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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 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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Massive Snowfall for Whistler Blackcomb!

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains have received 85cm(33in) of new snow in the last 72 hours.   Moresnow is in the forecast for the Whistler area for the rest of theweek with 20-35cm expected on Thursday. This is a great time tovisit Whistler and enjoy the rest of the Spring Break holiday, oreven book a trip for April.  The snowbase is at 355cm (138in)so conditions for spring skiing are looking amazing.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains hours of operationshave recently been extended. The lifts are now open from8.30am to 4pm with the alpine lifts closing earlier as usual.

Check out these recent photos taken on Whistler and Blackcombmountains.

march powder 1

march powder 2

march powder 3

Photo credit: Emily Serrell / www.coastphoto.com

Thinking of booking a ski vacation in April?

April is a great time to visit Whistler. Youcan expect sunny days, great deals and fabulous springskiing.  Did we mention that the Telus WorldSki and Snowboard Festival will be back for the 17thyear? Enjoy 10 days of watching top athletes compete in events suchas the Big Air and Superpipe, watch free daily outdoor concerts onthe main stage and just soak up the amazing atmosphere.  Aprilis also patio season – enjoy après on one of Whistler’s greatpatios overlooking the mountains.

Whistler deals and great value!

Discover Whistler Days return from April13-22.  You can save up to 30% off lessons, lifttickets and rentals for both adults and children.   Wealso have great dealsand rates on our selection of Whistler luxury homes, townhouses andcondos.

Need help planning your perfect Whistler ski vacation?

Whistler Accommodation Call Centre

We can help with all aspects of your Whistlervacation including accommodation, transfers, lift tickets,ski school, rentals, childcare, activity reservations and muchmore!

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact ourreservation staff.

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

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5 Tips For Your Family Whistler Ski Vacation

5 Tips For Your Family Whistler Ski Vacation

If you are planning a family ski vacation to Whistler,make sure you check out these tips. Whistler is a kids(and big kids) paradise! April is a great month to visit with thefamily as you can save up to 30% on lessons, lift tickets andrentals with Discover Whistler Days.  Here are our tips toensure you have the best Whistler family ski vacation.

1. Whistler Kid’s and Ride Tribe

The Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Schoolis one of the largest in the world and attracts topinstructors. Lessons are available for children aged 3years and up to 18 years.  During Discover Whistler Days(April 13 – April 22) you can save up to 30% on daily lessons andmulti day adventure camps.  Children of all ages will love thefacilities including a Magic Castle on Blackcomb Mountain andhidden Tree Fort on Whistler Mountain. Take of your skis andsnowboards and come explore these great outdoor adventure playlands.

2. Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park

The TubePark is located at Base II on BlackcombMountain.  This is a fun activity that everyone canenjoy – no experience required. The Tube Park has six to eightlanes varying in difficulty from green to blue to black. There is also a mini zone with mini-tubes for younger kidslooking to join in the fun. The Tube Park is open daily from 12noon (11am on weekends) until 8pm.  Access to the tube park iseasy by taking a free ride up the Excalibur Gondola from theWhistler Village base.

3. Stay in a Whistler Condo

Aloha Whistler offers a number of luxury homes andcondos located throughout Whistler. This is a great optionfor families as all our accommodations have full cooking facilitiesand living space ideal for longer stays.  Don’t stay squashedup in a hotel room when you can enjoy the comfort of a Whistlerhome.  Booking a Whistler condo is often much better valuethan staying in a hotel.  All our accommodations offer freeparking for example.   For more information, view our Whistler homes andcondos.

4. Whistler Family Activities

Kids can receive up to 50 per cent off most Whistler activitieslike snowmobiling and sleigh rides.  There are also anumber of great free or almost free kid’s activities in Whistleravailable.   Make sure you spend an hour or two at theoutside wood carved jungle gym, just opposite the Whistler OlympicPlaza.  Kids will also love the outdoor ice skating rink inthe Whistler Olympic Plaza.  Just outside of the Village isthe Meadow Park Sports Centre which has an excellent kids poolcomplete with lazy river, slide and rope swing.

5. Family Friendly Whistler Restaurants

Whistler has many great restaurants and some greatoptions for families dining with children.  Werecommend making restaurants reservations ahead of time. Family favourite Whistler restaurants include Creekbread, The OldSpaghetti Factory, Caramba, Uli’s and Pasta Lupino.

photo credit: Brooke McDonald

Do you need WHISTER ACCOMMODATION for your family skivacation?

Whistler Accommodation Call Centre

Aloha Whistler has been providing quality Whistler accommodationsand vacation packages since 1979.

Check out our great selection of Whistler luxuryhomesWhistlercondosand townhousesContact our staff todayfor more information.

Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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Win a Trip to Whistler!

Win a Trip to Whistler!

Aloha Whistler is pleased to announce they will beproviding accommodation for the Fan ChoiceAwards as part of the Whistler Sabbatical Project.

Congratulations Lucky Luke!

Lucky Luke Dillon from London, UK was recently announcedas the winner of the Whistler Sabbatical Project. He willbe spending one amazing month in Whistler which includesaccommodation, lift tickets, equipment, transportation, a salaryand a series of amazing Whistler experiences.

