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Ready to leave behind the grind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the West Coast Mountains of British Columbia?

Spring break is the perfect time to experience the wonders of Whistler where adventure, relaxation, and family-friendly fun await.

The majestic mountains, lush forests, and crystal-clear lakes create a breathtaking backdrop for your getaway. Plus, getting here is a breeze, with easy access from various American and Canadian cities.

So what are you waiting for? Come soak in the panoramic vistas that few have the privilege to witness.
 

Spring Break Delights in Whistler

As spring breathes new life into Whistler’s landscapes, you’ll discover adventures catering to everyone, whether you’re seeking thrills or tranquility. While winter enthusiasts flock to Whistler-Blackcomb for its renowned skiing and snowboarding, spring invites you to explore a different facet of this mountain paradise.

 

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Embrace The Outdoors

Step into the rejuvenating embrace of Whistler’s crisp alpine air, where a world of outdoor pursuits awaits.

For those seeking adrenaline-fueled thrills, Whistler beckons with exhilarating experiences that push boundaries. Embark on a high-speed snowmobile tour through scenic backcountry terrain, suitable for all skill levels and perfect for embracing the changing season.

Or soar above lush forests on Whistler’s renowned zipline tours, offering a bird’s-eye view of untouched wilderness and the chance to spot native wildlife like eagles and bears.
 
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Enjoy Whistler’s World-Famous Spring Skiing

Don’t miss out on the ultimate spring skiing experience in Whistler.

As the sun warms the slopes, enjoy the perfect combination of soft snow and sunny skies, creating ideal conditions for unforgettable skiing moments. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned skier, Whistler’s diverse terrain promises excitement and breathtaking views at every turn.
 

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Rest, Relaxation, and Rejuvenation

After days filled with excitement, unwind and recharge at Whistler’s top-notch spas. Pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments, unwind in steam rooms and saunas, or stretch your muscles with yoga classes—everything you need for a complete mind and body rejuvenation.
 

Your Home Away from Home

Choosing the right accommodation is crucial for a memorable vacation, and Luxury In Whistler offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience.

Situated on the slopes of Whistler Mountain, our Taluswood Ridge properties provide easy access to Creekside Village’s amenities while ensuring a peaceful retreat after a day of adventures.
 

Cedar Ridge #14:

Experience unparalleled luxury and convenience at Cedar Ridge #14, a stunning 3-bedroom + den, 3.5-bathroom townhome nestled in one of Whistler’s most sought-after ski-in, ski-out locations.

Situated between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain, this property offers seamless access to the slopes, allowing you to ski in and out effortlessly. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the bright open-concept kitchen, living, and dining area with vaulted ceilings, while the gas fireplace and heated floors create a cozy ambiance.

The modern kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a 6-burner gas stove, wine fridge, and espresso machine, perfect for culinary enthusiasts. Relax in the private hot tub on the deck after a day of adventure, or entertain guests with a barbecue meal overlooking the scenic surroundings.

With amenities like a private garage with boot dryers, in-suite washer & dryer, and a media room/den for added comfort, Cedar Ridge #14 promises a luxurious and memorable stay for your Whistler getaway. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in the ultimate ski-in, ski-out experience combined with upscale mountain living.

 

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Plan Your Whistler Adventure Today

Don’t let spring break pass you by without experiencing the magic of Whistler. Contact Luxury In Whistler to plan your dream getaway, from accommodations to personalized adventure recommendations. Whether you seek heart-pounding thrills or serene moments in nature, Whistler promises an unforgettable escape for you and your loved ones.

Your unforgettable journey starts here.

 
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!

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?

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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’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

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/

 

Luxury In 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 Luxury In Whistler to plan your exploration of Whistler’s winter culinary delights.

From ice skating to bungee jumping, Whistler Blackcomb has activities for everyone. And whatever you choose during your stay, you’re guaranteed to leave with priceless memories and stories. Now let’s explore some of the family-friendly winter activities you can plan for this season.
 

Snowshoeing

 

 
It’s more strenuous than hiking, but slower paced and more relaxed than skiing or snowboarding. Snowshoeing is a great activity for the whole family to slow down and fully absorb the majesty of the alpine beauty around you. Among the places you can snowshoe are Lost Lake Park, Rainbow Mountain, or the Whistler Olympic Park.
 

