Whistler News

The Snow Falls – Whistler Gets Ready to Ski

Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow!Whistler Blackcomb is rapidly getting ready for a greatopening of the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season! Theresort has a planned opening for November 24. As of last week, thebase at Pig Alley (1,650 meters on Whistler Mountain) was at 52centimetres deep and the snow keeps following.Check out some of the pictures taking on ThursdayNovember 5 from Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains. (Ifthe snow keeping falling the mountains may even opensooner!)Photo Credits: Manny Mendes Dos Santos / CoastPhoto.com (top 2 photos) Doug MacFarlane (bottom 2 photos)looking for whistler accommodation for your 2011-12 whistlerski vacation?Contact …Read More

Lauralee Bowie Ski Adventures

Lauralee Bowie is a World Champion Freestyle Skier,3-time Canadian National Champion, and former member of theCanadian National Ski Team.  Lauralee Bowie SkiAdventures is recognised as one of the top ski instructionalprograms in the world.Lauralee Bowie Ski Adventures has been operating since1984 and offers instructional programs in North America, Japan andArgentina.  Guests can choose their preferred resort,date and time and the ski program will be tailored made around yourrequirements.The philosophy around the ski programs is to “start overand go back to the beginning”.  You will be taughtfrom your current skill level, but the focus will be on redefiningand relearning the fundamentals …Read More

Book early & save. plus Kids ski & rent for Free!

Whistler Blackcomb will be opening for skiing and ridingon November 24th.  Snow has been fallingon the tops of the mountains over the last few days.  Skiseason is not far away now!Aloha Whistler is pleased to announce early bookingspecials for the upcoming winter.  These great dealsare available for reservations made by November15th.  So book early and save for your nextWhistler ski vacation.Bring the entire family to Whistler this year! Kids 12 years and under ski FREE and rent FREEwith the purchase of an adult lift ticket and/or adult rentalequipment of equal duration.  The start date must be the sameon the adults and …Read More

Consumer Protection BC Contest

Share your best summer travel photo for a chance to win1 of 3 prize packs including a Canon HD Rebel T3! Second prize is aSamsung digital camera and third prize is a Toshiba portable DVDplayer.Aloha Whistler is a member of the Consumer ProtectionAgency BC. Consumer ProtectionBC (CPBC) promotes a fair marketplace for BC consumers andbusinesses. [License Number: 52170]CPBC was established in 2004 as a not-for-profit corporation tostrengthen consumer protection in BC. They operate using a costrecovery model and are the only organization of its kind inCanada.We are pleased to announce that Consumer Protection BChave just launched a travel-themed contest on their Facebook …Read More

RBC GranFondo Whistler Weekend

The second RBC GranFondo Whistler will be taking placeon Saturday September 10th. This epic 122 kmbike ride from Vancouver to Whistler will bring more than 7,000riders plus their families and fans to Whistler and the area.This is going to be an incredible weekend in Whistlerwith lots happening, including a free performance by54-40! As part of the Whistler Presents summer concertseries there will be free concerts and entertainment at theWhistler Olympic Plaza to celebrate the GranFondo weekend!Friday evening live music and outdoormovieOn Friday September 9th at 6.30pm head overto the Whistler Olympic Plaza to see the electro funk tunes ofVictoria’s Kuba …Read More

Cornucopia

Cornucopia is Whistler’sCelebration of Wine and Food. This incredible event takesplace over the November long weekend from the 10th to13th.  Over the four days you can take part in anumber of events, including seminars hosted by renowned industryprofessionals.  This is the perfect opportunity to combineyour passion for incredible wines with an interactive andinformative tasting environment.  As well as the great line upof seminars you can experience gala tasting events, winemaker’sdinners and famous after-parties.  Cornucopia is nowrecognised as the “West Coast’s premier resort-based epicureanextravaganza”.The CRUSH Gala Tasting held on the Friday and Saturdayevening at the Whistler Conference Centre is the flagship …Read More

Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler

A new festival is coming to Whistler over the Labour Daylong weekend from September2nd to4th.The Jazz on the Mountain festival is a weekend filled withconcerts by top international and Canadian jazz artists, freeconcerts around Whistler Village, a street festival with children’sentertainment and family fun and a master class series for selectedstudents.Outdoor concerts at Whistler Olympic PlazaDaily outdoor ticketed concerts will be at the WhistlerOlympic Plaza. Jazz on the Mountain will feature jazzgreats including Kevin Eubanks Quartet, Stanley Jordan Trio, OliverJones Trio, The New Gary Burton Quartet, Spyro Gyra, TheRippingtons and more!The Whistler Olympic Plaza will play host to theinaugural Jazz on …Read More

Whistler Crankworx Begins July 15

Crankworx has pushed the boundaries of freeridingfurther than any other festival out there.One of the highlights of the festival is the Red BullJoyride on Saturday July 23rd which combineselements of slopestyle, dirt jump and North Shore mountainbiking.  Over 20,000 spectators are expected to watch the RedBull Joyride in Whistler Village, evidence that the Crankworxfestival is huge and getting more popular each year.There are many events taking place over the duration of theKokanee Crankworx festival showcasing the sports many differentangles including freeride, trick and slopestyle events, races ofall descriptions, trial riding and even pump track racing.Don’t miss the Canadian Cheese RollingFestival!The …Read More

Whistler Farmers Market

The Whistler Farmers Market is one of the highlights ofthe summer in Whistler.Featuring fresh local produce from the Pemberton Valley andbeyond.  Stock up on local strawberries, raspberries,blueberries, Pemberton potatoes, greens and beets to name a few! Aswell as amazing produce the Whistler Farmers Market  featuresan array of artisan foods, home baked goods, fresh bread,jewellery, textiles, pottery, woodworks, bath & body productsand art work.Every Sunday from 11am to 4pm allthrough the summer until October 10th.The market located in the UpperVillage, outside the Fairmont Chateau Whistler at the baseof Blackcomb Mountain.New this summer, the Farmers Market will also be open onWednesday evenings …Read More

New AlohaWhistler.com Website

Aloha Whistler Accommodation celebrates its29th year by launching a new website, slogan and logo.Aloha to Whistler Accommodations”Aloha Whistler is all about feeling welcome. Welcome toWhistler. Welcome to your Whistler vacation partner. That’s whatwe’re all about” notes Gord Huxtable, Aloha Whistler VP ofOperations. “Our new website has been developed to provide moreinformation and resources to provide that welcome you to ourservices…. great slopeside accommodations inWhistler, vacation packages and property management.”New Website, New Logo, New Slogan”We developed a new logo and a new website address that we feelmore accurately reflects the new direction of Aloha. Our new slogan’Select Mountainside Home’ says it …Read More

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