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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 16 – Tube Park

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 16 – Tube Park

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 16 - Tube Park

On the 16th day of Opening day, my true love gave to me…..Pureand utter excitement in a Pear Tree??

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, over the next 16 days, I’m going to give you 16different ideas of some awesome things to do this winterseason!

NUMBER 16:

Whistler Tube Park. Fun for kids, and kids at heart!

Located in the Base 2 Zone on Blackcomb Mountain, the Tube Parkoffers 1000 feet of pure fun each and everytime you slide down it!With 8 lanes varrying from Easy Green to Super Exciting Black,there’s a little something for everyone. 

And don’t worry about having to walk back up, as they’ve installeda state-of-the-art conveyor lift that makes travelling up to thetop easier than a walk in the park.

The only skill you need is the ability to sit back in a tube andlet yourself have the time of your life.
The whole family will have smiles from ear to ear after a couplehours tubing!
And the best part is that you can do this AFTER this lifts haveclosed on a great day on the mountain, as the Tube Park is openlate into the evening.

You can view the rates and hours here!

**Photo Courtesy of Hicker Stock Photography

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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Be the Early Bird. Get the best worm!

Be the Early Bird. Get the best worm!

The mountain is opening in 17 days (Nov 22nd), which means theexcitement level around here is building, nearly to the breakingpoint!
With over 22 million gallons of water converted into snow, theAlpine is getting primed for the start of another amazingseason.

This also means there’s only 10 days left to take advantage of allthe Early Bird specials.
Make sure to book your Lift Tickets and Ski/Snowboard Rentalsnow.

Give us a call, or email, and let us know what you need,and we’d be thrilled to set everything up for you to make sure thatthis is THE best holiday you spend in Whistler!

There’s so much more to do in Whistler than just skiing andsnowboarding. Come find out all the little secrets!

**Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Young

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News | Permalink

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Whistler Film Fest!

Whistler Film Fest!

It’s almost time to sit back, relax, and enjoy an endless supplyof movies. Ok, endless may be a loose term. But with over 75movies to choose from, and 5 days to pack it all in, which ones doyou watch?

Between November 28th and December 2nd, Whistler will come alivewith Movies. Whistler Film Fest is entering it’s 12th year, andthis year seems to be going above and beyond in terms of how epicsome of these movies will be. The feature program includes anunprecedented 6 World Premieres, 1 North American Premiere, 6Canadian Premieres, 5 English Canadian Premieres, 15 WesternCanadian Premieres, 4 British Columbian Premieres, and 1 WhistlerPremiere.

So how do you choose which ones to see?
Head over to Whistler Film Festwebsite for more information on the movies to make your choicemaybe a little bit easier

Also, as a tid bit of insider knowledge, keep your eyes peeled forCeleb sightings around the Village.
Last year, I quite literally ran into Patton Oswald.
I know Micheal Shannon (Boardwalk Empires), Rick Campanelli(Entertainment Tonight host), Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) andAdrian Grenier (Entourage) were all in attendance last year, toname a few.

And if you’re coming up, and need a place to stay, contactus right now! We’d be more than happy to help you make the mostof Whistler, the film fest, and the start of a new Ski season!

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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No. 1 again. And again. And again!

No. 1 again. And again. And again!

It seems like the never ending accolades keep rolling in!

This year Whistler Blackcomb takes another six “Best Overall” winsfrom some of the top ski websites and publications in the world,like SKI Magazine, and Freeskier Magazine.
WB has also received another 15 category wins from “Best In SnowBusiness” from the Canadian SkiCouncil to “Best Off-Piste” from Powderhouds.com

As well, SPIKE Marketing out of the UnitedKingdom ranked Whistler Blackcomb as the Highest Rated Resort inthe World for their customer satisfaction and performance or theirso-called Net Promoter Score.

SPIKE surveyed 18,000 U.K respondants who ranked WhistlerBlackcomb as THE top resort in the world they would recommend theirfriends or collegues based on quality of skiing, accommodations,value for money, restaurants and bars, lifts and activities outsideof skiing.

With all these awards and accolades, there has never been a bettertime to come find out what all the hype is about!

Contact us now to see for youself just whatmakes Whistler so special!

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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How are you getting ready for Winter?

How are you getting ready for Winter?

New Freestyle Ski legends Tanner Hall and Sammy Carlson arebeefing up their stock for this winter.
And they’re letting us watch.

Not going to lie, I’m a little jealous of their trampolinesession!

*All filmed with the GoPro Hero3

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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Countdown is on!

Countdown is on!

Whistler’s not-so-secret secret stashes are some of the topareas to play in!
Whistler Blackcomb has just released Episode 2 of the WonderReels, featuring Spanky’s Ladder (which is one of my favouriteplaces to run to on a pow day).

Which place do you run to first when you’re here?

Watch The Wonder Reels: Episode 2 – The Pass below!

*Photo Credit: Mitch Winton | Coastphoto.com

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!

