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  • Christmas In WhistlerPosted on December 02, 2014
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    Christmas is a magical time shared with your family and loved ones.  When you are spending it away from home there really is no better place to be then in Whistler because when it comes to holiday celebrations, this resort really knows how to put on a show.  The Whistler Holiday Experience, taking place at the Whistler Conference Center starting December 19th to January 4th from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  This is a great way to spend time with the kids as this family fun zone has indoor entertainment such as mini ...

  • Whistler Opening Day 2014 VideoPosted on November 25, 2014
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    Whistler Blackcomb got blessed this season with an early snowfall and weather cold enough to make enough snow to open 5 days early!  We headed up with a video camera to check out all of the action and we were not disappointed.  It snowed 10cm overnight which meant fresh turns and blue skies, doesnt get much better than that....thanks Mother Nature, keep up the good work!!        ...

  • New Whistler GondolasPosted on November 18, 2014
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    With the start of a new season comes new gondolas, it is time to retire the old ones, they did an amazing job getting everyone up to the top of Whistler for over 26 years but as they always say “out with the old and in with the new”.....90,000 hours on the old gondolas; now that is impressive. I am not sure we can all say you will be missed with the new seats, outside ski racks and roomier cabins on the new lot but you sure did your job the last two and a half decades!!!     Where you one of the lucky ones ...

  • Wildwood Pacific BistroPosted on November 15, 2014
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    The Wildwood Pacific Bistro is on the move and we are beyond excited that they will be opening their doors, December 15 th, right here at the Crystal Lodge.   The Wildwood is a staple within the Whistler community receiving “Whistler Locals Favorite Breakfast” since 2002.   Their breakfasts really are amazing and the best part is they serve them all day from 7:00am to 3:00pm so you don’t need to rush on or off the hill to still get your favorite eggs benny (they have 10 varieties to choose from!)     We ...

  • Whistler Blackcomb - Snow ReadyPosted on November 11, 2014
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    Whistler Blackcomb is definitely #wbsnowready as you can see from the video above that was shot just last week.   Mother Nature has been really good to us so far this winter bringing us fresh snow on the mountains and cold enough weather to make unlimited amounts of snow.   There are over 270 guns running at the moment pumping out 52 million gallons of water and the best part is, the water is all natural with no chemicals or additives.   It is the flowing water from the mountain glaciers and creeks; they ...

  • Whistler Film FestivalPosted on October 27, 2014
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    The 14th Annual Whistler Film Festival is T minus 37 days away; this first class event takes place over 5 days showing over 90 films including world premiers, features, documentaries and short films. This year marks an unprecedented amount of Canadian entries into the festival. 22 Canadian featured films, including 13 by first-time feature directors and six directed by women. Whistler is quickly becoming a “Canadian Sundance-style destination” for Canadian films. There is so much talent in our country and ...

  • The Heavy Hitting HorrorfestPosted on October 17, 2014
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    Whistler sure knows how to put on a festival, that we know, but did you know that Whistler is home to the largest, longest running horror film festival in Western Canada? The Heavy Hitting HorrorFest is now in its 13th year and sells out every year. Over 1100 rabid horror fans pack into the Fairmont Chateau ball room to watch 5 giant silver screens full of gore created by filmmakers from all over the world. After taking a year off in 2012, this festival is back with new creative ideas and zest. The Heavy ...

  • The Perfect Ski DayPosted on October 10, 2014
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    Winter is coming and our blood is flowing with ski season anticipation!  Whistler is experiencing crisp air and the peak of the mountain is beginning to receive fresh snow.  The Turkey Sale is happening as we speak and this weekend is Thanksgiving, what better way to get excited about ski season in Whistler than talking about how amazing it will be at the family dinner table.  As a teaser, here is a preview of what The Perfect Ski Day can look like when you stay here at the Crystal Lodge & Suites. Picture ...

  • Legendary Turkey SalePosted on October 07, 2014
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    Most people think beautiful fall leaves and Thanksgiving when they think about October but not us here in Whistler, when this time of year hits we are thinking Turkey Sale. This legendary sale takes place every year over Thanksgiving weekend because what better way to show thanks then with massive savings.   Whistler Blackcomb knows how to start off the season and that is with huge pre-season savings, you can get everything you need under one roof, from skis and boards to outwear and shoes. We know you ...

  • October is Dogtober at The CrystalPosted on October 01, 2014
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    When it comes to dogs, Whistler is ahead of the game. This dog friendly town has a number of dog parks, trails, swimming areas and docks so that your furry little one can get all the exercise they need while you are still getting to take in all that Whistler has to offer. Rainbow Park has a designated dog park where the dogs can roam free, swim and they even get their own dock to jump off and chase sticks. At the Crystal Lodge we know dogs love vacations too so we’re encouraging you to bring along your ...

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