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Lie to tell tourists
It’s an age-old joke that Whistlerites play on tourists. A ski
pass will read “Dual Mountain Pass” and confused tourists won’t know what it
means. They know Whistler, they know Blackcomb, but they can’t seem to figure
out where Dual Mountain is! The tradition is to point tourists in the direction
of Dual Mountain drycleaners — way down in Function Junction. That ranked
as the top lie in this survey. Other entertaining lies included “People like to
live in the village,” “Bears attack non-locals” and “Whistler is booked up for
It hasn’t yet come this year, but a blizzard is bound to hit
within the next month or two. Home is where the warmth is, according to voters
in the Best of Whistler survey, who marked it down as the best place to be when
a blizzard erupts outside. The Crystal Hut also ranked highly, as did Dusty’s,
the Garibaldi Lift Company and the Cinnamon Bear. Two people marked down Dairy
Queen as the best place for a Blizzard. We could use one in Whistler.
Food & Drink
Best Restaurant Overall
Drum roll please…and the winner is The Rimrock. That’s seven
years in a row for the eatery, which is consistently rated as one of Whistler's
top restaurants and fine dining establishments. Let’s hope they don’t get a
seven-year itch as the fresh seafood such as salmon, sablefish and oyster
plates and rack of lamb and arctic caribou are favourites in town and around
the world. The Rimrock, now in its 21st year, offers fine dining in a casual
yet elegant atmosphere. Manager/owner Bob Dawson and chef/owner Rolf Gunther
work hard to keep the quality consistent, the food fresh and interesting.
Sushi Village takes second place again. The eatery, which has
been open since 1985, can always be counted on for the freshest in sushi and
its excellent service. It is about as famous in some circles as the world-class
ski resort itself. Known for its casual yet vibrant atmosphere, terrific sushi,
and legendary sake margaritas.
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