Family Ski Day

 

 
There are plenty of green and blue trails on both mountains–just the right combination of ease and exhilaration. Legend has it there’s a secret tree fort on Whistler and an enchanted castle on Blackcomb. You’ll just have to find them first…
 

Activities for Teenagers

Sometimes teens like to get away from Mom and Dad for a few hours, don’t they? One way to affirm their burgeoning independence is to put them into snow school, where teens aged 13-18 receive ski and snowboard lessons in all skill levels.

It’s a great way to meet other kids their age, learn new skills, forge lasting friendships, and explore both mountains with an experienced coach.

 

Ziplining

 

 
If you’re feeling more adventurous, consider an afternoon of high wire ziplining.

Yes–you can ride a zipline across the valley from one mountain to the next, soaring above the snow capped trees and screaming like a maniac. If you’re especially daring you can try “Superfly,” a zipline spanning more than a kilometer from 200 meters in the air.

There’s nothing quite like it, and if you can convince Grandpa to give it a shot you’ll be the family hero.
 

Ice skating

 

 
A classic Canadian pastime, and there’s a great variety of skating in Whistler. You can skate outdoors at Whistler Olympic Plaza with views of the mountains, or venture further afield and lace up for a skate on one of the local lakes.

If you do skate on lake ice, be sure you understand the risks and can assess the conditions for safety. You want to have at least 6 inches of ice thickness, and preferably several days of cold weather (below -10° C / 14° F) before getting on the ice.

Avoid any signs of open water or slushy conditions. In fact, it’s a good idea to stay close to shore where the water is shallower. Also, never skate alone, stay in groups, and keep a close eye on everyone!

And if indoor skating is more your style, head over to the NHL-size rink at Meadow Park Sports Center where equipment is available for rent at the full service skate shop.
 

Snow Tubing & Tobogganing

 

 
What more really needs to be said? Go flying down a snowy hill at top speed in a snow tube, come to rest at the bottom of the hill, then take a special conveyor belt back to the top and do it all over again.

This is how you can pass your time at the Bubly Tube Park, or you can head over to the Whistler Olympic Park for some good old fashioned tobogganing.
 

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

 

 
Aside from a private helicopter ride, this is your best bet for incredible panoramic views. If you start at the Whistler Village Gondola, then take the PEAK 2 PEAK all the way up Whistler Mountain and then down Blackcomb Mountain, you’ll enjoy a continuous 13.5 KM loop with a bird’s eye view of the mountains, glaciers, and forests. There’s even a glass-bottomed gondola along the way to take your sightseeing to the next level.
 

Whistler Olympic Park

 

 
One of the most popular places for winter adventurers. Here you’ll find all kinds of gear for rent, a massive area to explore, a day lodge with cafe, and dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails. This wintery paradise has cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and even biathlon (that cool sport combining cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship).
 

Vallea Lumina

 

 
Vallea Lumina is a multimedia night walk that immerses you in glimmering light shows in the forested trails of Cougar Mountain. A perfect activity for all ages, groups, and families. And children aged 5 and under get free admission.

 

“But Wait–There’s More”

We couldn’t possibly cover all the available activities in this short article! There’s so much to do here in Whistler Blackcomb that if you come here and you’re bored, you’re doing something wrong!

For more information and for pricing on all the above activities (and more) visit: https://www.whistler.com/

If you’re already decided on how you and your family want to spend your visit, or you need a little help planning your trip, get in touch with Luxury In Whistler to book your mountain accommodations today.

From festivals to wellness retreats or even luge lessons, and all the classic winter holiday events you’d expect in Whistler, here’s a quick highlight reel of what to look forward to in the upcoming winter season.
 

Holiday Markets

 

 
Arts Whistler Holiday Market, Nov. 25-26:

The Arts Whistler Holiday Market is a two-day extravaganza featuring vendors from the Sea to Sky region. Celebrating its 32nd year, it’s the perfect place to find unique, handcrafted gifts for your Secret Santa list. Plus, young entrepreneurs from Bratz Biz add a youthful spark to this artisan market.
 
Whistler Artisan Market, Nov. 26-27:

The biggest indoor market experience in our resort town, The Whistler Artisan Market is held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, where you’ll discover unique collections and one-of-a-kind creations, including handmade jewelry, clothing, ceramics, fine art, artisan foods, and more. Come discover what our local artisans are capable of and support them in their craft.
 
