Some mountain resorts are all about one season. But if you love both winter and summer, and want to experience them both in style, treat yourself to a little bit of mountain luxury in any season at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the ski-in ski-out resort is ideally placed for winter snow sports, but it’s also perfect for summer visitors as well, who love hiking, biking and golf.
The hotel’s 550 guest rooms range from a Moderate Room, to Deluxe Slopeside View rooms, to Valley Two-Bedroom Suites. All rooms feature color TVs, air conditioning for those warm summer days, down-filled duvets, thick cotton bathrobes and Wi-Fi (complimentary for Fairmont President’s Club members). Rates start $169 per night, and vary depending on time of year and type of room.
In winter, take advantage of the proximity to Whistler Blackcomb Resort for your ski and snowboard thrills. If you don’t have the need for speed, try ice skating or snowshoeing.
In summer, speedsters can break out the mountain bikes for some serious cross-country or downhill biking on Whistler Mountain. But there are also plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, golf and river rafting.
Spend your down time in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Health Club and Fitness Centre, or lounge by the outdoor pool (complete with food and beverage service). When you’re hungry, enjoy tasty meals at any of the handful of resort restaurants: The Wildflower Restaurant, The Grill Room, The Mallard Lounge or Portobello Market. In summer, head outdoors at The Mallard Lounge for your after dinner beverage. On warm evenings, you may wonder which season is indeed best.
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See more at the official website for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Article by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson. Top photo courtesy of Fairmont Chateau Whistler; second photo by Jill K. Robinson.
I was a guest of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler during my stay in Whistler.