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Awards and Recognition

Whistler’s Awards, Ratings and Recognition

Each year, snow industry, travel, internet publications and visitors rate and review the top resorts of the world. Whistler is consistently rated one of the world’s top year round destination resorts.

Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Best Overall Resort for 2015
Resort Guide Readers' Choice, SKI Magazine
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway
Best Winter Destination
Best Place to Buy a Vacation Home
Best out-of-town Spa Getaway
Ziptrek Ecotours - Best BC Adventure Tour Company
Resort Guide Readers' Choice, Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Best BC Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia Resort Guide Readers' Choice, Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 2 Best Romantic Hideaway Resort Guide Readers' Choice, Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 3 Whistler’s Best Fall Festivals:
Cornucopia Whistler
Whistler Readers and Writers Festival
Whistler Film Festival
Viator Vancouver
Top 20 Top BC Events and Festivals:
Whistler Pride + Ski Festival
World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Cornucopia
Whistler Film Festival
TopEventsCanada.com
Top 100 Top Hotels Overall: Four Seasons Resort Whistler (81) Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards
Top 10 Top Resorts in Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (6)
Pan Pacific Mountainside (8)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards
Top 10 Top 10 Canadian Hotels:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (6)
Westin Resort & Spa (8)
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (10)
Celebrated Living Magazine Platinum List
No. 1 Best Ski Resort: Whistler
The 2014 UltraTravel 100 Awards
Top 100 Top 100 Resorts: United States & Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
The Robb Report
Platinum Circle Best Hotels and Resorts of The Americas:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Condé Nast Traveller
Gold List Top Hotels and Resorts of The Americas:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Condé Nast Traveller
TOP 5 Best Whistler Restaurant:
Araxi Restaurant + Bar (Gold)
The Bearfoot Bistro (Silver)
Sidecut @ Four Seasons Resort Whistler (Bronze)
Honourable Mentions: Alta Bistro and The Mexican Corner
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
GOLD Best Overseas Ski Resort:
Whistler Blackcomb
Luxury Travel (Australia)
TOP 25 Best Hotels in Canada:
Nita Lake Lodge (13)
First Tracks Lodge (24)
TripAdvisor
TOP 10 Best Canadian Destinations:
Whistler
TripAdvisor
NO. 3 Best B.C. Beer Brewed Outside Vancouver:
Whistler Brewing Company’s Bear Paw Honey Lager
Georgia Straight 17th Annual Golden Plates Awards
TOP 3 Best Whistler Restaurants:
Araxi Restaurant + Bar (1)
The Bearfoot Bistro (2)
Rimrock Café (3)
Georgia Straight 17th Annual Golden Plates Awards
GOLD Wine List Award:
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
Alta Bistro
Vancouver International Wine Festival
TOP 25 Best Hotels in Canada:
Nita Lake Lodge (13)
First Tracks Lodge (24)
TripAdvisor
SILVER Wine List Award:
Rimrock Café
Vancouver International Wine Festival
TOP 22 2014 Best Hotels in Canada:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
US News, Travel
Ranking or Award Awarded By
Top 10 World’s Greatest Ski Resorts:
Whistler Blackcomb
Skiresorts-Test.com
Platinum Circle Best Hotels and Resorts of The Americas:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Condé Nast Traveller - those who make the Gold List five years consecutively earn Platinum Circle designation
Gold List Top Hotels and Resorts of The Americas:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Condé Nast Traveller
Signature Experience Canadian Signature Experiences:
Canadian Wilderness Adventures’ Mountain Top Fondue by Snowmobile
Canadian Tourism Commission
Signature Experience Canadian Signature Experiences:
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s (SLCC) Ambassador Guided Tour
Canadian Tourism Commission
Top 10 Top 10 Snowboarding Destinations in the World:
Whistler Blackcomb
FlipKey by TripAdvisor
No. 1 Google Canada’s eTown Award:
Whistler\
Google Canada
No. 1 Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel:
Adara Hotel Whistler
World Ski Awards
No. 1 Canada’s Top Ski Hotel:
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
World Ski Awards
No. 1 Northwest Region Best Overall:Whistler Blackcomb
Northwest Region Best Terrain: Whistler Blackcomb
Best Overall Nightlife: Whistler Blackcomb
OnTheSnow, Visitors’ Choice Award
Top 10 The Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America SingleTracks - Bike the Net
Top 18 Top Treks:
Trekaroo’s Top Picks for Where Your Family Should Be Heading in 2014
Trekaroo
Top 10 Top Family Hotels in Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (1)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (2)
Westin Resort & Spa (10)
Travel + Leisure
Top 15 Top Resorts in Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (5)
Pan Pacific Mountainside (11), Pan Pacific Village Centre (12), Westin Resort & Spa (13)
Readers Choice Awards, Conde Nast Traveler
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway
Best Winter Destination
Best Place to Buy a Vacation Home
Ziptrek Ecotours - Best BC Adventure Tour Company
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 2 Best Romantic Hideaway
Best Summer Destination
Scandinave Spa - Best Out of Town Spa Getaway
Whistler Golf Club - Best BC Golf Resort
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Best Out of Town Spa Getaway
Cornucopia - Best BC Wine Festival
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 3 Fairmont Chateau Whistler (1)
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2)
The Westin Resort & Spa(3)
Best Resort/Hotel in Whistler
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 10 Best Hotels in Canada 2013:
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Travel, US News
Top 59 Canada’s Top Public Courses:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course, Big Sky Golf Course and Nicklaus North Golf Course
SCORE Golf Magazine
Top 10 Canada’s Best Hotels:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Westin Whistler Resort & Spa and Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Travel + Leisure
Top 100 World’s Best Hotels:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Travel + Leisure
No. 1 Best International Family Ski Resort:
Whistler Blackcomb 
Out & About with Kids Readers Choice Awards (Australia)
Top 5 Best Whistler Restaurant:
araxi restaurant + bar (Gold)
The Bearfoot Bistro (Silver)
Sidecut Steak @ Four Seasons Resort Whistler (Bronze)
Aura @ Nita Lake Lodge & Alta Bistro (Honourable Mentions)
 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
Gold List Best Hotels and Resorts in Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler & Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
Condé Nast Traveller
Platinum Circle Best Hotels and Resorts of The Americas:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Condé Nast Traveller
Those who make the Gold List five years consecutively earn Platinum Circle designation
No. 1 Canada's 10 Best Ski Destinations:
Whistler Blackcomb
Canadian Living Magazine
Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Best Overall Resort:
Whistler Blackcomb
Resort Guide Readers' Choice, SKI Magazine
No. 1 Top Resort:
Whistler Blackcomb
Freeskier Magazine
No. 1 Best Overall Resort:
Whistler Blackcomb
Resort Guide Editors' Choice, SBC Ski and Snowboard
No. 1 Best Overall Terrain:
Whistler Blackcomb
Resort Guide Readers' Choice, SKI Magazine
Top 100 Top Hotels & Resorts:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Readers Choice Awards, Conde Nast Traveler
Top 50 Restaurants in Canada:
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
Maclean's Magazine
Top 20 Top Resorts in Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (7)
Pan Pacific Village Centre (9)
Westin Resort & Spa (14)
Readers Choice Awards, Conde Nast Traveler
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway
Best Romantic Hideaway
Best Summer Destination
Best Winter Destination
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 2 Best out of town spa getaway:
Scandinave Spa
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 3 Best Resort/Hotel in Whistler:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (1)
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2)
The Westin Resort & Spa(4)
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Best BC Golf Resort:
Whistler Golf Course
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 1 Best BC Adventure Tour Company:
Ziptrek Ecotours
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 10 10 Best Family Ski Resorts Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor's family travel site
Top 10 World's Best Hotels for Families: Four Seasons Resort Whistler (1)
Westin Resort & Spa (2)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4)
Travel & Leisure 2012
No.1 Best Online Media Centre Canadian Tourism Commission GoMedia Awards
Top 10 Best Resorts in Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (3)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (5)
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Hotel (9)
Westin Whistler Resort & Spa (10)
Travel & Leisure 2012
World's Best Awards readers' survey
Insiders' Select World's Best-Reviewed Hotels:
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre (64)
Expedia.ca
Top 25 Sundial Boutique Hotel
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Nita Lake Lodge
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards
No.1 Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) BC Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Awards
Top 100
Resorts in the World:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Robb Report
Top 4 Best Whistler Restaurant:
Araxi Restaurant + Bar (1)
Bearfoot Bistro (2)
Rim Rock Cafe (3)
Georgia Straight Reader's Choice Awards
Top 4 Best Whistler Restaurant:
Araxi Restaurant + Bar (Gold)
Bearfoot Bistro (Silver)
Aura (Bronze)
Sidecut (Honourable Mention)
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
No. 1 Best Weekend Escape:
Vancouver/Whistler
Outside
Top 500 World's Best Hotels:
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Travel & Leisure
Gold List Best Hotels and Resorts in Canada:
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Condé Nast Traveller
Gold List Best Hotels and Resorts of The Americas:
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Condé Nast Traveller
Platinum Circle
No. 1 Five Diamond Award:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
AAA