Winter Bespoke Market, Dec. 9-10:

Get ready for a holiday shopping experience at the Winter Bespoke Market. This gathering of creative entrepreneurs showcases designers, small shop owners, and talented makers you’ve never heard of. Expect handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, natural skincare, artisanal foods, fashion items, and home goods meticulously crafted for socially-conscious shoppers.
 

Christmas & New Year’s Celebrations

 

 
Wintersphere:

Step into the festive winter experience this holiday season with Wintersphere. Located at the Whistler Conference Center, this all-ages event offers something for the whole family. Meet Santa, enjoy stage & street entertainers, savor warm holiday treats, join in kids’ crafts, and explore Wintersphere’s signature holiday maze. It’s a heartwarming pop-up event where locals and visitors alike revel in the holiday spirit.
 
Christmas Caroling:

Give your vocal chords a stretch and share in the harmonious melodies and communal gathering of Christmas caroling. Local choirs, residents, and visitors fill Whistler Village and surrounding areas with the joyful sounds of the season. Traditional carol services are held at various venues, bringing people of all ages together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.
 
New Year’s Eve:

Kick off New Year’s Eve at Whistler Olympic Plaza, where you can enjoy some ice skating with hot chocolate in hand, a snow-play zone, and outdoor entertainment in the afternoon. Head to the Whistler Conference Centre for some indoor activities, then ring in the New Year with the thrilling Fire & Ice Show at Skier’s Plaza, followed by a showstopping fireworks display.
 
WinterPRIDE and Ski Festival, January 21 – 28, 2024

Whistler proudly hosts the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. In 2023, this queer-focused ski week celebrated its 30th year. Featuring skiing, snowboarding, celebrations, arts, culture, and social events for everyone, it’s one of North America’s biggest and best LGBTQ+ pride weeks.
 

Family Events

 

 
Fire & Ice Show:

Every Sunday night during winter, witness a spectacular display of skills at the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skier’s Plaza. Top skiers and riders showcase their talent, jumping and flipping through blazing rings of fire, all set to an electric mix of music and cultural performances. The night concludes with a fireworks display—a thrilling evening of free, live entertainment for family and friends.
 
 

Culinary Events

 

 
Cornucopia:

For the food and drink lovers, Whistler’s annual fall festival, Cornucopia, is a must. Dive into food and drink tastings, culinary demonstrations, drink seminars, winemaker dinners, and more. It’s a chance to experiment with your palate, expand your knowledge, and celebrate Whistler’s world-class food and drink scene in the mountains.

In Whistler, this winter season promises an abundance of festive joy, creativity, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these events are your ticket to making cherished memories in the snowy paradise of Whistler.

Contact Luxury In Whistler to book your accommodations early and have these exciting events marked on your calendar.

As opening day approaches and we all start dusting off our ski, snowboard, and winter adventure gear, let’s take a look at some of the facts about Whistler’s snowfall and winter weather to help you prepare for the coming season.
 

Whistler Blackcomb Climate Facts

Whistler and Blackcomb are located in the Coast Mountain Range, given that name due to their proximity to the Pacific coast. Being so close to the ocean means Whistler Blackcomb is blessed with moderate winter weather. Temperatures here don’t typically go lower than -10°C (12°F) in the valley and -15°C (5°F) in the alpine during the coldest part of the year.
 
Average Alpine Temperatures for Whistler Blackcomb
 
December to February
Low: -12°C / 11°F
High: -5°C / 23°F
 
March to May
Low: -8°C / 19°F
High: 5°C / 42°F
 
Average Snowfall
465 inches / 38.7 ft / 11.8 m per year on summit
 
Of course, that doesn’t mean it can’t get considerably colder than that, so always prepare accordingly with layers that can be added or subtracted to keep you cozy and well-ventilated on the slopes or on the streets of the village.
 

Snowfall Stats

Whistler Blackcomb consistently offers some of the most reliable snow conditions in the Coast Mountain Range, receiving an average annual snowfall of around 11 meters, and 86 annual snowfall days.

It’s no secret that Whistler is legendary for its powder–but check out the chart below showing a variety of stats that might help you plan your trip around when you’re most likely to get the best conditions for shredding the slopes.

Image source: https://www.onthesnow.com/british-columbia/whistler-blackcomb/historical-snowfall

In spite of its proximity to the coast, Whistler’s snow is known for being fluffy, light, and as you can see from the chart above, plentiful. Snow on these mountains is generally dry and ready to be carved up for your board or skis.

