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Save Money by Booking Direct with Aloha!


 
When planning your trip to the stunning mountains of Whistler, British Columbia, saving money is always a welcome bonus. One of the best ways to do this is by booking directly with Aloha Whistler Accommodations. While popular online booking platforms like Airbnb and VRBO are convenient, they often come with hidden fees that can add up quickly. By booking directly with Aloha, you can avoid these fees and put more money back in your pocket.

 

Let’s take a closer look at the fees charged by Airbnb and VRBO.

Airbnb’s guest service fees are typically around 14.2% of the booking subtotal but can be even higher. From April 1st, 2024, for bookings where the guest pays using a different currency from the one set by the Host, the guest service fee can be up to 16.5% of the booking subtotal. The total guest service fee can vary based on a variety of factors and may be higher or lower depending on the booking.

On the other hand, VRBO’s service fee is a percentage of the total amount of the reservation, excluding taxes and refundable fees paid by the guest. The exact amount of the service fee varies, but generally, the higher the reservation amount, the lower the percentage of the service fee. Guest service fees generally range from 6% to 15% of the reservation’s subtotal.

 

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By booking directly with Aloha, you can avoid these fees entirely, saving you a significant amount of money on your booking.

In addition to cost savings, booking directly with Aloha offers several other benefits. Once you’ve booked with Aloha directly, you’ll have access to exclusive offers and promotions that are not available through third-party booking platforms. You’ll also receive personalized service from Aloha’s team, who will work with you to ensure that your stay is tailored to your needs and preferences. Plus, with their extensive knowledge of the area, Aloha’s team can provide you with insider tips on the best restaurants, activities, and attractions in Whistler.

When you book directly with Aloha Whistler Accommodations, you’re not just booking a place to stay – you’re booking an experience. Aloha is known for its exceptional customer service, and our team goes above and beyond to make sure that every guest has a memorable stay. From the moment you book your reservation to the day you check out, Aloha’s team is there to assist you with anything you need. Whether you’re looking for restaurant recommendations, ski rental discounts, or help booking a spa day, Aloha’s team is here to help.

 

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Get Booking Peace of Mind

Another benefit of booking directly with Aloha is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your reservation is secure. When you book through third-party booking platforms, there’s always a risk that something could go wrong with your reservation. By booking directly with Aloha, you can rest assured that your reservation is in good hands.

In conclusion, booking directly with Aloha Whistler Accommodations is the best way to save money and ensure a memorable stay in Whistler. With no hidden fees, exclusive offers, personalized service, and a team of local experts ready to assist you, booking with Aloha is a no-brainer. So why wait?
 
Book your stay with Aloha today and start planning your dream vacation in Whistler!

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President’s Week in Paradise: Your Whistler Adventure Awaits


Whether it’s your first time seeing Canada’s breathtaking Rocky Mountains or your tenth, there’s no better time to visit world-famous Whistler than President’s Week (Feb. 19 – 23).

You and your family can fly out of many American cities at breakfast and be in Vancouver, BC (just an hour away from Whistler) by lunchtime.

If you’d like to make the short hop from Vancouver to Whistler in luxury style, consider a limousine transfer or better yet, a helicopter charter with views of Vancouver and the Coast Mountains most people will never get to see.

Also known as Family Day in Canada, President’s Day is a great time to celebrate with family in one of the most gorgeous locations in the world. Your weekend with us will be jam-packed with family-friendly events and precious memories to last a lifetime.

President’s Week Events, Whistler BC

Whistler-Blackcomb (the two-mountain resort town on every adventure-lover’s wishlist) is well-known for classic winter activities like nordic skiing (cross-country), snowshoeing, ice skating, and some of the finest alpine skiing slopes in the world, renowned for their deep, fluffy powder.

But there’s a whole lot more on offer here, and we invite you to come enjoy it all at Aloha Whistler. This President’s Day on Monday, February 19, there are a number of special events we can recommend.

Consider heading to Meadow Park Sports Center where ice skating drop-ins will be 50% off. There’s a family-friendly stick-and-puck session too, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM (perfect pre-dinner activity for you and the kids).

