Ski Whistler Blackcomb
Plan the perfect day on the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb with these insider recommendations.
Chef Concierge Hana Lynn is frequently asked by guests at Four Seasons Resort Whistler for her insights on the best places to ski at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, the most delicious dining and how to experience all the mountain has to offer. Here, she shares her personal tips for a perfect day of skiing.
Lynn recommends that if it’s a sunny day, stay on the Blackcomb side and do 7th Heaven, but get up there early! This run is known for having spectacular views and is a favourite among locals. A dining-must on Blackcomb is the Crystal Hut, a cosy cabin-like restaurant serving warm waffles and other comfort foods cooked to order in a wood-burning oven. For afternoon dining, Christine’s on Blackcomb features a nice menu, great wines and the best view.
If you’re a beginner-to-intermediate skier, the Whistler side has more varied terrain and fewer advanced runs. Lynn’s recommended route is to visit the Chic Pea (at the top of Garbanzo Express), then take the Red Chair to check out the top of the mountain. For a nice long run, go from Peak to Creek, which is the Peak down to Creekside. For dining on Whistler, check out Steeps, featuring a West Coast–inspired menu with items like Dungeness crab cakes and duck leg confit.
No slope-side experience is complete without après-ski time. Hang back on Blackcomb or Whistler until after 3:00 pm or even 3:30 pm to allow the crowds to descend first. Pass the time enjoying a glass of wine, then head down, taking in the views as you enjoy a quiet, leisurely ride.
Two great après spots close to Four Seasons Resort Whistler are Merlins and Monk’s Grill. Both are ideal for mountainside entertainment and dining, especially on a sunny day thanks to their comfy patios. Four Seasons Fifty Two 80 Bar, named for the number of vertical feet on Blackcomb mountain, also has great après specials and entertainment three to four nights a week, with such local legends as the Hairfarmers taking the stage.
The best après of all, however, according to Lynn, is in the Spa at Four Seasons. Try an Après-ski massage to work out the kinks in newly discovered muscles. After 50 minutes of pampering, you’ll be relaxed and ready for another perfect day on the slopes.