So–itching for opening day, yet?
 

Dress For The Alpine Weather

There are a few main factors to consider when it comes to your winter weather gear. Ideally you want to hit that Goldilocks zone where you’re neither too hot or too cold–just right. 

This means having breathable materials that allow for ventilation and wicking away the moisture from your body. But you also want to have a shell that protects you from the wind if it’s a particularly cold day. 

Staying warm but not too warm is all about layers that you can add or remove as needed. And it’s always a good idea to invest in certain high quality items, especially socks and gloves. 

Making sure you’re properly dressed can mean the difference between a great day or a miserable day, so plan carefully and pack accordingly!
 
Get Your Gear Ready

If you don’t have gear or aren’t sure where to get it, here are a few options to get your gear ready: 

Whistler Winter Wear: They deliver right to your door and you can try on multiple sizes until you have exactly the right fit. They cover clothing, skis, and snowboards. 

Whistler Sport Legacies: Located at the Whistler Olympic Park, they have you covered for your snowshoes and skis, and offer both daily and full-season rentals. 

Black Tie Ski Rental: They have skis (cross country and alpine), boards, boots, and locations on both mountains, and free delivery with custom fitting. 
 

Best Times to Visit Whistler During Winter Season

For maximum excitement, consider coming for your trip in November and December. With activity on the mountains ramping up there can be quiet days with short lift lines and even cheaper accommodations, but this is an exciting time when Whistler is packed with events and holiday activities. So keep that in mind when you plan your trip! 

With events like Wintersphere and The Fire and Ice Show, and a whole lot more, any time through November and December will be a memorable experience filled with excitement for you and your family. 

For powderhounds, January and February bring some of the coldest temperatures and the driest, fluffiest snow of the winter season. Likewise, there’s a slight drop-off in visitors, so you’re likely to have somewhat shorter wait times for the lift and fewer people on the mountain. 

The Village is generally quieter during this time as well–except during spring break–so getting that reservation at your favorite restaurant should be easier too. 
 

Opening Day

For many people the countdown has already started and the date is marked on every calendar they own–November 23, 2023 is the opening day for the 23/24 season at Whistler Blackcomb.

One exciting announcement for those itching to get on the slopes this year is that Whistler-Blackcomb’s Fitzsimmons Express chairlift is being replaced this year with a high speed 8-person lift, which will reduce wait times and get you up the mountain faster.

Just another reason to have your gear ready for November 23! Need Whistler Accommodations? Click here to book your dream Whistler Vacation today!

A Cornucopia For The Senses
Luxury In Whistler, November 9 – 19, 2023

Join us for an exploration of revelry and luxuriate your senses in glorious Whistler, B.C. for 10 days and nights of feast, festival, and celebration from Nov. 9 – 19, 2023. Regale your senses with food & drink seminars, signature wine tastings, a culinary stage series, and restaurant & bar events that are sure to warm your soul for the entire winter to come.

The Cornucopia, an enchanted horn of plenty containing an endless supply of delicious food and drink, was filled with fruits and flowers and presented to the god Zeus as a gift. Are you ready to receive your gift?

From ancient times until today there have been feasts and festivals celebrating the abundance of nature in premiere destinations, and it doesn’t get any better than this.

So here’s what to expect when you join us at Aloha Whistler for this one of a kind event

Culinary Stage Series

How would you like to be live on the set of a Master Chef television series where you can watch the culinary connoisseurs create their masterpieces and then sample the food yourself? Pair these appetizing creations with expertly crafted cocktails and select wines and beers, and you have a live entertainment sensory experience like no other, featuring local and national chefs, sommeliers, and cocktail artists.

Food & Drink Seminars

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the fundamentals or expand your knowledge of food and drink pairings from world-class experts, this is the golden opportunity you won’t want to miss. Choose from more than 40 seminars in a warm and intimate setting with friends, where you can learn about and sample a wide variety of wine, beer, and spirits.

Signature Tastings

No feast would be complete without a generous offering of wines, beers, and spirits chosen for their outstanding flavour profiles and exceptional quality fit for the gods. Be sure not to miss Cornucopia’s signature event, the CRUSH Grand Tasting, where you’ll sample an abundance of varietals from more than 50 regional and international wineries in a gala-inspired setting as a live DJ curates the soundtrack to your unforgettable night.

We Know Where We’ll Be On November 9, 2023. Do You?

