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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 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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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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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:
//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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