I am visiting Whistler jan 13-19 with my cousin for a snowboard trip. We are both 26. I am a bit overwhelmed on the travel plans. Should I book through Whistler's official site in order to get deals? I see there is a link under "plan your trip" for a 5th night free - and it includes lift tickets. I don't know whether to book like this, or to book everything separately (rent by owner, EDGE card, etc..).
I'd like to have a simple place with 2 separate beds, an outdoor or indoor hot tub and a pool. Close to reasonable restaurants. How does breakfast work - do many hotels provide a breakfast or do you have to hit the main restaurants in the village? Go to the IGA store instead? etc..
Also - what do you do for a hotel that does not have a ski storage. Are you allowed to carry your gear up in the hotel rooms? I'd think they would be against this, due to wet gear ruining carpets etc..