Me and the better half would normally ski in California, but the lack of snow in early 2012 meant we had to think different. So Whistler it was for us for the first time. But where to stay? We decided we wanted to be in the heart of the village for the wider choice of restaurants and shops and close to the lifts to minimise the amount of kit carrying. The Hilton is perfect for both. The back entrance of the hotel is under 100 yrds from the gondolas up both Whistler and Blackcomb side, and the ski shop at the back door offers ski/board valetting over night.
We opted for an open fire/breakfast bar suite and I would recommend this to anyone. My girlf was convinced it wouldn't be a real fire, it sure was. OK so you can't burn real logs, state law or somesuch says you have to burn safety logs, but you light them with real matches and they're real flames. The hotel provides 1 log/day and it burns for 3-4 hours. We fell asleep in front of the fire after a day's skiing every night. Just don't expect any actual heat from it!
If the snow in the USA is bad we'll certainly be back to Whistler, and I cannot imagine a better hotel to stay at.
Don't forget to open the flue over the fire before lighting! Judging by the burning smell in the...
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18 April 2012
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California’s loss is definitely our gain. I am thrilled you had a chance to discover our corner of the world and in particular our hotel. I’m hoping you won’t have to wait for another snow drought before you visit us again,
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