Whistler Dining Series – Part 4 – Apres Ski


Apres ski - Cheers!

Restaurants/Bars you need to try in Whistler, BC for… après ski!

We bring you our final installment of our favourite spots to eat in Whistler, BC that included dinner, breakfast and dessert.  For many skiers and snowboarders this end of day ritual is actually the best part of their day!  Après ski is when you head directly to the local watering hole, ski/snowboard boots and all, for a little liquid refreshments, some appetizers and to relive the adventures of the day.  In Whistler, après ski is almost a necessity and there are many locations that know how to do it right!  Here are some of our favourites that we think you should try.

1. GLC (Garibaldi Lift Company)

Located directly at the base of Whistler Mountain above Guest Relations next to the Whistler Village Gondola.  GLC has a great patio set up from the village stroll right next to the mountain.  You can relax with a refreshing beverage and watch the rest of the skiers as they make their way down the mountain.  They play some nice music to create a fun atmosphere and you will be surrounded by fellow riders enjoying the end of another great ski day.  They have some very tasty appetizers for a little mid–afternoon snack.

2. Longhorn Saloon

Located directly at the bottom of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain in the main village (you can almost ski right on to the patio!) in the Carleton Lodge.  The Longhorn has a huge patio that may be a good destination if you are later down the mountain, but it still fills up so don’t wait too long.  Much like the GLC, you can get some good views of the mountain from the patio, so for people who like to people -watch there is some pretty good action.  We suggest trying out the nachos, they are very tasty!

3. Dubh Linn Gate

Yes the Dubh Linn Gate makes another appearance in this list.  This is mainly due to location, as it is right at the base of the mountain in the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, but it deserves to be on the list for the great atmosphere.  There are many good eats here both appetizers and main dishes.  If you don’t like to be in the middle of all the action, this may be a bit better for you because it is set in the corner away from the bottom of the hills (it does get busy, though).

4. Amsterdam Café Pub

A great spot in the heart of Whistler Village.  It is located just across the main square from Whistler Village Market.  There is a nice patio spot on the village walk where you can grab a drink and watch people stroll by.  It is a little ways away from the bottom of the mountain, so it would involve some walking in ski/snowboard boots (more of a problem for skiers)…just a warning.

5. Dusty’s Saloon

Although it is not ideally located if you are staying in the village as it is in Creekside (can be accessed by skiing down Whistler Mountain Creekside), it is a great place to check out if you get the chance.  This is the location that most of the locals love to head to at the end of the day.  It is a great atmosphere with a HUGE patio and they have some great nachos and wings!

The place to be = Dusty's Patio!!!

The place to be = Dusty’s Patio!!!

So there you have it, our favourite dining spots in Whistler, BC for dinner, breakfast, dessert and après ski.  We hope you have enjoyed our dining series and have the opportunity to try some of our favourites.  Again, this is not the only places we love eating at in Whistler, but they definitely are our favourites.  We believe that if you make your way to one of these locations you will not be disappointed! 

Is there any dining that we missed?  What is your all–time favourite restaurant?


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4 Responses to Whistler Dining Series – Part 4 – Apres Ski

  1. Whistler is one of my dream places to visit, everything about it seems just awesome!
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    Sofia April 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm Reply
    • Even with all of the places we have visited in the world, Whistler is still one of our favourites. We are very fortunate that it is right in our backyard. We hope that you get to visit soon, Sofia. 🙂

      evan&tracy May 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm Reply
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