Whistler Awards

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.

Awards for 2014

GOLD Wine List Award: Araxi Restaurant + Bar & Alta Bistro Vancouver International Wine Festival
SILVER Wine List Award: Rimrock Cafe Vancouver International Wine Festival
Top 22 2014 Best Hotels in Canada: Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler US News, Travel

Awards for 2013

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
No. 1 2013 Sommelier of the Year: Samantha Rahn, araxi restaurant + bar  Vancouver International Wine Festival Awards
Top 40 Top 40 Foodies Under 40: Edward Dangerfield, Eric Griffith & Chef Nick Cassettari, Alta Bistro  Western Living Magazine
Top 2 Best Resort Restaurants: araxi restaurant + bar (1), The Wildflower Restaurant (2)  Georgia Straight 16th Annual Golden Plates Awards
Top 3 Best Whistler Restaurants: araxi restaurant + bar(1), The Bearfoot Bistro (2), Rim Rock Café (3)  Georgia Straight 16th Annual Golden Plates Awards
Top 100 Top 100 Bucket List Trips of a Lifetime: Peak 2 Peak Gondola  Business Insider
Top 10 Canada's 10 Coolest Ski Hills and Resorts: Whistler Blackcomb  Reader's Digest
Top 10 Most Romantic Places in Canada: Whistler  Reader's Digest
Top 5 Top 5 Spring Skiing Events in the Mountains: World Ski&Snowboard Festival  Ski.com
No. 1 Best Overseas Ski Resort: Whistler Blackcomb Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia)
No. 1 B.C. Cultural Centre and Attractions of the Year: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) BC Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Awards
Top 25 Top 25 Hotels in Canada: First Tracks Lodge, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, Nita Lake Lodge, Four Seasons Resort Whistler  Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards
Top 25 Top 25 Hotels in Canada for Family: Legends at Creekside Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards
Top 50
Top 50 Canadian Spas: Scandinave Spa Examiner.com
Top 500 World's Best Hotels: Fairmont Chateau Whistler & Four Seasons Resort Whistler Travel + Leisure Awards

Awards for 2012

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 Scandinave Spa - Best out of town spa getaway Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 3 Fairmont Chateau Whistler (1), Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2), The Westin Resort & Spa(4) - Best Resort/Hotel in Whistler Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Whistler Golf Club - Best BC Golf Resort Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 1 Ziptrek Ecotours - Best BC Adventure Tour Company 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 Four Seasons Resort Whistler (1), Westin Resort & Spa (2), Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4) Travel & Leisure 2012 World's Best Hotels for Families
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) Restaurant + Bar - 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

No. 1 Favourite North American Resort, Nightlife, All Mountain Terrain, Family, Terrain Park - OnTheSnow.com 2011
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in North America - FREESKIER 2011 (3rd consecutive year)
No. 1 Terrain Variety, Après\Nightlife, Off-Hill Activities - SKI Magazine 2011
No. 1 Nightlife and Terrain - TransWorld SNOWboarding 2011
No. 1 Top Overall Ski Resort and Family Ski Resort - About.com 2011
No. 1 Best Winter Destination and Best Weekend Getaway - Georgia 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 Resort - SKI Magazine 2011

Awards for 2010

No. 1 Ski Runs and Lodges - 2010 National Geographic 'The 10 Best of Everything'
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway & Best Winter Destination - 2010 Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
No. 1 Best Apres-Ski - 2010 SKI Magazine 'Survey 2011'
No. 1 Best Terrain Variety - 2010 SKI Magazine 'Survey 2011
No. 5 Outdoor & Adventure Destinations of the World - 2010 TripAdvisor.com Travellers' Choice Award

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