We spent Christmas in Whistler, BC. We went there last year also. The biggest difference is this year there was snow! Whistler is where the 2010 Winter Olympics were and it is a great ski resort. You don’t need your car. All the restaurants and shops are an easy walk in the village. You can also walk to the ski lifts. We stayed in a condo at the Mountainside Lodge. It was a great size for 4 adults, in a super location, but is in need of some updates and a coat of paint. The staff was very helpful and any requests we made were immediately addressed.
I have not skied in over 10 years, and that was back East with the baby mountains. I was a little nervous to give it a go on Christmas morning, but can say it’s like riding a bike. Once you know how to do it you don’t forget. We had a beautiful, sunny day on the mountain.
We had a great day of skiing then had Christmas dinner at Trattoria Di Umberto. It’s a very good italian restaurant. Sorry no pictures. I had scallops over risotto and it doesn’t photograph very well but tasted awesome.
I also dragged everyone to The Whistler Olympic Park for cross-country skiing. Again I had not done this in many years, but had a nordic track back in Boston and being a runner I have endurance. Everyone was great sports about it, but think they would all like to stick to downhill skiing.
After 4 miles of cross-country skiing.
We had a great week in Whistler. I ran 3 days as well as ice skated. Have you ever gone on a Christmas vacation?