This article was published on February 20th, 2016
Whistler Blackcomb is one of the largest and most popular ski destinations in the world. Each year thousands of guests flock to the resort for the deep snow, vertical terrain, and warm, Canadian hospitality. For LGBT travellers, the Aava Whistler is easily the top choice of places to stay.
The Aava Whistler has a proud and long history of the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, one of the longest continually operating gay ski weeks, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. Each year the Aava Whistler plays host to Pride House where festival goes pick-up their tickets and get information on all the events happening throughout the week. It’s also the home of the festival operations team.
As the most LGBT friendly hotel in Whistler, the Aava Whistler prides itself on their employment policies, services, and support returned to the LGBT community. They represent the best in hospitality.
Located in the heart of Whistler village, just steps from the Whistler Conference Centre, where all the major Whistler Pride and Ski Week events happen, the Aava Whistler features large timber beams, rock, and an earth-tone palette throughout the property. The large, spacious rooms are a welcome surprise for most travellers.
After a long day on the slopes and some après ski fun, guests enjoy a peaceful night on the comfortable beds, fitted with crisp, white linens. Rooms also include a mini fridge, iPod/iPhone docking stations, a rain shower, Aveda toiletries, and some rooms have gas fireplaces.
The Aava Whistler understands that the guest experience goes beyond a standard hotel room. The hotel offers complimentary WiFi, so you can share your favourite moments from your day on the mountain with friends and family, or at least be able to meet others nearby on Grindr! The property also has a large outdoor pool and hot tub, underground parking, and a fitness centre.
When you’re planning your next winter ski getaway, make the Whistler Pride and Ski Week your top choice, and book your stay at the Aava Whistler. You’ll have a fantastic vacation full of memorable moments that will last a lifetime!