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Winter in Whistler

Your west coast winter starts here. When it comes to mountain resorts, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a North American favorite. Only two hours from Vancouver, British Columbia, this incredible, world-class destination is unsurpassed for alpine adventure. With more than 8,000 acres of Olympic-caliber terrain, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to play and après this winter in Whistler.

Whistler Weather in Winter (December – February):
Average Temperature: -8°C to 1°C (18°F to 34°F)
Typical Weather: Cold with significant snowfall, ideal for winter sports

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Winter Activities

Unlock winter adventure in Whistler. More than just incredible skiing and snowboarding, discover a winter wonderland featuring everything from saunas and gondolas to tubing and bobsledding.

Private Tours
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Cheakamus River Tour

Explore the beauty of the Cheakamus River trail as you head towards the amazing surrounds of Loggers Lake. Cross over the suspension bridge to this extinct volcano and take in nature’s winter beauty with our experienced guides.​
Private Tours
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Whistler Blackcomb Experience

Experience the epitome of mountain majesty with our exclusive private skiing tour at Whistler Blackcomb. Led by expert guides, you'll carve through pristine powder, savoring every exhilarating moment against the stunning backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. With personalized routes and unparalleled vistas, this bespoke adventure guarantees an unforgettable skiing experience tailored to your skill level and preferences
Private Tours
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Guided Snowshoe Experience

Embark on a celestial journey through the winter wonderland with our private snowshoeing tour under the stars. Step into the quiet serenity of the forest, where the crisp night air is filled with the glow of the moon and the twinkle of distant stars. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you on a magical adventure, navigating the snowy trails as you soak in the enchanting ambiance of the night sky. It's an unforgettable experience that promises to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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Yoga – Whistler Experience Guide

Take time to stretch, recover and calm your mind in an onsite yoga class. These guided classes will leave you feeling energized and rebalanced. All levels are welcome and all equipment is provided. For best results, arrive with an empty stomach.
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Bubly Tube Park

Enjoy an afternoon sliding through the snow with your family, or try a night adventure and cruise down the hill under the lights.
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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Connet with Whistler's Sk̲wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation, Coast Salish) and Líl̓wat7ul (Lil’wat Nation, Interior Salish) Nations culture and heritage.
Winter
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Skating

Ice skate in the heart of Whistler Village with views of the surrounding mountains,
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Shopping

Whistler is a shopper’s paradise. Spend days browsing the shops in the Village, Function Junction and the hotel itself for fine artwork and fashion, jewelry, the latest outdoor sportswear, equipment, gifts, and luxury items.
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Audain Art Museum

Discover artworks from British Columbia, and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world.
Winter/Spring
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Ski

Home to 8,171 acres of skiable terrain, Whistler Blackcomb is the ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders alike! Whether you’re enjoying your annual ski vacation in the mountains or learning to ski for the first time, Whistler offers terrain suitable for all ability levels.
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Snowmobiling

With multiple adventure companies offering snowmobile tours, there’s no limit to the terrain waiting for you to discover!
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PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Soar between mountains on the World Record Breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
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Whistler Museum

Located in the heart of the resort, the Whistler Museum is the place to discover Whistler's history and unique mountain culture.
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Ziplining

Soar through the air and be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Whistler area.
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Snowshoeing

If you can walk, then you will be able to strap on a pair of snowshoes and head out to into a winter wonderland.
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Cross Country Skiing

Outdoor Adventures, Resort Activities
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Vallea Lumina

Explore a hidden valley that’s filled with unexpected enchantment.
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Winter Events

The perfect setting for an unforgettable winter holiday. Amid twinkling lights and the warm glow of a crackling fire, discover a season full of curated festivities for you and yours in Whistler.

