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The Unofficial Whistler Travel Guide


  1. Hey Adam,
    Great post about Whistler, I had a trip planned to Whistler two years ago but it feel through – and I was out over a grand 🙁
    You guide is perfect for skiers and boarders who have never been to the resort before and I am sure it will be helpful to people.
    Thanks for the great post ….
    Ski Bum (At Heart)

    Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2006, 10:29 am
  2. Thanks Brian!
    I plan to edit/expand it fairly significant when I have some time.. especially the part about restaurants and bars. I’ve certainly been to many of them. 😉
    Interesting that you mention you were out money on your trip, I had a similar experience when Jetsgo went under. 🙁 I hope you get out there some day!

    Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2006, 11:16 am
  3. Hey Adam,
    Yea I hope I get to whistler too let me tell ya, this year looks like Aspen / Snowmass 😉
    Take care.

    Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2006, 10:31 am
  4. No kidding. If I had the cash, I’d be out in Colorado early November!

    Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2006, 1:36 pm
  5. […] inspired me to add a “lift lines” section to the Unofficial Whistler Guide. I plan to add a section like that to all the guides I’ve put […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding & Cycling Blog | October 24, 2007, 12:55 pm
  6. […] Once the trip is over, stay tuned for updates to the Whistler Guide. […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding & Cycling Blog | November 10, 2007, 12:58 pm
  7. […] ‘Boarding – The Unofficial Guide to Whistler […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | Recently Featured - The Unofficial Guide to Whistler | December 19, 2007, 1:24 pm
  8. I’m not sure how you get up to Whistler, but if you take the Greyhound from Vancouver, then you can get a bus ticket + one day lift pass for really cheap.

    As an example, the round trip bus ride costs about $40? I think you can get the bus ticket + one day lift for $60, which is amazing value.

    They don’t always offer this, so ask them when you get to the counter.

    Posted by Steve | December 19, 2007, 1:26 pm
  9. […] be sure to check out our guides on Whistler and Blue Mountain, both Canadian ski […]

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  10. […] A few other observations and notes from the trip, many of which will end up in the Unofficial Whistler Guide: […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | Fistfights and Shredding: The Return to Whistler | January 22, 2008, 1:42 am
  11. […] updated the Whistler Guide. And stay tuned for more information on the debacle that was my most recent stay in Whistler at the […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | Whistler Guide: Now Updated | February 18, 2008, 4:45 pm
  12. Great post! A lot of useful information there, and I agree with about 98 % of it. The only difference would be recommendation of rentals, but then if you look at my website you will see why. I am in competition with the company you mention. Anyway, very informative post, you have certainly taken your time and thought it out.

    Posted by Whistler Ski Rental | February 24, 2008, 2:17 am
  13. Thanks. I don’t necessarily want to turn the guide into an exclusive document; I just highlight where I’ve been. I will add your co. in.



    Posted by Adam | February 24, 2008, 10:58 am
  14. Great guide. You’ve clearly put a lot of thought into this.

    A couple of thoughts:
    – If it is windy enough to close the top lifts at Whistler then head straight for Blackcomb. High winds don’t have nearly the same effect over there.

    – Pacific Coach Lines runs a great bus service from the airport and they are actually the “official” Whistler bus provider at YVR now.

    – We have a direct shuttle service from YVR to any address in Whistler that is super quick and costs just a bit more than Perimeter. There are other great options available.

    Posted by Transportation Whistler | February 26, 2008, 2:15 am
  15. It is not possible to access the top of Dave Murray Downhill from Green Chair. Also, you may want to include the prohibitive cost of the perimeter airport bus.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008, 7:20 pm
  16. Anonymous — You’re generally right. I should update that to say Garbanzo. Though you can technically get to most of it via Green Char>Banana Peel (of course, you miss what to me is one of the best parts — the top at the gate!).

    As for the ‘prohibitive’ cost of the Perimeter Bus: It *is* expensive. For someone about to shell out significant money to go on an extended vacation, I don’t think it’s much of a big deal. But for a resident trying to get between Vancouver and Whistler, I agree, it’s prohibitive. Most can’t shell out that kind of money regularly.

    Thanks for the comments, I will put in some updates.



    Posted by Adam | February 28, 2008, 7:33 am
  17. Hey Adam, great post. Since you are keen to update it, I thought I would recommend a great place to eat, that is also cheap. You wont find it mentioned on many websites either. It called Pasta Lupino, and its located right beside the 7-11. Great little restaurant that I think deserves a mention. Plus is you are feeling generous, you might want to mention my blog, where I give an ‘almost daily’ update on the current snow conditions here in Whistler. I given the website in my details.
    Anyway, cheers, and keep up the good work.

    Posted by Whistler Blackcomb Snow Conditions | February 28, 2008, 8:29 pm
  18. Thanks for the latest round of excellent comments. I have updated the guide with all your suggestions.



    Posted by Adam | March 1, 2008, 12:12 pm
  19. […] help concertgoers (or those thinking of going), given I have experience in many things related to Whistler and […]

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  20. […] We’re always updating this section with in-depth articles on both topics. Some, like the Whistler Guide, are updated […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | Some Public Service Announcements | May 20, 2008, 8:05 pm
  21. Help! Any inexpensive idea of being able to get to Whistler from YVR after 11:30 p.m.? Thanks!

    Posted by Carlos | July 1, 2008, 1:47 am
  22. That’s a good question… maybe a ride sharing program?

    Posted by Adam | July 1, 2008, 7:12 am
  23. […] bad, what to expect on the mountains, etc. – much of which I have captured in the ever-evolving Whistler Guide (which of course will get a refresh after this […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | 2009 Whistler Trip Booked! | November 24, 2008, 10:11 pm
  24. […] will update the Whistler Guide with this […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | The Perimeter Bus to Whistler Is No More | January 3, 2009, 9:48 am
  25. […] updated the Whistler Guide with some fresh […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | On The Way Home From Whistler Blackcomb | January 24, 2009, 4:33 pm
  26. This is a fantastic resource – the kind of thing I always look for before visiting someplace I haven’t been to – real local information on things that matter.

    Posted by The Access Road | November 29, 2009, 11:43 pm
  27. Thanks Access Road. 🙂

    Posted by Adam | December 5, 2009, 10:38 am
  28. You forgot Snowbus.com or .ca for $30 one-way from Vancouver airport airport (from Birdgeport station – 7 min metro link to the airport). $20 student tickets.

    Greyhound student tickets are $16.

    Posted by IC | December 7, 2009, 5:20 pm
  29. […] We’re lazy. We already know Whistler kicks ass. We know the mountains and the town pretty much like locals. So much, in fact, that we dole out advice to tourists in the town and in this blog alike (we get many inquiries based on our Whistler Guide, located here). […]

    Posted by Highly Obsessed: The Snowboarding and Cycling Blog | Return to Whistler: 2010 Edition | December 15, 2009, 1:02 pm
  30. Seriously great guide. Trying to there for the Ski and Snowboard festival so should come in handy!

    Posted by Simon | April 12, 2010, 2:48 pm
  31. Love this info here. Great that you continue to update it. Haven’t been to Whistler during the winter yet, but it’s definitely happening in the next year or two!

    Posted by Rachelle | October 10, 2010, 12:22 pm
  32. Thanks for the perfect guide!! Any suggestions on where / how to purchase discounted lift tickets?

    Posted by Yummy | December 6, 2010, 11:00 am
  33. Fantastic guide. It gives a great in-depth analysis, covering all of the essentials one needs to know when planning a trip to Whistler. Good insiders guide for winter sport fanatics.

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