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Blake Jorgenson Whistler Gallery

One of my favourite Whistler photographers has released his first set of photos in his Whistler 2013 gallery.

A few of my favourites below:

Blake Jorgs 1

(Harmony Chair)

Blake Jorgs 2

(James Heim standing on top of the world….ok, 7th Heaven)

Blake Jorgs 3

(Dana Flahr killing the powder on Blackcomb)

To view the entire gallery, click HERE

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News | Permalink

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A Wonderful Start to the New Year!

A Wonderful Start to the New Year!

Aloha! From Aloha!
Now that the Holidays are over and done with, it’s time to get back to that fluffy white gold that keeps us all here.

The word “Snowpocalypse” is pretty accurate these days!
We’ve now broken the 19-feet of snow mark, and we still haven’t hit out 2 snowiest months yet.
This could potentially be one for the record books.
So if you’re trying to figure out where to take your vacation this winter, I have a suggestion for you.
Why not come check out my backyard?

*Photo Taken by Gordy.
Much love, from the Aloha Whistler Accommodations, and the Sea To Sky Security teams!

Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations | Permalink

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Book NOW and SAVE BIG!

Book NOW and SAVE BIG!

Do you like saving money?

Of course you do!

Can I help you save money?
Of course I can!

How? By booking that vacation you’ve been wanting!

How does spending your holidays in Canada’s snowiest Winter Wonderland sound?
We’ve already received enough snow the Whistler Blackcomb has Announced an ERALY OPENING of November 16th!
And from the looks of the forecast, we’re about to get another major dumping of that white gold right before the holidays “officially” start (wait, isn’t it always Holidays out here in Whistler??)

We still have some fantastic Accommodations available over the festive season, and we’d love you to get our here and enjoyplaying in our backyard!

Call Reservations directly to discuss how we can save you money over the Holidays this year!

And Just to get you excited to spend your Holidays in Whistler, here’s a few photo’s to tease you!

PowSlash

( Photo: Erin Hogue)

Peak - Dec 12

( Photo: Mitch Winton)

Whistler At night

Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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December 12th Photo Updates

The big boss man, Gordy, got up on Wednesday December 12th on what turned out to be an absolutely GORGEOUS(!!!) day.

Below are some of the shots he snapped.
And no, I can guarantee he wasn’t waiting around long each time to take pictures,
I’m stoked we were able to get these from him!

Blackcomb Glacier Pow - Dec 12 - Gordy

(Powder rips in Blackcomb Glacier)

Blackcomb Glacier - Dec 12 - Gordy

(ok, so he stopped quickly to show off his lines.)

7th - Dec 12 - Gordy

(Next, off to Heaven – of the 7th variety. Looks like the Snow Gods are smiling!)

7th 2 - Dec 12 - Gordy

(Certainly seems like a rough life out here, doesn’t it?)

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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Spending Christmas in Whistler

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 Santa, all coming down the hill at the same time. Depending on your outlook, it’s either a really awesome sight, or extra creepy (you know, if the fat guy scared you as a kid.)

Oh… The ski free part?!
Well the first 75 people to show up to the bottom of the mountain at GLC (Garibaldi Lift co.) dressed fully in their outfit get a free day pass. 
What better way to spend the day?!

Santa Day 2

(I’m pretty sure that’s actually Santa on the left. And no, not all of them are dropping off toys from their hybrid “sleigh”)

Santa Day 1

(It’s like a Christmas version of Where’s Waldo.)

Now that you have that image burned in your mind, picture all of them jumping through hoops of fire, with fireworks going off all around.

Yeah, I wish too….

Unfortunately, there aren’t any Santa’s jumping through hoops for the Fire and Ice show. Instead you’ll have a whole whack load of professional skiers and snowboarders putting on one hell of a show. 
Happening December 16, 23, 30 & January 6th (each Sunday night) this free show is most certainly one of the Family Favourites.

Fire and Ice

(Who can say no to these cute Fire wranglers ?!)

For more information, and Christmas ideas click riiiiiiiiight HERE

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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The Deep, act 2

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 Hindert

Snowboard Version
Ski Version

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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Whistler Film Fest. Happening now!

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 Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) have bothbeen cruising the Village Stroll, much to the ladies delight.
Julia Stiles (The Bourne trilogy) and the legendary Canadianfolk/rock guitarist Bruce Cockburn are also in the village thisweekend. Hopefully I can run in to good ol’ Brucey, and have himwrite me into his next song. Pipedream, maybe??

Ok, back to the movies! 
SO many choices. With 15 happening tonight, and another 58 overthe next three days and nights, I’m really at a loss of which totry and catch. It seems all of the movies are THE ones to watchthis year. 
Makes it a little difficult to be in so many places at once. Hmmm,time to find a scientist and build myself a few clones that can gowatch all the movies, and relay it all to my mind atonce. 

On second thought, that sounds like a brain overload. I think I’lljust stick to hoping that I’ve picked the best ones!

Rashida Jones

(My favourite, Rashida Jones)

Daniel Radcliffe

(Daniel Radcliffe. Spotlight and Q&A – Nov. 30 – MilleniumPlace)

Channing Tatum

(Magic Mike himself – Channing Tatum)

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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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….

Whistler Peak Cam - Nov 24

*Photo Courtesy of Whistler BlackcombWebcams

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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A week full of snow!

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, the vibe in the village was nothingshort of electric this morning. 

I was even able to get picture evidence this morning. Unlikeyesterday, I thought ahead to stop and take a click or two.
Nothing better than being able to rip powder laps with a solidcrew! 

First picture shows the lack of visibility. Second picture showsthe depth of snow a little better.

Cover Photo courtesy of Logan Swayze | Coast Photo

Rock and Roll 1

Rock And Roll – Lack of visibility

Rock and Roll 2

Rock and Roll – Knee deep powder laps

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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Official Opening Day

Official Opening Day

And with that, the start of the 2012-13 season has officiallybegun!
Five days after Whistler side opened (and 5 feet of fresh snow inbetween), Blackcomb side opened up its Gondola doors to the public,and let us play in its bountiful snowy goodness!

Conditions today were stellar, and filled with a whole bunch offresh fresh fresh snow!
So much so, that riding it took number 1 priority, andunfortunately, the camera paid the price for that.
However, I’m lucky to have some friends who enjoy taking pictureswhile they’re up, and let me use them!

Enjoy a tease of what this winter will be bringing. 😉

*Photo Credit: Julien Desrosiers (Peak 2 Peak Gondola) | AndrewBoyce (Blackcomb Collage) | Jeremy King (Cover photo – WhistlerMountain)

Gondola - Nov 22

Blackcomb Opening Day

Whistler Mountain

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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