Fairmont Chateau Whistler

  • Canada, Whistler

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The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is one of the largest and most prestigious hotels in Whistler. It sits next to the lifts at the foot of the Blackcomb Mountain and therefore has great ski-in and ski-out access. It’s also not far from the village centre either, a pleasant five minute walk or complimentary shuttle away.

The hotel itself has an impressive chateau-style with a grand lobby and lavish furnishings. You’ll find several bars and restaurants where you can enjoy everything from a casual drink to fine dining. The Grill Rooms serves up some of the best steaks and seafood in British Columbia and the Mallard Terrace bar is not to be missed for a social après drink by the fire pits. Of course you’ll also find indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi and pools, saunas, steam rooms and the ‘Vida Spa’ where we recommend you treat yourself and try at least one of the renowned treatments and massages.

Added value

Early Booking Offer Winter 20/21: Save up to 45% off accommodation (ends 15 Nov 2020)

Upgrade offer (book by 15 Nov 2020): Stay 7+ nights and receive a complimentary upgrade from Fairmont to Deluxe View or Deluxe View to Deluxe Slopeside. Subject to availability.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 550
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 12
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 41
  • Official rating: 5

Rooms

Fairmont Rooms have one King or two Queen size beds. They are spacious at 37m² and sleep up to four. Along with a seating area they also have modern amenities including free wifi, tea-making facilities, TV, safe, bathrobes and deluxe toiletries.

Deluxe View Rooms offer stunning vistas of Whistler Valley, Rainbow Mountain or Woodland.

Deluxe Slopeside Rooms face Blackcomb Mountain and the slopes.

Junior Suite Valley View Rooms are bigger at 44m² and feature a bedroom separated by french doors to a luxurious living area, complete with a fireplace. They can sleep up to two adults and a child are on available on request.

Larger Suites and signature Fairmont Gold Rooms are also available on request.

 

 

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • WiFi
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 6
  • Access ramp: Yes
Whistler

Rated again and again as North America’s best ski resort, Whistler has it all. Over 200 trails spread between two peaks (Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains) and linked by the famous Peak2Peak gondola, the resort has become the pride and joy of Canada’s Pacific North West. The resort boasts a mix of chalet-style apartments, inns, lodges and condo’s, and pedestrian-friendly streets, the whole place is as beautiful as it is practical and heaps of fun!

The skiing and snowboarding is world class, and will suit all needs. There are plenty of easy blue and green slopes for those finding their feet, and even more options for those at a more intermediate level including the bowls and the extremely Canadian off-piste tours for those who fancy something a little more daring.

If you’re more suited for the après-ski, you can kick back in the mountain bars. Whistler offers a superb array of nightlife including top of the range restaurants and numerous bars that are open serving champagne and nibbles from the moment the lifts close until dinner time. Into the night, Whistler is host to a fantastic variety of clubs and bars for those who fancy a spot of dancing. 

Why not make the most of your time in Canada and add on a flexible Vancouver city break at the start of end of your Whistler holiday?

 

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 8171 km
Runs
42
116
58
Longest run 11 Km
Snowparks

5 snow parks,

Lifts Drag lifts 15, Chairlifts 18, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,S,W
Ski/resort bus False
Things to Do

Whistler restaurants, food and drink

Whistler is proud of its huge variety of restaurants and bars dotted throughout the village.

From fine dining with views of the mountains at the Bearfoot Bistro, Alto Bistro and Hy’s Steakhouse, through to the smaller, cheap’n’cheerful lunches offered at the Thunderbird Cafe and La Cantina, there is a huge range of gastronomy on offer in Whistler.

Enjoy the best that Whistler has to offer with our Whistler Tasting Tour which starts at £65 per person and goes straight from après ski into the evening.

 

Whistler après, bars, clubs and nightlife

There are plenty of evening options for those looking to shake off their boots and get down on the dance floor after a long day of skiing.

