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Need Advice on Best Area of Whistler to Stay in for Young Singles

post #1 of 6
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Bears,

 

I am going on a trip to Whistler with a mixed group of single 20 somethings.  Since I am the only serious skier and never been, my group is wondering which area of Whistler would be the best for us to stay in.  They would like to like meet other groups of young people, go out, and do all the other imprudent things that we do on ski trips in addition to skiing.  Any advice?

post #2 of 6

If I were you, I would stay as close to Whistler Village as your budget allows. If you can't afford Whistler Village proper, go for Village North. It's all mapped out here:

 

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/accommodations/map/index.htm

 

Anything else is a LONG walk/stumble or a shuttle ride.

post #3 of 6

Well...as a crusty middle aged man I am not be the worlds best authority.  I usally stay on the Blackcomb side in a quiet place with a kitchen given that I am bringing the wife and daughter (and again I am a middle aged guy who likes sleep).  However this year we extended by a day and the cheapest last minute one night stay was at the Crystal Lodge, about a block into the village.  I don't know if there was some kind of group thing going on (didn't seem like they had any prior affiliation)...but there were multitides of 20 somethings.  I felt a little out of place, but the scenery was .....nice.  The bar in the lodge was packed with same age group, all having a great time.  The hot tub scenery was...unbelievable (is that swimsuit legal in Canada?)  My 7 y/o daughter believes that no vacation is real without daily pool/hot tub and so I dutifully took her down (from about 5:30-6:15), she promptly made friends and gabbed away while I struggled with where to keep my gaze focused.  If I didn't have her with me, I would have really felt like an old lecher and promptly left.

 

I have no idea if that is typical of the place, but I can tell you if I was 20 something and single again, that would have been the place I wanted to be (at least on that night).

 

/the windows do have really good sound proofing when shut 

post #4 of 6

The Village. That is all.

post #5 of 6

Stay in the Village.  The parties are so intense that a lot of young folks drive all the way from Vancouver just for the nightlife, and Van is no slouch in that department.  If you happen to be going there during the Telus festival then you'll be there for the biggest madhouse crazy-time anywhere.

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Have fun!

post #6 of 6

Again the Village. Can't be too imprudent there. Everything is done to excess. But if budget or availability doesn't allow don't worry all of the bases are within stagger distance. Do try to ski at least some days. Enjoy. 

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