The Ultimate Mountain Playground Gareth Pilkington, Reservations Manager

"Whistler is North America’s original winter wonderland. Epic skiing for all abilities, a first-class snow school, a vibrant après scene, great restaurants for every budget and a plethora of shopping, spas & activities."

Après Ski in Whistler

When it comes to world class après-ski, you’ll find that Whistler has all the bases covered. Expect the full spectrum of après in Whistler – everything from jumping slopeside bars with live music, with an energetic vibe and all-night dancing to low-key brewpubs with pool tables serving great beer and signature caesars.  

Leaving the slopes, the first stop can be to enjoy some live music and specials at the favourite base locales - Dusty's, The Garibaldi Lift Co. [GLC] and Merlin's. Alternatively, the outdoor patio at Longhorn Saloon in the Carleton Lodge at the base of the village gondolas is a popular spot for apres-ski or late-night revelry. Music pumps, the draft beer flows and you can even grab a bite to eat. The Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub, located in the Pan Pacific Mountainside Lodge, is another place for immediate fun when the lifts close.

Every Sunday evening at around 6:30 from mid December, running through Spring, Whistler's Fire and Ice show features fireworks, fire spinners and a show of skiers and snowboarders jumping through the Ring of Fire. Free performances take place in Skier's Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Moving on, the Amsterdam Cafe in Village Square is Whistler's funkiest local hangout for night time mingling. Tommy Whistler is in the main Whistler Village, and has just undergone a full renovation. Tommy’s offers handcrafted cocktails, table service, DJ nights and plenty of dancing. Or visit Buffalo Bill's, one of Whistler's favourite nightspots, offering pool tables, video games and a crowded but friendly dance floor.

For a cozy après-ski or evening drink, head for comfy sofas at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Mallard Bar or venture next door to the Four Seasons Whistler’s newly opened Braidwood Tavern where you can enjoy a signature beer flight or cocktail. Located in the main Whistler Village, The Firerock Lounge inside the Westin is the perfect, intimate place to finish off the evening with a cocktail or glass of wine.