BEYOND THE SLOPES: APRES-SKI DELIGHTS IN WHISTLER

When the ski day winds down and the sun dips behind the mountains, the magic of Whistler continues to unfold. While we're renowned for the thrilling slopes on the mountains, the vibrant après-ski scene also plays an important part in travelers' alpine adventure. Here’s your guide to the finest après-ski spots and experiences to savor in Whistler.

The Longhorn Saloon And Grill

Photo Credit: Longhorn Saloon Facebook Page

A legendary après-ski haunt, The Longhorn Saloon embodies the spirit of Whistler’s après scene. Located at the base of Whistler Mountain, this lively spot offers a blend of live music, vibrant crowds, and a sprawling patio perfect for unwinding after hitting the slopes. Reservations are highly recommended during winter.

 

What we love about this place?

Swedish Afterski every Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 7 pm. Have a fun evening after hitting the slope, featuring cheesy singalongs, Swedish meatballs, shot skis, a lively dance floor, and more.

 

HandleBar Café and Apres

Photo Credit: HandleBar Café and Apres Facebook Page

 

For a cozy, intimate après-ski experience, visit HandleBar Café and Après. Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, just ski-out from the hotel and you'll be there in 3 minutes. This spot offers a curated selection of craft beers and delightful cocktails, accompanied by a relaxed ambiance perfect for unwinding.

 

What we love about this place?

The PIZZAS. The pizzas at HandleBar are to die for. Besides classics like pepperoni and Hawaiian, they also offer veggie pizza and gluten-free options.

 

Bearfoot Bistro

Photo Credit: Bearfoot Bistro Facebook Page

For those seeking a touch of luxury in their après-ski experience, Bearfoot Bistro is the place to be. Seeking an adrenaline rush off the mountain? Here, you can swing a sabre to chop the top off a bottle of Champagne. Then, treat yourself to delectable bites from their gourmet menu while relishing the sophisticated après atmosphere.

 

What we love about this place?

The Champagne Lounge. They have a rail built into the bar just to keep your drinks cold! Savor your drinks and indulge in freshly shucked oysters.

 

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

Photo Credit: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub Facebook Page

Stepping inside feels like entering a cozy haven where the lively sounds of traditional Irish music mingle with the laughter of fellow enthusiasts. The pub exudes warmth, offering a perfect retreat after a day on the slopes. Savor a pint of Guinness or explore their extensive selection of craft beers while soaking in the friendly atmosphere

 

What we love about this place?

Live music sessions every day! Talented musicians play at the pub every day, and you can grab your friends to head out onto the dance floor.

 

Now that you know the best spots for Après, did you know Après means "after" in French? Which means to fully enjoy the Whistler après scene, you have to ride or shred first. Check out the video below to see how you can get from your bed to the slope in 2 minutes at our hotel:

 

 

 

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Spacious studio suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony and a gas fireplace. Perfect for solo travellers, couples, or small families. 

  • 430 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: Queen Bed and Queen Sofa Bed
  • Max Occupancy: 4

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One-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four and a gas fireplace.

  • 560 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Bedroom and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room 
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Two-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four, a gas fireplace, and two bathrooms.

  • 880 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 4
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin Beds in Second Bedroom, and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Max Occupancy: 6