For nearly 10 days the temperatures in the Alpine have beenIDEAL for the snowmaking crew!
Whistler blackcomb has already pumped out over 20 MILLION GALLONSof snow in their prep to get the mountain open. Here’s a quicksnapshot of some of the action up top!

Everyone around the village is getting more and more excited thecloser and closer we get to opening day! 

When are you coming to play?

*Photo coutesy of Mitch Winton | Coastphoto.com

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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Save your money, bring the kids!

Save your money, bring the kids!

Whistler Blackcomb will beopening for skiing and riding on November2. Snow has been falling on the tops ofthe mountains over the last few days and the Ski season is not faraway now!

Aloha Whistler is pleased toannounce early booking specials for the upcoming winter. These great deals are available for reservations made byNovember 15th.  So book early and save for yournext Whistler ski vacation.

Bring the entire family to Whistlerthis year!  Kids 12 years and under ski FREE andrent FREE with the purchase of an adult lift ticket and/oradult rental equipment of equal duration. The start date must bethe same on the adults and the child’s lift ticket or rentalvoucher. Some blackout dates may apply for the ski portion.

There are also incredible savings onlift tickets if you book by November15th.  Save up to 50% or ski for aslittle as $48 per day! You can view more details aboutthese deals on our lift ticket package page.  Let AlohaWhistler plan your accommodation and lift ticket package and youcan save with this incredible early booking offer.

Aloha Whistler onlyoffers Whistler’s BEST accommodation! We haveaccommodations in a variety of locations including slope side,ski-in ski-out, in Whistler Village or Whistler Creekside. Whether you are a small family or large group we can accommodateyour needs from a 2 bedroom condo up to a 7 bedroom luxury homethat can sleep 18 guests!   View our Whistler accommodations in moredetail.

Aloha Whistler can help youarrange your perfect winter Whistler vacationpackage.  We can arrange everything you need fromstaying in one of our ski-in, ski-out condos or luxury homes,arranging your lift tickets, rental equipment, lessons andtransportation needs.   We can also arrange activities,restaurant reservations, catering services, grocery delivery,childcare and spa reservations. We have been organising Whistlerholidays for 33 years now!  Our in-resort travelexperts are all skiers or snowboarders and will help youplan every detail of your vacation.

*Photo Credit: Amy McDermid |Whistlerblackcomb.com

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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Rain in the Village, means snow in the Alpine

Rain in the Village, means snow in the Alpine

Our long, long summer seems to finally be coming to an end, andwith it the valley and village have been getting a littlewet.
However, there is a marked upside to all this rain. It means onething right now: Snow in the Alpine!

Freezing levels are already dropping off to 1,500m (around PigAlley) by the weekend, and with up to 30 cm’s forecasted betweennow and then, you can guarantee all the locals who’ve beensnow-dancing these past few weeks, are finally seeing the fruits oftheir labour pay off!

You can even see our snow line creeping down the mountain in thepicture above!
Thank ULLR!

*Photo courtesy of Chris Starck | Coastphoto.com

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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Whistler Blackcomb is #1

Whistler Blackcomb is #1

BOOM!
According to over 20,000 readers of SKI Magazine, WhistlerBlackcomb has been ranked No. 1 Overall Ski Resort in North Americain their 26th annual survey.

We at Aloha Whistler, send out our most sincere congratulations toeveryone across Whistler involved in making this happen!

From on-mountain staff, to lodging and restaurant staff, to thevillage hosts, everyone combined make this resort such a vibrant,fun loving resort to be at. And it shows in the results!

The President and COO of Whistler Blackcomb himself, Mr. DaveBrownlie had this to say about the honour

“It’s an incredible honour to be ranked the No. 1 overallmountain resort by the readers of SKI Magazine. SKI Magazine’srankings come as very high accolades because they reflect thediscerning views of skiers from across North America. Ourconsistent and reliable snow fall, and size and variety of ournatural terrain combined with first-rate customer service make ourguests’ experiences at Whistler Blackcomb one of the best in theindustry. We are looking forward to delivering another awardwinning experience again this winter.”

And we couldn’t be happier to be a part of the whole thing!

Not only were we ranked No. 1 Overall, but we also rankedextremely high in a few other categories as well:
No. 1 overall in Terrain Variety,
No. 2 overall in Service, Lodging, Après, Off Hill Activities, andDigital Presence,
And top 5’s overall in Challenge of Terrain, Lifts, On-MountainFood, Dining, Scenery, Terrain Parks, and Overall GuestSatisfaction.

Pretty impressive stats for this wonder of a mountain we call ourBackyard.

Now is THE perfect time to start planning yourvacation to Whistler, and find out why we always have a smileon our faces, and what makes the Whistler Experience THE best inthe world!

Remember, by booking before November 15th, you’re on your way togreat savings on tickets, rentals,and more!

*Photo Courtesy of WhistlerBlackcomb.com
Location: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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