Just returned(2/26/2012) from a week at WJack-Snowbird and found it just fine. While not the best as in Four Seasons, Fairmont or other four five star properties it is certainly a solid three to three and a half & worth the money or in our case our weekly time share. We were two adult couples with no kids. The units are nestled in tall trees, the setting is easy on the eyes. Our 2 bedroom unit was was on the upper level with good views of the mountains opposite Whistler and Blackcomb, it was clean & comfortable. The master bedroom had a king size bed , the 2nd bedroom had two twins. The master had a water-closet(bathroom, loo, your name for it here) but the master shower was actually a converted hallway closet just outside the master bedroom. (odd i know, we figured it was done to make the units a higher level in the RCI ratings and Olympics) In any case the shower just outside the door proved to be no problem. Unit had a good washer and dryer and also space for two cars in the under ground garage. The outdoor hot-tub(s) were not working. While not on the 'slopes' this unit could be called a 'ski in' unit as there is a trail that leads from the slopes to the units that can be skied when returning from slope. To get to the slopes you take Whistlers very efficient shuttle system that stops just in front of the property. You can ride the shuttle to the the main 'Village" or to the 'Upper Village"(UVillage is very close to the unit). For ski access I would recommend just riding the shuttle up the street about five minutes to the
former 'Marriot' hotel where the Whistler Co. has one of their many rental shops; there you can access the slopes as this hotel is slope side. Also if you have your own equipment you can walk fifty feet from the hotel bus stop, and ski a 100 ft long trail to the slopes; from there it is a gentle 1 minute ski to the base where you can buy lift tickets or if you have a multi-day ticket get on the lifts and go. Check in to the unit is at central check in area in the Village so if you come by bus ask that you be allowed to pick up your keys before being dropped at the unit. Or just check in, catch the shuttle to the 'Snowbird' stop. Off hour contact with staff is pretty easy to do if you read the literature provided in the unit before going into panic mode. We found the staff helpful when we needed them as most staff is if treated right.
We travel a lot to many parts of the world(have yet to set food in Asia)
Snowbird is just fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Snowbird is a great place to call home while staying in the world-class destination of Whistler Resort. Its location in the Blackcomb Benchlands makes it an ideal choice for winter activities, while the proximity of Lost Lake Park in the summer can't be beat. Take in the spectacular surrounding views while you relax with a book on the large balcony, mingle with guests in the shared hot tub, or host a meal in the large BBQ area. The Snowbird is best suited for those with an active lifestyle as the spacious suites are designed with three floors. For your convenience, Snowbird offers HD cable TV and complimentary Wi-Fi hi-speed Internet. ... more less
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- Raintree`s Whiski Jack Snowbird Hotel Whistler