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Turkeys and Wine. Lots of Wine!


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:


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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.

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?

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.


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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?

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.


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Sabbatical Finalists Named

Launched in October, the Whistler SabbaticalProject, is a competition run by Tourism Whistler offering 15weekly prizes and an ultimate grand prize, a month-longWhistler stay – including accommodation, lift tickets,equipment, transportation, a salary and a series of amazingWhistler experiences.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime

The Whistler SabbaticalProject offered a unique experience each week for 15 weeks.They ranged from culinary experiences, to dancing on stage with ago-go dancer, to performing live with a recording artist, aride-along with a snow groomer, overnight ziplining, heli skiing, aFirst Nations dance off, a spa retreat and the opportunity to skior ride with a local Olympian… just to name a few!

Each week we were presented with an experienceand asked “Would You Do It?” Contest entries were earned each timethe poll was answered. You can view the experiences by watching theWhistler vignettes.

The Lucky Ones

A grand total of nine finalists from North America,the United Kingdom and Australia have been named. Regularadventure seeking folk like you and I. These finalists were eachrequired to submit a 250 word essay explaining why they should beselected the winner. The essays will be reviewed by a panel ofjudges to declare the winners.
To view the submitted essays and finalist photos,visit www.whistler.com/sabbatical_finalists/

You Can Still Do It…

If you entered the competition and were named as arunner-up, you automatically qualify for the Fan ChoiceAward.

As for the rest of us… our dreams of adventure, thrilland excitement are not yet dashed. Whistler isn’t goinganywhere, and most opportunities and ideas portrayed by thesabbatical project are always fully available to anyone with thedesire to make their dreams a reality!

Aloha regularly has great deals to make your Whistler adventure allthe more comfortable and affordable. Contact our friendly concierge team to bookyour stay… they’re more than happy to answer any questions youmay have.

Photo credit: Mike Crane


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Fans Choice Awards

The Whistler Sabbatical Project is now closed toentries. Finalists will be announced today, and one winnerwill be selected to receive a dream Sabbatical in Whistler! The winner will live in Whistler for a month and will be able toenjoy unique Whistler experiences including “Heli Ski Heaven”,”Shoot with a Pro” and “Ski/Ride with an Olympian”.  For moreinformation on the Whistler experiences visit Whistler SabbaticalProject.

The Fans Choice Award contest will be going live onFacebook on February 20th, 2012 and will end March 12th,2012.   The contest will offer the ten finaliststo have their essay’s judged by the public for a chance to win atrip to Whistler. The contest will start after the Grand Prizewinner of the Sabbatical contest has been selected to provide thefinalists with a runner up prize.

Fans can vote for their favourite Sabbatical Finalistson facebook.com/gowhistler. At theend of the voting period, one Sabbatical Finalist will be awarded a5-night trip to Whistler for themselves and one guest. For voting,one Eligible Fan will be randomly selected to also win a 5-nighttrip to Whistler.

Aloha Whistler is pleased to be part of the Fans ChoiceAwards and will be offering 2, 3 bedroom town homes for 5nights.

Make sure you visit facebook.com/GoWhistler onFebruary 20th to enter the Fans Choice Awardcontest!


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.


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Amazing Whistler Conditions

The skiing and riding conditions in Whistler are trulyamazing! January was an incredible month which saw 244 cmof new snow and the total snow fall to 707 cm or over 23 feet! Thecurrent snowbase on Whistler Blackcomb Mountains is sitting at avery healthy 255 cm.

February so far has been awesome. The first dayof the month started with 14 cm of fresh snow and the skies havebeen sunny for the last few days.  More snow is in theWhistler forecast for the weekend.

Check out these latest photos of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountaintaken at the beginning of the month.

Photo credit: Brad Kasselman / www.coastphoto.com

Upcoming On Mountain Whistler Events

Roxy All Star Snow Camps

These all female ski and snowboard weekend camps are agreat way to improve your skills, make new friends and get taughtby top ski and snowboard instructors. The next camp isthis weekend Feb 11-12.  The following camps will be held onMarch 3-4, March 17-18 and April 14-15. Contact us for more detailsand we can help you with Whistler accommodation.

Winemaker Après Series

Enjoy this unique dining and wine tasting experience atSteeps Grill on Whistler Mountain.  The afternoonstarts at 2pm and features BC’s best wines paired with locallysourced culinary delights. There will be a five course meal pairedwith five glasses of wine.

The next Winemakers Après Series is on February 29thand features Osoyoos Larose And NK’Mip.  Tickets are availableat Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations.

Valentine’s Day in Whistler

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Whistler. Enjoy a day skiing on the mountain, relax at one of Whistler’s spasand enjoy a fabulous dinner at a fine dining restaurant. Contactour friendly staff who can help you find the perfect Whistleraccommodation.


Contactour staff today for more information. Check out our greatselection ofWhistler luxuryhomescondosand townhouses.


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