Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Travel

North of Vancouver in British Columbia, the small resort town Whistler is the embodiment of mountain luxury. Wedged between the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is at the base of the largest skiable area in North America (over 8,100 acres). With over 39 feet of annual snowfall, the ski-in ski-out resort is widely known for its ideal conditions. In fact, it was the town’s unique climate which earned Whistler a spot hosting several 2010 Winter Olympic events. The town itself is a group of microclimates ranging from arctic conditions at the mountaintops to lush coniferous forests in the valley. From April through October, guests are also able to golf on the resort’s 18-hole course which was designed by the acclaimed golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Guests arriving at Fairmont Chateau Whistler have often said that the resort and its adjacent village feel like a completely different world, which can be attributed to more than just snow capped mountains. The epitome of Canadian hospitality, the resort’s staff endeavors to go beyond what you thought was exceptional concierge service with its quintessential ski valet. Upon returning from the alpine slopes, you’re greeted at a tent where they fetch your equipment for you, give you a cup of hot chocolate and send you on your way. The village of Whistler itself serves as a hub for locals and travelers to connect in all four seasons. The Swiss chalet-style village provides an endless amount of culture and outdoor adventure with activities ranging from bike rentals and open-air concerts, to diverse art galleries and sampling local brews.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Boulevard
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

By Michael Scivoli

Michael is the Editorial Director of VUE Magazine. He enjoys scotch and poetry, and of course, his dog Baxter.