Hi everyone! Last time I stayed in Whistler I stayed sideslope and it was awesome! I loved how easy it was to start skiing right away but it was farther from the village and it was harder to go to the Whistler mountain since we were on the Blackcomb mountain.So this time around I'm thinking about staying in the central village portion, close to the gondolas/lifts. I think it will be fun to stay directly in the village and have easier access to both mountains. For anyone that has experienced either side-slope or village lodging in Whistler please let me know what your experiences were or any general advice! Thank you :)
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Whistler side-slope vs village lodging
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I've been to Whistler twice and both times stayed at the Westin in the village. Highly recommended. Close to everything but not on the middle of everything. Whistler Village Gondola very short walk from ski storage and a ski valet in the afternoon to collect your skis.
There are some properties in the village where noise isn't a problem (ie the taller buildings like the Hilton/Westin/Pan Pacific; esp the Westin as it's set back) but still ask for a room facing away from the Village Stroll/gondola plaza if noise will bother you. Any lower rise hotel right on the Village Stroll will be noisy. The hotels in the Village tend to charge $30-$40 for parking and also (in the case of the Westin) have other mandatory fees like ski valet (it's not optional, but also not free). I prefer Village North to the Village for a variety of reasons, but you want to stay very near the gondola/lifts, so just be strategic on getting a room away from the noise if that will bother you. If you want to pay a bit less, have less noise but still be an easy walk to the Village, and don't mind either a quick shuttle ride or a longer walk to the gondola, consider Village North, which is right across Main St.
If you aren't coming at a super busy time, you can usually get the big hotels as a "last minute deal" on the Whistler website. It takes a bit of sleuthing to figure out which hotel is which but it's not hard to figure out. But don't try this for holidays, weekends mid Jan-mid March, etc.
North VIllage is a serious schlep to the lifts. The Blackcomb base is a goodt place if you want easy lift access but quiet vs. being in the main Village. You take a short lift from Blackcomb, then ski to the main village most of the time. Last year that was not possible due to lack of snow on the lower mountain, but in normal years not a problem. Last April we stayed in Listel Hotel, south of the main village with a short walk to the lifts but just far enough off the Village Stroll to be quiet.
In ski boots and with skis it's a pain (though I see people do it), but that's why you hop on the free shuttle.
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