Hotel Aava

  • Canada, Whistler

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We are pleased to welcome the Hotel Aava back into our programme. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay in the mountains, with a modern and simple design and great communal spaces like the comfortable lounge and the outdoor BBQ area which is open most of the day. The welcoming staff make the Aava a great place to stay. 

Just a snowballs throw away from the town centre you'll be in the ideal location for exploring Whistler, and it's only a short walk away from the ski lifts and gondolas. After a day skiing, snow-boarding or snow-shoeing come back to the hotel's sauna, hot tub or heated pool and get into relaxation mode, before heading out for dinner in town.

Transfer Time: approx. 2 hours from Vancouver Airport

Added value

Early booking offers available for stays between 20 Nov 22 - 30 Apr 23 (ends 15 Nov 22)

Rooms
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Deluxe King Rooms are about 23m² and sleep up to four people. They have a King or two Queen size beds (Deluxe Queen & Queen). All rooms have a bath/shower, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, black-out curtains, hairdryer, ironing board, air-conditioning, flat screen cable TV, iPod docking station, free Wi-Fi and a safe.

Superior King Rooms are about 23m² and sleep up to two people. They have a King size bed. These rooms are only available on request. Please call to book.

Junior Suites are about 40m² and sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have a Queen size bed. These rooms are only available on request. Please call to book.

Two Bedroom Suites are about 109m² and sleep up to six people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have two king size beds in two inter-connecting rooms. These rooms are only available on request. Please call to book.

Accessibility

Accessible rooms are available on request. Please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
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 hotels and apartments along pedestrian-friendly streets, the whole place is as beautiful as it is practical.

The skiing and snowboarding are 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 with down to earth, welcoming après 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 or 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

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 Café and La Cantina, there is a huge range of gastronomy on offer in Whistler.

While you're there you have to try Canada's famous Ice-wine. It's an up-and-coming dessert wine and is typical to the British Columbia region. Because it's made from frozen grapes, the final product is much more concentrated and sweeter. It can't be made in many places, so we'd suggest trying it while you're there! 

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. Try the 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 some late night dancing, 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.

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 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 Canadian First Nations gifts.

Shopping trips to Vancouver are easily organised and a few days in the city is highly recommended. Why not stay a few nights before or after your Whistler trip - give us a call and we'll arrange everything for you.

 

Wellness and relaxation

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

Relax your aching muscles with various top-notch spas around the village - 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!

If yoga is more your thing, enjoy a spot of yoga in Yogacara Whistler, in the heart of the village. 

 

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 festival celebrates snow sports, music and all around good times.

 

 

Activity information

 

Zip Lining

Enjoy an unforgettable opportunity to fly over the BC treetops and see Whistler from a different angle with a Ziptrek or Superfly zip lining experience. Most tours start and can be easily arranged from the village centre.

 

Whistler Sliding Centre

Located above the village on the side of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Sliding Centre is a world-class bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track. You'll be able to slide like an Olympian with no prior experience, or explore the history and Olympic legacy on a sightseeing tour.

 

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 First Nations ancestors in Whistler and learn about the traditional uses of the forest bounties for survival in the harsh mountain climates, or go unguided and experience Whistler’s backcountry at your own pace.

 

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. The sleigh ride includes a short stop at a cozy rustic cabin to warm up by a crackling wood fire and sip on hot chocolate. Perfect for the holiday season!

 

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 2022/2023 season

Lift passes go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. Pre-book your lift passes early to secure the lowest prices.

Whistler Blackcomb Area Pass: 

Days Type Adult 13+ Child 7-12yrs
6 Restricted* £324 £162
Unrestricted* £383 £191
7 Restricted* £367 £183
Unrestricted* £434 £217
8 Restricted* £407 £203
Unrestricted* £482 £241
9 Restricted* £445 £223
Unrestricted* £527 £263
10 Restricted* £481 £240
Unrestricted* £570 £285

Whistler Blackcomb Area Passes are flexible and you can use the days purchased (not necessarily consecutive) on any day during the season.

* Restricted passes have blackout dates when this pass will not be valid. It is important to check your travel dates. If you want to use the lifts between 26-31 Dec 2022, 14 Jan 2023 and 18-19 Feb 2023 you'll need to choose a Whistler Blackcomb Unrestricted Pass.

Whistler Blackcomb Area Passes are non-refundable and no changes can be made after purchase. Lift passes must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

EPIC Pass:

Adult 13+ £632
Child (7-12) £322

EPIC Passes are valid for unlimited access to skiing throughout the season with no blackout dates and is the best option for those wanting to ski 11 days or more

EPIC Passes are non-refundable and no changes can be made after purchase. Epic Passes must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

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.

Tuition

Unfortunately we do not currently offer tuition in Whistler. If you are a beginner, we strongly advise you check availability directly with Whistler Ski School before booking.

If you are looking for ski guides, please ask our reservations team who can suggest suitable suppliers in resort.

Ski and board rentals

We are excited to be working with Black Tie Ski Rental, our new supplier for Winter 22/23. This coming season you will have the option to pick up your equipment in store or they will come to your hotel and do a fitting in the comfort of your room. The team at Black Tie have expert knowledge and will contact you before you travel to take some important measurements to ensure you get the equipment you need.

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 TBC TBC TBC
Skis or Snowboard & boots 6 TBC TBC TBC
Child (4-12yrs)* Skis or Snowboard & boots 6 TBC TBC TBC

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
  • 5 minutes’ walk (500m) to the ski lifts and steps away from the village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Underground parking (payable locally)
  • Heated-outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities with sauna & hot tub (open 10am-10pm)
  • Gym
  • Ski valet
  • Ski Lockers
  • Snow-shoe rentals
  • Outdoor BBQ area (open 10am-10pm)
  • Dog friendly
Meals

Hotel Aava's a room only hotel but they do have an outdoor BBQ area open between 10am-10pm everyday. This is a great space to hang out with your friends during the day or night and enjoy some food. There's also a Starbuck's if you need your daily coffee hit.

Eating out gives you the perfect opportunity to try the local restaurants and immerse yourself in Whistler's lively atmosphere.

Board basis options available

  • Room Only
Location in resort
  • Longitude: -122.957911
  • Latitude: 50.11374
  • Location Description:
    • Two minute walk to Whistler Village
    • Five minute walk to Whistler & Blackcomb gondolas

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