All I have to say is heated floors! This place was incredible. The cabin style design makes you feel like you're in the mountains and it's right next to the gondola which is a huge plus! This means that after you're done riding all day you don't have to worry about taking a bus somewhere and walking to your hotel...it's right there! The room itself was sooo nice. Very clean and comfortable. I loved the fireplace and the awesome kitchen. I was just impressed the whole time! You have to stay here!
(correction...I stayed December 2010)
Thank you for your wonderful remarks and for choosing to stay with First Tracks Lodge! We hope that we'll have the opporunity of welcoming you back again sometime.
With the many positive reviews we had found on TripAdvisor, we thought it was unlikely we'd be surprised with what we found at First Tracks in Whistler Creekside. The location met expectations (a short walk to the Creekside Gondola), and the local food options were excellent. However, for the price we paid we were expecting a small apartment-style condo with a barely functional kitchen. Instead we were given an apartment with a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, a large dining room, living area, balcony, bedroom and extra bedroom, a dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. We were really blown away with the size of the room (for just 2 of us for the week), and the amenities.
They have really thought of everything to make you comfortable - the lodge provided dishwasher detergent, the first pot of coffee, and clothes washing detergent - things that while simple, go an extra step toward making you feel welcomed.
There's a grocery store and a liquor store both within a short walk - so it's easy to stock-up for the week, and there's plenty of room in the cabinets and refrigerator for food storage. The ski lockers are also great - with storage close to the entry and easy to access anytime.