First Time in Whistler
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Feb 5, 2013 9:47 AM Last Post By: truenic
Jan 13, 2013 1:14 PM
First Time in WhistlerHello,
I'm heading to Whistler for the first time in February. Any advice to provide that would make my trip go smoothly? I'm staying on the Blackcomb side.
I'm also wondering if you can provide some recommendations on locally-owned restaurants and apres ski bars. We're pretty adventurous eaters, love live music and enjoy a good, buzzing bar/restaurant.
Thanks in advance!
Jan 14, 2013 10:04 AM
1have a look at this site for info on finding the cheapest LIFT TICKETS...
and be aware... you'lll save money by buying them before you get here.
what's your budget for restaurants?... most of ours are pretty pricey ($20+ entrees)...
but we have a few on the cheaper side... Dup's Burritios, Old Spagetti Factory, Samurai Sushi...
and Elements Tapas or Caramba! are more mid-range.
There's tons to choose from. Just most are expensive.
Jan 14, 2013 10:08 AM
2Bual! I'd PM you this, but obviously can't. Come see us here:
Jan 14, 2013 1:53 PM
Jan 14, 2013 8:49 PM
Jan 16, 2013 9:56 AM
Jan 16, 2013 2:14 PM
6Early Feb is still pretty quiet up here... and it gets busier as school breaks kick-in.
As cost is not an issue... you have a nice selection of very good restaurants.
Ignore my previous suggestions.
The Pique's "Best of Whistler" issue is a good guideline... but take with a slight grain-of-salt...
as it becomes a poularity contest for some categories... Doctordentist, hairstylist etc.
It will let give you an idea if a restaurant is worthy.
Most of the restaurants are locally owned, or are a sister restaurant to a Vancouver eatery.
My personal go-to places:
Rim Rock Cafe (for a fancy special occasion meal... NOT in the Village)
Quattro (for pasta... either of the Umberto's restaurants are also good)
Elements Tapas (small plates for lighter meals... only seats about 35)
Sachi Sushi (Samurai Sushi for take-out at Nesters is cheaper)
Pasta Lupino (for lunches... next to 7-11)
Royal Taste of India (above Mcdonalds... for the take-out Lunch Special before 5pm... Butter Chicken, YUM!)
Coffee/Espresso... Mount Currie Coffee Co. (opposite 7-11)
Sadly, Live music up here... died years ago.
There is sometimes music at the bars on the weekends...
and several have their 1-2 man band shows... check the Pique or Whistler Question entertainment sections.
Jan 16, 2013 4:23 PM
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Jan 16, 2013 8:42 PM
if you're renting a car to come up... you don't really need one...
Parking will cost you more than taxis. Skier lots #4 & #5 are free...
but your vehicle may get broken in to... and I'm not sure if overnight parking is allowed anymore.
If you do rent a car... make sure it has WINTER tires on it...
(winter tires have a snowflake/mountain symbol on the sidewall.)
Jan 16, 2013 8:50 PM
Feb 4, 2013 7:39 PM
12Make sure you visit Splitz for the best burgers in town.
Other good selections are Creekbread for good pizza and if Im not mistaken Dusty's still has live music on occasion (Both in Whistler Creekside, which is a quick bus ride from Whistler Village
My favorite place for Apre was always Crystal Lounge, $0.35 cent chicken wings...you cant beat that price :)
Feb 5, 2013 9:47 AM
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