In 2010, Whistler’s spotlight was focused on one thing: Olympic gold. These days, the legacy of the Games lives on (recreational skeleton, anyone?), but the resort, just two hours north of Vancouver, B.C., continues to shine with sparkly restaurants and bars—including an über-chic, ice-cold vodka tasting room. But don’t start worrying that Whistler’s gone all Gstaad. While no ski town of this caliber is cheap, this is Canada, so there’s a refreshingly down-to-earth vibe, with bargains to match. Here’s where to splurge and save.*
*Prices are in U.S. dollars.