Fairmont Chateau Whistler
based on 7 nights
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per person for 7 nights based on 2 adults in a Deluxe Slopeside Room on a room only basis including private transfers and taxes.
At a Glance
Fabulous ski in ski out location at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain
Direct access to some of the best skiing in North America
A great variety of dining options
Excellent dedicated ski concierge
Very family friendly with great facilities
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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 meters (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.
To start planning your vacation to Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler's landmark ski in ski out hotel, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler defines mountain luxury. With access to some of North America's best ski terrain, the resort is ideal for both families and couples.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler enjoys one of the best positions in the resort. With direct access to Blackcomb Mountain, it has some of North America's finest skiing right on its doorstep. The main village is just a ten minute walk away, but you'll find plenty around the hotel itself in the upper village. You'll receive a really warm welcome here, and nothing is too much trouble. Being met by the ski valet at the bottom of the slopes each day, is a real treat.
The Fairmont is an elegant hotel, with comfortable and spacious rooms, many of which are perfect for families, and overlook the mountains and the village. The hotel has an exceptionally wide choice of restaurants and bars. From the Wildflower which serves locally inspired food to the Grill Room whose specialty is surf and turf. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea or one of the many beers on offer in the Mallard Lounge, or a deli style snack at Portobello. A good winter choice is the fondue at The Chalet, and you'll often find live entertainment in one or more of the venues. The Vida Spa and Health Club has state of the art equipment, where early risers can enjoy a swim in the outdoor heated lap pool, followed by breakfast. The pool even has underwater music! There are indoor and outdoor whirlpools, sauna and steam rooms - all perfect for a post ski wind down. And how about sitting in the hot tub with a cocktail surrounded by snow and mountains?
Whistler was host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and is an ideal family resort.
The rooms and suites at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler are cosy and comfortable. Many of the rooms can accommodate a family of four, and interconnecting options are also available. All rooms feature WiFi (charges apply), air-conditioning, alarm clock, coffee maker and kettle for in-room coffee and tea, television with video check-out and 'On-Command' system which enables guests to watch newly released movies, duck down filled duvets, thick cotton bathrobes, hairdryer, telephone with voice-mail , windows that open for fresh mountain air. Guests in selected rooms can also request an extra rollaway bed, sofa bed or cot.
Families and children are especially welcome at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. There is babysitting available on request, and a very healthy and specifically created children's menu - offering a twist on typical favorites. Children aged five and under eat free off the children’s menu while kids aged six to 11 eat for half price off the regular menu in The Wildflower restaurant. The swimming pool comes equipped with pool toys, and the rooms have child sized bath robes.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler has a good range of dining options and a well-equipped Spa and Health Center. The outdoor heated pool is a fantastic place to kick start the day, and the ski valet will help you with your skis and boots when you're finished on the mountain for the day.
Long a favorite destination for skiers, the resort village of Whistler gained international recognition as the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Today, Whistler continues to vibrate with the energy and excitement of the games. Whistler is nestled in the Coastal Mountains, only 40 kilometers inland from the Pacific Ocean and 120 kilometers up the Sea to Sky highway from Vancouver.
Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort providing world- class winter activities. Try your hand at snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skating, hockey and, of course, skiing and snowboarding.
Board the Whistler Village Gondola at 7:15am and head up to the Roundhouse Lodge for a delicious, mountain-sized breakfast buffet. Then, as an added bonus, get your fill of fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy on the upper mountain before the rest of the world is even out of bed. Available usually from mid December through end of March.
Bronwen May (Staff)
The Fairmont is easily one of the most recognisable hotels in Whistler, with the iconic turrets spot-able from afar. Despite the grandeur of the hotel, a truly cosy atmosphere can be found within. The Mallard lounge is testament to this, proving the perfect spot to relax or grab a bite to eat with an open fire and great views of the mountain.
For those looking for something a little more intimate and exclusive, but with access to same excellent facilities, then Fairmont Gold is a must! With rooms on the higher floors, a separate lounge, where breakfast is served and a dedicated concierge you get the feeling of a much more boutique size hotel - but in one of the best locations in Whistler!
