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Friday, December 1, 2017

Whistler celebrates an award winning year

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Whistler, B.C. – Canada marked its 150th anniversary this year and celebrations continue as the country was recently awarded the designation of Travel + Leisure’s 2017 Destination of the Year. Adding to the cause for celebration are some recent accolades awarded to Whistler, its premier businesses and hotels.

The Condé Nast Readers' Travel Awards celebrates the most incredible travel experiences worldwide and readers of Condé Nast Traveller voted Whistler as the number 1 ski resort in the world for 2017, jumping up from the number 2 spot in 2016.

Condé Nast delves into why Whistler was voted as number one here.

Readers of Condé Nast also chose Canada’s Top Resorts for 2017 and Whistler claimed half of the list thanks to award winners Nita Lake Lodge, Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Pan Pacific Village Centre, Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Pan Pacific Mountainside.

The iconic ski-in, ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler took the number 5 spot as USA Today 10Best’s Best Ski Hotel for 2017. Long time local favourite, the Garibaldi Lift Company, made it in the number 10 slot for the Best Apres Ski Bar with an all-seaon patio perfect for parties and people watching. Winners of the USA Today 10Best awards are selected by voters with the nominees chosen by editors and a panel of experts.

Other award highlights from 2017 include a win for Cornucopia as the Best Food/Beverage Event Experience at the World Food Travel Association's 2017 FoodTrekking Awards.

For a complete list of Whistler’s recent awards, visit:

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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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