The Whistler Sabbatical Project featured a newexperience each week for a total of 15 weeks, ranging fromculinary experiences, to dancing on stage with a go-go dancer, toperforming live with a recording artist, a ride-along with a snowgroomer, overnight ziplining, heli skiing, a First Nations danceoff, a spa retreat and the opportunity to ski or ride with a localOlympian, to name a few.  ‘Lucky’ Luke will be able to enjoythese amazing Whistler experiences.

Each of the finalists was required to submit a 250 wordessay explaining why they should be selected the winner.The essays were reviewed by a panel of judges including BarrettFisher, Tourism Whistler President & CEO, Whistler Mayor NancyWilhelm-Morden and Roger Soane, Chair of the Board of Directors atTourism Whistler.

Win Five Nights Whistler Accommodation with Aloha Whistler

The remaining eight finalists now have a chance to winthe Fan Choice Award. Through the Go Whistler facebookcontest the finalist with the most fan votes will win the FanChoice Award.  There will also be a voter prize.  Voterswill receive one entry toward the Voters’ prize each time a vote iscast.  Both prizes include:

  • Roundtrip coach air transportation;
  • Roundtrip ground transfer from Vancouver International Airportto Whistler
  • Five nights accommodation with AlohaWhistler
  • Two 3-day lift passes for Whistler Blackcomb,
  • One three-hour snowmobile tour for two with the Adventure GroupWhistler
  • One Earn Your Turns tour for two with Whistler AlpineGuides
  • One $200 gift certificate from the Escape Route in Whistler

To enter the Fan Choice Award visit Go Whistler Facebook page.Good luck!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WHISTER ACCOMMODATION?

Whistler Accommodation Call Centre

Aloha Whistler has been providing quality Whistler accommodationsand vacation packages since 1979.

Check out our great selection of Whistler luxuryhomesWhistlercondosand townhousesContact our staff todayfor more information.

Whistler Sabbatical Winner FINAL FEB 20 from Tourism Whistler on Vimeo.

Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Aloha News, Whistler Accommodations, Whistler Events, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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March Kids Ski Stay & Eat Free

March is the Perfect Time for a Family Ski Vacation

Whistler Skier-Small

Thinking about the slopes? Do you dream aboutshredding an ocean of white powder in your dreams? Don’t worry,It’s perfectly natural at this time of year. Sure… skiing can bea drain on the wallet… but it doesn’t have to be.

You and your family deserve a break in beautifulWhistler, BC. Especially considering we’ve receivedMORE SNOW than other mountains in North America. Over 17 feetsince opening to be exact.

If that’s not enough to entice you… March is FamilyMonth. Annually, Whistler looks after families by offeringa bunch of FREE services for the little ones. Including, free ski& snowboard rentals, free accommodation and free food. That’s awhole lot of freebees, and should make that much needed familyskiing vacation a whole lot easier!

Kids Stay Free

Available to children 12 and under, during themonth of March, accommodation is free when booking a Ski & Staypackage. Speak to our friendly staff about the special accommodationoffers available.

Kids Rent Free

Kids Snowboard Creekside

Kids can rent their ski or snowboard gearcompletely free, when accompanied with an adult rental.This is sure to be a huge money saver for families visiting. Checkout more information about Kids Rent Free. This deal is offered all seasonlong by Intersport Rent – Affinity Sports and Summit Sport &during the month of March by Whistler Blackcomb.

Savings On Family Dining

Special offers are available forfamily-friendly dining throughout Whistler.Remember to mention March Family Month at time of booking. Checkout more info about Whistler’s Family Month

Araxi Restaurant

Araxi

Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant is of the most acclaimed restaurantsin B.C.; it’s also famous for its Executive Chef James Walt and hisemphasis on fresh and season ingredients mostly from the nearbyPemberton Valley.
» Whistler Village: 4222 Village Square, 604.932.4540

Boston Pizza

Boston PizzaBoston Pizza offers a greatfamily dining experience. Boston Pizza is a sports bar andrestaurant under one room. So watch the game while you savour freshand hot pizzas and other fare with the family.
» Whistler Creekside Village: 2010 Innsbruck Drive,604.932.7070

Elephant & Castle

Elephant & CastleEnjoy timeless pub comfort and the warmth offriendly faces. Whistler’s Elephant & Castle is a great placefor gathering for great food, friends and family. And their largescreen TVs make watching the game fun too.
» Whistler Village: 19-4308 Main Street, 604.962.0330

Family Dining Terms:

  • Offer valid when you dine before 6:30 PM.
  • Children must be 12 and under.
  • One free kid’s meal with the purchase of one adult entrée.
  • Kid’s meal must be ordered from Kid’s Menu.
  • Does not include beverages.

Coming to Whistler in March?

Whistler Vacation Package SpecialistMarch is shaping up to be the perfect timeto bring the family to Whistler for a well earned skibreak. Aloha is always excited to help you get the most out of yourstay. Check out our great accommodations inWhistler, then contact our friendly reservation stafffor more info about great deals and packages.

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 | Comments (0) | Category: Resort Information, Whistler Accommodations, Resort News, Whistler Ski News | Permalink

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