Awards for 2011

Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Favourite North American Resort
Nightlife
All Mountain Terrain
Family
Terrain Park
OnTheSnow.com 2011
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in North AmericaFREESKIER 2011 (3rd consecutive year)
No. 1 Terrain Variety
Après\Nightlife
Off-Hill Activities
SKI Magazine 2011
No. 1 Nightlife and TerrainTransWorld SNOWboarding 2011
No. 1 Top Overall Ski Resort and Family Ski ResortAbout.com 2011
No. 1 Best Winter Destination and Best Weekend GetawayGeorgia Straight Reader's Choice Awards 2011
No. 1 Best Overseas Ski Resort:
Whistler Blackcomb
Luxury Travel Australia 2011
No. 1 Best Value Experience:
Whistler
2011 up!
Westjet's Magazine
No. 3 Top Ranked ResortSKI Magazine 2011

Awards for 2010

Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Ski Runs and Lodges2010 National Geographic 'The 10 Best of Everything'
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway & Best Winter Destination2010 Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
No. 1 Best Apres-Ski2010 SKI Magazine 'Survey 2011'
No. 1 Best Terrain Variety2010 SKI Magazine 'Survey 2011
No. 5 Outdoor & Adventure Destinations of the World2010 TripAdvisor.com Travellers' Choice Award

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Winter in Whistler:
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