Year-Round

Aquatic Stretch Class

This class is especially helpful for when your muscles have been overworked during the sport you like doing.
Location: Health Club
Time: July 24th:
Festive
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Bedtime Story with Mrs. Claus

Spend the evening with Mrs. Claus as she reads her favourite stories and shares some milk and cookies.
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: December 24th:
Festive
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Little Elves’ Playroom

Let your little elves run free in our dedicated children's playroom. Young children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Supervision is not provided.
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Year-Round
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Forged Axe Throwing

Join us for a trip to Forged Axe Throwing - Whistler’s only indoor axe throwing venue. Learn the techniques behind Axe throwing and play some fun games with our Whistler Experience Guide.
Location: Frontenac Foyer
Time: July 23rd:

Lost Lake Hike

Get away from it all with a guided hike around Lost Lake. Trek along our coastal rainforest to get unique viewpoints of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
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Time: July 28th:
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Train Wreck Hike

Enjoy a casual snowshoe along the glacier-fed Cheakamus River to the remains of a train derailment from the 1950’s.
Location: Hotel Lobby
Time: July 23rd:
Family Day
Fairmont Whistler Festive Movie Lounge

Movie Lounge

Join us in our comfy movie room to watch some classics! Please see the guest newsletter for the daily film schedule. Showings are at 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM, and 9:00 PM. 
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Events
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Fire & Ice Show

Watch world-class athletes flip and twist through a burning ring of fire, then finish the night off with a first-class fireworks display.
Location: Skier's Plaza
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Snowman Cookie Decorating

Create your own delicious masterpiece while getting into the holiday spirit. Fun for the whole family where you can make lasting memories and enjoy a taste of the holidays.
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Pajama Party

Whistler's only indoor snowball fight, dancing with DJ jingle and more! Prizes for the coolest PJs.
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
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Cross Country Skiing at Whistler Olympic Park

Join our Whistler Experience Guides to cross country ski on the very same trails as the Olympians from 2010.
Location: Hotel Lobby
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Build a Snow Buddy

Make and accessorize your very own snowman to take home with you.
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Festive
Fairmont Whistler Festive Little Elves' Playroom

Little Elves’ Playroom

Little Elves’ Playroom is full of fun and games tailored to guests aged 6 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Supervision is not provided.
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Family Day
Fairmont Whistler Festive Little Elves' Playroom

Little Beaver’s Playroom

Little Beaver's Playroom is full of fun and games tailored to guests aged 6 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Supervision is not provided. 
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Festive

Sea to Sky String Orchestra

Join us for a very special concert with the ever-popular Sea to Sky String Orchestra as they gift us with a magical classical music experience to celebrate the season.
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Hot Chocolate by the Fire

Gather around the fire for hot chocolate, holiday treats and live entertainment.
Location: Wildflower Patio
Time: December 18th:
Festive
Fairmont Whistler Festive Movie Lounge

Movie Lounge

Join us in our comfy movie room to watch some classics! Showings are daily at 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM
Location: Saskatchewan Room
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Merry Mingle Après

Join us for an unforgettable festive family après on the Woodlands Rooftop Terrace. Get ready to sing your heart out with the Whistler Singers and Whistler Children’s Chorus, while enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres, warm beverages, and a marshmallow roast.
Location: Woodlands Rooftop Terrace
Time: July 20th:
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Lake Loop Shuttle

Want to explore Whistler's frozen lakes in one day? This tour is for you. Join our Whistler Experience Guide as they take you on a tour of Whistler's lakes via our shuttle bus. Remember to pack your camera as there will be plenty of opportunities to take postcard worthy shots!
Location: Frontenac Foyer
Time: July 20th:
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Harmony Lake Trail

This 2.7km trail on Whistler Mountain offers stunning mountain views, and the chance to hike around the alpine waters of Harmony Lake.
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Time: July 20th:
Health & Wellness
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Meditation & Breathwork

Join our Whistler Experience Guides on a therapeutic meditation and breathwork session to nurture your mind and body.
Location: Yoga Suite
Time: July 20th:
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Kids Adventure Camp

Your little ones will love exploring with scavenger hunts, getting creative with crafts, and playing exciting games around the hotel. 
Location: Health Club
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

Add some sweetness to your day and create a tasty masterpiece with all the trimmings.
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
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Christmas Day Dinner in The Grill Room

Warmed by a crackling fire, a romantic evening in the Grill Room awaits, featuring a five-course gourmet dining experience.
Location: The Grill Room
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Base Camp Games Room

Base Camp is an activity lounge featuring video games, billiards, foosball, board games and a selection of books. Young children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Supervision is not provided.
Location: Empress Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Winter Experience
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Eberspächer Luge World Cup Whistler

Cheer on the world's fastest luge athletes on ice as they compete for the World Cup titles at the Whistler Sliding Centre, an Olympic venue.
Location: Whistler
Time: July 20th:
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Mountain Mobility

