From what I've read on this forum, Whistler has the best nightlife of any ski resort in North America.
So can you give me an idea about the best hours for nightlife in Whistler? *For example, is there a lull in activity at the bars from 8pm-11pm while everybody is getting ready to go out for late night fun?
Also, do most of the bars close at 2am or do they stay open later or close earlier?
Most, if not all close at 2am. There may be one or two that stay later, but every one I've been to closes at 2am.
Nightlife definitely picks up more around 11 because I think everyone eats dinner later and gets ready later because they've been on the mountain and apre-ski until 5 or 6.
Also, for the all important after the bar closes munchies Zog's Dogs (just off the square at the base of the gondolas) is one of the few places open for food after the bars close. Highly recommended!!