One of North America’s top mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler is an ideal family resort. Nestled at the foot of the Blackcomb side of Whistler’s twin giants, is the Four Seasons. This luxury hotel and resort combines rustic mountain charm with modern European elegance and has recently been awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award®. This can be seen in the hotel’s services such as the ski concierge who will arrange your equipment and have it prepared and ready for you for each day on the slopes.
There is a wide range of accommodation, suitable for couples and families alike, designed in a cosy, wooden lodge style. All rooms and suites have stone fireplaces and enjoy superb views of the mountains and surrounding forests from a private balcony or terrace. The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious with deep soaking tubs.
After a hard day on the slopes, enjoy the world-class spa with fifteen treatment rooms providing a superb choice of therapies including massage (also available in room), hydro-therapy, couples treatments and beauty therapy. The luxurious treatments use the most natural products including seaweed, fresh fruits, wild flowers, pure essential oils and clay harvested from British Columbia’s glacial lakes. Those looking for an après-ski warm down can also make use of the complimentary fully equipped gym and the beautiful outdoor free-form swimming pool. Alternatively, relax in the heated pool or have a cocktail in the hot tub.
The Four Seasons Whistler has a very good restaurant, Fifty Two 80 Bistro (named after the number of feet which can be skied on Blackcomb Mountain’s vertical mile). Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy the fabulous views of the surrounding mountains sat beside a roaring fire. Or dine at Sidecut which serves up a wide variety of regional meats, including Canadian prime beef from Alberta and British Columbia fallow venison loin, and entrees sourced from the nearby Pacific Ocean and local mountain lakes, such as Queen Charlotte Sound halibut or wild Chinook salmon. The resort has an extensive cellar with over 200 wines. Alternatively, take the short walk into Whistler and sample the resort’s many bars and restaurants.
The Four Seasons Resort Whistler features 273 guest rooms, suites and townhouses. Rooms are large, designed in a cosy, wooden lodge style with stone fireplaces and superb views of the mountains and surrounding forests from a private balcony or terrace. The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious.
|Two Bedroom and Den Townhouse|
Cosy wood interiors and a gas fireplace capture the spirit of a luxurious mountain lodge residence. Expansive views of the surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from two balconies, one of which has a whirlpool. Two king sized beds and sofabed in the den with premium views of the surrounding mountains. 170 (m2) 1,825 (sq.ft.) One full slate bathroom, plus two guest powder rooms with showers. The living room features a gas-burning fireplace. Three rooms have HDTVs and the suite has Wifi access. Full kitchen with dining area and refrigerated private bar. In-room laundry facilities.
|Two Bedroom Premier Suite|
Ideal for privacy and relaxation, these suites include full kitchen facilities and a dining area, as well as two separate bedrooms with king sized beds. The master bedroom features a balcony and gas fireplace. There is also a sofabed in the living room. The suites enjoy fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. 158 (m2) 1,700 (sq.ft.)
Two full bathrooms, plus guest powder room with shower. HDTV with surround-sound system. Full kitchen with dining area, refrigerated private bar. WiFi access.
|Two bedroom Four Seasons Executive Suite|
This suite has a mountain lodge feel with two king sized beds and sofabed in living room with views of the surrounding mountains or courtyard. 125 (m2) 1,350 (sq.ft.) Two full bathrooms. Balcony with mountain or courtyard views. Living room with gas-burning fireplace and generous seating arrangements. Well-defined work area, three HDTVs with DVD players. Refrigerated private bar. High-speed Internet access. Coffee maker.
Overlooking the pool area and with expansive views of the surrounding mountains, the prestigious one-bedroom Presidential Suites are perfectly suited for casual entertaining. King sized bed. 158 (m2) 1,700 (sq.ft.) One full bathroom with deep soaking tub and glass enclosed shower, plus guest powder room. Separate WC. HDTV with surround-sound system. Residential-style furnishings. Full kitchen and dining area with private bar. WiFi access. The Presidential Suite can be configured as a three-bedroom suite with the addition of connecting rooms.
|One Bedroom Premier Suite|
Oversized master bedroom with king sized bed with premium views of the surrounding mountains. 160 (m2) 1,726 (sq.ft.) One full bathroom, plus guest powder room. The living area has generous seating arrangements and a gas-burning fireplace.
