Whistler Weekend Bliss on Blackcomb Mountain

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

I’ve lost count of how many places (not to mention how often), we’ve stayed on our ski weekends in Whistler. Over the course of twenty-five years, let’s just say it’s a big number. Yet there’s always something new to discover in Canada’s biggest ski resort playground. So when we were invited to enjoy a Wyndham Vacation Rentals property, we jumped at the chance to experience some Whistler ski out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain.

Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Great Whistler Ski-out Resort

Our home for this Whistler weekend was the cosy Blackcomb Springs Suites. This resort is one of the many ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals properties in Whistler. It’s very well-located on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain, above the Upper Village.

We felt immediately at home as soon as we entered the lobby and spotted the hotel pool just outside the dining area. We gathered in the dining room each morning for the complimentary breakfast that is included in a stay at the Blackcomb Springs Suites. The selection of hot oatmeal, toast, cereals, fruit and custom-made waffles is perfect for fueling up with good food energy for a day on the slopes.

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Two-Bedroom Suite

The hotel and room interiors are ski-chalet chic in style, with an emphasis on comfort and convenience. These two factors are critical for us anytime we opt for a vacation rental home.  Our two-bedroom suite came complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, gas fireplace, balcony, and enough closest storage for all our winter gear. It was a perfect vacation rental home for our stay.

Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

With a view of the lifts, pool area and ski run, our suite was a perfect setting to enjoy family dinner in our room. Our two teen boys enjoyed more than enough space to stretch out their six-foot frames in their room or on the sofas. The free Wi-Fi was also a hit, no surprise there.

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Free Ski Check

One of the perks of Blackcomb Springs Suites is the free, secure ski-check that is located just twenty steps from the ski run next to the hotel property. It seriously doesn’t get more ski-in, ski-out convenient that grabbing your ski gear, walking a few steps and popping into your bindings for a short run down to the lift. Skiing-in and doing the same thing in reverse on the way home from your epic day is just as satisfying. This is the closest ski-check-to-hill ratio we’ve ever enjoyed, and now I’m totally spoiled!

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Our visit to Whistler took place early in the ski season, when conditions can often be sketchy. Ski-in, ski-out opportunities are dependent upon a decent snow-base after all. So how delighted were we to find more than enough of the white stuff for us to access Blackcomb’s lifts up the mountain. [Not pictured below. That’s the Peak to Peak Gondola!]

Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Peace of Mind

The convenient ski-in, ski-out access to Blackcomb Mountain, on-site equipment rentals and storage, complimentary breakfast and WiFi all added up to a relaxing winter getaway. As Blackcomb Springs Suites is a ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals properties, it’s backed by the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights. This ensures that guest bookings are solid, secure and inspected regularly to ensure resort quality.

The Low Down

So here I simply must gush over how much we enjoyed our slope side suite. First of all, we were on the mountain. The location is fabulous for guests who are in Whistler to hit the slopes. Secondly, the suite was pristine – totally, sparklingly clean. Even the tile grout in the bathroom was spotless and white. This is serious attention to detail, and we really appreciated it. With all the horror stories you hear about hotel cleanliness, things cannot be too clean in my view. Last, and not least, the staff were super friendly and helpful. From the lobby clerk to the ski-check staff, everyone was smiling and gracious.

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

What to Do in Whistler

Of course, there are many activities to enjoy in Whistler that don’t involve skiing or riding on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountains. These great family-friendly attractions will keep everyone happy and ready for dreamland at the end of each day. {For where to eat, check out this post here.}

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Ziplining

Enjoy the rush of zipping through snow-covered mountains and tall trees, high above frozen Fitzsimmons Creek. A half-day Eagle Tour with ZipTrek Ecotours is perfect for adventurous families with kids 6 years and older, and couples looking for something different. That ‘something different’ may include zipping upside down of course (see above), or trying one of the tandem lines if calm winds prevail.

Coca-Cola Tube Park

One of the most popular non-skiing activities in Whistler, the Coca-Cola Tube Park is a family favorite, and easily accessible from the Excalibur Gondola (no ticket required). There are seven lanes varying in difficulty and length. Families can join tubes together and ask the guide for a spinning start to the fun.

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre – A stunning, multi-media showcase of Squamish and Lilwat culture, heritage and history. Located within easy walking distance of Whistler Village and most hotels. Guided tours of the Centre are offered by Aboriginal Youth Ambassadors.

Even if you aren't a skier or snowboarder, there are still plenty of ski-free family fun activities in Whistler Backcomb. From bouncing to ziplining, here are our tips for family friendly Whistler.

Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum is Whistler’s newest cultural hot spot. Located by the Village, this iconic building houses a permanent collection of artworks from British Columbia, and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world. Free for children 16 years old and younger.

Escape! Whistler

Escape! Whistler is a real-life gaming experience where you work as a team to escape from different scenarios by solving puzzles and riddles. Choose from one of four themed rooms and immerse yourself in a world of fun, challenging and interactive obstacles. Excellent family, indoor and evening entertainment with options for groups, teambuilding events and parties.

