Very Good 503 Reviews
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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


4.5 Very Good 503 Reviews
Best place ever
Reviewed 2 months ago

We love First Tracks. Clean spacious and quiet. Beautiful inside and out. Close to trails and lakes. Only place we ever stay in Whistler. Didnt get the room we wanted this time but management worked so hard and got us an even better than expected room!! Thank you!

Great family vacation spot
Reviewed 3 months ago

It was clean..even the dishes were clean. We stayed in the 4 bedroom unit with 4 bathrooms. The pool area was great and nice and clean. The check in was smooth and easy. I didn’t use the exercise room, but it looked fine. It was nice and quiet almost as if no one else was staying there, but there were lots of people around so the rooms must be insulted well. It was great walking a few feet from the door and hopping on the gondola to go up to the Peak to Peak!

Fabulous apartment
Reviewed 4 months ago

We were delighted with First Tracks - fabulous location - right at the bottom of the creek side chairlift, outstanding customer service - Bex on reception couldn’t have been nicer. Early check-in, able to use all amenities on check out day. Apartment lovely - clean, big, everything you could need. Highly recommend - will definitely be back - next time for the ski season.

Very comfortable and convenient
Reviewed 4 months ago

We booked a one bedroom unit online. We were surprised by the amount of room. A balcony to sit and have a drink was an added bonus, except for the smoke from the wildfires. Located at Creekside you are a bus ride way from Whistler village and on the weekends during summer it is free. The creekside gondola is at your back doorstep. The unit had a king bed, a full size shower and large bathroom. A kitchen with all you need to be self sufficient, and a dining table and lounge area. Free wi fi that worked really well. The only negative was paying $17 plus taxes per day for parking. A local market place and liquor store within 5minutes walk. We stayed 3 days and found it very comfortable and convenient. The room was serviced every day. Would definitely stay again.

Perfect extended family lodging
Reviewed 4 months ago

We stayed at First Tracks Lodge in Whistler in June with 4 adults and 3 children. We booked the 3 bedroom suite which was massive (3 bathrooms, 2 master baths and 3rd one w/ shower). Everything is newer, great condition and updated bathrooms and kitchen. The living room/ dining room (large table seats 8)/kitchen was at the center along with a separate laundry area with drying racks/ shelves (plenty of detergent). On one side of the main living area was one master bedroom with a queen bed and master bath, the other side of the main living area had a master with a king size bed and an identical master bath, then also on that side was a regular bedroom w/ queen bed and small closet. The 3rd bathroom was on the same side but open to the hall so everyone could easily access. A large covered porch was accessed off the dining area. Our rooms looked out over the pool, other units and the ski mountain. Very serene and relaxing! The unit is stocked with everything you need and only a 5 minute walk brings you to Creekside Market (great selection of food), a Liquor store, Starbucks and Tim Hortons. We could have stayed for a month. Loved Creekside (which is quieter) but only a short car or bus drive away from Whistler village. A great place for families or anyone wanting to relax!