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Reviewed March 11, 2020

Amazing experience. The service is exquisite (especially Nick 😍) , the food is great and the view is so beautiful!!!!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

ducked in here during wind storm and little to no visibility, found that many others had as well. It's a small, quaint lodge that offers just a few things and specializes in waffles. When it's crowded it's a bit hard to get around, but the...waffles were really good and it's a worthwile visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

It was one of those rare, cold, sunny fast and dry snow days that really builds an appetite up. I decided to treat my self to the best retro ski hut meal and ambience in memory... across the Peak 2 Peak (R) down the backside...up Crystal lift and ready to dig in. It was awful, full stop. The wood burning brick oven that has perfectly cooked so many meals is out of use, behind a jumble of restaurant equipment. The waffle presses remain but the classic menu is gone. What would you like someting out of the steam table bins? Prepared elsewhere and reheated here for your dining pleasure? Same basic stews as Chick Pea but at a further premium yet. And basically bland to boot. And a dear boot at that. The beautiful wood tables are gone, replaced with synthetic table tops that don't all match in height. Did I mention the head banger music so loud you can't talk to the person beside you? If I want to barf at Garf's I would go to Garf's. I am sure glad the head bangers will sustain the economics of this emporium as I won't be and I will never reccomend it to others, especially European visitors who tend to know what food and ambience are. Since the headbangers the music, I will report my summation in their vernacular: #EpicFail #EpicAvoid.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

VERY limited menu. Best known for their waffles with sweet berry sauce whipped cream banana and bacon ... in my opinion waffles like this aren’t a lunchtime food ... I ordered the soup and Caesar salad. It was below average at best.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

We visited this place with Canadian wilderness, guide Brock, very good food, with great view, really good!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

The Crystal Hut is at the top of the Crystal chair, Blackcomb mountain. Seating inside & out. Amazing views. Good value coffee. The waffles are very popular. Great spot for a coffee stop or lunch.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

We stopped her for drinks a number of times during our 10 day stay. It’s a lovely hut similar to what we’re used to seeing in the alps. Plenty of outdoor seating and stunning views. They se e waffles and a couple of hearty meals...per day, we had stew on one occasion and it was delicious. They also serve a range of drinks and cakes/snacks, perfect for a refuel.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Popped in for a mid-afternoon snack. Unfortunately all they had left was waffles but that was fine (especially for the kids). We were lucky with our seating so be sure you have seating before ordering otherwise you're out in the cold. Staff seem to be...all aussies and ate a friendly bunch. Will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

The location is lovely and the outside sitting area has amazing views. This is a great location. However, they need to do so much better at organising the place and themselves. Just keep an eye on space and TELL PEOPLE BEFORE they get their lunch...if it is full! Our stew was watery, a very small portion for a lot of money and only just warm by the time we got a seat to eat it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

The venue is located in the ski arena of Whistler. They have inside and outside seating from which the view is great. We had drinks and waffles only which were good. The service is very kind.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Located at the top of the Crystal Express lift this mountain hut looks really inviting from the outside but inside its chaos with very limited seating and people often don’t clear their dirty plates! If you manage to find an available seat, hot chocolate is...nice. We even saw people arguing over who was going to sit on the table we were just vacating. You buy a mug and serve yourself to both coffee and hot chocolate then try to find a seat! There is some outdoor seating but it was -18 most days so sitting outside wasn’t an option for us.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Near the top of Blackcolm Mountain is the rustic Crystal Hut. With limited seating, you have to time this right, but it's worth it. Waffles with strawberries and cream high up on a mountain, has gotta be a trip hi-lite. They're not cheap, but they...are worth every penny.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

One of the best places on the mountain for lunch, make sure you come early or leave it until a late lunch as they get very busy. The beef stew with mash and the waffles are devine.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

A must do stop if you have the time. As part of the overall experience on the Whistler/Blackcomb skiing experience, this small hut is ideal for a mid-morning breakfast or lunch stop. We stopped for the waffle specialty to 10am and found it a very...satisfying and welcome break. We picked a mid week day, as Saturday and Sunday may be difficult to find seating there. They do have other lunch menu items, b ut we opted for the iconic waffle loaded with everything and the valley bacon, excellent!!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

My husband and I enjoyed a waffle (him) and bison stew (me) with a simple glass of wine while skiing at Blackcomb. Sweet little surprise to walk in too. Small inside so small groups are better or be willing to split up to sit at...table. Worth the bite though!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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The hours Crystal Hut will be open will be supject to the daily lift openings. I am sure Whistler and Blackcomb are open in May but go on the website for lift openings and closures. Crystal Hut is on the piste so will... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5