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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 7 – Heli Sight Seeing tours

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 7 – Heli Sight Seeing tours

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 7 - Heli Sight Seeing tours

On the 7th day of Opening day, my truelove gave to me….a helicopter, and sense of adventure!

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear upfor the start of another amazing season, in the 16 days leading upto Opening Day, I’m going to give you 16 different ideas of someawesome things to do this winter season!

NUMBER 7:

Helicopter Sight Seeing tours
Ever want to see what hundreds of miles of mountains looklike? 

So if you’re not the type of person who gets thrills out of skiingin remote places, only accessed by Helicopter, why not ddo a flyover of all these places, and take in the absolute beauty that theWest Coast has to offer?

Tours range anywhere from 12 minutes to 45 minutes, with landingson the Glacier.
It’s a pretty unique experience that may just leave youbreathless.

It’s also a great way to map out the runs you want to do duringyour stay in Whistler. Expensive way of doing it, but it wouldcertainly be a story to tell all your friends back home!

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 8 – Dog Sledding

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 8 – Dog Sledding

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 8 - Dog Sledding

On the 8th day of Opening day, my true love gave to me….atruly Canadian experience!

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I’m goingto give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do thiswinter season!

NUMBER 8:

Dogsledding tours!
Mush mush mush your way across the land with some of THE mostenergetic dogs you’ll ever meet!

Why not try an activity that dates back nearly 4,000 years?Researchers hint that life in Northern Canada may never have beenpossible without these guys!

Want to feel like a true Canadian? Hook a few of these guys up tothe gang-lines, and grab a glass of pure maple syrup to drink alongthe way as you head up to your igloo for the night. Don’t forgetyour ice skates, as the igloo is on a hockey rink. I’m pretty sureI just described Canada to a tee, eh?

Ok, maybe you won’t end up at an Igloo, guzzling back maple syrupall while playing hockey. But hey, commandeering a fleet ofenergetic sled dogs is a pretty damn neat thing to do! How many ofyour friends back home can say they’ve done that? I’m guessingalmost none.  
Go on. Make them envious! 

Oh, and usually there’s a litter of puppies on the complex thatsteal all the attention. Pretty sure no one can say No to puppies.They pretty much win every time. And no, you can’t just “borrow”one and take him home with you. Apparently they’re not fans ofthat. Weird. (I say this based on assumptions. I’ve never heard ofa friend of a friend of a cousins friend trying that…..)

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 9 – Bungee Jumping

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 9 – Bungee Jumping

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 9 - Bungee Jumping

On the 9th day of Opening day, my true love gave to me….arubber band, and 160 foot drop??

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I’m goingto give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do thiswinter season!

NUMBER 9:

Bungee Jumping!
Can you muster up the courage to stand on the ledge, looking down160 feet and convincing yourself the take the plunge?

Boasting British Columbia’s highest year-round bungeejumping venue at 53m (160 ft) above the raging riverbelow, most people get at least a butterfly or two while walking tothe middle of this bridge, and walking to the edge to be strappedin.

The Jump Masters and Operators have been doing this for 17 years,and have an unblemished safety record, which means you’re in theright hands if you want to make yourself feel like an eagle divebombing fish for a few seconds.

And yes, this is a year round, day and night activity. So spendyour day on the slopes, giving yourself the rush of powder, andthen swing by Whistler Bungee to get a taste of what jumping offthat cliff may have felt like!

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 10 – Ziptrek Eco Tours

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 10 – Ziptrek Eco Tours

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 10 - Ziptrek Eco Tours

On the 10th day of Opening day, my true love gave to me….anexhilarating thrill zipping between two mountains??

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I’m goingto give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do thiswinter season!

NUMBER 10:

Ziptrek Eco Tours and Tree Top adventures!
What’s more exhilarating than being attached to a cable in betweenWhistler and Blackcomb, and zooming across at up to 80km/h danglinghigh above the Valley floor below?

Your heart will be racing, and you’ll be amped to jump up onto thenext zipline across!
Don’t worry if you’re nervous approaching your first line. Mostpeople are. Once you’ve conquered the first line though, theadrenaline is flowing and you’re itching to get hooked up on thenext line and rip across once again.

I’ve known some people who had so much fun on their first tour,that once it was finished, they marched right back to the officeand signed up for the next tour on the spot!

Now if you’re the person who thinks that zipping across themountain on a cable is a preposterous idea, fret not WorrysomeWilly, there is an option for you. 
The Treetop tours still give you outstanding views of the valleybelow and the mountains in the distance, all with the safety ofbridges and platforms and the much needed structure to keep youfeeling solid.

*Photo Courtesy of Ziptrek Eco Tours

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

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 11 – Cross Country Skiing

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 11 – Cross Country Skiing

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 11 - Cross Country Skiing

On the 11th day of Opening day, my true love gave to me…..lapsaround Lost Lake and the Callaghan??

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I’m goingto give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do thiswinter season!

NUMBER 11:

Cross Country Skiing around the Whistler and Callaghanvalleys!
Not all skiing has to be done on a steep incline, turns out tonsof people love skiing the flats too!

