5 Tips for Travelling to Whistler this Winter

Whistler is one of the world’s renowned winter destinations. With unlimited opportunities for adventure or relaxation, there’s something for every traveller.

If you’re planning a holiday to Canada’s top ski destination this year, here are 5 tips for travelling to Whistler this winter.

1. Download the Whiski Jack App — Inside Information For Getting Around Whistler While You’re Here!

Get the most out of your Whistler stay when you download our free Whiski Jack APP! You’ll have a complete and up-to-date guide to local dining, winter activities, local attractions, shopping, transportation, health & wellness and more – all at your fingertips.

Planning your Whistler vacation has never been easier. Visit our Whiski Jack Resorts website and download the app today.

2. Transportation to Whistler from YVR Airport

Whistler is very easy to get to from YVR International Airport. Utilize one of the convenient shuttle services that run daily between YVR and Whistler. The drive along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway can be anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Pre-book online and leave the highway driving to the professionals so you can kick back and relax and take in the stunning scenery.

For YVR shuttle services, visit Whistler Connection.

Car rental services are also available at the airport via YVR Car Rentals.

3. Where to Stay

Whiski Jack Resorts offer a number of vacation rentals conveniently located throughout Whistler, from ski-in/ski-out lodging on Blackcomb to the Village stroll. Each neighbourhood throughout town has their own unique benefits.

The dedicated ski family will enjoy a stay in Creekside at Lake Placid Lodge and enjoy direct access to the new Creekside Gondola. Enjoy a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and proximity to nature.

If you’re looking to take in the activities of Whistler Village, enjoy the shops and world-class dining at your footsteps, book your stay at Tyndall Stone Lodge or Village Gate House. Some units have their own private hot tubs!

Book your stay with us and enjoy last minute deals and in-season specials online with the best possible rates, guaranteed. Sign up to our Insider newsletter and get instant access to another 10% off your stay (and so much more).

Explore our properties here. New options come up all the time although peak seasons are mostly booked out in advance. Consider a mid-week stay or book a spring ski trip in March.

Lake placid lodge in whistler by whiski jack resorts

4. Getting Around Whistler

Whistler is easy to navigate with or without a vehicle.


If you prefer to explore at the pace of your own footsteps, the pedestrian-only Village Stroll allows easy walking access to all of Whistler’s renowned restaurants, shops, ski-lifts and accommodations. You can also utilize the Whistler Valley Trail, an extensive car-free network of trails that connects all neighbourhoods, lakes and parks from Function Junction in the south of town, to Emerald in the north. The Valley Trail is well-maintained and a pleasant way to get around. The paths are also well-lit in the evenings.

Public Transit

Public Transit is accessible all throughout Whistler as an easy low-cost way of getting around. There are also free daily shuttle services throughout Whistler Village and Blackcomb base. Visit Whistler Public Transit System for more information on routes and timing.

Taxis & Rideshare

Otherwise, taxi and rideshare options are also available. Bring your skis in a taxi with experienced drivers ready 24 hours a day. See Whistler Taxi Services or Whistle Rideshare to book your ride.


If you prefer to travel by rental car, there are plenty of places to park, with options for electric vehicles, motorcycles and RVs all throughout Whistler. Visit the Whistler Resort Municipality for more information regarding parking lot hours, permits and passes, and FAQs.

5. Pre-Book Before You Arrive to Save on Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

Whistler Blackcomb

For seamless ski & snowboard rentals of the highest quality gear, be sure to check out any of the Whistler Blackcomb shops throughout town. Either get fitted in the shop, or pre-book your equipment online with Whistler Blackcomb to get 20% off both. Their prices are competitive and your discount is applied when you book through this link. We also provide a discount card at check-in for an additional 10% off Whistler Blackcomb retail purchases.

Whistler Blackcomb offers over a dozen locations so guests can choose where to store their gear (no, you do not have to lug it in from your condo!), or switch out for powder skis or all-mountain, as the conditions change.

Black Tie Ski Rentals

Enjoy premier quality ski rentals and delivery in Whistler when you rent your equipment through Black Tie Skis. You won’t even have to leave your accommodation! Black Tie offers free delivery, in-room fitting and slopeside service for your convenience. Be sure to visit Black Tie’s online Ski Rental services to order your equipment, accessories, packages and upgrades in advance. They will deliver everything you need right to your front door upon your arrival.

Talk about convenience – visit Black Tie Ski Rentals for more information. New this year, Black Tie Skis have added a third shop near The Keg restaurant!


Ready to find your ideal accommodation for a Whistler Winter vacation? Explore our properties to find the perfect home base and the best deals for all your Whistler adventures!