Whistler Accommodations - Tourists and Travelers

By: Ron Mark

Whistler is situated not far from Vancouver, BC, Canada; the city is easily accessible and the visitor can find Whistler accommodation in the luxury resort of Whistler BC, Canada. The city of Whistler is one of the North America's, if not the world's, best ski resorts and has many mountain terrains that include special areas used by expert and novice skiers, snow boarders and hikers. The mountain scenery of Whistler Blackcomb is stunning and the powder snow coverage is ideal enough to convince anyone to visit this luxury ski resort. Transportation to Whistler BC is made through the Vancouver International Airport; a limo service or shuttle bus is available to take travelers up the scenic sea to sky highway. Bus services are running from and to Whistler.

Overnight travelers and tourists to Whistler Blackcomb will seek Whistler accommodation to allow the time necessary to consume all what the resort has to offer, including a number of events and attractions happening all year long. Whistler Village, the heart of Whistler Blackcomb, is surrounded by incredible snow capped mountains. The mountains of Whistler Blackcomb make one of the largest ski resorts in North America, and an ideal location for the Whistler 2010 winter Olympics. The ski resort features modern facilities together with a special airlift system used by the visitors of the resort. Whistler Village is located right in the valley of the mountains and provides visitors with shopping opportunities, luxurious Whistler accommodations, art galleries, a small museum and ski-related services and more. Accommodations in Whistler Village include a number of prestigious hotels - Whistler Hotel, Delta Hotel, Fairmont Chateau hotel, The Pinnacle hotel, Pan Pacific hotel and many more. Among these hotels in the ski village, travelers can stay in a number of private and managed condominiums and ski in ski-out cottages alongside the mountain.

If the visitor decides to leave the ski slope or his /her Whistler accommodation, he /she may enjoy the scenic plane ride; the entire region can be visited and the visitor can even choose to catch the floatplane that flies to Vancouver. Vancouver is a real tourist attraction, as it is set in stunning sceneries; the city is located in an amazing harbor that has mountains in its background. The city boasts its own cosmopolitan atmosphere; every tourist usually searches for such conditions. A bustling nightlife and good shopping are also available, because this city is a genuine paradise for every outdoor enthusiast.

The variety of luxury and budget Whistler accommodations can be left in order to enjoy leisure time activities; apart from traditional skiing and snowboarding, tourists can enjoy many other outdoor activities offered throughout the entire season. Snowshoeing and dogsledding can be enjoyed during the winter season, while horseback riding, mountain biking and golf can be enjoyed in the spring and summer seasons.

The village of Whistler is a real home for many activities such as the exciting aprÃ?s-ski ones. Hordes of restaurants are waiting their clients; pubs and bars offer entertainment possibilities after spending a whole day on the ski slope. The visitor should not forget about the interesting museum that is likely to provide him or her with a short history lesson in order to understand more about the traditions of the village.

Safety issues are also important; access roads to the Whistler accommodations and village are good, but mountain roads can be very challenging, particularly during the winter season. Driving on these curvy mountain roads is rather difficult and one should not take such circumstances for granted. Even the ordinary winter sports can be dangerous if not properly practiced; snowboarding and skiing may pose some hazards when it comes to the visitor's safety and health. Accidents may happen on a daily basis if the visitor does not pay attention to the instructions concerning the practice of each winter sport. It is recommended that visitors take out their travel insurances when going to Whistler.

Travelers and tourists should also pay attention to the existing customs. Risky situations are to be avoided; the visitor has to be aware of this as soon as he or she leaves his Whistler accommodation. There are no extra safety measures to consider, but the visitor should use his or her common sense in order to handle every situation. For instance, he or she must not ski without special safety equipment in order to avoid the accidents that may threaten his or her health or life; every foreign land should be carefully approached in order to learn more about its conditions and no one should take foolish risks without paying attention to the direct consequences.

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