Post-slope celebrations are a classic part of Whistler’s vibe and culture, which means “après” is an essential part of the day. After all, sharing the day’s victories (or faceplants) is always better with a craft cocktail or local beer in hand.
The Mallard Lounge at the Fairmont is a favourite for visitors and locals alike. Whether you find yourself wrapped in a soft blanket aside an outdoor fire pit or cozied up on a sofa inside, you’ll feel part of the après action as live music sets the mood. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, pair your libation with a signature treat from the “Chocolate Bar” (the Honeybear Blonde Chocolate is even made with honey from the Fairmont’s rooftop hive).
For something more substantial, head to the postcard-perfect Chalet to discover a hidden gem dining option complete with twinkling lights and roaring fireplaces on the edge of the Chateau Whistler Golf Course. They’re famous for having the most decadent fondue in Whistler, along with artisan charcuterie platters (be sure to flag down the Schnapps Wagon as it passes by, too).
Beyond the property, experience the beer that makes Whistler buzz at the legendary Whistler Brewing Company, a leader in the BC craft beer movement. Here, you’ll taste award-winning ales and lagers and witness authentically crafted beers in the making.
If you’re looking for a more soothing après activity, a few laps in the Fairmont’s 60-foot outdoor heated pool will help release any tension built up on the slopes, or go for a soak in the hotel’s four whirlpools (one indoors and three outdoors). Smell cedar in the air? It’s likely coming from the barrel saunas, nicknamed “the twins,” located right on the pool deck.
On- and Off-Mountain Activity Ideas