Park down in the free lots: 4 & 5, walk into the village, grab some Fat Tony’s za, load up the free ranch and then go sit in the square and watch all of the wild people and the endless array of adorable puppies that Whistler has to offer in the summer time. But, DON’T forget your wallet people! Heck yeah, Whis is definitely one of the most epic summer boarding zones, but it’s pricey on all accounts.
Ride: The lift passes to get up to the glacier are 60 bucks a day, or if you’re in it for the long run it’s $485 for the month. If you’re extra cool for whatever reason, or know one of the gatekeepers at the summer camps that are up there, you could ride some of the best summer park set-ups that there are these days. If not, public park is decently fun. When you come off the mountain, you had better start swapping your boots for flip flops and see how many beers you can get in while downloading the chair back to the village. This is when it starts to get tough, there are way too many lakes to choose from. Where are you going to chill in the sun while keeping up that buzz? If you’re not too lazy at this point, Loggers Lake is a decent adventure away from the centre of town, but you will definitely be rewarded. I don’t want to rave about it too much because then you will all be more likely to go there and disrupt its peacefulness.
Party: Forget the party scene, all of the clubs are the same and all of the clubs are expensive. Grab a growler from Whistler brewery and go have a fire in any discrete place in the wilderness or go drink at the skatepark with the homies.
Work/Live: Work is most commonly done in the restaurant biz, and the best place to stay would probably be in a van parked in your friend’s driveway to avoid the insanely high rent for rooms smaller than your van would be anyways.
Local knowledge: On your initial arrival, be sure to stock up with alcohol as best you can before leaving Alberta or the States, and bring as much food from Mom’s fridge that fits in the cooler; if there is room amongst all of the beer. When you run out Mom food, you’re probably better off hitting The Furniture Warehouse instead of the expensive grocery stores. They’ve got that $4.95 menu for everything on the menu, and when you get the burger, you’re definitely saving, with regards to what it would cost to make your own at home.