After a day of skiing and riding on the mountain, enjoy some après at Dusty’s Bar and BBQ at the base of the Creekside Gondola (can be accessed by the Lower Peak to Creek blue slope from the top of Whistler mountain). The original après ski bar that was built in Whistler in the 1970’s has undergone a huge refurbishment but still holds on to some of that mountain cabin charm.
For those looking for something a little crazier, there’s Garfinkel’s Night Club and Moe Joe’s, both venues host guest DJ’s and regular themed nights out into the small hours of the morning.

Whistler tourism office offers a fantastic deal on bars and nightclubs with the ‘Whistler Club Crawl’- Make the most of the vibrant nightlife on a Saturday night as your group moves between two bars and three clubs. Tickets include three drinks, line priority and guest list access.

 

Whistler shopping

Whistler is a great place to indulge in a bit of holiday shopping, offering a variety of different kinds of stores including those selling sports clothes and equipment (including the Quicksilver, The North Face and Salomon brand stores), fashion, luxury items and local crafts.

There are also many gift shops around the village that offer authentic and traditional Native American souvenirs.

 

Whistler spas and relaxation

With all of the sport and non-stop ‘go’ attitude around Whistler, sometimes you just need to kick back and relax.

The famous Scandinave Spa in Whistler incorporates age-old Finnish traditions of soaking and soothing in hot climes, and plunging into cold water showers for a real sensory experience!

Relax your aching muscles with various other top-notch spas around the village, and enjoy a spot of yoga in the YAMA YOGA centre on the Main Street, and also enjoy the summer wellbeing festival of Whistler Wanderlust, a celebration of mindful living.

 

Whistler arts, culture and events

In Whistler there is a wide selection of unique local art galleries, museums and collections including the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, built to preserve the history and culture of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. The centre hosts a wide variety of educational events and experiences.

There is a huge array of cultural events and festivals happening in and around Whistler all year, including ‘Cornucopia Whistler, a celebration of food and drink produced locally in the British Columbia. The festival runs for 10 days in November.

There is also the world famous Pride and Ski festival in January, the biggest gay and lesbian ski festival there is! The festival runs for a week and is easily the most colourful festival that the season has to offer.

Finally, there is the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) in April, exclusive to Whistler, this is another 10 day festival that celebrates snow sports, music and all around the clock partying and good times.

 

 

Activity information

Dog sledding

Experience the thrill of being pulled by a pack of arctic sled dogs and the cold mountain air against your face while being led by experts through a secluded outback trail.

You can either opt for having an expert to command the sled for you while you remain seated, or you can ‘mush! Mush!’ your way through the trails yourself.

 

Snowshoeing

As everyone always says, if you can walk on your two feet, then you can snowshoe! Get away from the hustle and bustle of the village and ski slopes, and completely immerse yourself in nature.

Enjoy a guided tour that will follow the paths of the Native American ancestors in Whistler and learn about the traditional uses of the forest bounties for survival in the harsh mountain climates, or go unguided, an spend an hour in your snowshoes and enjoy a trip on the Peak2Peak gondola.

 

Tubing

Enjoy a fun day out for all the family at the Whistler Blackcomb tube park that has 7 different lanes and over 1000ft of sliding fun!

There are suitable lanes for children as young as three years old (Mini-kids lane), as well as adults, and plenty of fun options for groups.

Wear your warm, waterproof clothing and after a day of tubing enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and other refreshments offered by the park.

 

Heli-skiing/boarding

Endless, untouched powder of the mountain glaciers and guided tours that are catered to your ability, for those more experienced skiers and boarders who love the thrill of off-piste and backcountry skiing, heli-skiing/boarding is an absolute must.

A helicopter will safely drop you off at the top of the mountain and from there your guide will lead you down some of the best and most exhilarating trails.
Weather permitting, the heli-skiing/boarding tours run from the start to the end of the ski season.

 

Heli-sightseeing and snowshoeing

Much alike Heli-assisted skiing and snowboarding, but at a much more relaxing pace!

Enjoy a quick tour of the mountains and see the peaks and valleys from a bird-eye point of view (15-45 minute helicopter tours available), or make the most of being able to reach points by helicopter by snowshoeing it across the glaciers and through the secluded areas of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

The tours run all year around but are highly dependent on weather conditions permitting.

