Steph L is your go-to girl for all things Whistler!
Steph started skiing more than a decade ago, quickly switching to snowboarding and never looking back. She’s been putting together dream ski holidays for Skimax clients for nearly five years.
With a ticket to ride literally anywhere in the world, it’s Whistler that has her returning time and again. That ‘World’s Best Resort’ reputation is well earned with two massive mountains, a mile of vertical, a thriving village and easy access from Vancouver. But there’s lots more to learn – get the insider’s info from Steph below.
- How long have you worked at Skimax?
Nearly 5 years
- Skier or Snowboarder & how many years?
Started skiing 12 years ago, then switched to snowboarding
- Favourite Ski Destination?
Whistler, rightfully crowned world’s Best year after year
- What do you love about Whistler the most?
It has everything you could possibly want in a ski destination! Two amazing mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb – with terrain to encourage or challenge every level of rider. A village with a real vibe, great food, awesome après and a ton of activities for non-skiers or rest days.
- Best place for coffee?
After a lot of research, it’s got to be Lift Coffee Co
- Best place for apres?
The Longhorn Saloon. For the shortest time and distance between clicking out and clinking “Cheers”, you can’t beat this Whistler legend. Right at the bottom of the Whistler and Blackcomb Gondolas, the view is great, the music is pumping and dancing on tables isn’t frowned upon!
- Best village dining and favourite dish?
Easy: the KFC Roll at Sushi Village. Deep fried marinated chicken wrapped in thinly sliced avocado. The great seafood here means there’s often a queue, but it’s worth the wait.
- Special occasion dinner spot?
Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Fresh seafood in a ski resort is not normally a thing, but Whistler is blessed being so close to the Pacific. Creative and imaginative food and arguably the best wine list in town.
- What should visitors not leave your resort without doing?
A Twilight Zip Lining tour. Fly between six platforms high in the forest on the flanks of Blackcomb Mountain, with nothing but a headlamp and fairy lights to light the way.
- What item should visitors take back with them?
Treats from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
- Any other tips to making the most of your stay in this resort?
I recommend staying in Whistler Village. It’s not ski-in ski-out, but you’re right in the heart of the vibrant village and still just a short walk to both mountain bases, so you get the easiest access to everything. If you want a real thrill and you’re not scared of heights, I would really recommend doing the Peak To Peak Gondola in a glass-bottom cabin. The view down is AMAZING!