We will be staying at Whistler for a week, including 5 days of skiing. Looks like there are
plenty of options for eating on both mountains. Do you have a favorite, and if so why?
For value for money: none
For space: Glacier Lodge
For views: Rendezvous
For ridiculous overpriced menu: Steeps and Christine's
(Once had a very nice anniversary "meal" (appetizers and wine) at Christine's, but it was 2x the cost of a full meal at an already overpriced restaurant in the village.)
Save your dining out dollars for evenings in the village.
Just my personal opinion, of course....Edited: 04 January 2018, 06:00
Araxi and Bearfoot Bistro for upscale locally-sourced gourmet. These are dining experiences where you'll want to do a 3 or 5-course set menu. When I'm with friends, I like Element's Tapas for a casual, small, unassuming space for a glass of wine and tapas at the bar, or brunch the next morning.
I love Ollie’s Grilled Cheese (near Olympic Station, IIRC). There’s also a walk-up burger place I think near the Whistler Village Gondola at the base that had phenomenal grass-fed burgers and tons of choices on toppings. Not highbrow food for sure, but great for a quick bite.
On Blackcomb mountain, we really like the waffles, sandwiches, and soups at Crystal Hut. It's really small and gets really crowded, but it has great food and fabulous views. There is outdoor seating too, but it's not that great if it is too cold. All the runs nearby are intermediate so it may not be the best place to go if you have a beginner skier with you.