Well-defined work area, two HDTVs with DVD players. Full kitchen with dining area. Refrigerated private bar. WiFi access and in-room laundry facilities.
|Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suite|
Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suites are perfectly suited for families or those on longer stays, with a bedroom separated from the living area by a door. A balcony offers views of the surrounding mountains. King sized bed and sofabed in living room with views of the courtyard, forest and surrounding mountains. 78.9 (m2) 850 (sq.ft.) Oversized bathroom with deep soaking tub and glass enclosed shower, plus a guest powder room with shower, double vanity sinks and separate WC. Living room with gas-burning fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere. Balcony with views of the surrounding mountains. Separate bedroom with door for enhanced privacy. Two HDTVs with CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, Wifi access. Private bar
|Four Seasons Executive Suite|
These suites are well-suited for families, with a bedroom separated from the living area by a door. A balcony offers views of the courtyard or the surrounding mountains, while a wood interior and gas-burning fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere. king sized bed and sofabed in living room with views of the courtyard, forest or the surrounding mountains. 74 (m2) 800 (sq.ft.) Oversized bathroom with deep soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower, double vanity sinks and separate WC. Gas-burning fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere. Balcony offers views of the courtyard or surrounding mountains. Separate bedroom with door for enhanced privacy. 2 HDTVs with CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, WiFi access. Private bar.
King bed or two twin beds and sofabed in living room with views of the surrounding mountains or the courtyard. 51 (m2) 550 (sq.ft.) Oversized bathroom with deep soaking tub. Comfortable seating area, HDTV with CD/DVD player and Wifi access. Gas fireplace. Separate WC. Furnished balcony.
King size bed, with courtyard, forest or mountain views. 51 (m2) 550 (sq.ft.) Oversized slate tile bathroom with deep soaking tub. Sitting area with gas fireplace, HDTV with DVD player and Wifi access.
King sized bed or two twin beds and sofabed in living room with the best available views of the surrounding mountains. 53.8 (m2) 580 (sq.ft.) Oversized bathroom with deep soaking tub. Comfortable seating area, HDTV with CD/DVD player, WiFi access. Separate WC. Balcony furnished with cushioned chairs and table.
King sized bed, with courtyard or forest views. 48 (m2) 520 (sq.ft.) Bathroom with a deep soaking tub.
Children are made very welcome at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler. There are special menus for children of all ages, and in-room dining options for 9-18 year olds. Evening entertainment "Kidding Around" is laid on and there is an extensive programme of winter and summer activities for children of all ages. In the bathrooms, you'll find child sized bath robes and slippers. Babysitting can also be easily arranged.
From excellent local cuisine to an extensive wine and cocktail list, and from a beautifully appointed spa to an outdoor heated pool, a dedicated ski concierge who can organise your days on the slopes, The Four Seasons Resort Whistler has every facility you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The Four Seasons has a fully equipped gym with a wide range of elliptical and cardiovascular equipment. Personal trainers can give both individual and group sessions.
|Heated outdoor pool|
After a day of schussing down the same slopes as the world’s Olympians, come to a full stop in the freeform outdoor swimming pool. Fully heated all year long, it’s a steamy oasis offering panoramic vistas of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Even the pool deck is heated for those last few barefoot steps before diving in. Three hot spring-style whirlpools await those who absorbed mogul after mogul.
The dedicated Ski Concierge is on hand to get you onto the mountain with minimum fuss. The concierge can organise customised rentals, equipment transfers and direct ski lift access. On arrival at the concierge, you'll be welcomed and presented with dry boots, skis/boards and poles. From there, you'll be taken to the base of Whistler Mountain.
|Spa and treatments|
The spa at the Four Seasons is well-appointed and provides an extensive list of treatments, some of which can be in-room. Try the "Sea-to-sky" signature massage, inspired by the famed air corridor of British Columbia, which uses products indigenous to the Canadian west coast. Or an invigorating body exfoliation followed by cascading waters from the rain-bar shower. A vitamin-enriched combination of heated clay and fresh wild seaweed, indigenous to Whistler, will leave your skin refreshed, alive and glowing. Perfect after a hard day on the slopes.
Complimentary activities include use of the outdoor pool, whirlpool, steam room, and gym. Paid activities include spa treatments, ski pass, ski hire, ski lessons etc. Aside from skiing, during the winter months snowshoeing, sleigh rides, skating and glacier skiing are also available. In spring and summer, the natural landscape challenges visitors with mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rafting, mountaineering and championship golf.
When to travel
British Columbia benefits from some of the most regular and the deepest snowfalls anywhere in the world. The average seasonal snowfall at 1600m (5000 feet) is a spectacular 25 metres (75 feet), four or five times the average in most areas of the Alps. Winter temperatures average about 0°C during the day and -6°C overnight in the village with snow typically on the ground from Dec into April. Summers days can be quite warm, with temperatures reaching the high 20s.
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Location and directions
Four Seasons Resort Whistler is situated at the foot of the Blackcomb Mountain, 1km from the main centre of Whistler (approx. a 5-minute walk).
How to get there
10-hour flight to Vancouver International Airport. Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a 2-hour 30-minute transfer by car from Vancouver.