Whether you find yourself cruising along the stunning Sea to Sky highway or instead opt for a helicopter charter, marvelling over the incredible views on the way to Whistler will really put this special place into perspective. From the world-class skiing on the majestic Whistler and Blackcomb mountains to the charming alpine village and the action-packed activities that await, Whistler is filled to the brim with memorable outdoor adventures. At the same time, the long list of upscale accommodation options blend the unique mountain feel with a modern refinement, and there’s no shortage of incredible culinary spa experiences available at the blink of an eye. You’ll certainly want to be ready to keep warm on the slopes and throughout the village, but unlike the extravagant Aspen and its infamous mink-wearing clientele, Whistler is proudly understated, practical and authentic.
Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort
The Peak 2 Peak gondola that links the two sister mountains means that over 8,000 acres of pistes and 5,000 feet of vertical are available for the taking. When it comes to keeping warm on the slopes, look no further than Bogner, which perfectly mixes winter-ready function and sleek style. Delivered with extreme insulation and high breathability, this Bogner Fire + Ice Hank Ski Jacket was designed to meet all the modern standards of professional skiers, while the relaxed cut and premium materials work to maximize the overall comfort. Similarly, this Bogner Fire + Ice Sassy Down Ski Jacket boasts duck-down padding for practical purposes, while the chic aesthetic never appears too bulky. Boasting an attractively clean design and unique warming properties of the exclusive natural fiber, this Bogner Valina Cashmere Loop Scarf offers a subtle addition of coziness and comfort. These Bogner Cora Gloves are another delightful premium essential made from quilted shell with warmth padding that will take you from the daunting Ruby Bowl run to Whistler Village looking at ease and in vogue in either.
Whether you’re heading into Whistler Village for a casual lunch or cozying up around the fire pit after a long day on the slopes, no winter wardrobe is complete without that trusty rotation of layering essentials. A staple of their Pre-Fall 2019 collection, this Co Ribbed Wool-Cashmere Blend Turtleneck Sweater is designed with a ribbed-knitting and turtle neckline in a rich cream color. What’s more is that the loose fit makes for a relaxed look that prioritizes comfort, while the premium fabric is one that you’ll just want to bury yourself in. Cut from heavenly cashmere, this Carolyn Rowan Rib-Knit Embellished Fur and Cashmere Beanie is a chic addition to the turtleneck sweater that builds on the look. The fluffy fox fur pom-pom and glistening pearls and Swarovski crystals are a nice touch that elevates your essentials wardrobe above and beyond.
Stick to the Basics
Keeping warm while staying cool is no easy task. Whistler isn’t a place where over-the-top extravagance will win you any points, but instead opt for basics that give off an aura of smart-casual and sophistication. You should already have this Ralph Lauren Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in your wardrobe. The do-it-all wardrobe staple is knit from fine cashmere jersey, while the subtle ribbed trim enhances its slim fit. Cut in a relaxed straight-leg shape and lined to the knee, these Mr. P Herringbone Brushed-Wool Trousers are a timeless bottom that offers both comfort and sophistication that will take you from exploring the hotel to dining out in comfort and style. When it comes to accessorizing, consider tossing on this Acne Studios Appliquéd Rib-Knit Wool Beanie, whose premium craftsmanship, top-quality materials and a brilliant foldover design work to keep you nice and toasty.
Whether you’re strolling from shop to shop, diving into the local arts scene, or simply soaking up the lively atmosphere, Whistler Village offers plenty of fun when you’re not on the slopes. This Max Mara Teddy Double-Breasted Faux Fur Coat is the latest buzz from the iconic brand that’s the perfect throw-on as you enjoy the pedestrian-only center. The signature camel and silk blend provides a luxurious and comfortable finish, while the impeccable tailoring, oversized style and smooth shape ensures that you won’t skip a beat in the style department. Similarly, these Montelliana Margherita Cavallino Calf Hair Hiking Boots offer a luxurious look while the sturdy rubber sole will have you prepared for whatever the alpine elements throw at you.