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Whistler Grand Opening November 16th, 2015

WHISTLER, BC November 12, 2015 – Whistler Mountain will be opening one week ahead of schedule on Thursday, November 19. The early opening has been made possible thanks to favourable early season conditions, including natural snowfall and prime temperatures for snowmaking. Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on November 26.“Since November 1, we have received 98cm (38.5in) of natural snow as measured at our Pig Alley weather station on Whistler Mountain and we have another 45cm (18in) to 75cm (29.5in) in the forecast at higher elevations over the next few days,” says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler …Read More

Coming Soon Whistler’s 2015/16 Grand Opening!

It’s about that time of year! The leaves are falling, the nights are getting shorter, the rains are coming, and soon – it’ll be ski and snowboard season on the slopes of Whistler!We’re happy to share that Whistler’s official grand opening for the 2015/16 season will be on November 26, and we’ll be hosting a wide array of events and activities in celebration. We’re looking forward to another exciting year of ski and snowboarding on our world-class mountain.We’re also happy to share some of the awesome promotions that Aloha Whistler Accommodations is offering this year, including early booking deals of up …Read More

Whistler Blackcomb GoPro Junior Freeski Challenge

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB GOPRO JUNIOR FREESKI CHALLENGE RETURNS MARCH 19-22, 2015WHISTLER, BC March 5, 2015 – The next generation of big mountain freeskiers, ages 12–18, will face off at Whistler Blackcomb March 19 – 22, during the GoPro Junior Freeski Challenge. This International Freeski Skiers’ Association (IFSA) sanctioned event will challenge athletes to make their way down a predetermined run while being judged on skiing style, speed and line choice.“Whistler Blackcomb boasts some of the best big mountain skiing terrain in the world,” says Sebastian Fremont, Whistler Blackcomb’s Events Manager. “We are thrilled to host some of the best up and …Read More

Whistler Blackcomb Opening Ahead Of Schedule Saturday, November 22

WHISTLER, BC November 18, 2014 – Much to the delight of eager skiers and snowboarders, Whistler Blackcomb will be opening five days ahead of schedule on Saturday, November 22. The decision to kick off the winter season early was made possible after natural snowfall at higher elevations was followed by a streak of below average temperatures, providing prime conditions for snowmaking.“Our snowmaking team has been working hard to take advantage of this early season cold snap in Whistler and has converted over 60 million gallons of water into snow over the past few weeks,” says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain …Read More

Not your average Triathlon!

The month of May is a very interesting time in Whistler. The sun is shining, the temperatures are soaring, the snow is melting, the beaches and golf courses are open, and the mountain bike trails are getting prepared for an opening in the very near future (May 17th, to be exact).With temperatures reaching the 30’s (Mid 80’s for my American friends), it’s not uncommon to see the general population in Whistler wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops, while standing beside a skier or snowboarder who’s fully decked out in gear which looks WAY too warm.(Case in point. PS, retro one-piece suits …Read More

Spending Christmas in Whistler

With Christmas just around the corner, Whistler is starting to look more and more like the Winter Wonderland that makes this place so magical.All the trees are decorated with lights, and it looks pretty spectacular at night.But aside from just walking the Village stroll and looking at lights, what else is there to do?Ok, well since you asked….One of my favourites is the Dress Like Santa And Ski For Free day.It looks like it will most likely be happening on Saturday December 22nd, it is pretty much exactly as it sounds.Hundreds and Hundreds of skiers and snowboards all dressed as …Read More

The Deep, act 2

Ok, I know I posted this video the other day… However, Whistler Blackcomb has released the Snowboard version ofit, and being a snowboarder, I’m naturally inclined to be moredrawn to it.But I figured maybe it’s best to get the popular vote.Which one do YOU like more?*Cover photo courtesy: Rueben Krabbe. Skier: Eliel HindertSnowboard VersionSki VersionPosted on Friday, November 30, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | PermalinkCommentsNameEmail AddressComment …Read More

Whistler Film Fest. Happening now!

That’s right, 5 days and 75 films, along with many many specialevents on the go, Whistler Film Fest is getting right into thethick of things!Night One was was a success with two films being screened, andfrom everything I’ve heard it was nothing short of perfect!Day and Night Two are chock filled with 15 films being screened,as well as a special Trailblazer Award and Intimate Conversationwith award winning actress and producer, and one of my favourite’sto watch on TV, Rashida Jones (The office, Parks & Rec).And she’s not the only famous name in town right now. Mr. DanielRadcliffe (Harry Potter) and …Read More

A peek at the Peak

I came across this picture today and got filled with excitementfor the Peak to be opened soon. It’s amazing what snow, an iconic Inukshuk, and thin clouds withthe Sun peaking through can create.It’s how I picture a Snow Storm in Star Wars to look like….*Photo Courtesy of Whistler BlackcombWebcamsPosted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | PermalinkCommentsNameEmail AddressComment …Read More

A week full of snow!

Everyone is loving the sudden influx of snow on the mountain andin the village, even the dogs! It’s certainly brought a sense of joy to the air, and what couldbe better for the American Thanksgiving weekend? I know I’m certainly thankful for all the snow we’ve been gettingfor Opening week.  In fact, nearly 160 cm/63 inches, or for those not in the mood todo mental calculations – over 5 feet of snow, has fallen in thepast week.  Every day has been a powder day! And today was no exception. With 25 cms falling overnight, and awhole ton of people in town, …Read More

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