Let’s just get the one drawback to après ski at Whistler right out of the way: The price of a lunchtime snack or a quick on-mountain beer (the 1516 lager is especially flavorful…) was not calculated with the frugal in mind. In fact, any winter athlete who decides to make Whistler their destination of choice should be forewarned that it is somewhat pricey in general. That being said, there is no doubt in our minds that it is worth it every time to spend the extra bill or two at this exceptional ski area.
Normally, finding an alpine resort this isolated with as much to offer in the après ski department as Whistler has is almost impossible. Here, a total of 13 restaurants and mountain huts ensure that no one goes hungry or thirsty on the mountain, and if you take your break at the little Horstman Hut (up above the upper terminal of the 7th Heaven Express -2284m), you’ll get an extra-large serving of fresh mountain air free of charge.
What makes Whistler even more exceptional is its endless array of bars, restaurants, pubs, cafes, clubs etc, etc, etc…Here you can literally find something to suit every different taste, day or night. The innumerable mountain visitors also make sure that thought the selection of locales may be endless, after lift-close, there aren’t many empty seats left in any of them.