If you love a good sale and are from the United States, we have big news for you. Canada, that country to the north full of igloos and moose, is nearly 50% off. We know American’s love sales (who doesn’t?), and what better place to spend your hard earned money then in beautiful Whistler, BC? Rated the #1 ski resort in North America for the 3rd time in 4 years and only two hours from the US-Canada border, it is closer than you think.
The current exchange rate is strongly in your favour (as of today February 16th 2016, one US dollar will buy you one dollar and forty cents Canadian). Your money will buy you excellent value at one of the best destinations in the world. Here’s what’s awaiting you north of the border.
The average mid-season two day lift ticket to Whistler Blackcomb will cost you $214.00… if you are Canadian. Apply the current 40% discount due the exchange rate and you’re looking at $128.40 for two days on the mountain, that’s $85.60 off each day! Imagine 3306 hectares of terrain (Vale has 2140 hectares for comparison sake), 5020 feet of vertical spread across two mountains making Whistler Blackcomb the largest ski resort in North America.
Take your pick from a ski in ski out chalet, central village hotel or resort or townhome or condo– it’s all on sale if you’re paying with the American dollar. Whistler has two villages. The main Whistler Village features a cosmopolitan village stroll with brand names stores, world-class restaurants and an abundance of hotels, resorts and boutique properties.
Creekside Village, the smaller village of the two, is 5 minutes south of Whistler Village and has a charming, intimate feel. Still providing all the amenities for a comfortable stay including direct gondola access up Whistler Mountain, hotels, resorts, restaurants and shops; many people opt for Creekside to avoid the hustle of bustle of Whistler Village.
Tours and Activities
There’s plenty more than just skiing and snowboarding while in Whistler. Take your pick from a smorgasbord of adventure based tours such as snow-mobiling, ziplining, heli-skiing and bungee jumping. Opt for something that showcases the scenery without surging the adrenaline like snow shoeing, sleigh-rides or tubing; or indulge yourself with a luxurious Nordic spa experience or tasting tour of local restaurants.
Families, couples, and groups will be equally catered for in Whistler, and winter time isn’t the only time to come visit. During the summer months Whistler transforms into an outdoor utopia featuring mountain-biking, hiking and world-class events like Ironman, Crankworx and Wanderlust.
Take advantage of the current bargains to be had in Whistler. Only a 4.5 hour drive from Seattle, what are you waiting for? Whistler Blackcomb is experiencing one of the best winters in recent history in terms of snowfall and visitor numbers. The mountain already has a whopping cumulative snowfall total of 319 inches and the white stuff is showing no signs of stopping. Check out last minute deals and summer specials currently on offer to get even more bang for your buck. Grab the best bargain you’ve seen all year and visit Whistler Blackcomb in 2016.