If you’d rather take in some of the freshest and cleanest alpine air in the world while gliding across the ice, then the Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place to be with all-day free admission (Feb. 19) for the outdoor skating rink. This is the perfect place to enjoy unforgettable mountain views and cozy village vibes (and there’s a Snow Zone play area just for the kids).

For something with a slower pace, take a self-guided tour through the village of Whistler. CBC-narrated podcasts guide you on a relaxing stroll through Whistler as you learn about its rich history and absorb its breathtaking beauty. Stop in at one of many world-class cafes and restaurants for a bite and a hot chocolate, or check out some local arts and crafts.

There’s enough fun and leisure here in Whistler to last you not just a week, but a lifetime.

Looking For More?

Maybe someone in the family is hungry for an adrenaline rush?

Viessmann Luge World Cup

Whistler Olympic Park has the answer:

a ride you’ll never forget in an Olympic bobsleigh driven by a trained pilot. Speed through hair-raising twists and turns at up to 125 km/h (80mph), or take the solo “skeleton” race where you go down the track head first!

If the bobsleigh track strikes a bit too much fear into your heart, then a few hours in the saddle of a snowmobile might be more your style, with tours available for all skill levels (and for kids too).

From beginner-friendly scenic tours that move at an easy pace, to mountain-conquering and powder-slicing backcountry expeditions for the more intrepid, this is a must-try Canadian pastime activity during your President’s Week adventure at Aloha Whistler.

Then again, you might be seeking excitement but you’d rather be in the sky above the treetops than on the ground. We’ve got you covered there too!

Whistler Ziplining

Whistler’s zipline tours

Sends you flying through old-growth forest on a spectacular highwire flight over valleys and creeks. Keep your eyes peeled while you’re soaring through the alpine forest because you might spot an eagle, a moose, or even a bear!

For those seeking adventure and relaxation further afield, there are some hot springs in the Whistler-Blackcomb vicinity too (most are within a few hours’ drive), many of which involve a backcountry hike to remote spots for a bone-warming soak in a tranquil Rocky Mountain paradise.

If you’ve come for rest and refreshment but don’t want to spend more time on the roads, we’ve got what you need here in town. Whistler’s spas have steam rooms, saunas, plunge pools, massage and body work services, yoga classes, and more; in other words, everything you need for a much-deserved total rejuvenation of body and mind.

And that’s just scratching the surface! Try your hand at ice fishing, practice axe throwing like an ancient viking, take an afternoon wine tour, or settle in for a good old-fashioned evening in the hot tub while you gaze at the distant mountain peaks and sip on a glass of vintage BC wine.

The bad news is that during your stay with us at Aloha Whistler, you won’t have time to do it all. But don’t worry, that’s just more fuel for planning next year’s trip while you’re here!

Choose Aloha Whistler For Your President’s Week Accommodations

For mountain accommodations that check every box in comfort and convenience, it doesn’t get better than Aloha Whistler’s homes on the slopes of Whistler Mountain.

Our Taluswood Ridge properties are perched above Whistler’s Creekside Village, a smaller “town” with everything you need, but still only 10 minutes away from the main village.

We’ve got all your amenities here including groceries, restaurants, medical services, and even direct gondola access to the mountain.

With homes that sleep up to 8 people, featuring full kitchens and hot tubs with mountain views, this is the perfect place to kick up your feet after a long day of excitement and fun.

Book one of our Taluswood Creekside properties here.

If you’re planning a trip with an even larger group, our Snowgoose properties located in the Upper Village near Blackcomb Mountain are also a great choice.

Just a 15 minute walk to the Blackcomb gondola, this property has ski-in access steps from your door and Lost Lake with its gorgeous cross country trails is close by. You couldn’t ask for a better adventure headquarters with premium comfort and privacy.

Book one of our Snowgoose Upper Village properties here.

If you have any questions, or need help planning your President’s Week adventure in Whistler, contact us and we’ll get you set up with accommodations

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Feast and Fireside: Whistler’s Top Winter Dining Destinations


As winter descends again and those first glorious layers of powder cover the mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, there’s more to look forward to than epic ski slopes and breathtaking mountain vistas.

Whistler’s abundance of excellent dining establishments won’t just feed you – they’ll provide a refuge from the cold and a taste of pure comfort. We couldn’t possibly cover them all here, but read on to learn about a few of our coziest restaurants and their hearty dishes that promise to both fill your belly and warm your soul.
 