 

Sleigh rides

If getting out of helicopters at the summit of mountains and dashing down near-vertical slopes doesn’t really sound like your thing, try a romantic and peaceful sleigh ride.

Pulled by two gentle giant Percheron horses, this tour will see you sitting warm, and comfortable while the snowy landscapes pass you by. Perfect for the Christmas seasons!

Throw in a Swiss-style fondue dinner at the end of the tour to bring the perfect end to this romantic day.

 

Ice skating

A favourite Canadian past-time, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to ice skating in Whistler village.

Grab a pair of skates for a small fee and enjoy the Whistler Olympic Plaza ice rink during the winter months, for some outdoor ice skating (runs December-April), or enjoy the indoor facilities at the Meadow Park Sports Centre.

Extras

Ski Packs for 2020/2021 season

The Lift pass rates for 2020/2021 (book by xx xxxxxxx xxxx) 

Whole area pass:

Days Type Adult 13+ Child 7-12yrs
6 Restricted* £xxx £xxx
Unrestricted* £xxx £xxx

Children 0-6 ski for free, simply visit a ticket window in resort and ask for a 'Tot Lift Ticket' - Documentation of age is required.

Ski and board rentals

Renting your skis and boards with Inghams has never been easier. You have the option of renting your equipment for either 6 or more days at a time, and all equipment will come suited to your needs, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier/boarder.

It’s often recommended that you rent your skis and boards: you will save money on transporting your equipment overseas, you get to sample the latest technology, and if you consider yourself an occasional skier, it’s a chance to find out what your slope style is before committing to a pair of skis/board.

Equipment Description Days Blue Red Black
Adult Skis 6 £135 £182 £207
Skis or Snowboard & boots 6 - £220 -
Child (2-12yrs)* Skis or Snowboard & boots 6 £102 - -

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking

Facilities
  • Great Hall lobby
  • Various onsite restaurants
    • The Wildflower Restaurant - Open for breakfast and dinner 
    • The Grill Room - Fine dining Whistler restaurant showcasing chops, steak and seafood
    • Portobello - Open for breakfast, lunch, aprés and smokehouse dinner after an extensive renovation
    • The Mallard Lounge - Open daily for lunch, light evening meals and cocktails
    • The Chalet - Evening Alpine cuisine and fondue dining
  • Health club with indoor/outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, fitness equipment
  • Full spa (pay locally)
  • Room service
  • 6 Shops
  • Lifts
  • Heated pool (indoor)
  • Heated pool (outdoor)
  • Hot tub
  • Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Laundry service
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Hair salon
Family Facilities
  • Babysitting (day)
  • Babysitting (evening)
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
Meals

The Wildflower has a warm and inviting ambiance and is open for breakfast and dinner. If you prebook breakfast or half board, this is where you will enjoy your morning buffet or a la carte breakfast. Evening dinner service features innovative classics and locally inspired dishes in a family-friendly restaurant setting.

Portobello is located in the lower lobby of the hotel and offers a more casual setting to enjoy a light snack, homemade soup or hot or cold drink. When dinner service is offered, half board guests can enjoy delicious smokehouse and BBQ inspired dinners.

The Grill Room is the place to eat if you fancy some chops, steak or seafood. Treat yourself and dine by the Grill Room's signature stone fireplace and warm, rich decor. For guests choosing half board please note a $35CAD surcharge per person applies on select items, payable locally.

The Mallard Lounge is casual but refined and serves up the finest Canadian and West Coast food. Expect master mixologists and live après ski entertainment throughout the winter.

Please note some restaurant are seasonal. Where applicable, half board evening meals include 3 courses (appetizer, main and dessert) and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcohol and specialty coffees are not included. Dinner reservations are recommended and strongly advised to be made a few months in advance of the festive period.

  • No of restaurants: 4
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Room Only

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: -122.945262
  • Latitude: 50.115731
  • Location Description:

    Located in the upper village at the base of Blackcomb mountain and next to the ski lifts. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from main Whistler village but has the shops and restaurants of Blackcomb village in the immediate vicinity.


For more information on travel and transport visit our Fairmont Chateau Whistler page

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per person from £1315
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler, Room Only
07/01/2021 - 7 nights
4 adults
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