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We also found a pretty sweet massage place(legit unfortunately) thats above the cigar shop near the earls. It was something like $80 for 90 minutes and totally worth it after a long day of riding. The ad in the whistler paper makes it seem like a typical RT place and the location and set up would lead you to think so but nothing happened and nothing was offered for our group lol
^^^ Guy went to a rub and tugs but was too creepy even for the rub and tug girls, so no happy ending was offered...

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I definitely can use a good deep tissue massage after a long day of riding. No happy endings needed LOL. I'll check it out.

Any places in town to get a good steak? I found this place but it's damn pricey. Is it worth splurging? Any less expensive alternatives.

Hy's Steakhouse Whistler Menu | OpenTable

You'll blow your brains out eating at HY's. If you love steakhouses go for it, but you can get a good steak at Milestones much cheaper.

Personally I find steakshouses are all the same. If you're going to splurge go to the Rimrock or to one of the Italian places - some of them are really good, pricey but worth it.
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Personally I find steakshouses are all the same.


^^^ This guy has never been to Calgary...
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I am a man who loves a good steak. We have a lot of great steakhouses here in Chicago. Plus nothing says sustained energy like a 22oz NY Strip.
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Are there any lifts that get really busy and you guys try and stay away from?
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^^^ This guy has never been to Calgary...
true I've not been to Calgary, but there are some pretty good steakhouses here in Toronto, and my experience has been that the best ones are in chicago - the US meat grading system leads a fattier, more flavourful cut.

I haven't eaten at Hy's whistler but it's a chain and I've eaten at other locations. Personally I liked Gibson's in chicago more, also liked Morton's and Harbor 60 in toronto more. It's a good steakhouse but there are better. It will be better than Milestones which I recommended as there was a bit of talk of price, but much more expensive.

If the OP's got the budget and is craving steak I'd say he'd be happy but not amazed at Hy's.

The Rimrock is same price range and has more interesting food IMO - more of a signature whistler place as opposed to steakhouse - in a 2.5 day tour if I was going to do one big dinner Rimrock would be it in Whistler.
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Are there any lifts that get really busy and you guys try and stay away from?
On days when they are doing avalanche control from snow the night before the mid mountain lifts line up while people are waiting for the high alpine to open, particularly the lifts that finish with you in the vicinity of the peak chair on the whistler side. My wife's colleague asked a friend to take the two of us around and it was one of those days. While we were waiting we avoided those and skied right to the creekside base instead a couple times instead. He knew some easy routes through the trees where the snow was magnificent, and he said that you can get a lot of good runs under you before the top of the mountain is open, and he was right.

Dude was over 70 on skis and left us in the dust all day. His wife got bored of skiing and took up snowboardiing at 66.
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true I've not been to Calgary, but there are some pretty good steakhouses here in Toronto, and my experience has been that the best ones are in chicago - the US meat grading system leads a fattier, more flavourful cut.
I've eaten USDA corn fed steak back to back with Alberta grain fed steak. Ruths Chris pushes the USDA but to me there's no comparison. As much as people put down The Keg I've actually found them to be pretty consistently decent as far as steaks and cooking goes.

You want a really good steak I'll pick one up from my favorite butcher in Edmonton and cook it in the oven and the frying pan (with no butter or any other oils/additives)... True story!

There's a big difference between steak houses in steak country, and price does not equal the best steak! There's one place in Calgary that consistently delivers a great cut of meat (I usually go for the rib eye), with a solid crust, and they're still able to cook it medium-rare...
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I definitely can use a good deep tissue massage after a long day of riding. No happy endings needed LOL. I'll check it out.

Any places in town to get a good steak? I found this place but it's damn pricey. Is it worth splurging? Any less expensive alternatives.

Hy's Steakhouse Whistler Menu | OpenTable
I eat there every time I go up. in fact, I have a reservation this Sunday. If you plan to go and want to save some cash stop at cosco in Vancouver on the way up because you can buy a $100 Hys gift certificate for $79 bucks. Not much savings but $20 bucks is better than nothing. Another great place (better steak but not as great an environment) is the Grill Room at the Fairmont.

Hit Hys... you'll love it. What ever you do dont go to Araxi.
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I've eaten USDA corn fed steak back to back with Alberta grain fed steak. Ruths Chris pushes the USDA but to me there's no comparison. As much as people put down The Keg I've actually found them to be pretty consistently decent as far as steaks and cooking goes.
Actually Yea....Keg is a pretty consistent place for a steak and there is one up there too. I do love the baseball steak, plus the keg is the only place that serves proper horse radish. Brings tears to your eyes... litterally.
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