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Hi all Whistler experts, has anyone stayed at the Crystal lodge, and if so what’s the verdict?. Or any other recommendations, perhaps the Westin resort and spa or the Hilton. All look like they have a good location but struggling to decide. Any recommendations welcome,
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The Crystal's fine, good breakfast in the cafe down there, good location.
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@philwig, thank you
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Crystal isn't as swanky as the Westin, Fairmont etc but is fine, well located, great bar/ lounge for apres.
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The Adara is great. Top spot too.
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I have stayed at Westin and Crystal Lodge, but not recently. Westin is very convenient but not, IMHO, worth the $$$.
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Thanks all, appreciate the feedback
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Pan Pacific Village Centre for huge comfortable suites. Great complementary breakfast. Used to do free happy hour drinks too but not sure that's still going.
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The Sundial has a good location.
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Depends what you are wanting. Crystal is a handy spot.
Recommend a suite so that you get a Kitchen and can do breakfasts. We tend to go out every night but you could cook then if you wanted.
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Many thanks for all the recommendations. Booked the Crystal, seemed to tick most boxes in terms of location to the village and gondolas, and also whilst not the cheapest certainly not the most expensive!
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Anyone stayed in the Delta suites? Booked for early March OH + 2 kids 13 & 9
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ClanChief wrote:
Anyone stayed in the Delta suites? Booked for early March OH + 2 kids 13 & 9

Stay there every year and booked this year for early march. Handy spot, 10min walk to the lifts with loads of restaurants nearer than the lifts. Supermarket 5 mins away and you get a full kitchen in the one bed suite. If you book a 2 bed suite you get an additional lock off bedroom with bathroom, connected by your own hall way. Used to do that when we took the kids. Now one of them works there.
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We're staying there too end of Feb to early march. We were recommended this over the cascade lodge and seems on a par with the crystal lodge. Can't wait!
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@summerseat, have stayed at the crystal and as the saying goes location location location.. there are hotels closer to the lifts but 100mt walk is nothing and you are right in the middle of the high street... enjoy the resort great at night and when it snows.. well 43cmovernight was fun Very Happy ski room is right next to the hotel doors and a nice young lad takes them off you and has them ready for you next morning
also stayed at the summit which is far end of the village but still had a great time
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@MogulMonkey, just what I wanted to hear! sounds perfect, thanks for the info, really looking forward to the trip. We are spending some time at vancouver island pre-ski, hopefully see some migrating whales if all goes to plan
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@jake43 Excellent - thanks for the info, I'm sure we will have a couple of questions nearer the time (if you don't mind?). A quick question, is there ski lockers at the lifts? Thanks again.
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Jake43 wrote:
ClanChief wrote:
Anyone stayed in the Delta suites? Booked for early March OH + 2 kids 13 & 9

Stay there every year and booked this year for early march. Handy spot, 10min walk to the lifts with loads of restaurants nearer than the lifts. Supermarket 5 mins away and you get a full kitchen in the one bed suite. If you book a 2 bed suite you get an additional lock off bedroom with bathroom, connected by your own hall way. Used to do that when we took the kids. Now one of them works there.
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Excellent - thanks for the info, I'm sure we will have a couple of questions nearer the time (if you don't mind?). A quick question, is there ski lockers at the lifts? Thanks again.
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ClanChief wrote:
Jake43 wrote:
ClanChief wrote:
Anyone stayed in the Delta suites? Booked for early March OH + 2 kids 13 & 9

Stay there every year and booked this year for early march. Handy spot, 10min walk to the lifts with loads of restaurants nearer than the lifts. Supermarket 5 mins away and you get a full kitchen in the one bed suite. If you book a 2 bed suite you get an additional lock off bedroom with bathroom, connected by your own hall way. Used to do that when we took the kids. Now one of them works there.
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Excellent - thanks for the info, I'm sure we will have a couple of questions nearer the time (if you don't mind?). A quick question, is there ski lockers at the lifts? Thanks again.

Yes there are at the Carleton Lodge 20yrds from the lift.
We can't be bothered to travel with skis and like the ability to change them for conditions, so just hire - the other benefit here is that they store the skis for you too. We use Summit and find they have been brilliant over the years and are the same 20yrs to the lifts (I can carry them that far !) Just carry your boots up change and leave shoes in the racks grab skis and you are in the queue.
You do always need something with plenty of width under foot, as you can get a load of snow each day and are often skiing in deep snow.
Also don't be like a lemming and just queue for the Gondolas, check out Fitzsimmons covered lift, as few people use that.
When booking skiing you can also get a lot of skiing in on the last day too. If you are on Air Canada they won't pick you up until about 2pm if on BA it is even later.
Are the kids going in to ski school, as it is brilliant. Have fun.
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@MogulMonkey, just what I wanted to hear! sounds perfect, thanks for the info, really looking forward to the trip. We are spending some time at vancouver island pre-ski, hopefully see some migrating whales if all goes to plan

Just the pain hanging round at flipping Heathrow waiting for connection up to Leeds ! It is a huge shame that AirTransat only fly Manchester - Vancouver in the summer. Grrr
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Jake43 wrote:
ClanChief wrote:
Jake43 wrote:
ClanChief wrote:
Anyone stayed in the Delta suites? Booked for early March OH + 2 kids 13 & 9

Stay there every year and booked this year for early march. Handy spot, 10min walk to the lifts with loads of restaurants nearer than the lifts. Supermarket 5 mins away and you get a full kitchen in the one bed suite. If you book a 2 bed suite you get an additional lock off bedroom with bathroom, connected by your own hall way. Used to do that when we took the kids. Now one of them works there.
What do you want to know?
Excellent - thanks for the info, I'm sure we will have a couple of questions nearer the time (if you don't mind?). A quick question, is there ski lockers at the lifts? Thanks again.

Yes there are at the Carleton Lodge 20yrds from the lift.
We can't be bothered to travel with skis and like the ability to change them for conditions, so just hire - the other benefit here is that they store the skis for you too. We use Summit and find they have been brilliant over the years and are the same 20yrs to the lifts (I can carry them that far !) Just carry your boots up change and leave shoes in the racks grab skis and you are in the queue.
You do always need something with plenty of width under foot, as you can get a load of snow each day and are often skiing in deep snow.
Also don't be like a lemming and just queue for the Gondolas, check out Fitzsimmons covered lift, as few people use that.
When booking skiing you can also get a lot of skiing in on the last day too. If you are on Air Canada they won't pick you up until about 2pm if on BA it is even later.
Are the kids going in to ski school, as it is brilliant. Have fun.
Brilliant - thank you. We are with Air Canada, however flying BA from Glasgow first and were thinking about taking our own skis (we found it a bit cheaper doing this at Banff last year), but will take your advice and look at the hire option. Once again thanks for the very useful advice - I will certainly check out Fitzsimmons Very Happy
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@ClanChief, check out Spirit Bear for ski rental. We used them last year and they were great - in-room fitting to save the morning hire shop scrum and reassuringly low prices. Only possible drawback is their partner shop is in the upper village, which may be inconvenient for returns or if you want to swap out skis due to weather changes.
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Only possible drawback is their partner shop is in the upper village, which may be inconvenient for returns or if you want to swap out skis due to weather changes.


Handy if you're skiing on Blackcomb, though.
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