This Stretch and Mobility class is designed to help you improve your flexibility and increase your range of motion (mobility).
Location: Yoga Suite
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Ornament Making

Design a beautiful holiday ornament to enhance your collection of festive decorations.
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Family Day
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Base Camp Games Room

Base camp is an activity lounge featuring video games, foosball and board games.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Supervision is not provided. 
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Spring

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Known to locals as WSSF, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler's unique mountain culture for a week of non-stop events and action on and off the slopes.
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Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Journey to the North Pole with Ventriloquist Kellie Haines

Ventriloquist Kellie Haines and her puppets Magrau and Kamilla will fly you to the North Pole laughing and singing all the way. Journey to the North Pole is excellent for families, is a hit with all ages and is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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New Year’s Day Challenge

Dare to start the new year off with a splash? Celebrate Polar Plunge Day by taking a dip in Lost Lake.
Location: Hotel Lobby
Time: July 20th:

Outdoor Stretch and Mobility

This Stretch and Mobility class is designed to help you improve your flexibility and increase your range of motion (mobility).
Location: Croquet Lawn
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Lantern Making

It’s the winter solstice. Create a magical lantern to help illuminate your way on the longest night of the year.
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Wreath Making

Create a charming and personalized touch to your guest room by making and decorating a beautiful cedar wreath to hang on your door.
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
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Mountain Experience

Explore North America’s largest ski resort with a true local! It’s similar to having a backstage pass to the best skiing and riding at Whistler Blackcomb. Let us show you less congested runs, longer laps and breath taking views.
Location: Hotel Lobby
Time: July 20th:
Festive
Marshmallows Roasting On An Open Fire Pit

AlpenGlow Après

Gather your loved ones and join us for an illuminating family après experience on the Woodlands Terrace. Savor delectable hors d’oeuvres, sip on warm beverages, and roast marshmallows while enjoying live entertainment.
Location: Woodlands Rooftop Terrace
Time: July 20th:
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Whistler Olympic Park Snowshoe

Join our Whistler Experience Guides on a snowshoe adventure through the very same trails as the Olympians from 2010.
Location: Hotel Lobby
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Whistler Family Feud with Ira Pettle

Does your family have what it takes to win? Join Ira Pettle to play this classic game show with a Whistler twist!
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
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Camp Fairmont Family Fun

Join our Camp Leader's as a family, for this fun filled hour.
Location: Yoga Suite
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Festive Greeting Cards

Whether to send a thank you during your holiday season, or simply to put a smile on someone’s face, greeting cards are a thoughtful way to brighten up anyone’s day.
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
Year-Round

Pilates

Focus on improving flexibility, strength, stability and body awareness through a series of core exercises. Perfect for preparing your core muscles for a big day on the slopes.
Location: Yoga Suite
Time: July 22nd:
Health & Wellness
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Crystal Sound Bathing

Join our Whistler Experience Guides on a gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body.
Location: Yoga Suite
Time: July 23rd:
Year-Round
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Aquatic Fitness Class

Enjoy a full-body workout that is also easy on joints. Our on-site instructor is here to guide you through this refreshing and invigorating class.
Location: Health Club
Time: July 22nd:
Arts & Culture

Whistler Film Festival

Canada's Coolest Film Fest features action-packed days of original films, world premieres, industry summits, talent programs, parties and special guest appearances by actors and directors.
Location: Whistler
Time: November 29th:
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Lost Lake Snowshoe Tour

Get away from it all with a guided snow shoe tour around Lost Lake. Trek along our coastal rainforest to get unique viewpoints of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Location:
Time: July 20th:
Year-Round
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Village Stroll

Join one of our Whistler Experience Guides as they take you through the Winter Wonderland of the North Village, Village Centre and back to the Upper Village.
Location: Frontenac Foyer
Time: July 20th:
Festive
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Candy Apple Decorating

Decorate your very own holiday candy apple and enjoy the “fruit” of your labour!
Location: Macdonald Ballroom
Time: July 20th:
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Winter Excursions

Capture the true essence of Whistler. Explore our most sought-after excursions including skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and more like a local with our exclusive Whistler Experience Guides.

