Hotel Steps from Whistler Village and Mountain Trails
The charming village of Whistler twinkles just outside the front door of Aava Whistler Hotel. Head five minutes due south and a ski lift will whisk you to the top of dazzling Whistler Mountain. There, more than 200 skiing and snowboarding trails await, along with hiking trails. One of this deal’s options includes rental of GoPro digital video camera to record your adventures.
The hotel’s prime location at the southern edge of town allows for easy access to both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, and its year-round pool, hot tub, and sauna provide respite after days on the slopes or hiking trails. Aava’s 24-hour concierge service can offer advice on the best restaurants and rental shops in town. Upstairs, in deluxe and superior rooms, you’ll find LCD TVs, Aveda amenities, and free WiFi.
Whistler, British Columbia: North America’s Largest Ski Resort
Connected to Vancouver—about 80 miles (125 km) south—by the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort spans two mountains, each more than 7,000 feet in elevation. Since the resort contains more than 200 ski trails and more skiable terrain than any of other resort on the continent, it makes sense that Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked it the No. 2 North American ski resort in a 2011 poll.
From summer until the start of ski season, Whistler Blackcomb serves as a 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. And 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.
For a break from the outdoors, peek inside the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, which celebrates the cultures of two peoples indigenous to the region via displays of their goat-wool weavings, dugout canoes, and rock paintings.
<img src=”http://gr.pn/1qcASD2” style=”float: left; margin-right:13px” alt=“Getaways Staff Picks” />”The Aava Whistler has it all, from location to style, and it’s just steps to all the excitement of Whistler Village. The design is fresh and contemporary, with vaulted ceilings, and their pool & hot tub overlook the golf course with a view of the mountainside.” – Anna, Groupon Getaways