Whistler Valley offers up to 28 kilometers of Cross Country skitracks around Lost Lake, Chateaux Whistler Golf course, andNicklaus North Golf course. With tons of different tacks for allskill levels, you’re bound to get a good workout, and enjoy some ofthe gorgeous scenery the Whistler Valley has to offer.

If 28 kilometers doesn’t sound like enough for you, then head downto the Callaghan Valley home of Whistler Olympic Park (site ofthe Nordic events for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and ParalympicWinter Games) where they offer up to 90(!!)Kilometers of cross country skiing goodness!
All trails are expertly groomed for both classic and skateskiing, and range from beginner to Olympic calibre.

I’d say the hot tub at the end of that will be well worthit!

More information is available at: Cross Country Connection andWhistler OlympicPark

Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News | Permalink

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A Taste of What’s to come.

A Taste of What's to come.

Some of my favourite Whistler locals, Leanne Pelosi, Sean Pettitand Mike Douglas, got to head up the mountain on Thursday for ateaser of what the season is going to be like

Check the video below for a complete and utter tease!

* Photo courtesy of Paul Morrison | Whistler Blackcomb | Rider: Leanne Pelosi

Posted on Friday, November 09, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 13 – Scandinave Spa

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 13 – Scandinave Spa

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 13 - Scandinave Spa

On the 13th day of Opening day, my true love gave tome…..Relaxation aplenty??

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I’m goingto give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do thiswinter season!

NUMBER 13:

The Scandinave Spa!
A relaxing treat no matter what the conditions are likeoutside.

Whether you’re tired from an amazing day on the hills orbackcountry, or the weather just isn’t cooperating to let you getup to slash some powder turns, why not head to the spa and letyourself completely relax?

Oh, only women go to Spas? Silly Man, this isn’t your typical spawhere all the ladies gather, get their nails done and gossip aboutthe latest in the who’s who and the what’s what. No siree,Bob!
Rather here it’s all done in silence. So unless you’ve masteredESP, or have a penchant for gossip by sign language, you can restassured that you will leave this little Oasis wanting more.

Mixing hot and cold baths, steam saunas and dry saunas, you willput your body back into a natural state of relaxation. Oh and notalking allowed. Ok, perhaps a slight squeel as you go from the hottub to the cold tub. But that’s it!

And if THAT isn’t relaxing enough, why not add a Massage into thepackage, delivered by some of the top notch RMT staff onsite!
But be forewarned, they MAY have to peel you off of the massagetable by the end of it all.

Keep an eye on our site for some exclusive deals to add into yourvacation package.

Scandinave Massage

*Photo Courtesy of Scandinave Spa

Posted on Friday, November 09, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News | Permalink

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 14 – Snowmobile tours

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 14 – Snowmobile tours

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 14 - Snowmobile tours

On the 14th day of Opening day, my true love gave to me…..anendless field of untouched powder??

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I’m goingto give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do thiswinter season!

NUMBER 14:

Snowmobile Tours!
Escape to the backcountry, and find out just how much fun it isripping up powder with an engine in between your legs.

Not to worry though, there are family friendly options available.Gentle rides, that showcase the natural beauty that BritishColumbian Mountain ranges have to offer.

However, if touring around just looking at scenery is sounding alittle mundane, there are packages that can let you feel like theking of the mountain in no time flat!

This certainly turns into one of those days you don’t forgetanytime soon!

And best part, we can arrange everything for you.
Let usknow what you want, and we’ll make it happen. Easy Peasy LemonSqueezy!

**Photo Courtesy of CanadianSnowmobiles

Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 15 – Fire & Ice

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 15 – Fire & Ice

The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 15 - Fire & Ice

On the 15th day of Opening day, my true love gave tome…..wreckless abandon on the steep and deeps??

As Whistler and Whistlerites gear up for the start of anotheramazing season, in the 16 days leading up to Opening Day, I’m goingto give you 16 different ideas of some awesome things to do thiswinter season!

NUMBER 15:

Fire & Ice Show!
Kind of like a circus on snow.

Be amazed by some of Whistler’s best skiers and snowboarders asthey hit a massive big air jump through blazing rings of fire todazzle the crowd!
Fireworks, Firespinners, and snowflakes. What better way to spendyour Sunday evenings.

Best of all, it’s FREE for the whole family. 
It all goes down every sunday at the base of Whistler Mountainstarting at 6.30pm (between Dec 16 – Mar 3). Because of Daylightssavings time, as of March 10th the craziness starts at7.30pm. 

And if you happen to not have any kids with you, make sure tocheck out AFTERBURN – The Official after party.
Once the Fire & Ice are burnt out, the night rages on atGaribaldi Lift Co. (GLC) for the infamous Afterburn Party. Livemusic from Whistler favourites The Hairfarmers, and more prize giveaways than you can shake a stick at, it is definitely a prettymemorable (or maybe so good you don’t remember) way to cap off theweek.

Just remember, after 8pm it’s adults only! Maybe time to invest ina babysitter for the night?

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Resort News | Permalink

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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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