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First Tracks Lodge
Ranked #9 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Whistler, Canada
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Huge rooms, so comfortable, feel's like home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

The rooms at First Tracks Lodge are so large it's fantastic to be able to spread out! It really does feel like a home away from home. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need.

The beds are so comfortable you won't want to get out and I love the fact that everyone has their own bathroom!

Walk out the door straight onto the gondola. Off the mountain straight into the hot tubs!

You really do feel like home (although my home isn't this luxurious!) Also the hotel is nice and quiet - I've definitely been to ones where you can hear your neighbours and this isn't like that at all.

Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

This property could not have been nicer. The 3 bedroom unit was set up perfectly and the location was very close to the gondola, ski rentals and grocery store. The facilities were well maintained and the staff was very helpful and prompt to address any issue. Definitely will stay there when we visit next.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

We spent 14 nights at First Tracks and it exceeded our expectations. We were looking for a slightly quieter place with easy access to amenities as we wanted them, and this was perfect. The quality of the hotel is very high - including furnishings, decor, facilities and service. We stayed in a 2 bed condo (#422) with our two teenagers who like to spread themselves out a little, and we had plenty of space. The rooms are very clean and housekeeping was very good. The living space and bedrooms are big. The kitchen appliances are top notch and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook a substantial meal for 8 when friends came over. Beds are soooo comfy and pillows are wonderful. Washing machine and tumble drier was not only useful as we were there for a while , it was also well equipped and quiet. There are a couple of bbq's by the pool which were awesome for rustling up a couple of hearty steaks after a hard day on the slopes.

We found First Tracks to be well located, close to all the shops you need and a bus stop right outside to take you to the busier Whistler village when required. The gondola is ~50 meters from your door / easy access to your personal ski lockers made life very easy.

For those non ski days the outdoor heated pool or well equipped gym was available but we opted for a more relaxing hot spa and beverage :-)

Service was excellent, from friendly smiling staff who remembered your name.

We look forward to staying at First Tracks again and recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

You couldn't ask for a better location next to ski lift . All around the hotel is all you could want . The local transport cost $2.50one way to travel into town and $12.00 approx taxi ride back.around creek side are ski rental and shops . The little supermarket is amazing .the rooms at First tracks are great everything you need for a fantastic holiday in the snow.
Plenty of great food places in the village

Stayed February 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

We have just returned from a 6 night stay at First Tracks. This was our 3rd visit to Whistler, on the first occasion we stayed in a catered chalet on the edge of lake Alta, the second time we stayed in Whistler Village and so to get a different perspective on Whistler we opted to stay at Creekside this time. The 2 bedroom apartment was excellent, quite spacious when compared with other apartments in other ski resorts. it was very clean and had a good selection of bathroom amenities. It's proximity to the Creekside gondola was great (just as close as the website indicates), and we made the most of the hot tubs each afternoon. Apart from wanting to experience Whistler from a different perspective, another reason we chose Creekside was that it was considerably cheaper than staying in the main village. All in all a very nice property. The downside for us was that it was seriously lacking in restaurants. (we gathered that there had been a few more but that they had closed down) We did taxi back over to the village on a couple of occasions but after a hard day skiing it's nice to just be able to stroll back home again, rather than wait for a bus or taxi. Dusty's (the only bar/restaurant near by) was absolutely packed each day from about 3pm till around 7pm. On the Sunday night (having been over in the village to watch the Fire and Ice show) we headed back to Creekside with the idea of having dinner in Dustys, knowing that by the time we got there (7.45pm) it would have quietened down. It certainly had and when we sat down we were told that we couldn't dine there as we had our children with us (aged 12 & 15) and there are no children allowed in the bar/restaurant after 8pm!! Obviously some archaic Canadian law and most bizzare, given that Creekside is very much geared towards families. As there are no alternatives the night resulted in a quick trip to the Supermarket - not what we had planned for our last night in Whistler. So, whilst we were very pleased with our accommodation, we wouldn't return to Creekside until there are significantly more dining options to choose from.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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auckland, new zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

We have just returned from a 10 night stay at First Tracks lodge and we were really impressed by the spacious, clean faciliities. We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo, the kitchen was large and modern, bathrooms and living area and bedrooms did not disappoint. The beds are really comfy and pillows big and fluffy. The rooms were cleaned daily. Loved the convenience of having the gondola next to the ski lockers, my husband felt guilty getting into the queue from the First Tracks side (where there was no-one) so we ended up queing with everyone else!
It's a 10 minute bus ride into Whistler or you can catch a taxi. We were able to sleep well as there was no noise or bright lights to disturb us. Supermarket is conveniently located across the road and there is a cheap but good sushi place - Samurai Sushi down the road. Other restaurants and eateries are also nearby and not overpriced either. I highly recommend it as a fantastic place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Whistler, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have returned to First Tracks after staying here the same time last year...the fact that we returned says it all. We are from Australia and our family of five didn't contemplate staying anywhere else. The apartments themselves are spacious, clean and well maintained. We have stayed in 3 bedroom apartments, which are extremely roomy and comfortable. Housekeeping and the staff at the front desk (usually staffed during normal office hours, then the staff at Legends are more than happy to assist with any requests) are always willing to assist with any questions or problems. We all love the hot pools/tubs at the end of the day, but perhaps a slightly earlier closing time to reduce the occasional late night noise to rooms overlooking them could be considered. Last year we stayed in an apartment looking up the mountain, which had the most spectacular views, but did have the downfall of being woken early in the morning by the snowploughs grooming the slopes...only downside of snow falling! We really didn't notice too much noise from Dusty's. Only negative thing I could say about apartments is it would be great to have a few essential items provided, such as cling wrap and foil.

We love that we are just steps from a gondola to take us up the mountain (and steps back inside the warmth at the end of the day), a short walk to the ski school for the kids and a great grocery store that seems to stock almost anything you need...we are again impressed by the quality of the produce, especially the fruit and vegetable. If only our ski resorts in Australia could learn from you!

One obvious downside to the Creekside location is the lack of dining options and the distance to Whistler Village. We weighed this up against the positives, and the comfort and convenience of being so close to the gondolas definitely outweighed the negatives. If heading into the village we generally opt to catch a taxi into the village, as it works out cheaper or around the same cost for a family to catch a bus. After a days skiing though, we prefer to chill out in the hot tubs, then have a low key night in the comfort of the apartment!

Would definitely come back to First Tracks again:)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: First Tracks Lodge
Address: 2202 Gondola Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Whistler
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Whistler
#5 Romantic Hotel in Whistler
#13 Business Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Tracks Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located ski-in, ski-out at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler Creekside, First Tracks Lodge is an upscale, condo style hotel. This all suite hotel features suites ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Each suite offers a full kitchen with upscale appliances and granite counter tops, a living area with a gas fireplace, private balconies and one full bathroom per bedroom. This property truly offers all of the comforts of home in a most convenient location. In addition, the Creekside Village is just steps away providing convenient access to a grocery store, liquor store, ski and board rentals, Whistler kids programs as well as a few coffee shops and eateries. ... more   less 
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