Rimrock Cafe: Fine food and great service in an elegant atmosphere

 

 
The Rimrock Cafe is known as Whistler’s go-to for upscale fish and game with an inspired menu full of creative takes on familiar dishes. Come here to treat yourself to an elegant yet rustic ambiance, a wine cellar that’s reason enough to linger, and wait staff known for their attentive and accommodating service.

The Seared Scallops with house cured bacon, apple and leek puree & pickled charred leek are a great starter to awaken the taste buds, and the Beef Tenderloin Tartare is exquisite.

For your main course we recommend the Wild Salmon, or the Roasted Rack of Lamb covered with herb provençal and served with garlic mashed potatoes and a red wine demi. The Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Butter makes an excellent side.

Enjoy the picturesque scenery along with your evening of exceptional service and unforgettable cuisine, and be sure to book your reservation well in advance as you won’t be the only ones coming in from the cold.

Website: https://rimrockcafe.com/

 

IL Caminetto: Sophisticated and elegant Italian classics with a modern touch

 

 
The ambiance of this restaurant led by some of the country’s top chefs is as mellowed as a finely aged wine, perfectly reflected in its name, which is Italian for “the fireplace.” Exactly where you want to be to tuck yourself away from the winter chill.

Featuring an expertly curated 4-course menu Sunday through Thursday, as well as a modern alla carte menu that reimagines Italian classics, you’ll be hard pressed to choose because everything at Il Caminetto is superb.

Our personal favorite? The currently featured “Prix Fixe” four course menu.

Start things off with a cicchetti of sicilian olives accompanied by roasted tomatoes, chilies, herbs, and orange zest. Next up, your antipasti. How about the Whistler Harvest Mushroom Risotto? Lavishly garnished with grana padano, chives, porcini, and truffle essence, this dish embodies warmth and comfort.

Now for your secondi. We can’t help but recommend the Tagliatelle Bolognese made with Brant Lake wagyu beef. Pair this dish with a recommendation from Il Caminetto’s wine experts and you’ll be in heaven.

And finally, your dolci: the tiramisu is fantastic, but why not try something new with the Torta Caprese. Hazelnut whipped ganache with candied hazelnuts and spiced chantilly cream?

“Molto bello!”

Website: https://www.ilcaminetto.ca/

 

Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar: Show stopping fine dining

 

 
Wild Blue is a relative newcomer to the culinary scene, but that hasn’t stopped it from quickly becoming known as one of the best restaurants in BC led by industry veterans and top chefs. This is elevated Pacific Northwest seafood cuisine at its finest, with a focus on sustainable and local ingredients.

Start things off with oysters harvested from the coastal waters of BC, or the divine caviar with creme fraiche, potato blini and smoked salmon. Choose from a number of mouthwatering appetizers like poached Dungeness crab with louie sauce or an Autumn Carrot Soup with hazelnut chantilly.

Move on to some house-made pasta or indulge in an entree of Pan Roasted Ling Cod or the to-die-for Sablefish with turnip, radish, maitake mushroom, sesame, and roasted fish bone sauce. For dessert, we recommend the Toffee Pudding with candied walnut, dates, almond streusel, salted caramel ice cream, and toffee sauce.

Keep a glass of champagne at your side and enjoy the culinary mastery at Wild Blue.

Website: https://www.wildbluerestaurant.com/

 

Aloha Whistler Accommodation and Itineraries

 
With options ranging from romantic and sophisticated to casual and family friendly, featuring establishments that emphasize local products and farm-to-table quality, and with every culinary region of the world represented here in Whistler, there’s truly something for everyone.

So replace the chill of the outdoors with the warmth of good company, great food, and the flickering allure of the open fire–and get in touch with Aloha Whistler to plan your exploration of Whistler’s winter culinary delights.

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Not your average Triathlon!


The month of May is a very interesting time in Whistler. The sun is shining, the temperatures are soaring, the snow is melting, the beaches and golf courses are open, and the mountain bike trails are getting prepared for an opening in the very near future (May 17th, to be exact).
With temperatures reaching the 30’s (Mid 80’s for my American friends), it’s not uncommon to see the general population in Whistler wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops, while standing beside a skier or snowboarder who’s fully decked out in gear which looks WAY too warm.

