This place was a pleasant surprise. My friend and I booked a stay in Vancouver and decided to try some of the local areas/ islands before staying in the metropolitan area of Vancouver so we opted for Whistler. We knew it was a ski resort but figured we could just enjoy the nature scenery and peaceful off-season of a ski resort. We were absolutely wrong… Whistler is a year-round resort area now and we happened to show up during a BMX bike (all good, though). We checked in on August 18th and the two young women who were working the counter where incredibly nice and helpful. They asked if we wanted a late checkout (which we did) and gave us some sightseeing and restaurant tips. Note: This is a timeshare and one of the nice things was that we were not pestered ever to do a timeshare presentation. Throughout our stay the front desk continued to be courteous and helpful. We had a one-bedroom with a sleeper sofa and a full kitchen. The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, pans, etc. and had banquet seating which we ended up sitting at more than the sofa to watch TV as well as eat. Though there was a heat wave occurring the AC worked well and we used it the entire time. Overall the unit is a comfortable one. It could use some furnishing/ finish updates but this is a matter of taste and not necessarily something that will impede your experience. The lodge, however, as a whole needs some updating. It is an older building that does not shine as bright when compared to the newer resorts that have been built. It is still a nice place to stay, though. The biggest plus of this place is the location. It is situated in Whistler Village while not being in the busy pedestrian areas of the village. It is a short 3-minute walk to get to the restaurants and shops that bustled with people and noise. However, the Mountainside Lodge is removed enough from all of that so that when you returned to your suite you did not hear the noise of all the people having a good time in the bars and restaurants late at night. And, the gondolas that take you to Whistler Peak are a 5-minute walk from the front door of the resort (if you are there to ski then the location of this place is perfect). We were there for 2 nights and never used our car – it is a very pedestrian/ bike friendly town. Overall the Mountainside Resort is a great place to call home while staying in Whistler.
You are sixty seconds from the adventure of a lifetime. That is how close mountainside lodge is to whistlers fabled Slopes a one minute walk.
Centrally located in whistler village-And just footsteps to adventure- ski lifts- bike park- All units come equipped with a full Kitchen- fireplace- and secured ski/snowboard/bike room.