Bell to Bell – How to Win at Winter


Whistler winters are no joke. If you plan to make it to the spring unscathed, you’re going to need to know how to crush a “bell to bell” day. Here’s how it’s done:

Balanced Breakfast

It all starts here. The key to keeping your stamina going is to fuel up in the morning. Stop by Brickworks to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a big day on the mountains. We recommend the chicken & waffles or short rib hash to fuel you big day. If you’re a Whistler local, make sure to take advantage of our midweek breakfast special!

No Friends on Pow Days

If 20+ centimeters have fallen, forget everything we said about a leisurely breakfast! Make yourself some peanut butter and toast and hit the lift line before the crowds. And remember, friends don’t make friends wait on a powder day; real friends are right there beside you.

Timing is Key

We all know that lift lines in Whistler can be a real issue – but they don’t have to be. If you’re looking to crush maximum vertical in a day, midweek is always best. If you did as we suggested and ate a balanced breakfast, skip the lodges at lunchtime and head in around 2:00pm instead; this way you’ll score some quality laps while others are lunching. Or if you’re really dedicated, pack your backpack full of snacks and a lunch-to-go from Main Street Noodles.

Dress for Success

Mother Nature can be cruel in these parts so remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Layer up with base layers and make sure your gear is waterproof. There is nothing worse than having to call it quits early because of soggy clothing.


No, we’re not talking about caesars at Seppos (though, do that too!), we’re talking about treating your body to some grade ‘A’ H20. If you plan to make it until last call, make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Plus, it’ll give you more staying power come après time.

Après Like a Champ

A true “bell to bell” day is never complete without a little après action. Head to Brickworks for Après Music every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon from 3-5pm, and if you’re a local, be sure to pick up a Locals Card for access to happy hour specials. Or, if you and your crew feel like fueling up on a budget, head to Three Below for their $20 wings and pitcher of beer deal!