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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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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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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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Whistler and Ironman. Not the Tony Stark kind!

Whistler and Ironman. Not the Tony Stark kind!

It’s official!
Whistler will be host to at least the next 5 Ironman CanadaRaces!

Put a big circle on your calendar, August 25th, 2013 will be thefirst of Whistler’s newest annual tradition. And what better placeto be? This will certainly turn into one of THE top Ironman stopsalong the circuit, with Whistler’s winding mountain roads, pristinelakes, and stunning mountain views along the wholecourse. 

There will be tons of events and outdoor activities on the go forcompetitors and spectators alike to kick off our first Ironmancompetition. Stay tuned for more info on that.

And it’s never too early to book your summervacation. Why not combine it with Crankworx 2013,happening August 9th to 18th?

Race registration can be done through Ironman Canada.

If you need any other information for this event, or lodgings foryour future vacation, please feel free to contactus

*Picture courtesy of Whistler.com

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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Turkeys and Wine. Lots of Wine!

Turkeys and Wine. Lots of Wine!

Aloha!

With a VERY successful Thanksgiving and world renowned TurkeySale under wraps, Whistlerites and Vancouverites(Vancouver-onians??) are now reeling from the food and salehangover we’re all experiencing, and slowly gearing up for our nextgreat event: Whistler Cornucopia 2012!

Cornucopia is an annualcelebration of food and wine, and they’re kicking off their 16thyear on November 7th.

The 5 day festival offers a bit of everything for everyone. Fromhands-on seminars, fascinating winemaker dinners, galatasting events and sizzling after-parties, this is certainlya festival you don’t want to miss!

If you get a chance, make sure to check out thesoon-to-be-sold-out House Party happening Thursday, November 8th.It is most certainly a favourite around Whistler.
Or if you’re looking for the seldom chance to bet all your moneyon Red, The Fairmont will be hosting the High Rollers casino nighton Friday the 9th. They’ve even received a temporary gaminglicence, just to let you try and win BIG! The best part aboutthe Casino night, is that all of the proceeds will be donated toWAG Whistler Animal Shelter.

Make sure to book your tickets now for any, or all, of theevents! 
And give us a call to book yourself a gorgeoustownhome to enjoy while you’re here.
Nothing screams sophistication more than an abundance of wine,maybe paired with some tasty cheese, and your very ownhome-away-from-home mini-vacation.

For more information on Cornucopia, or to buy your tickets online,please click on the following link:
http://whistlercornucopia.com/schedule/

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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Whistler Opening Day

Whistler Opening Day

Mark it on your calendars, November 22nd Whistler mountain willbe opening it’s Gondola doors once again to usher in a new seasonof amazing winter fun and memories!

The countdown is also on to see who can be the first ones up themountain and be granted the magical first carve of the year. Thisis definitely one of the biggest bragging rights anyone canclaim!
There’s only one way to take a shot at that title, and that’s bybeing here bright and early. In fact, some people camp overnight,just to make sure they’re first in line. Now THAT’S dedication tothe sport!

Fortunately, there’s a whole bunch of dealsgoing on right now to make it easier for you to take a shot at thattitle. From Early Bird lift ticket deals tosubstantial savings (up to 43%) on all your ski rentals through AffinitySports.
Make sure you take advantage of this, and enjoy some of thesplendours that the early season has to offer.

Whistler Blackcomb has also posted their Hours OfOperation for the upcoming season, just to make it easier foryou to plan your vacation! 

Please feel free to contact us to book your upcoming (maybe early)vacation!

Aloha!

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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5 Great Events at Ski & Snowboard Festival

5 Great Events at Ski & Snowboard Festival

The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival takes placefrom April 13 to 22. This is Whistler’s annualcelebration of winter sports, music, arts and mountainculture.  During the 10 days and 10 nights prepare to be blownaway with amazing tricks in sporting competitions such as the BigAir event, incredible parties, awesome bands, DJ’s and muchmore.  There is a lot going on during the festival, so here isour list of the top 5 events not to be missed.

1. Big Air

The Big Air Competition is one of the most talked aboutevents at the festival. Watch pro skiers light up thenight and expect the atmosphere to be electric as this eventtypically sees a crowd of 15,000.  The competition takes placeon Saturday April 21 at the base of Whistler Mountain. Training starts at 7pm with the finals starting at 8pm.  Theawards ceremony will take place at 10pm.

2. Swollen Members

Each day from 2.30pm to 5.30pm there will be the freeoutdoor concert series at the Main Stage in the SkiersPlaza.  Vancouver and Victoria natives SwollenMembers, will be performing on Saturday April14th.  This hip hop group are a festival favouriteand will certainly impress.

3. Whistler Dogfest

What does a dog fest have to do with a ski and snowboardfestival? Not much, but why not! After all Whistler is ahuge dog loving community and dogs love living here too.  Thisevent is another festival favourite and is a kid friendly, petfriendly event.  Watch canines of all shapes and sizes paradethrough the Village Stroll on Saturday April 21st. All proceeds of this fun event go to Whistler’s local animal shelter (WAG).

4. Fashion Show

This will be the 7th year that the TELUSWorld Ski and Snowboard Festival celebrates the world offashion. This event takes place on Friday April20th at 8pm at the Whistler Conference Centre. Tickets are required. The runway will feature some of the edgiest,fashion-marries-function brands available.  The show willemphasize Whistler’s style scene both on and off the hill.

5. State of the Art

The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard is also a celebrationof art in this mountain town.  State of the Artshowcases up to 40 underexposed artists.  There will beapproximately 100 pieces of art, across a wide range ofmediums.  The gallery will be open daily during the festivalfrom 12pm to 6pm and is located in the Grand Foyer of the WhistlerConference Centre.  The cost of this event is free.

Check out the WSSF Event Schedule – Day by Day

For more information and a detailed schedule, visit Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

Are you looking for WHISTLER ACCOMMODATION FOR the telus world ski and snowboard festival?

Whistler Accommodation Call CentreAloha Whistler offers accommodations in Whistler and Creekside in a selection of fine homes, townhouses and condos. Contact our in-resort travel experts for more information.

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Resort Information, Whistler Events, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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