(Case in point. PS, retro one-piece suits NEVER go out of style in Spring time)

That being said, the end of May brings about a new sport – the Whistler Triathlon (I wonder if we can turn this into an Olympic sport). The Whistler Triathlon isn’t your regular run of the mill triathlon. In fact for a very short period, between May 17th (opening of the Bike Park) until May 27th (last day of spring skiing on Blackcomb) opens up a window for the die-hards. Start the day off skiing or snowboarding, followed up with a downhill mountain bike ride in the afternoon, and topped off with a round of golf or a wakeboard at Green Lake in the late afternoon. Or for those feeling VERY adventurous, you can even possibly make it to Vancouver Island in time for an evening surf session.

You know you’re in a sports oriented town when these are serious discussions, of how many different sports you can accomplish in one day!

Maybe this is why no one seems to age in this town 😉

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Blake Jorgenson Whistler Gallery


One of my favourite Whistler photographers has released his first set of photos in his Whistler 2013 gallery.

A few of my favourites below:

(Harmony Chair)

 

(James Heim standing on top of the world….ok, 7th Heaven)

 

(Dana Flahr killing the powder on Blackcomb)

To view the entire gallery, click HERE

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Whistler Film Fest. Happening now!


That’s right, 5 days and 75 films, along with many many specialevents on the go, Whistler Film Fest is getting right into thethick of things!

Night One was was a success with two films being screened, andfrom everything I’ve heard it was nothing short of perfect!

Day and Night Two are chock filled with 15 films being screened,as well as a special Trailblazer Award and Intimate Conversationwith award winning actress and producer, and one of my favourite’sto watch on TV, Rashida Jones (The office, Parks & Rec).

And she’s not the only famous name in town right now. Mr. DanielRadcliffe (Harry Potter) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) have bothbeen cruising the Village Stroll, much to the ladies delight.
Julia Stiles (The Bourne trilogy) and the legendary Canadianfolk/rock guitarist Bruce Cockburn are also in the village thisweekend. Hopefully I can run in to good ol’ Brucey, and have himwrite me into his next song. Pipedream, maybe??

Ok, back to the movies!
SO many choices. With 15 happening tonight, and another 58 overthe next three days and nights, I’m really at a loss of which totry and catch. It seems all of the movies are THE ones to watchthis year.
Makes it a little difficult to be in so many places at once. Hmmm,time to find a scientist and build myself a few clones that can gowatch all the movies, and relay it all to my mind atonce.

On second thought, that sounds like a brain overload. I think I’lljust stick to hoping that I’ve picked the best ones!

(My favourite, Rashida Jones)

(Daniel Radcliffe. Spotlight and Q&A – Nov. 30 – MilleniumPlace)

(Magic Mike himself – Channing Tatum)

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 1 – Opening Eve


The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 1 – Opening Eve

On the 1st day of Opening Day, my truelove gave to me….pure, utter, unadulterated excitement!

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!

With Whistler Mountain opening early, the buzz around the villagehas been electrifying. Add in a whole bunch of fresh snow, and allof the locals are absolutely giddy!

Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open TOMORROW, Thursday,November 22nd.

Let’s round out this list!

NUMBER 1:

Exploring the mountain!
Map out your wonders. Get stoked. Have an amazing season!

It’s that time of year again, where there’s one main thing on mostpeople’s minds. And that’s which run should I ride next? With anendless choice of runs to choose from, and a seemingly endlesssupply of snow for the next 6-7 months, you’ll have plenty of timeto hit your favourites, some hidden gems, some that you’ve onlyever heard about, or perhaps this is your first time on themountain, and pretty much EVERYTHING is left to be explored!.

Which ever it is, the start of the year so far has beenincredible, and leads me to believe that we’re in for one heck of asnowy year.
I’m secretly wishing for each month to be comparable to lastMarch, where we got 14 feet of snow throughout the month. 14feet! Every day was a fresh powder day!
Perhaps it’s a pipe dream to wish for that every month, but onecan hold out hope, no?

