You’ll be hard-pressed to find a ski town that does après better than Whistler. The town is bursting with bars ranging from a little bit dive-y to high-end, all packed with
fashionable locals and visitors looking to let loose. Here’s how to après in style.
When it comes to prime locales, The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler is a standout—it’s at the foot of Whistler Mountain, at the entrance to Whistler Village, and a quick walk to both gondolas. The on-site FireRock Lounge has live music and nightly themes like Wine Wednesdays. And if your idea of après is more about relaxation, a hot rock massage at Avello Spa is a must.
Drink: Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Dusty’s Bar & BBQ is arguably the birthplace of Whistler’s après scene (it opened in 1965). It’s nestled at the base of Whistler Creekside and has everything you could want from an après spot: a super-sunny patio, classic Western ski lodge decor and just the right amount of rowdiness.
You’ll want to explore Whistler’s dining scene as much as its bar scene. To get the most bang for your buck, book a progressive dining tour with Whistler Tasting Tours—each dish of the four-course dinner is served at a different restaurant. Tour options range from fine dining to hidden gems and include hot spots like Bearfoot Bistro and Elements.
Here’s how to put together the perfect aprés look:
HBC Collection parka, $499
TOMS sunglasses, $190
Aldo boots, $150
Aritzia toque, $45
Bite Beauty Multistick, $28, available at Sephora
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Mercedes Nicoll’s Guide to Whistler, B.C.
A three-time Olympic snowboarder and the most decorated member of the Canadian women’s halfpipe team, Mercedes Nicoll has called Whistler home for more than two decades. Here, she shares some of her favourite spots, including the best bike trails and art and cultural centres, in Whistler.