Mid-week, Maximum Fun – Why You Should Plan Mid-Week Visit to Whistler This Winter

While in Whistler, it’s easy to lose track of the days. With endless days of powder-filled mornings, and legendary après, a Wednesday night in Whistler can feel just as vibrant as a Saturday. Instead of following the Monday to Friday grind, many Whistlerites choose to move their days off to a weekday. The secret that they know that you should definitely learn is that weekdays are truly the best days in Whistler.

Still need convincing? Here are some reasons why weekdays are arguably the best days in Whistler.

Smaller Crowds = More Vertical

Whether you’re chasing deep pow or fresh corduroy turns, having fewer people on the slopes is always a good thing when skiing. From your morning upload to the alpine chairlifts, you’ll love the smaller lines and quick trips back up the mountain you get without the weekend crowds. With those extra laps and vert, make sure to come with strong legs, you’ll be feeling it by the end of the day!

Enjoy more room to roam on weekdays.
Beautiful sunny day in Whistler ski resort with skiers and snowboarder enjoying snow.

Really Learn the Slopes

With 8,171 acres of stunning skiable terrain (the most in North America), you could ski for days here without repeating a run. However, truly getting to know your way around takes time. With a few more days to explore, you will truly start to get familiar with the slopes and discover some local favourites. Something that can be hard to do with quick weekend getaways.

Secret stashes are waiting to be discovered. PHOTO TOURISM WHISTLER | MITCH WINTON
A lone skier shreds powder overlooking mountains and clouds.

Mid-Week Value

From accommodation to dining and booking activities, you will discover savings on almost every aspect of your vacation by planning a mid-week stay. You can pocket the savings, or use it to elevate your vacation plans. So go ahead and book the cat skiing tour you have always dreamed of, savour that premium bottle of wine, or upgrade to Fairmont Gold. With a weekday stay, your vacation dollars will go further.

Treat yourself to the next level of luxury with Fairmont Gold - PHOTO BRANDON BARRE
Fairmont Gold Reception Desk and Lobby

Off-Peak Travel Times

Whistler is just a short 1.5 hr drive away from Vancouver in light traffic, but on Fridays and Sundays, commute times can be longer due to increased volume on the roads. Save yourself some time and hassle by travelling during off-peak times. You will get here faster, and feel more refreshed and ready to explore Whistler.

Overlooking a snowy mountain and trees

Peace and Quiet

Many travellers choose Whistler to enjoy the tranquillity that comes along with being in the mountains. With far fewer visitors throughout the week, the whole resort becomes quieter and moves at a slower pace. Enjoy a casual stroll through the village to enjoy the lights, or sleep in a little longer before your ski day. With a mid-week stay, you can take your pace down a few gears.

Experience true stillness in the mountains. PHOTO TOURISM WHISTLER | MIKE CRANE
A snowboarder and skiier pose looking over a steep mountain drop.

Feel Spoiled For Choice

When visiting Whistler on holidays or weekends, planning ahead is key. We highly recommend our guests make reservations for restaurants and activities to get the times that work best for them. But, when you visit on a quieter weekday, you are much freer to be spontaneous. Stop for lunch on the mountain when hunger strikes, book in an adventurous activity last minute or settle in for slope-side après when you’re legs are done for the day.

That said, Whistler’s weekdays aren’t entirely empty. Other savvy travellers such as yourself are here enjoying the weekdays. So if you know your plans in advance, we highly recommend making reservations for a stress-free getaway.

Ready to start planning?

Explore our Best Winter Offers to take advantage of deep savings when planning your next Whistler getaway. Make sure you don’t delay, spring comes around quickly, and you don’t want to miss out on the epic winter Whistler is having!

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