Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

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This festival combines the best things in Whistler to celebrate the end of Whistler. Multi day festival bringing the perfect combination of music and skiing.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Book Your Winter Holiday

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“I don’t need to book my winter holiday in summer, it can wait.” “There isn’t even snow yet.” “I’ll get to it later on.” “But why would I think about winter during the summer?” Chances are, when it comes to booking your winter holiday, some of the above phrases might be in your vocabulary. It’s […]

8 Reasons To Experience Spring Skiing And Snowboarding

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As the birds begin to sing and the bears come out of hibernation, it might seem like winter is well on its way out. However, we like to think it’s not without one last hurrah before the great thaw. It just so happens that Mother Nature likes to throw her grandest party of the winter […]

How To Après Ski

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Spending time on the mountain is incredible. The views, skiing, and fun are part of the experience but let’s get real, one of the greatest reasons to hit the slopes is après ski. The origin of après is a little fuzzy but what we do know is that it was our nordic ancestors who first […]

Deep Winter

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A very common question we get here at Whistler Reservations, is what time of the year should I come to Whistler? Whenever is our standard response. However, for those looking for more of an exact answer, deep winter is a great time to be in the mountains. Deep winter is the period from early to […]

The 27th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

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The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is back for its 27th year. What started off in 1992 as a group of revelers celebrating inclusivity in the mountains, has now turned into one of the largest queer-focused ski weeks in the world. From January 20th-27th, pride culture, entertainment, and of course skiing are organized into an energetic schedule. […]

Why Skiing More Should Be Part Of Your New Years Resolution

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New Years is a time for new beginnings and the all too familiar new year’s resolution. For many it’s a time to start eating well, to be more organized, and to take better care of oneself in general. This new chapter sees all types of commitments taking place, many disintegrating within the first two weeks […]

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Powder Skiing

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Whistler has received a mind-boggling 165cm of new snow this week. That’s triple their base in just a matter of days. For all you powder lovers out there, this is heaven. Now, skiing powder comes with an immense amount of joy but also, its own set of problems. In order to maximize on fun, safety, […]

Skiing Early Season In Whistler

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Imagine, just you and the empty slopes, eager staff full of enthusiasm for the season ahead, and a vacation before the festive season kicks off. Early-season skiing offers all of this and more. In addition to the above, starting your ski season off when the lifts first open for the winter is the perfect opportunity […]

The Legend Of Gaper Day

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Every year on the last day of the ski season, skiers and snowboarders come together to celebrate the season. The last day of operations usually involves fancy dress, alternative equipment choices, sun, and of course, spring snow! The traditional term for the last day of the season is “Gaper Day”. But what does this term mean […]

Why Spring Skiing Is The Best

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The weather is turning warmer, the birds are chirping, the bears are coming out of hibernation, and the flowers have already sprung. These signs of spring might lead you to think its time to trade in the skis for a bike but in all actuality, some of the best skiing of the season is about […]

How To Prepare For a Powder Day

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You checked the forecast not once, not twice but three times. It’s not a typo. Tomorrow morning when the gondola starts rolling, there will be 30 centimeters of fresh snow up for the conquering. You know that you’re going to be up on the hill, but how can you make the most out of a day […]

Cross-Country Skiing Adventure

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The time has come to trade your alpine skis in for the skinnier variety, cross-country skis that is! Whistler is surrounded by Nordic ski trails. Some are located in Lost Lake, while others are out in the Callaghan Valley. Regardless of where you decide to go, cross-country skiing is an enjoyable way to explore the mountains […]

New To The WSSF: The Extreme Couloir Ski Race

The World Ski And Snowboard Festival has returned to Whistler, taking place from April 10th-15th. During this time, events featuring music, art, and skiing will take over the resort. What’s new on the usual list of things to do, is the addition of the infamous big mountain ski race, Couloir Extreme. The race has a […]

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

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From January 21st-28th, Whistler Village will be hosting the 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. Since Whistler is a huge advocate for inclusivity, this festival is dear to our hearts and we can’t wait to celebrate diversity. Named the No. 1 LBGTQ winter event by gaytravel.com, you’re not going to want to miss the […]

2018 New Year’s Ski Resolutions

As December comes to a close and the New Year looms, it’s time to start making a few resolutions. While many of us turn to creating goals that aim to improve health or habits, we at Whistler Reservations are all about making our ski season as good as it can possibly be! And so, this […]

Make Skiing On Christmas Day A New Tradition

The word tradition isn’t about the new, it’s about maintaining information that is passed down from generation to generation. But sometimes, throwing in something fresh can be a good way to spice things up, expecially if your traditions are beginning to be more work than fun. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break the […]

Whistler’s Secret Powder Stashes

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Here in Whistler, a powder day is as good as gold. It’s the reason many alarms get set before dawn, that skis are tuned tirelessly, and that gortex is considered a best friend. But a big part of its pricelessness is that we all know how fast it can change. Sometimes the weather can be […]

The Right Gear For Whistler

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You may think that any old ski jacket will do the trick or that old pair of snow pants will hold up through the next week of skiing but we have news for you, Whistler has a variety of conditions and some of which, can change in the blink of an eye. This means that […]

Whistler’s EPIC Powder Filled Opening Weekend

Every year, we watch and wait patiently for Whistler Blackcomb to release when it will be opening for the winter season. This year, the date was set for November 23rd. But due to a slew of storms that hammered the pacific north west, Whistler Mountain opened for the 2017/18 winter season ahead of schedule. As […]