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I am going to Whistler in January. Wheres the best place to stay. We are looking at Woodrun but is the village better. Any thoughts?
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The Residence Inn at Blackcomb is really nice and is ski in/out. You should be able to get a good rate at that time of year if you watch the website. We have also stayed at the Marquise (sp?), which is also nice, but not as close to the lifts. Check out VRBO.com and rent directly from the owner for lower rates. If you are a risk taker, you can wait till about a week before you get there and often owners will give you a decent discount because they want their place rented.

Whistler has a great public transport system, so location is not that critical in my opinion.
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The Woodrun's a nice place, and I think you'll find it quite comfortable. There are no stores or eateries within a 5 minute walk, but it is one of the few places at Whistler that is truly ski in/out. The Upper Village is pretty quiet at night, so stay in the main village if you like to party. Walk to town from the Woodrun is 10 minutes, or take a free bus (every 5 minutes or so).
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The Coast in the village is nice because it is off to the side so the noise is low but you are close to everything. Both gondola's are a close walk too.............
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I really like the Creekside area (helps that I have a place there


Quiet (compared to the main village)
Some original Whistler atmosphere (walk over to Hoz's pub or the new Uli's)
New grocery store, liquor store and coffee shop at the base.
Fantastic fun on a powder day waiting for the gondola to open. Mostly locals, usually less of a zoo than the village lifts.
Dusty's for apr├ęs and lunch.
Two new condo/hotels right next to the gondola (Legends and First Tracks)
Lake placid lodge just a few steps farther away.
Legends (my place) has a nice pool, hot tub(s) facing the mountain.
Peak to creek runs (were out of bounds, now in. )
Day end has a nice feel, down the Dave Murray Downhill right to Dusty's. I really don't like the apres ski trudge through the main village.


Quiet (only a few restaurants and bars, if you want to go out, the main village is it. )
Skiing Blackcomb means an up down up trip, or the shuttle. Same for return at day end. For me this means I ski 80/20 Whistler/Blackcomb.
Main village is a taxi ride or shuttle ride away.

I know a lot of the village condo/hotels, either by staying there or friends. If you have any specific places in mind just ask.

Legends. (my condo)
My unit is a 1/4 share so I get a week a month, which I use every month during the winter. During those weeks I'm usually at the front area of the gondola line around 7:45 or so. Look for someone with white helmet and Ax4's or gotama's and say hi.
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