowl staying to the right on the way down so that you end up at the Peak lift and not waaaay down the mountain. Then head to either the Sun Bowl or Harmony Ridge. Harmony ridge is a combination of blue and black runs. Watch the weather and avoid areas of fog. On the cloudy days we found ourselves in areas that would only be comfortable to Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles. We quickly moved either above or below the clouds. If you expect a powder day is coming, you can buy a pass for Fir...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Whistler, British Columbia

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1) Leave the airport following the signs to Vancouver 2) As you cross the bridge, move into the right lane 3) Take the Granville St. City Centre exit 4) Proceed alon Granville Street for approx 8 km (5 miles) 5) While crossing the next bridge move into the right lane 6) Take the Seymour St. exit from the bridge 7) On Seymour St stay in the left lane 8) Go through 6 traffic ligts and turn left on Georgia Street at the seventh set of lights 9) On Georgia St stay in the center lane 10) At the bottom of the hill follow the signs to Lions Gate Bridge 11) on the bridge use the center lane if it is open 12) Descending from the apex of the bridge follow t...Read More