Designed in a modern interpretation of the classic old railway lodges, this is Whistler’s landmark hotel. It’s huge, and offers every amenity from ski rentals in the basement to its own top-notch golf course, plus four restaurants and a bar. Step into the lobby, and it’ll immediately evoke the A-frame ski chalets of the 1970s, only on a grand scale with lots of stone details and exposed wooden beams. The guest rooms are large, quiet, and comfortable, many with fireplaces and all with beautiful views and comfy upholstered furniture in cheerful plaids, florals, and stripes. The hotel is located in the Upper Village at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, which means it’s far from the noise of the Village—but that also means it’s far from all its amenities, which is why everything you need can be found within the hotel. Eateries range from the casual Portobello Market, perfect for a coffee and pastry before your first run, to the posh Grill Room. The Mallard Lounge & Terrace is an exceptional spot for après ski.