Creekside Since 1965"
Even though Dusty's Whistler officially bills itself as "Whistler's Original Watering Hole",
it could easily bill itself as "Whistler's
Best Watering Hole". Especially when it comes to Après-Ski.
Perfect Ski Run...
|From The Peak Of
The "Peak To Creek" Run
(over 3.3 miles long and a 1 mile vertical drop)...
||To A Little Après-Ski
we find ourselves staying in the Creekside area of Whistler, we try and
end the day with a little après-ski at Dusty's Bar and BBQ. It's
location right at the base of the Creekside gondola and the Dave Murray
Downhill (site of the 2010 Olympic downhill), makes for a stunning
setting, especially when the sun is shining.
The Creekside area
of Whistler BC is the original base of Whistler Mountain, which first
opened for skiing in February 1966. Since Dusty's has been around since
1965, the first "après-ski" drink in Whistler history was likely served
A lot has happened since those early days of the 60's... In
1980, the main base of Whistler Mountain was
moved to the new village, which used to be the site of the town dump.
After about 35 years of being basically a big gravel parking lot, the
Creekside base area underwent a major overhaul. New restaurants, hotels
and retail shops were added, among other changes.
One of the big
changes that took place around that time was that the original Dusty's
was torn down and replaced. What stands at the base of the mountain now
is the new version of Dusty's.
A big part of
Dusty's reputation over the years has been the excellent live music
that has kept it "Rockin' the Creekside" since it opened.
Bar and Grill In
Whistler, BC, Canada: Rockin' The
Creekside Since 1965
what makes it even more fun (especially for those of us that have young
families) is that after skiing, kids of all ages are welcome to enjoy
Son Callum Partying At
Dusty's With His Mom
if you're not staying in the Creekside area, Dusty's can be a little
bit out of the way. You'll have to either catch a cab or a bus back to
the main village (about 5 minutes away) if that's where your
accommodation is. But hey, it's still worth the trip to Dusty's