As a legendary, world-class skiing and snowboarding destination, you can’t go wrong with a wintery getaway to the slopes of Whistler, Canada. It’s one of the biggest resorts in North America with one of the longest seasons spanning November to May. And although Whistler might be best known as a skier’s playground, there are plenty of other attractions, restaurants and activities to indulge in during your luxury winter getaway.

For instance, sports enthusiasts can explore Whistler Olympic Park, where they held some of the Nordic events during the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can even slide down the very track the Olympians did at the Whistler Sliding Centre with Passenger Bobsleigh and Public Skeleton. Can’t do that everywhere now, can you? On the other hand, those who want to participate in some retail therapy can stroll around the pedestrianized Whistler Village to explore the various shops and dine in its award-winning restaurants and bars.

What to Include in Your 2-Day Luxury Winter Getaway Itinerary

If you only have two days in Whistler, this luxury winter getaway itinerary will take you on an extravagant journey through this desirable winter getaway, allowing you to experience the best of what this destination has to offer.

A couple relax in a hot tub at one of Whistler's luxury accommodation options in the winter.
There’s nothing like relaxing in your private hot tub surrounded by a rainforest laden with snow. PHOTO COLBY HOLIDAY

Whistler Winter Luxury Getaway: Day 1

Check Into Your Home Away From Home

If you are looking for the epitome of mountain luxury, look no further than Kadenwood 2927. With its prime ski-out location and stunning views of the Callaghan Valley, this iconic chalet is truly an unforgettable getaway experience. Enjoy 4,646 square feet of meticulously designed living space spread over two levels, complete with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.


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It is perfect for large groups or families. Plus, there’s exclusive access via the private residents’ gondola that adds a touch of adventure to your retreat.

INSIDER TIP: The team at can help you choose the perfect, luxury accommodation for your luxury winter getaway. Just tell them what you’re looking for and let the local experts find you the perfect spot.

Get the Ski Rentals to Come to You

After you check in to your accommodation, start your weekend in Whistler off on the right foot with help from Black Tie Ski Rentals to get your gear set for the slopes. Instead of visiting a traditional ski shop for your snowboards and skis, have their expert team deliver ski rental equipment directly to your door.

Not only does their team provide expert equipment guidance and service, but they also make it highly convenient for you to get settled in and ready for a weekend of winter sports.

Fine Dining at Mekong

One of the newest restaurants in Whistler, Mekong is an indulgent, Thai fine-dining experience. Led by Chef Angus An, Mekong crafts an extraordinary après ski Whistler experience that includes inventive snacks and sides, as well as generous servings of family-style dishes, whether you come for lunch, dinner or take-out.

However, for those who visit Mekong in person, prepare to be dazzled by colourful, funky interiors and a fun vibe that is truly contagious!

Wind Down at Scandinave Spa Whistler

Next, to wind down and prepare for a good night’s rest, visit the world-renowned Scandinave Spa to experience a thermal journey. This means going through a series of intense heating and cooling stages using the hot pools, thermal waterfalls, dry saunas, cold plunges and Nordic waterfalls, along with relaxing by the firepits in a natural, tranquil mountain setting.

Your pass includes robe rental and access to the baths, all you need to bring is your swimsuit. After a relaxing hour or two at the spa, you’ll feel relaxed and ready to get some sleep before a full day of exploring Whistler.

INSIDER TIP: You can add a massage to your bath experience to really get that full, self-care feeling. It’s also a good idea to book this experience beforehand as it is popular. Take a look at Whistler’s other spa options on our wellness page.

Whistler Winter Luxury Getaway: Day 2

Explore Whistler Blackcomb With a Ski Host

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Whistler Blackcomb has vast and varied terrain, from cruisy greens to thrilling black diamonds and everything in between. Free, guided ski and snowboarding tours are provided on Whistler Blackcomb, offering the chance to follow expert guides and socialize with others spending their weekend in Whistler. Be sure to arrive early for the morning tour, then enjoy a well-deserved lunch after a morning spent out on the slopes.

INSIDER TIP: If you enjoyed having a guide, consider taking a private lesson, clinic or even ski with an Olympian while you’re here in Whistler. Not only do you get expert tuition and local knowledge on the best runs of the day, but lessons come with skip-the-line privileges.
A woman enjoys lunch at Christine's on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler.
Luxury lunch with incredible mountain views. PHOTO COLBY HOLIDAY

Lunch at Steeps Grill & Wine Bar

For a full-service, locally sourced lunch with breathtaking views head to Steeps Grill & Wine Bar. Located at the top of Whistler Mountain, Steeps is the perfect spot to stop after spending the morning skiing. Wine enthusiasts will especially love the ability to order something Canadian-crafted by the glass or bottle, and if you’re here over the right time take a look at Whistler Blackcomb’s Winemaker Après series.

