I'm from Belgium (West-Europe) and I like to plan a trip to Whistler March 2014.
Can somebody help me with this.
I'm looking for a good place to stay (not to far from the lifts) and some tips in general.
Thx already and I'm looking forward to make this trip.
An easy way to do this is to book through their website, they have extensive accommodation options, but it is almost too much information for someone who hasn't been there. Their telephone staff are really helpful.
If you want to be close to the lifts you will to stay either in
Whistler village (main village area, short walk to lifts, restaurants, shops and bars surround you)
Whistler Upper Village (up the hill on the left side, you ski out or have short walk to ski out where you ski down the hill to get on the lift in the am and at end of day you ski out by not going all the way to the bottom. Can walk to the main village or take shuttle bus)
Whistler Creekside (secondary village area, short walk to lifts, short bus ride to main village to access the main reastaurant/bars/shops)
You should state more details to get better advice here - do you need to be ski in/ski out our is a short walk ok? What about a shuttle bus, some areas are served by very frequent shuttles. Do you want to be right in the heart of the village which is fun but busy and loud, or do you want to be a bit removed from the action. Do you want a hotel room or an apartment with full kitchen. Low/medium/hi budget?
VRBO.COM (vacation rentals by owner) is a very good website for whistler rentals.
Be very careful about craigslist (I would not use it unless you know whistler well and even then there is risk), there are very believable fake ads, and if it seems to good to be true, e.g fabulous place for cheap rates it's usually a fake ad.
March is a great month to go, you will really like it.
Do a search for tips about whistler, lots of threads on here.