Jenny James (Staff)
On first arrival to the Fairmont I was surprised by quite how huge it is, not an architectural beauty in my opinion. But once inside I really liked the warm bustling atmosphere. If you like a lively bar then the Fairmont is great, the Mallard Lounge in the center of the hotel always feels fairly busy and full of life. Due to the scale of the hotel you may feel it is less personalized than other hotels however the staff were all lovely and the food was of a high standard. The Fairmont Gold level rooms offer a more personal service and guests booked into the gold category rooms have a dedicated check in and concierge desk on the eighth floor, as well as lounge with complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks. The rooms also felt noticeably more luxurious with a slightly different style decor and fireplaces. The on site dining choices are excellent so Fairmont is great if you enjoy having different dinner options on site (there ate three different options are available each day, Wildflower, the Mallard Lounge and the fine dining Grill restaurant). Overall I really liked the location and relaxed atmosphere of the Fairmont however if you prefer smaller or intimate hotels then this might not necessarily be your cup of tea.
Millburn Party - April 2016 (Guest)
Great booking service, help and advice with Scott Dunn - very important for a family of 6. Excellent quality of hotel and facilities.
Lexi Newman (Staff)
An excellent hotel for families offering a real home away from home feel. Not to mention simply the best ski in and out location within Whistler with the Ski valet on hand to assist with your ski's at the beginning and end of each day. The Mallard Lounge really is the place to be for Apre or a nice evening aperitif either inside in the cooler months or basking in the sunshine on the terrace.
Coca-Cola Tube Park - Scott Dunn Suggests
The seven lane tube park on Blackcomb Mountain is exhilarating fun for all the family.
Escape! Whistler - Scott Dunn Suggests
Fancy something different whilst in Whistler? Escape! Whistler offers a challenge for the mind with a real life gaming experience where teams have to solve puzzles, riddles and clues to escape a themed room.
Fire and Ice Show - Scott Dunn Suggests
Watch Whistler's best skiers and riders perform extraordinary stunts, jumping through hoops of fire.
Heli Ice Cave Adventure
Take off from Whistler by helicopter to explore the frozen wonderland beneath the Pemberton Icecap.
Riding the Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Riding the gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains is an exhilarating experience that everyone should try on their vacation - the views are spectacular. Combine with a hike to Little Whistler Summit (approx. 2 hrs round trip hike).
The Camp, Whistler
Enjoy skiing together with other people in your ability group, learn, improve and challenge yourself with the Whistler Blackcomb experts.
Vallea Lumina Experience
Enjoy a magical night time experience in the forests surrounding Whistler. Join an evening excursion in search of a hidden valley that’s filled with unexpected enchantment.
Whistler Fresh Tracks Mountaintop Breakfast
If you are an early riser and want to experience skiing the first fresh snow tracks of the day combined with a hearty mountain breakfast then a 'Fresh Track' ticket is a must. Available for 'any day' you can decide the best time to go.
90% of the world's heli-skiing takes place in British Columbia, Canada. With Whistler as your base, you can experience a day's heli-skiing and turn your ski vacation into something extraordinary.
Whistler Tasting Tours
Not sure where to eat? Whistler Tasting Tours feature four of Whistler's best restaurants in one enjoyable evening.
White Water Rafting in Whistler
Choose from three fantastic white water rafting tours within easy striking reach of Whistler. From bouncy family friendly paddles on Green River through to challenging Grade 4 adventures on the Elaho and Squamish Rivers, there's something for everyone!
Zip Trek Bear Tour
The Zip Trek Bear Tour is ideal for families and first-time zipliners! The 5 ziplines range from 400-1,100ft and are joined by a series of suspension bridges and trails. GoPro cameras will be provided so you can capture the experience!
Zip Trek Eagle Tour
The exhilarating and exciting Ziptrek Eagle Tour sees you travel along 5 ziplines, including a 2,400ft awe inspiring monster that makes this the perfect choice for those who are seeking an adrenaline pumping adventure!
Experience the views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains from high up with this exhilarating adventure on a zipline. With different tour options suitable from families to adrenaline junkies, you can even film your tour with the available GoPros.
Location & directions
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is nestled at the foot of the Blackcomb Mountain.
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