Just because Whistler is in British Columbia, Canada, doesn’t mean it’s unaffordable. Once you’ve arrived at Vancouver International Airport, you’re just 75 miles from Whistler via the famed Sea-to-Sky highway. You can either rent budget car, like a Zipcar and ride in the share lanes, or opt for the Sea-to-Sky train. Getting there can be the most challenging and spendy aspect of your Whistler budget ski vacation, but once you’re there you’ll be delighted with a plethora of affordable lodges, hotels and restaurants sure to fit your requirements, interests and budget. Whistler Village’s sheer size ensures that there are plenty of reasonably priced options.
If you’re looking for a convenient Whistler Village locale with a rustic mountain atmosphere and distinctive resort amenities, the Delta Whistler Village Suites is the perfect place for you. The Delta Whistler Village Suites combines the warmth and charm of authentic alpine accommodation with the amenities of a full-service hotel. You’ll hardly know you’re staying in a Whistler budget hotel
A stay at Westin Resort and Spa during your Whistler budget ski vacation ensures that you’re a.) saving money and b.) enjoying Westin’s renowned high-quality services and amenities. Their 419 suites are designed for comfort and luxury, including Westin’s custom-designed Heavenly bed, and offer breathtaking views of the mountains and lively Whistler Village.
The Crystal Lodge and Suites, in the center of the Village, is another affordable and convenient Whistler lodging option. The Crystal Lodge is a full service hotel, which includes 20 shops and services, a lounge bar and equipment rentals, repairs and storage, offers a variety of accommodations to suit all your individual requirements from cozy traditional hotel rooms to suites with breathtaking views of the slopes.
Larger groups or families on a budget will appreciate 21 Steps in the heart of Whistler Village, which offers a range of affordable small plates or tapas, perfect for sharing. Entrees vary from $30 and under, but the small plates average about $10. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality vs. price at 21 Steps. The menu features gourmet comfort Canadian cuisine. The Brewhouse, Whistler’s own brewery, is another great large group or family spot with reasonable prices. Guests can expect quality bbq, rotisserie and wood oven pizza, and other refined pub and comfort food. There are only a handful of items over $30, the vast majority, including their specialty pies are below $20.