To Book Lodging Call Now
1 (866) 385-0611
Close booking module

Guide for the Ultimate Ski Day from Creekside

Creekside Village is the perfect place to stay if you want an authentic Whistler experience. It is known for its more laid-back, rustic atmosphere than the bustling and lively main village.

Staying at Lodging Ovations provides quick access to the ski slopes of Whistler Mountain and is steps away from shops, restaurants, a ski school, a gym, a grocery store, a liquor store and more. Here is a guide for the ultimate ski day when staying in Creekside.

First thing first, coffee!

Rockit Coffee

Rockit Coffee is a funky new coffee shop that opened in Creekside Village on December 21st, 2022. It replaced the former Starbucks, and everyone in town highly anticipated its arrival. 

The coffee shop has a fun and unique vibe. The interior showcases a wall of old stereos and other 70s and 80s-themed decor, making it an excellent spot to hang out. They offer a variety of coffee, tea, and other beverages, as well as light food options such as pastries and sandwiches.

Rockit Coffee is a great place to stay and enjoy the atmosphere, or grab some quality, ethically sourced coffee before starting your day on the mountain.

Once you have your coffee and breakfast, time to make your way over to the new Creekside Gondola.

Creekside Gondola

Creekside Gondola

The official opening of the new Creekside Gondola took place on December 23rd, 2022. Everyone in Whistler and beyond was eagerly awaiting this monumental day.

When opened to the public, the event included a traditional welcome from cultural ambassadors of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC).

In addition, there was a cedar rope ceremony as well as a presentation of the name of the gondola in the languages of the Squamish Nation (Ch'it ta Swá7elt "beside the creek" - Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim) and the Lílwat Nation (Sq'útsa ti Tsawewéca "by the creek" - LiÍwat7úl Ucwalmícwts).

The newly upgraded Creekside Gondola significantly improves uphill capacity. The gondola now uploads ten people per cabin, whereas the former gondola only held six people. Once you are on the gondola, you will pass by the green Olympic Rings, be welcomed with views of the beautiful mountain scenery, and start to feel the excitement of the day.

It won't be long before you arrive at the bottom of another new addition to Whistler mountain, the newly upgraded high-speed 6-person Red Chairlift.

Whistler Mountain - Creekside

Whistler Mountain

Now that you are at the base of Red Chair, let the skiing begin. Whistler has expansive terrain, and there is something for all skill levels. 

Emerald Chair provides a great beginner and family-friendly place to ski. However, Suppose you're looking for some more intermediate and advanced options. In that case, we recommend going to Harmony and Symphony Express, which offer stunning views along the ridge line and access to some fantastic bowls.

Peak chair is also a go-to for challenging, high alpine terrain.

For lunch, stop by the Roundhouse Lodge. The lodge offers cafeteria-style food courts, Seppo's bar, and Umbrella bar. You can enjoy your meal and drinks at the roundhouse while giving your legs a rest and enjoying the view. However, it is wise to avoid peak times (typically around noon) as it can make it hard to find a good place to sit down.

After lunch and a few more laps, head over to Peak Chair for the perfect final run of the day - The Peak to Creek.

Whistler Mountain - Peak to Creek

Peak to Creek Run

The Peak Chairlift provides access to some of the resort's most challenging and picturesque runs. However, the Peak to Creek run is intermediate level. 

This run is a must for checking off your list when visiting Whistler, and it's a fun and rewarding way to finish your day. The Peak to Creek is 11km long, making it the longest run on the mountain and the longest consistent run in North America.

So get ready for a leg burner! But don't worry; you can reward yourself with delicious aprés at Dusty's Bar at the bottom.

Dusty's Bar

Now that you have skied Whistler from top to bottom, a Caesar at Dusty's is calling your name.

Dusty's is one of the most popular aprés spots in Whistler and is known for its laid-back atmosphere and casual, rustic vibe. It's a familiar gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.

They serve various drinks, including beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as a menu of pub-style food and other casual fare.

Dusty's is also known for hosting live music and other events, so you are always in for a good time. There is indoor and outdoor seating, so find the best spot to post up with a refreshment, and you'll soon find yourself talking about how great the day was!

And that concludes an epic ski day on Whistler, from start to finish. Cheers!