Top Reasons to Visit Whistler Cascade Lodge Hotel
- The six-story lodge is just a 10-minute walk or quick shuttle ride from world-famous skiing at Whistler Blackcomb—consistently ranked one of North America’s top ski and snowboard resorts.
- At the end of a long day on the slopes, you can unwind in one of two hot tubs with views of the snowy peaks.
- You can whip up a meal in your room’s fully equipped kitchen or walk to nearby bars and restaurants including Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, Alta Bistro, and Sachi Sushi.
- In addition to having kitchens, most of the lodge's one- and two-bedroom suites feature gas fireplaces, washers and dryers, and balconies. Studios are scaled-down versions of the suites, with kitchenettes, small dining tables, and flat-screen TVs.
Whistler, British Columbia: Mountain Biking and Golfing at 2010 Olympic Site
Connected to Vancouver—which lies about 80 miles (130 km) south—by the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler Blackcomb ski resort spans two mountains. They’re each more than 7,000 feet in elevation and connected via the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Since the resort contains more than 200 ski trails and more skiable terrain than any of its North American equivalents, it makes sense that Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked it the No. 2 North American Ski Resort in a 2011 poll.
The mountains gained worldwide recognition in 2010, when they hosted the alpine-skiing, bobsled, and luge events of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The Whistler Museum tells the stories of those games with athlete memorabilia, including the uniforms of local gold medalists and an Olympic torch that you can hold.
In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb transforms from ski resort to bike park, with 124 miles (200 km) of lift-serviced mountain-biking trails. The warmer temperatures also allow for hiking along 18 scenic trails, including the Overlord Trail, which meanders past fields of wildflowers and glacier-fed alpine lakes. Animal lovers can inquire inside the Roundhouse Lodge atop Whistler's peak for guided tours that focus on local wildlife, including black bears, black-tailed deer, the whistling marmot, and the nose-picking mongoose. Three of golf’s biggest names have chosen the Whistler area for their courses: choose from Arnold Palmer’s Whistler Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, and Jack Nicklaus’s Nicklaus North Golf Course.
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