I recently had the opportunity to enjoy winter in Whistler with Crystal Lodge and Tourism Whistler. As you know by now, Whistler is my happy place so any opportunity I have to get up there and escape the stresses of life in the city - I’m game!
Crystal Lodge recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation throughout the entire complex - modernizing its rooms and Lobby area. This includes new amenities and furniture and bright, airy bathrooms with deep soaker tubs - perfect for those achy legs after a day on the slopes.
While a nice hotel room is great, lodging at Whistler is only as good as its location. You want to be close to the lifts and in walkable distance to food, coffee and après ski fun. Crystal Lodge is at the center of everything, located right in the heart of Whistler Village.
It’s a 2-minute walk around the corner to the Whistler Gondola Base (and 3 minutes to Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola).
There are restaurants, shops, services and more right outside Crystal Lodge. And if you’re still too tired to step out, there are two restaurants right in the hotel - Wildwood Pacific Bistro which serves a great breakfast (their Crab Benedict is delicious) and Balsalt which is a great place for dinner and drinks (especially next to their outdoor fire pit). Should I also mention that there’s a Starbucks downstairs? Need I say more?
After a fantastic blue bird morning of skiing with my girl, Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling, we headed to Beacon Pub and Eatery - also underneath the Lodge. There I discovered some of the best cocktails in the Village. If you go, make sure you order the Rhubarb Sour and the Verdita Margarita - trust me on this one.
I really enjoyed my time up at Whistler and it had been years since I stayed at Crystal Lodge. The facility looks great after the renovation, the staff is warm and friendly, the food and drinks are right at your fingertips and you simply cannot beat the location.
(Note: A big thanks to the Crystal Lodge Team who hosted me as well as Tourism Whistler for a day of fun on the mountain and lastly to the Jelly Marketing Team who arranged the press trip.)