Summer is just around the corner, and more than any other time of year summer is a season of movement. From sun up to sun down (and sometimes after), you will have endless opportunities for fun. Your only limits are your imagination, time, and most importantly fitness.
Whether you are looking to crush your fitness goals, or simply move your body and focus on some ‘you time,’ we’re huge supporters of health and wellness here at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, so we’ve put together our best tips and hotel amenities to help you effortlessly add some fitness into your Whistler getaway.
1. In-Room – Fairmont Fit
For the ultimate convenience and peace of mind ‘Fit Gear’ brings the gym right to you, so you can workout from the comfort of your room. Start your day with some reps, or get a stretch in before going to bed. When it’s this easy you will have no excuse to skip your workout. Complimentary for ALL loyalty members, you can request before you arrive or just dial ‘0’ from guest room to have it sent right up. Not a member yet? Enroll Today.
Whistler is the ultimate vacation destination for runners. With over 40km of paved valley trail and endless singletrack, you could run all day without seeing the same spot twice. Just steps from the front door of the hotel you’ll find the world-famous Lost Lake trail system. Enjoy a relatively flat loop around the shores of the lake or take to the trails to explore the undulating single track through coastal rainforest.
Another popular route is a scenic out and back to Green Lake. Depending on where you decide to turn around, the route can vary between 6 km – 9 km. Other than the exceptional views, our favourite thing about this route is that it can be run entirely on paved valley trail. That means that other than a few road crossings you can completely zone and enjoy your run. Download the RunGO app and under the Fairmont Chateau Whistler profile you will find a selection of voice-guided tours of running trails in Whistler.
Hiking is a wonderful way to combine fitness with time in the outdoors. To get your heart rate pumping, the Ascent Trail up Blackcomb Mountain is just what you’re looking for.
Starting at the Blackcomb Base (conveniently located just next to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler) this elevation grinding trail will take you all the way to the top of Blackcomb. This hike is also great for the knees because you can take a ride on the gondola back down to the valley. You can purchase your ticket to ride back down at the Blackcomb base before hiking up.
4. Health Club
For a classic fitness experience, our health club is equipped with top of the line Technogym equipment. Whatever type of workout you looking for, we have the equipment to support your training including; four treadmills, three elliptical trainer, kettlebells, dumbbells, TRX suspension trainers and a cable cross over machine. Learn more and see the full list of equipment here. You can follow your own routine, or be challenged by the professionals with Peloton class or with a personal training session.
For a slower-paced day of outdoor exercise, it’s hard to beat a round of golf on the award-winning golf course. Spend the day playing 18 holes surrounded by stunning mountain views and expansive greens, and you won’t feel guilty about treating yourself at après. A cold beer or cocktail on the sunny course side patio at The Clubhouse always goes down easy.
6. Swimming Laps
Easy on the joints and surprisingly muscle burning, doing a few laps in our 60 ft outdoor heated lap pool is a fantastic way to incorporate some low impact fitness into your routine. When you’re done your laps, a bit of time recovering in the whirlpool, sauna or eucalyptus steam room is always a welcome treat.
7. Yoga Classes
Fitness is about much more than just building cardio and physical strength. Taking time to rest and recover, both body and mind, can play just as important a role in your fitness journey. Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s guests can enjoy complimentary yoga classes in our Yoga Suite. Visit the Health Club, concierge, or dial ‘0’ from your guest room for more details.
Yoga class availability is subject to change. Because of current COVID-19 health orders our class schedule has been suspended for the time being. Visit here for the most up to date information.
If tennis is your sport of choice, be sure to pack your racquet. In true resort fashion we have two recently-resurfaced courts onsite for complimentary guest use. Forgot to pack your racquet? No problem. Racquets and balls are available for purchase here at the hotel.
9. Fitness Through Adventure
The best kind of fitness training is when you’re having so much fun you forget it’s a workout. Our Whistler Experience Guides have a calendar full of fun guided adventures that you can join during your stay. You could wake up for a sunrise paddleboard on Lost Lake, or join a hike to Rainbow Falls with our hotel dog Alta. The adventures may make you sweat, but you’ll love it.
For the best rates when planning your Whistler vacation visit our offers page. It is your best source for our current offers. But what will you do with the money you have saved? May we suggest a new pair of running shoes? With all this movement you’re likely to wear yours out!