Sabbatical Finalists Named

Sabbatical Finalists Named

Launched in October, the Whistler Sabbatical Project, is a competition run by Tourism Whistler offering 15 weekly prizes and an ultimate grand prize, a month-long Whistler stay - including accommodation, lift tickets, equipment, transportation, a salary and a series of amazing Whistler experiences.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime

The Whistler Sabbatical Project offered a unique experience each week for 15 weeks. They ranged from culinary experiences, to dancing on stage with a go-go dancer, to performing live with a recording artist, a ride-along with a snow groomer, overnight ziplining, heli skiing, a First Nations dance off, a spa retreat and the opportunity to ski or ride with a local Olympian... just to name a few!

Each week we were presented with an experience and asked "Would You Do It?" Contest entries were earned each time the poll was answered. You can view the experiences by watching the Whistler vignettes.

Snowboard PowderThe Lucky Ones

A grand total of nine finalists from North America, the United Kingdom and Australia have been named. Regular adventure seeking folk like you and I. These finalists were each required to submit a 250 word essay explaining why they should be selected the winner. The essays will be reviewed by a panel of judges to declare the winners.
To view the submitted essays and finalist photos, visit

You Can Still Do It...

If you entered the competition and were named as a runner-up, you automatically qualify for the Fan Choice Award.

As for the rest of us... our dreams of adventure, thrill and excitement are not yet dashed. Whistler isn't going anywhere, and most opportunities and ideas portrayed by the sabbatical project are always fully available to anyone with the desire to make their dreams a reality!

Aloha regularly has great deals to make your Whistler adventure all the more comfortable and affordable. Contact our friendly concierge team to book your stay... they're more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Photo credit: Mike Crane


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