- In the centre of Whistler, with après ski and restaurants on your doorstep.
- 2 minutes' walk from the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas.
- Outdoor pool, sauna and hot tub
- Crystal Advantage Card with loads of discounts to use at nearby shops.
What's more, the hotel has continued to exceed expectations by having recently undergone extensive renovation to their South Wing rooms and public areas. This transformation has given the rooms a complete re-design with clean lines and cool decor to complement the stunning mountain scenery. There's LED lighting, flatscreen TVs and even the hotel's signature deep-soaker bathtubs in the bathrooms.
After the mountain has got the better of you, you can unwind in the large outdoor pool, or relax muscles in the sauna and hot tub. If you're up for a bit of retail therapy, or are feeling peckish, the Crystal Lodge has over 20 onsite shops and restaurants, including the Spaghetti Factory, Beacon Pub & Eatery, Basalt Wine & Salumeria and the Wild Wood Pacific Bistro.
There's often complimentary hot chocolate or cider in reception, and to make things even better, customers will receive a Crystal Advantage Card on their arrival, which gives discounts in 22 local shops and restaurants.
- In the centre of Whistler Village, close to bars, restaurants and shops
- 2 minutes' walk to the Whistler Village gondola, Blackcomb Excalibur gondola, Fitzsimmons Express chairlift and ski school meeting point
All rooms have a bathroom with private bath, shower and WC; bathrobes, coffee/tea making facilities, iron/ironing board, mini fridge, hairdryer, free high speed WiFi, flatscreen HD TV with pay-per-view movies and telephone.
Please note: No roll away beds or extra beds are available at this hotel - bedding is exactly as per description. Cots are available but must be requested in advance.
Small Double Room - sleeps 1-2:
One double bed, limited view or no view, one full bathroom with deep soaker tub, mini-fridge, coffee maker and kettle. Recommended for couples and singles only.
Crystal King Room - sleeps 1-2:
One king bed and views of the village or surrounding area, one full bathroom with deep soaker tub, mini-fridge, coffee maker and kettle, table and chairs.
Crystal Double Room - sleeps 1-4:
Two double beds and views of the village or surrounding area, one full bathrooms with deep soaker tub, mini-fridge, coffee maker and kettle.
Deluxe King Room - sleeps 2-4:
One king bed and living area with sofa bed, mini kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, sink, fridge, plates and cutlery, coffee maker, safe and bathrobes. Room has views of the village or surrounding area.
- Outdoor pool and hot tub
- Free WiFi
- Games room
- Fitness room
- Small lounge area
- Après lounge
- Spaghetti Factory restaurant, Basalt Wine and Salumeria bar and restaurant, Wildwood Pacific Bistro and the Beacon Pub & Eatery (with weekly live entertainment)
- Ski valet
- Non-smoking throughout
- 158 bedrooms
- Boot dryers on every level
- Optional upgrade to bed and breakfast, with set-menu breakfasts taken in the Wildwood Pacific Bistro - set-menu breakfast can be exchanged for a credit towards the à la carte breakfast menu
- Free apple cider in the lobby
- Two free drinks (house wine or draft beer) per booking in the Beacon Pub & Eatery
Please note: The Wildwood Pacific Bistro will be closed on 25 Dec 2019, so breakfast will not be included on that day. Customers who have upgraded to bed and breakfast over that day will be entitled to a £13 per person refund.
"World-class skiing at its very best, it's no wonder this is the must-ski place in North America."
- North America's biggest ski resort, with 8,171 skiable acres across two massive mountains.
- Plenty of powder snow, huge terrain parks and pipes, along with epic in-bounds bowls and tree-skiing.
- Purpose-built town with legendary après, quality restaurants and a huge range of accommodation.
With stacks of awards as the number 1 ski resort in USA and Canada, Whistler is without doubt one of the world’s greatest ski destinations. Better still, it lacks any sort of arrogance or pretentiousness, maintaining the fun and friendly Canadian attitude. We could talk about the massive ski area, amazing snow record, superb après, and top quality hotels - but there’s something special about Whistler that you can’t quite put your finger on. If you’ve been there you’ll know all about it - if you haven’t, then go and find out what all the fuss is about.
The prices are surprisingly good too – hotels don’t have the high price tag of some of the other top North American destinations. You’ll pay a little more for food and drink than other Canadian resorts but it’s still pretty affordable. There’s a staggering array of restaurants - British Columbia has 150,000 miles of coastline so the fish and seafood is exquisite. North American staples of ribs, steak and wings are not in short supply, neither are pitchers of beer. The base of Whistler Mountain is one big party, especially when the Vancouverites drive up on the weekend.
The drive from Vancouver to Whistler, the ‘Sea to Sky Highway’, is incredible too. It’s not just a great name, the view over the straights and green rainforest islands rising out of the water is nothing short of spectacular. We highly recommend adding on a couple of nights in Vancouver, especially for longer stays.
Ski Guiding: Free Mountain Hosts available daily to show you around the mountain (not suitable for beginners). This service is provided by local hosts and not tour operator staff.
Please note: If you're travelling to Canada you'll need to complete an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), at a cost of $7, as early as possible after booking as they can take longer than 72 hours to process.
Whistler is a smoke-free resort, with smoking prohibited in all bars and restaurants, including outdoor areas, and in lift queues, on chairlifts and gondolas, on the ski runs, hiking trails and bike trails and in all car parks.
It goes without saying that Whistler is a perfect place to learn how to ski - it has a world-class ski school as well as two mountains with huge beginner areas and monitored slow-skiing zones. And once you're confident enough to hit the main slopes, there are plenty of beautiful green runs that gently meander down from the very top of the mountain - so you'll get to experience the staggering views from the peaks - and finish off at the village, so a well earned pick-me-up will definitely be the order of the day.
Enjoy skiing beautiful, long cruising runs and slopes groomed to velvety perfection, not to mention the incredibly spectacular scenery. Take the Peak chairlift to the top of Whistler mountain and enjoy the blue Peak to Creek run.
There are 12 massive alpine bowls, offering endless off-piste challenges and oceans of powder - plus the three glaciers ensure 100% guaranteed snow all season. We recommend the Blackcomb Glacier, accessed by Spanky's Ladder and Whistler, West, Bagel and the new Flute bowls for some powder skiing.
On Blackcomb Mountain is the intermediate and expert haven, the Horstman Glacier. It takes 45 minutes to reach the glacier from the base of the mountain, but once there, skiers and riders can indulge in groomed slopes, challenging mogul fields and a fun terrain park.
You'll be blown away by the variety of riding for all styles and levels on both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. With five amazing terrain parks - including the Nintendo park with an Olympic-sized superpipe - and forest runs with adrenaline-pumping steepness, experts won't run out of challenges. For novices, the School Yard and the Habitat Park on Whistler mountain are the places to be, and when there's fresh powder, the runs surrounding the Peak chairlift are usually the best. The terrain parks - three on Blackcomb and two on Whistler - are divided into ability levels with a plethora of jumps, spines, rails and jibs. Extremely confident riders should head to the XL Highest Level park where the obstacles are huge and you have to wear a helmet.
- Dog sledding
- Ice climbing
- Snowmobiling / skidooing
- Cross-country skiing
- Winter walking paths
- Snowshoe walking
- Sleigh rides
- Outdoor ice skating
- Swimming pool with spa
- Leisure centre
- Helicopter rides
- Bungee jumping
- Vancouver away-day