With so much to do and see (and taste and learn), how have you not made your plans yet?

Contact our concierge service today and we’ll set you up to get the most out of “the West Coast’s premier resort-based epicurean extravaganza.”

Luxury In Whistler has everything you need to relax and unwind throughout your Cornucopia experience. If you’re looking for Whistler condo or townhome rentals and luxury home accommodations during your stay, we’ve got you covered.

Come and stay with us at Aloha Whistler for your own private Cornucopia.

RBC Gran Fondo Weekend in Whistler

The RBC Gran Fondo is coming back to Whistler BC, and you’re not going to want to miss this family-friendly event on the weekend of September 9, 2023.

Riders of all skill levels can choose from multiple route distances, including the Forte which starts in Vancouver’s Stanley Park and follows the iconic Sea to Sky highway all the way to Whistler’s Olympic Village.

With world-class support teams and rest areas, traffic-free roads, some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and a music festival to celebrate in the Coast Mountains of Whistler, it’s no surprise this event has been voted the best Gran Fondo in North America.

When you’re finished with your ride, celebrate in Whistler’s Olympic Plaza, quench your thirst in the beer garden, take your kids to the nearby playground, and enjoy some live music with your meal. There’ll be plenty of amazing food!

After pedaling through the Rocky Mountains you might also want to take a good long soak in the hot tub at one of our professionally managed chalets or rental cabins. If you’re looking for accommodations in Whistler to help turn this event into a short weekend vacation, contact Aloha Whistler to plan your stay.

Make new friends, meet new people, and forge memories to last a lifetime in beautiful Whistler, BC. For more information and to register for the RBC Gran Fondo event, visit:

www.rbcgranfondo.com/whistler

Are you Looking for Whistler Accommodation for the GranFondoWeekend?

Check out our Whistler condo rentals, or luxury home accommodations. Our local, in-resort travel experts can help you with any questions you may have about our Whistler accommodation or the RBC Gran Fondo Whistler weekend.

Dreaming about your next summer escape to the mountains?

Come and experience the perfect fusion of luxury and golfing paradise during your stay at Aloha Whistler with our Stay & Golf package featuring the award-winning Nicklaus North Golf Course. Tee off against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains, lush boreal forests, and immaculate fairways winding through gorgeous highland valleys.

Nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just 2 hours north of Vancouver, Whistler B.C. boasts world-class amenities, unrivaled service, and a renowned golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus himself.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or beginner, your stay with us promises to be an exceptional golf experience in an awe-inspiring setting. So pack your clubs, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and treat yourself to the ultimate golf getaway that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
 

Why – Nick North Is The Mountain Getaway You Need

Whether you’re planning a solo trip, a getaway with friends, or a family vacation, we’ve got you covered. There are numerous satisfying activities to choose from during your stay with us–for golfers and non-golfers alike.

After your 18th hole at Nicklaus North, take your experience to the next level with a variety of complementary activities:

And a whole lot more. Whatever you end up doing while you’re here, it’s guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Our concierge services can assist you in planning your trip and selecting the activities you want to enjoy during your stay. Contact us today to book your mountain getaway.
 

Nicklaus North Golf Course – Your Premium Golf Getaway In The Coast Mountains of British Columbia

Nicklaus North is so much more than just a golf course. Spend a day or two golfing in one of the most beautiful settings in the world and take advantage of everything we have to offer.

Golf Academy

Study with some of the top PGA of Canada professionals and take your game to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned golf master or just starting out, we can help you improve every aspect of your game. Our training center features state of the art equipment and professional instructors with decades of experience.

Table Nineteen Restaurant

Cap off your golf round with a pint of craft beer or sip on choice wines made from select B.C. grapes. Take your relaxation to the heights at our lakefront setting with towering mountain views and delight your taste buds with our refined but familiar cuisine.

Event Planning

Take advantage of special group rates for 12 or more friends, or go even bigger and organize an entire tournament for up to 144 players. We also cater to wedding parties, banquets, and VIP meetings.
 

Luxury In Whistler: The Superior Choice For Mountain Accommodations & Concierge Services

We offer a number of deals and packages to help you get the most out of your stay in Whistler. Stay in one of our privately managed homes with all the amenities you need–including your own private hot tub perfect for relaxing after a day on the links.

Make this a summer to remember: Contact us today to book your perfect golf getaway in the magnificent mountains of Whistler, B.C.