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

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