The Fairmont Chateau Whistler If it’s convenience you’re after, this ski-in, ski-out resort has everything you’d want: an on-site golf course; holistic spa; health club with saunas, hot tubs, and a heated outdoor lap pool with underwater music; plenty of on-site dining and bar options; and even a wedding chapel. (Rooms start at $199 a night; fairmont.com)
Alta Bistro Chef Nick Cassettari and his team cook up modern French cuisine using local seafood and organic meats, cheeses, and produce from nearby farms (hint: the braised Fraser Valley Pork Belly with apple and cabbage slaw and toasted corn bread makes for a manly meal). Order the night’s featured cocktail from the mixologist, which may be shaken with Alta Bistro’s own house-made syrups or potato vodka from the nearby Pemberton Distillery. (altabistro.com)
Barefoot Bistro This stylish champagne bar has a rail of ice to keep your flute chilled, and there’s a river rock fireplace nearby to keep you warm as you sip. And don't miss their ice bar, the world's coldest, featuring more than 50 vodkas at minus 40 degrees Celsius.
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