Whistler is known for its healthy lifestyle and outdoor adventure. But, what many people don’t know is that there is a thriving community of freelancers, contractors, entrepreneurs, artists, and remote workers who all call Whistler home – and that’s just the locals. On top of that, many of our guests regularly mix business and pleasure in the mountains.
The popularity of people seeking a healthy and exciting work-life-balance is what lead us to upgrade our guest wifi to fibre optic in 2016, and to work with Whistler local’s Adam and Heidi to open a sweet co-working space slash vegan cafe in our building for 2017.
Summit Lodge x EightyOne
One of our core missions as a Whistler hotel (and we also see it as our duty as member of the community) is to support and mentor small local businesses. One of the largest hurdles facing small business in a resort town is the cost of commercial rent, and as a property owner in the centre of the village we had the ability to make affordable space available to EightyOne.
We’re proud that we’ve been able to help EightyOne become a reality for Adam and Heidi and are excited for what the future will bring. The cafe is open to the public and guests of the hotel 7 days a week from 7.30am – we hope to see you there!
In Photos: EightyOne cafe and co-working space
Fresh Powder and Thermal Waterfalls: Whistler BC Has Everything You Need for a Dreamy Ski Trip
Canada has a lot going for it right now: Justin Trudeau, universal health care, and an exchange rate that will get Americans close to 30 extra cents on the dollar. It was also just named the number one place to visit in 2017 by the New York Times. Embrace the winter season in the Great White North by heading to Whistler, the picturesque ski town that offers a little something for everybody. Here, a look at what to do, where to eat, and where to sleep in the famed Canadian mountain village that’s located just a few hours north of Vancouver, BC.
Where to eat:
You won’t want for good food while in Whistler. You will, however, want to make reservations. Start with a midday ski-break one at Christine’s on Blackcomb, a sleekly designed and exceptionally executed fine-dining option situated atop Blackcomb mountain. (Why not kick things off with a bottle of Champagne while you’re at it?) Check Araxi, known for its seasonally focused menu made with locally sourced ingredients, off your list with an 8:00-p.m.-or-after booking to give yourself enough time for a pre-dinner drink at its sibling restaurant Bar Oso. (The cocktails there hold their own against any in New York and you wouldn’t be wrong for losing track of time, eating there, and re-booking Araxi for another night.)
Soak up your hangover the next day with a slice of fresh bread or still-warm pastry from purebread bakery in the village, or do penance with a grain bowl and Dr. G’s Ultimate Green juice from The Green Moustache.
And for a real under-the-PR-radar hit, head to Sachi Sushi for some of the freshest no-frills sushi in the province, including in-season-only British Columbia uni, from everybody-knows-how-good-he-is-but-no-one-wants-to-spoil-the-secret Chef Toshiyuki Kobayashi. (Sorry!)
This article originally appeared in Vogue Magazine online on January 17th, 2017.
You can read the full piece here: http://www.vogue.com/13522813/canada-vacation-ski-guide-whistler-british-columbia/
In Photos: Sachi Sushi, Whistler, our award-winning in-house sushi restaurant