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 aprés 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.