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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Get more this Thanksgiving; Blackcomb Mountain opens today + Black Friday deals


Suggested tweet: Blackcomb Mountain opens today + #BlackFriday stay & ski savings means more to celebrate this #Thanksgiving #LittleThingsWhistler


Whistler, B.C. – Suffering with a case of FOMO – fear of missing out – after seeing the epic footage from Whistler Mountain’s opening week? Never fear, has just announced Black Friday specials making your epic Whistler winter vacation more affordable than ever.

While Whistler Mountain opened last week (7 days ahead of schedule), Blackcomb Mountain opens today, combining forces for the ultimate dual mountain winter experience.

Get more for your money this Thanksgiving long weekend in Whistler with awesome Black Friday savings including a two night / two day stay and ski package from just $73* USD per person, per night, up to 50 per cent off rentals and 35 per cent off popular winter activities.

Both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are enjoying favourable early season conditions with the cumulative snowfall currently at 168 cm (66 inches), and the forecast calling for beautiful blue bird days and continued sunshine through the Thanksgiving long weekend.

This is great news for U.S. guests looking to celebrate Thanksgiving enjoying Mother Nature and all her wonders in Whistler. With exchange rates favouring the U.S. dollar, visitors from across the border can enjoy additional savings of up to 30 per cent (based on today’s exchange rate).

Visit or call 1.900.944.7853 to connect with Whistler-based travel consultants for incredible winter vacation package options, or to customize your package.

Want to ski for free? Win an epic Whistler winter vacation by simply entering our Big Whistler Contest HERE including airfare, ground transfers, accommodation and activities totalling more than $10,000.


Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

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