The holidays may be over, but the winter season at Whistler Blackcomb is just gearing up. Whistler Blackcomb, located in British Columbia, is the largest ski resort in North America with over 8,000 acres of skiable area. It is home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, the annual Whistler Film Festival, award-winning spas, and luxurious lodging and restaurants. The rustic charm of this alpine destination and its endless opportunities for adventure make this a perfect place for couples looking for a one of a kind romantic getaway this winter.
Spend a few days taking ski or snowboard lessons on the mountain or test your skills on the advanced terrain above the tree-line. Before you end your long day on the slopes, take a break and grab some delicious food from Steeps Grill and Wine Bar, located on Whistler Mountain itself, 6,000ft up! Don’t forget to check out their Winemaker Après Series, which includes a five course meal paired with British Columbia’s best wine.
Not a skier? There is still plenty to do and a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy! Try the Scandinavian baths or rejuvenating massages at the award-winning Scandinave Spa. Take a leisurely walk throughout the shops of Whistler Village or enjoy dinner and drinks in one of the numerous restaurants. Bearfoot Bistro is a culinary experience not to miss. They put their own spin on seafood and wild game dishes, but they have even more to offer. Try your hand at champagne sabering – during the Napoleonic era, cleanly sabering the cork off a bottle of champagne meant good luck before battle. Or stop by the coldest vodka tasting room(-25°F) in the world – the Bearfoot Bistro’s Belvedere Ice Room – don’t worry, they provide the parkas! If you are looking for something a little tamer, they have beautiful dining in the wine cellar or champagne lounge.
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola takes visitors on a ride between the two mountains of the resort, with gorgeous panoramic views – without even strapping into a pair of skis! For adventurers, check out Ziptrek Ecotours, a zipline providing beautiful views of the ancient rainforest that is Whistler. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are also both readily accessible and fantastic ways to explore the area.
At the end of your busy day, you will want to return to a cozy, rustic condo or resort to relax and warm up. Four Seasons Resort Whistler is just minutes from shopping and dining, and a short drive from the chair lifts. Their Ski Concierge handles ski rentals and transportation, allowing you to enjoy your stay, worry-free. This resort offers everything from guest rooms and luxurious private residences, decorated with a warm and rustic, European style. If you want to take a step away from the hustle and bustle of Whistler Village, try Nita Lake Lodge. The fresh, alpine feel of the resort offers vistas of the lake or the mountain. You can’t go wrong with any resort, as they all complement the natural beauty and adventures to be had at this gorgeous alpine destination.