Take a Ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola

If you’re skiing, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is included in your pass, but you can also purchase a sightseeing ticket and experience the thrill of travelling through the mountains. You can ride up Blackcomb Gondola in the Upper Village, cross the PEAK 2 PEAK and download on the Whistler Village Gondola, or do it the other way around starting at 10 AM.

The three gondolas make up the world’s longest, continuous lift system. But that’s not the coolest part, it’s the 360-degree views of the ancient peaks and glaciers that make up the Coast Mountain range.

A woman peers out the window of a PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola looking at the snow-laden valley below in Whistler.
Take in the views from the record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. PHOTO COLBY HOLIDAY

Learn About First Nations History & Culture

For an experience on solid ground or if you simply love art and culture, visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Explore captivating exhibits that showcase the art, history and customs of the vibrant First Nations communities. You will discover intricately carved posts, stunning woven tapestries, and artifacts that tell stories of resilience and a deep connection to the land.

Immerse yourself in interactive experiences, from hands-on craft workshops to traditional song and dance performances. Visit the Thunderbird Cafe for coffee and bannock donuts, as well as the gift store for a memorable memento.

Aprés the Whistler Way

After a good day exploring Whistler, there’s nothing quite like treating yourself to the ultimate relaxation experience: an at-home massage. With Muscles in Knead, you can enjoy the luxury of a professional massage in the comfort of your own accommodation. No need to venture out into the cold, simply book your session and let the healing hands of their skilled therapists come to you.

Gourmet Picnic Dinner in Whistler

If you feel like staying in, continue with the theme of making life easy and pair your massage with a delightful charcuterie board from Picnic Whistler. Indulge in artisanal cheeses, cured meats and fresh fruits while sipping on bubbly (make it something from BC) and soak up those stunning Whistler views.

A couple enjoy the Bearfoot Bistro's vodka ice room in Whistler.
Try vodka in the world’s coldest tasting room! PHOTO COLBY HOLIDAY

Experience the Finesse of Bearfoot Bistro

However, there’s no better way to cap off your final day in Whistler than a trip to Bearfoot Bistro. Known as one of the resort’s premier fine dining restaurants, it will be a meal to remember with a selection of wine from their nearly 20,000-bottle wine cellar.

If wine isn’t your thing, opt for the Grey Goose Vodka Ice Room to taste spirits in the coldest vodka-tasting room on the globe. With sommeliers and live music, your luxurious dinner experience is the perfect end to a perfect luxury getaway to Whistler.

Indulge in Dessert at Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar

Although, if you’re not ready to end the night and are craving something to satisfy your sweet tooth, Wild Blue offers dessert and music from ten to midnight every night.

However, the restaurant offers more than just sweet treats. With a focus on Pacific Northwest cuisine and local ingredients, Wild Blue might be one of the best places to truly get a taste of the local flavour in Whistler. Whether you opt for a late-night savoury snack (the short-rib grilled cheese is out of this world!) or something sweet before you head to bed for one final night at your accommodation, Wild Blue is an award-winning, must-try spot for those visiting Whistler in the winter.

INSIDER TIP: Intrigued? We interviewed the bar manager at Wild Blue in our blog, Cocktails with Whistler’s Award-Winning Drinks Wizard, Zack Lavoie.

Until Next Time Whistler

As we packed our bags and bid farewell to the majestic mountains and cozy village vibes, we couldn’t help but reflect on our unforgettable experiences. From outdoor adventures to indulgent massages and gourmet dining, Whistler truly delivered on every front.

Come for winter, stay for summer, was a sentiment shared by several locals during our time in Whistler. As we wound our way south along the Sea to Sky highway with its epic views of the Pacific Ocean, fringed by giant spruce trees and snow-capped mountains playing peek-a-boo behind a blanket of fog, I could totally see why that sentiment is a consensus. With this type of beauty and topography, Whistler is undoubtedly a destination to be enjoyed year-round. I wonder what a luxury getaway in the summer would look like…

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Hi! I am Colby Holiday, a go with the flow, photography loving, life enthusiast, with an insatiable heart for wandering. My website, World of a Wanderer, is a glimpse into my wayfaring world, and I invite you to join me on a colourful expedition through life as I explore the beauty, challenges, and celebrations of being at the intersection of LGBTQ+ and Black travel. Through my lens, I aim to shed light on the many facets of these dual experiences while embracing the richness of our diverse world. My travels take me on a path where luxury travel meets adventure, and where destination inspiration knows no bounds (website link below).