What's Our Favorite Blackcomb Resort Hotel?

If the choice of which Blackcomb resort hotel we are going to stay at goes to a vote in our family, the results are usually unanimous.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Chateau Whistler mountain side view

Even our two year old Thomas gives it the thumbs up.

So when spring break rolled around this year, and we were planning a weeks' vacation in Whistler, we didn't even have to vote.

View of Wizard chairlift from Chateau Whistler View of Wizard chairlift from Chateau Whistler
(Whistler Mountain In Background)

Located a mere 50 paces (give or take) from the Wizard chairlift at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Fairmont puts you in the lap of luxury and the lap of a world class ski mountain. And even in the summer months the location is spectacular. Just a short jaunt down the road and you are on the first tee at the Chateau Whistler Golf Course.

So whether you're planning a romantic getaway for two, or a trip to Whistler with the whole family, this Blackcomb resort will not disappoint.

The lobby of the Fairmont Chateau looking towards front door. Fairmont Lobby

The thing that first strikes you when you arrive at the Chateau is the majestic appearance of the hotel itself. Built in the style of a European chateau, its architecture fits perfectly with its mountain surroundings.

Stepping inside you are greeted by a spacious lobby with plenty of comfortable leather couches. Personally, I love hotels with grand lobbies and plenty of space to relax outside of your room.

The Fairmont Chateau is a true resort in every sense of the word. Here is a quick look at what you can expect from this 5 star Blackcomb Resort.


Pool And Health Club

Outdoor pool and hot tubs at Fairmont Chateau

I've already told you that the Fairmont Whistler is our family's favorite Blackcomb resort. And one of the main reasons is the health club and pool facilities.

  • hot tubs that let you gaze up at Blackcomb Mountain
  • a big indoor/outdoor pool, a separate lap pool, and lots of deck space
  • sauna
  • steam rooms
  • work out facilities with trainers

Arguably the best facilities in all of Whistler.


Thomas in the Fairmont Chateau spa Thomas (A Little Overdressed) But Relaxing In The Health Club Nonetheless

Restaurants and Lounges

A top notch breakfast buffet at the Wildflower Restaurant.

Fine dining in a private room at The Wine Room.

Relaxing in big comfy leather chairs and couches by a fireplace in the Mallard Lounge.

No matter what your dining needs are you'll find it right inside this Blackcomb resort. No need to wander anywhere else.

Outside the Wildfower

Sitting down at the Wildfower Sitting Down To Breakfast At The Wildflower


Cozy Outdoor Patios

Outdoor patio with fire-pit facing Chateau Whistler

Curl up with a good book, or just sit and soak up the sunshine and the scenery on the the outdoor patio.

Order some drinks and some nachos while you sit by the fire and watch all the activity on the mountain.


Spa Treatments

Vida Spa in the Chateau Whistler

The Vida Spa is located right inside the resort and right across the hall from the pool and health club. Need a massage after a hard day on the slopes? Or maybe you want to spend the whole day there and just skip the skiing. Whatever your preference you don't have to wander far.


Shopping And Art Galleries

Open Country store

Art gallery totem, Chateau Whistler


Ski Valet And Ski Shop

Chateau Whistler ski valet and shop

Upon your arrival the concierge


Free Village Shuttle

Free village shuttle from Chateau Whistler

Want to head into Whistler Village for dinner? It's only a 10 minute walk, but if you prefer you can simply catch the complimentary shuttle which will take you there and bring you back whenever you want.

Little Extras

Tobogganing behind the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

This was our second time staying at the Chateau, and just like after our first stay, we've already decided that we'll be back.

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