Even if you aren't a skier or snowboarder, there are still plenty of ski-free family fun activities in Whistler Backcomb. From bouncing to ziplining, here are our tips for family friendly Whistler.

Ice Skating at Olympic Plaza

Free ice skating at the Whistler Olympic Plaza is a really fun way to spend a couple of hours and enjoy a bit of Canadiana. Open daily from 11AM to 9 PM (with an hour closure for ice maintenance from 5-6 PM) the Plaza rink also has a skate rental shop.

Fire and Ice Show

Who can resist fireworks and fire spinners – especially when snowflakes fill the air? Whistler’s best skiers and riders, including Whistler Blackcomb Snow School’s finest, hit a big air jump through a blazing ring of fire every Sunday night. More information

Meadow Park Sports Centre

Located north of the Village, Whistler’s Meadow Park Sports Centre is a hub of fun activity. The facility is home to an indoor kid’s pool, lap pool, hot tub, steam room, arena, fitness studio, weight room, squash courts and ice-skating rink. On most Fridays during winter they hold a Family Swim & Skate Night, a cheap and fun family outing.

PIN FOR LATER

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski-out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Photo Credits: Tourism Whistler, Mike Crane, Justa Jeskova; Shutterstock; Claudia Laroye

Disclosure: The Travelling Mom thanks Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Tourism Whistler and Whistler Backcomb for hosting our stay. As always, my opinions and love of winter snow play fun are honest and my own.

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32 Comments

  • Kayla K. says:

    We have been eyeing a trip up to Whistler, not only did you convince me to go — but now I have all sorts of great tips before we plan it! Thanks!

    • Claudia says:

      That’s great to hear! Very glad to have helped you make that choice. You’re going to have a great time I’m sure!

  • Maggie says:

    Ski-in/ski-out and a suite with a kitchen? This place sounds perfect for a winter weekend getaway.

  • Dianne says:

    Whistler has long been on my wish list for a winter vacation with our boys. This looks amazing!

  • Whistler looks and sounds beautiful. I really need to get there someday!

  • What a fantastic trip! I love that there is so much to do there other than skiing.

  • Holly says:

    Complimentary breakfast is always a good thing. The 2 bedrooms looked really nice. A fireplace after being out in the cold sounds nice and cozy too.

  • Claire says:

    I’ve never been skiing, I’m terrified of breaking a leg! Ziplines & apres ski are much more my thing! The pool at the hotel looks amazing – I hope it’s nice and warm! The two bed apartments are great for families, it sounds like you all had a great time!

  • Adelina says:

    Okay, that ski-in, ski-out sounds amazing. I guess I know where I’m staying the next time I’m in Whistler in the winter.

  • I don’t know much about skiing, but I really like the concept of “ski-in, ski-out” because it just seems so convenient! And the fact that the property was so clean makes me love it even more. Can’t wait to visit!

  • Mags says:

    This place looks lovely. I’m not really a skier, but I love a cozy lodge. This looks like the perfect winter getaway.

  • Paige W says:

    I love BC but I’ve never managed to make it to Whistler. This Lodge looks like the place to stay, especially if you’re in Whistler to ski! The rooms sound super cozy and even more than skiing I’d love to visit the Audain Art museum!

    • Claudia says:

      I hope that you get to visit Whistler one day too Paige! And the Audain is outstanding – well worth the indoor time. 🙂

  • Jessica says:

    This looks like so much fun! Would love to go to Whistler one day. The zip lining and tubing would be on top of my list!

  • taiss says:

    The resort looks fantastic and you had me at custom made waffles! The suite looks like a nice apartment so I can see how it would feel like home. Cool that you had a view of the pool! I’m not a skier but I can imagine the convenience you are talking about from getting your skis to getting on with the fun! I hope to visit Whistler in the winter someday and will be sure to look up this place! Seems like there are lots of things to do there and I’d love the ziplining!

  • Medha Verma says:

    It is such a pity that I never learned to Ski (I guess I never really had access to snow in my younger years). But I do love snow and activities such as tubing and zip lining, in a place like this, sound like the perfect way to spend a winter holiday. The resort looks pretty awesome too, so cosy and simplistic. Thanks for this review, you seem to have had an amazing holiday!

    • Claudia says:

      Thank you! The great thing about Whistler is the fact that there is so much to do beyond the slopes. Everyone can find something that they enjoy, which makes for a great holiday.

  • I can’t believe that is a hotel, the front room looks SO cosy! It sounds like a you had a wonderful time in the snow (and it really does look like perfect snow for a ski-in ski-out resort). You had me at custom waffles lol.

  • This place is definitely a winter wonderland, Claudia. You must have had an awesome time there. How many days would you recommend staying there?

    • Claudia says:

      Thanks Agness! Depending on how much you love to ski or ride, you can enjoy an entire amazing week in Whistler and not be bored. There’s so much to do off the hills as well, in addition to a fabulous food scene. If you only have a long weekend, then it will be packed with as much or as little as you’d like. 🙂

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