Fest Traveler: Whistler Film Festival

Whistler’s reputation as a ski vacation paradise has helped the resort town cultivate a large assortment of high-quality attractions for travelers. A few highlights:

Cross-country Skiing
For low-key skiers, Whistler offers three cross-country facilities with more than 80 miles to cover. The Lost Lake Trails are a highlight for both skiers and snowshoers hoping to explore the wilderness.
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Ziplining
Though not for the faint of heart, Whistler’s ziplining options provide newcomers and adventurers alike with several exciting options to zoom above creeks and forests, virtually gliding through the air. The Bear Tour is recommended for groups and those who haven’t ziplined before. The tour runs about 2 1/2 hours, and a “twilight” tour option is available.
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Maxx Fish
A touch of class and a heavy dose of cool, the Maxx Fish lounge and bar is in the heart of Whistler village and a prime location for group events and parties, along with regular club events.
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Whistler Bearcomb
With more than 8,100 acres of snow-covered slopes, Whistler Blackcomb is considered one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Some of its highlights include 12 alpine bowls, three glaciers, world-class terrain parks and half pipes, more than 200 marked trails and a one-mile vertical rise.
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Mallard Lounge & Terrace
Tucked in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel, the Mallard is an ideal apres ski destination with a selection of martinis and scotches to enjoy by the fireside. The lounge also serves afternoon tea from 2 to 4 p.m. daily.
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Scandinave Spa
The beauty of nature takes center stage at Scandinave Spa, located just north of Whistler. The vistas offer a unique tranquility to compliment the massage treatments, hot baths and waterfalls.
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Bearfoot Bistro
Central to the Whistler village, Bearfoot bills itself as having “all the accoutrements of a five-star dining establishment without the fuss and pretension.” The restaurant serves a menu filled with modern Canadian cuisine, ranging from wild arctic caribou to ivory spring salmon. Bearfoot is also one of only 150 Don Perignon Houses in the world.
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