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What We Love

  • Full kitchen, washer and dryer, fireplace and balcony in each unit
  • Lobby with self-serve hot drink station and roaring stone fireplace
  • Large year-round pool and hot tub
  • Steps from the Creekside Express Gondola
  • Grocery store and kids ski classes nearby – great for families and small groups
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Smallest unit is 714 square feet
  • Slope-facing rooms can get noisy with nearby bar/restaurant
  • Outside of the ski season, prices can fall less than half
  • Not ideal for those who need to be near all the action
  • Check-in is at 4 p.m.
  • Self-parking costs from $15 per car, per night
  • Pets are not allowed at the hotel


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
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The Review

With more than 8,000 skiable acres and just 75 miles north of Vancouver, Whistler is one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in North America — and, of course, it was the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Most visitors stay in the main part of the mountain resort, while fewer know about Creekside Village, just five minutes away. This is the mellower corner of the ski resort, and great for families. Creekside was the original base of Whistler Mountain, and it’s undergone a multimillion-dollar refurbishment to keep up with the more modern (and busier) part of the resort.

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The property echoes Whistler’s relaxed elegance throughout its 70 units. Gourmet kitchens come with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, and each unit has a fireplace and a balcony, with the best views found in the slope-facing units. Although the decor is standard ski resort — wooden doors, heavy use of browns and beiges — it looks fresh and new. Great maintenance means there are few of the scuffs, nicks and stains common to so many ski lodges.

The smallest unit is still a spacious 714 square feet, and this guaranteed space, plus a large year-round pool and hot tub and nearby grocery store make the property a big hit with families. There’s even a kids ski school right next door.

How to Get There

First Tracks Lodge – Whistler
2202 Gondola Way
Whistler, V0N1B2 Canada


Family get together

The check-in and the readiness of the resort made our experience a very welcomed one. Not exactly cheap by standard comparisons, but when you have to gather 9 family members under one unit it certainly fits the bill. Our unit being on the mountainside made the stay a memorable one, despite some wet weather. Nevertheless, we all tried out the pool area, and the pool heated waters made it seem like summer. The only negative I can think of was being billed for overnight parking for the 3 cars we traveled in when free parking is available a short distance away.

Perfect spot at Creekside
Doug A

We stayed In the off-season just after Labor Day weekend so pretty quiet and no lines anywhere but perfect blue skies all week.

Our room was clean, comfortable and very quiet. Kitchen had everything we needed to make a couple breakfasts and dinners. We also enjoyed the hot tub and use of the grill by the pool. Creekside has a great little grocery store, bakery and coffee shops (yes, one is a Starbucks) just a minute or two walk out the door. Easy to rent bikes there and bike or walk the trails to other shopping, lakes, etc. So not a problem to not be right in the village. Beautiful lodge! Great service. So impressed and we will be back!

Great acoomodations and location

We an excellent time during our stay. Beautiful accommodations, clean and modern. Kitchen had everything you needed. Locations was great, close to slopes and with walking distance to everything. Given the chance, we'll stay here agian