Just got back from Whistler a couple on 22nd January. What an amazing time. It's full of character and lively cafe's, bars, restaurants and shops and is definitely an activity for everybody.
I went with my partner and 2 friends and stayed at the Delta Whistler Village Suites. They are a 5 minute walk from the Whistler Gondolas and so we never bothered with the complimentary shuttle service provided by the hotel.
Met some fantastic people from all over the world. Food was really cheap and was amazed at the variation and quality in the majority of the cafes and restaurants. If you aren't a skier or snowboarder, then still go, as there are a hundred and one other activities for all to enjoy.
I saw many people going up on the mountains just to enjoy the amazing views and eat at the many restaurants. You can even shop on the mountains. I never went up Blackcomb mountain as a beginner boarder, but my other half did. He has been many times and have some spectacular pics which I will post asap.
Must do holiday for anyone...and I mean anyone. I wouldn't mind also going in the Summer. Fantastic!!!