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Winter Offers

Make more memories for less. Start planning your next incredible winter getaway with special savings on and off the slopes at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Year-Round
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Suite Experience Offer

Take your stay to the next level with our Suite Experience Package.
Year-Round
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Bed and Breakfast Offer

Comfort and luxury makes this B&B package the ideal carefree getaway.
Spring
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Washington State Residents Offer

Save 10% and enjoy a $50 food and beverage credit when vacationing in your back yard to the north. Plus, your dollar goes further in Canada - save an additional 30%+ with the USD/CAD exchange rate!
Winter

Stay Longer & Save

Save 20% off your 7+ nights, 15% off 4 - 6 night Whistler vacations. Explore North America’s premier ski-in, ski-out resort this winter.
Year-Round
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Multi-Room Family Offer

Vacation is family time. Bring everyone together and save on multiple rooms.
Winter
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Whistler Winter Escape

Elevate your 5+ nights Winter Whistler Escape with 20% savings plus $100 food and beverage credit and savor exceptional culinary delights.
Year-Round

AAA / CAA Members Rate

CAA/AAA members save 15% on 2-night stays + $50 Dining Credit.
Year-Round
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Grand Romance Offer

Connect with that special someone amidst the beauty of the mountains.
Year-Round
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Whistler Wellness Package

A complete retreat including luxury accommodation and a choice of select 60-minute treatment at in-house Vida Spa allows you to lose yourself amid the natural and romantic beauty of Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort.
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Inspiration Guide

Find inspiration for your stay. Explore seasonal activities, experience snow-filled adventures, and taste the best of Whistler with the help of our Inspiration Guide.

Winter
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Love Where We Live: 7 Ways to Travel Consciously in Whistler (Winter)

Winter
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Uniquely Whistler Festive Gift Guide

Winter
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What to Expect in Whistler – Winter 2023.24

Winter
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Light Up The Night in Whistler

Winter
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An Instructor’s Guide To Skiing Whistler Blackcomb

Winter
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The Ultimate Guide to Après-Ski: Find the Best Activities for Every Mood

Winter
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The Perfect 5 Day Whistler Winter Itinerary

Winter
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Skiing in Whistler Blackcomb Today: A Detailed Report

Winter

Local Tips for a Seamless Whistler Ski Vacation

Winter
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5 Secrets To The Perfect Whistler Powder Day

Winter
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The Magic Of Winter In Whistler

Winter
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Local Tips for a Seamless Whistler Ski Vacation

Winter
A man and woman carry their skis on their shoulders

Fairmont Loves Love – 5 Uniquely Whistler Date Ideas

Winter
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Whistler’s Early Glow: The Secret Magic of a Pre-Festive Getaway

Winter
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10 Magical Reasons to Spend Your Festive Holidays at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fall
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Fairmont Gold’s Can’t Miss Cocktails

Winter
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Festive Fondue Recipe

Winter
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Fairmont Loves the Outdoors – 5 Must-Do Winter Activities

Fall
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National Cocktail Day – Signature Baklava Sour Recipe

Winter

28 Ways to Enjoy Whistler’s Great Outdoors – #FairmontLovesFebruary

Winter
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Descubra lo que hace que Fairmont Chateau Whistler sea un lugar único para pasar sus vacaciones de invierno.

Fall
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6 Golden Reasons Why Fairmont Gold is Truly the Next Level

Winter
A View of the Hotel during a Festive Season in Whistler

A Local’s Guide To The Festive Season In Whistler

Fall
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6 Ways To Pamper Your Pooches At Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fall
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Get first tracks at Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Discover our newly renovated rooms this winter

Winter
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Why Fairmont Chateau Whistler is the True Whistler Experience

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

Group of friends skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort.

Ski Valet

Not your average Whistler resort. Click out of your gear and hop straight into après ski with Fairmont’s exclusive slope-side ski valet and storage service.

Explore Every Season

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Spring

Experience it all this spring. Snowy evenings, warm sun, and plenty of bluebird days for skiing give Fairmont Chateau Whistler an enviable advantage for dreamy spring break getaways.

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Summer

Summer in Whistler—our best-kept secret. Verdant valleys, sparkling lakes, and an abundance of seasonal flavors offer a different perspective on our world-renowned destination.

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Fall

Fall in love with Whistler. Crisp alpine air, stunning foliage, and magical late-season snowfalls set against mountains make Fairmont Chateau Whistler the perfect destination for autumn adventure.