In the mean time, I’ll keep dancing my snow dance for MotherNature, and try to convince her to send it all this way again!

**Photo Courtesy: Jeremy King | AlohaWhistler Accommodations

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 2 – Heli Skiing


The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 2 – Heli Skiing

On the 2nd day of Opening Day, my truelove gave to me….Powder, Helicopters, Powder, Open Bowls, Powder,Untouched terrain. Oh, and did I mention Powder?!

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!

With Whistler Mountain opening early, the buzz around the villagehas been electrifying. Add in a whole bunch of fresh snow, and allof the locals are absolutely giddy!

Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open this Thursday,November 22nd.

Back to the list, my good friend!

NUMBER 2:

Heli-Skiing!
A private, untouched, MASSIVE mountain for you to ride on?! Ithink so!

Imagine the feeling of a having the choice of over 432,000 (nearlyhalf a million) acres of untouched snow. That’s 173 glaciers, or475 runs. Which one do you choose first? In all honesty, it doesn’tmatter, as each and every one of your runs will quite possibly besome of THE best runs of your life!

On top of that, one of the best perks about this is that there’sno lift lines involved either. The only wait you have to do, is tocomfortably strap into your seat in the helicopter, and fly rightback up to the top of the mountain.
This is riding in style!
There is so much powder out there that some people have evenuttered the words “too much”. But I think those people are silly,and just don’t fully appreciate a day where powder is trulyking!
You know how easy it is to slice through butter with a hot knife.Now, put those hot knives on your feet, and pretend the powder isthat butter, and well, I think you get the idea!

Between you and me, I don’t think you’ll be able to wipe the smileoff your face at the end of the day.

** Photo Courtesy: Darryl Brennan | Whistler HeliSkiing

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 3 – Whistler Tasting Tours


The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 3 – Whistler Tasting Tours

On the 3rd day of Opening Day, my truelove gave to me….a little taste of Whistler!

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!

With Whistler Mountain opening early, the buzz around the villagehas been electrifying. Add in a whole bunch of fresh snow, and allof the locals are absolutely giddy!

Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open this Thursday,November 22nd.

The list. Let’s get back to it!

NUMBER 3:

Whistler Tasting Tours!
Whet your appetite for some of the scrumptious splendors Whistlerhas to offer!

It’s tough to choose which restaurantsto go to in Whistler. There are an absolute ridiculous number tochoose from. Araxi, Barefoot Bistro, 21 Steps, Earls, Bavaria…. Icould continue, but by the time I finish this list your mind willhave already gotten lost in thoughts of what’s in your fridge rightnow.

So this little tour here will help you out! There are two options:The Hidden Gems, and The Finer Things.
Each tour will bring you through 5 different restaurants (as wellas a Bonus Mystery stop) and let you sample one course in eachplace. It is a progressive tour that ends with an absolutelydelicious dessert.
If one night isn’t enough for you, then return for a second, andtry 5 completely different restaurants.

This is certainly a unique way to dine out in Whistler. You andyour taste buds will most certainly become best friends by the endof this night out!.

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The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 4 – Cat Skiing


The 16 days of Opening Day (almost better than Christmas): Day 4 – Cat Skiing

On the 4th day of Opening Day, my truelove gave to me….untouched goodies, and a private cat to getthere!

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!

With Whistler Mountain opening early, the buzz around the villagehas been electrifying. Add in a whole bunch of fresh snow, and allof the locals are absolutely giddy!

Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open this Thursday,November 22nd.

To the list we go, Batman!

NUMBER 4:

Cat-Skiing!
Ride what very few others have touched in the comfort of your ownSnowcat!

Now, you may be wondering, what the heck is he talking about,riding up the hill on an animal?!?
And if you’ve never heard about this before, then I understandthat train of thought. A Snowcat is kind of like a modifiedgrooming machine, that can seat up to 12 people, and can drive overa diverse amount of terrain.
This means it can give you access to pristine fresh tracks, overand over again throughout your day.
You can get up to 10 fresh runs a day, and by the end wonder whyon earth you aren’t doing this more often!

You’ll be amazed at just how much snow there is out there. I’vegot my fingers crossed for you, that you happen to make it up on aday where it snows a fresh two feet over night. Trust me, you’ll bein heaven!

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