Squamish Accommodations are the Perfect Complement to Whistler Skiing

Squamish Accommodations are the Perfect Complement to Whistler Skiing

Every year, thrill-seekers from around the world can’t wait to visit Whistler Mountain for some of the best skiing available. The area sees millions of visitors each year, looking for the best slopes and seeking out the best accommodations available. With all of the excitement, it’s often overlooked just how full the area is in peak skiing months. Imagine arriving only to learn that everything is booked for miles around. This is certainly not a great start to the vacation most people dream about. Squamish accommodations are the perfect complement to Whistler skiing for a number of reasons.

It’s Less than an Hour Away

Squamish is only 40 minutes from Whistler by car or bus, which is something visitors don’t realize. In the time it takes to enjoy a couple of cups of coffee or have a big breakfast, they can reach Whistler and get ready for an exciting day on the slopes.

It Expands Recreation Opportunities

Those who love to ski are often the individuals who love horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and exploring in general. Squamish has some of the most legendary trails in British Columbia, and they are accessible from virtually anywhere in the community. Those who need a break from the serious sports can enjoy phenomenal eagle watching, catching sights and pictures of these majestic, nesting birds. Gorgeous lakes are dotted all over the city, with tons of water sports, and Squamish offers up some of the best kayaking around. Those who stay in Squamish don’t limit their potential activities to just skiing!

Squamish is More Affordable and More Peaceful

While the excitement of Whistler Village can be exilerating, for many people it quickly starts to overwhelm the senses. Crowded areas, noise, congestion and traffic soon start to grate on the nerves and make what was supposed to be a fantastic vacation into an annoyance. Squamish offers beautiful accommodations without all of the hustle and bustle that makes some individuals dread the stay in Whistler Village. Plus, prices are much more affordable. Those who stay in Squamish aren’t dealing with “ski-season prices” the way they are in Whistler Village. For these reasons, savvy visitors who have been skiing in Whistler for years consider Squamish a quiet retreat from their retreat!

Close to Vancouver Shopping and the Vancouver International Airport

For those who will be arriving via the Vancouver International Airport, Squamish is much closer than Whistler, making it convenient and easy for weary travelers to rest and energize. It’s also close to downtown Vancouver shopping, so those who want to bring back fun souvenirs can easily access the most popular stores and retail services, as well as some of the more historic and quaint shops and boutiques the area is known for. With Squamish being closer to Vancouver, all-day shopping trips are more enjoyable, but quick trips to find forgotten gear or special items are possible as well.

Those who are new to skiing in Whistler and those who have been enjoying those majestic slopes for years can benefit from Squamish accommodations. From more affordable prices and a more relaxing atmosphere to a wider variety of recreational activities and a convenient location, Squamish offers many of benefits for those planning a Whistler skiing trip.

Whistler’s 2012/2013 Ski Season Opens

Whistler’s 2012/2013 Ski Season Opens

The 2012/2013 ski season officially opened today. Blackcomb is scheduled to open on the 22nd.

Whistler was recently awarded Number One Ski Resort in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine. Whistler’s consistent and reliable snow fall, the size and variety of its natural terrain, combined with the highest quality visitor experience make Whistler Blackcomb one of the best ski resorts in the industry. Snowfall is expected to be excellent again this season.

Additional Information

Whistler Snow & Weather Forecast
Whistler Road Conditions  (and of course you can check the top bar of this site for weather)
Cheap Whistler Accommodations in Neighboring Squamish, BC

Squamish Hotels & Motels – Budget Accommodation for Whistler Skiing

Squamish Hotels & Motels – Budget Accommodation for Whistler Skiing

Many Whistler skiiers and snowboarders have discovered that the best way to ski on a budget in Whistler is to stay in nearby Squamish. If you have your own vehicle you can drive into Whistler each day. It’s about 45 minutes each way. Or take the convenient shuttle. It’s a beautiful drive through one of the most spectacular winter wonderlands on earth. The Tantalus mountains are breathtaking and streams and rivers weave their way through snow-covered forests.

It’s pretty much impossible to find Whistler hotel rates starting at only $65.00/night. Availability and selection are better in Squamish and Squamish offers a quiet alternative to the busy night life of Whistler. You’ll feel more rested for a great day of Whistler skiing :-).