Whistler, B.C. is one of the best ski resorts in the world, with millions of visitors a year keeping this town going. But what factors come into play when someone decides this town isn’t just good for a holiday but would be a great place to call home…
Here are the top 5 reason people love to live in this adult playground:
5. New Friends!
It can be daunting moving somewhere where you don’t know anyone and you’re moving into a house with 5 strangers. That’s the best part about Whistler. There’s a good chance they’re all here for the same reason. The best part about moving to a new place is meeting new people. Whistler is a place where your housemates and work colleagues become your family. A great example is your typical Whistler Christmas is usually a bunch of friends enjoying a few drinks and some great food.
UberLarissa enjoying Christmas dinner with her Whistler Family!
4. Summer Recreation
There is a lot more to this winter wonderland than the snow! Summer time usually brings more regional tourists than Winter (Whistler Visitors Statistics). Whistler mountain becomes one of the best Mountain Biking destinations in Canada during the summer – including the major Crankworx festival bringing the best in mountain biking to your backyard. On top of that you have many lakes, hiking and water sports to keep you active and busy.
Only 1 1/2 hours from Vancouver and another 2 to Seattle the location of Whistler is unbeatable. Being able to ride on a mountain and by afternoon down by the coast is something special. It’s a huge deal for people considering living in Whistler as everything is at their fingertips: shopping, YVR Airport and of course, our friends down south in the United States.
2. Night Life
What’s better than a day of shredding on the mountain followed up with drinks with friends. Whistler’s apre’ and nightlife is a huge attraction for people. Whether you want to enjoy some quiet beverages on the patio of Longhorn Saloon and Grill or dance up a storm at one of the local clubs each filled with nightly themes. Whistler’s weekends are full of people from Vancouver, Seattle and all over the world! That shows how enjoyable the night scene is here.
Of course the number 1 reason people call Whistler home is for the chance to enjoy 2 of the best ski mountains in the world. Have work at 12pm? Perfect chance to head up Whistler/Blackcomb for a few runs to start the day! How many people do you know that can say they ski in the morning and work in the afternoon? If you live and work in Whistler you also have the chance to be a part of the Spirit program where locals get huge discounts on their season pass and many of the mountain business’s. The best part about Whistler is that it doesn’t matter if this is your first time on a mountain or if you’re a pro – It caters to everyone.