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  • Peak 2 Peak Alpine ExperiencePosted on June 04, 2013
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    The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a breathtaking journey that creates limitless ways to explore Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Over four years after the Peak 2 Peak was first opened and it still amazes me that you can be transported from the peak of Whistler (7,156 ft; 2,181 m) to the top of Blackcomb (7,992 ft; 2,436 m) in a mere 11 minutes. This fantastic gondola ride offers stunning views of the Whistler area as well access to a network of alpine hiking and interpretive walking trails or simply stop by one ...

  • Crystal Lodge hosts Whistler Half MarathonPosted on May 27, 2013
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    We are proud to be the host hotel for the North Face Whistler Half Marathon this weekend. With the addition of the 10km race this year it going to be another spectacular sold out event again in 2013. The weekend features a jam packed schedule of activities so make sure you check out the full schedule below:   Thursday, May 30th 5:00 - 9:00pm Package Pick up Crystal Lodge, hotel lobby level Friday, May 31st Noon - 10:00pm Package Pick up Crystal Lodge, hotel lobby level Noon - 6:00pm Parnter Showcase ...

  • Whistler Bear WatchingPosted on May 20, 2013
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    The Whistler valley forest area is home to approximately one hundred black bears. One of the most popular questions we get at the hotel is "where can I see a bear?" There is a few places not far from the Crystal Lodge worth visiting to increase your chances of a bear sighting. Here are some of our favourite bear watching hot spots but the first bear watching tip to keep in mind is that bears tend to be more active at dusk and dawn. Golf Course There is a great 5km walk around the Whistler Golf course which ...

  • Whistler Bike Park has records in sightPosted on May 13, 2013
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    Whistler Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to open this Friday, May 17, 2013 and if warm conditions continue they will be set to break opening day records. The bike park trail crew has taken advantage of the fantastic, warm and dry start to spring, "allowing lots of snow to melt on its own while we concentrate on getting as much of the lower Park open and buffed as possible" says Brian Finestone, Whistler Mountain Bike Park Manager. The final list of trails to be open on Day One has not been confirmed as yet ...

  • May 06, 2013
    Golf in Whistler
    Golf season in Whistler has teed off. Sunshine, blue skies and great green conditions have resulted in a fantastic start to the season for the Whistler and surrounding golf courses. All courses in the Sea to Sky Valley are now open and offering some amazing early season special offers. Here's a brief run down on the Golf courses in the Whistler area.   Nicklaus North Golf Course Snowcapped peaks. A brilliant emerald-coloured lake. Majestic fir trees. Fresh, invigorating mountain air. This is the setting ...
  • April 29, 2013
    Dine in Whistler Specials
    Whistler’s spring dining program, Dine In Whistler, offers exceptional dining deals at more than 20 featured restaurants located right on your hotel doorstep. Taste for yourself why Whistler has earned a culinary reputation for innovation, quality, and commitment to local producers – and for value. From May 1 - 16 is a great time to eat your way through Whistler's diverse range of regional and international cuisines. Here are some of our favourite 'Dine In Whistler' specials located just a few minutes' ...
  • April 22, 2013
    Whistler Spring Skiing
    Warmer temperatures, longer days, sun-soaked patios, soft corn snow, and pristine terrain parks are just part of what makes spring such an amazing time at Whistler Blackcomb. While Whistler Mountain closed yesterday, the good times continue with Blackcomb Mountain extending skiing and riding until May 27. "Whistler Blackcomb is lucky to boast one of the longest ski seasons in North America,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior VP of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “Whether it is skiing freshly groomed ...
  • April 15, 2013
    Whistler's first hotel - Crystal Lodge History
    This fantastic video above is from the opening of the original Nancy Greene Lodge back in 1986 . To watch please click on black box or alternatively click here for video The Crystal Lodge exists today because of the foresight of the famous local skier, decorated as Canada's athlete of the century, Nancy Greene. In January of 1986 the Nancy Greene Olympic Lodge first opened its doors. The lodge was (and still very much is) the central accommodation in the then newly formed Whistler Village (Whistler village ...
  • April 08, 2013
    Whistler Unique: Episode 6 - Scandinave Spa
    Crystal Lodge's final winter 2013 Whistler Unique episode now screening. Episode 6: Scandinave Spa Our hotel Guest Services team Monty & Amelia head out on a relaxing treat at Scandinave Spa from hot baths and refreshing waterfalls to a relaxing massage, as they breathe in the invigorating country air. Whistler Unique Release Dates: Now screening Blackcomb Sleighrides & the Den Restaurant Now screening Ice Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza Now screening Snowmobiling with the Adventure Group Now screening ...
  • March 28, 2013
    Win a Whistler Adventure Escape
    Experience the best of Canada's adventure capital, Whistler. Imagine teeing off at a stunning golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus himself with Whistler Blackcomb as your backdrop. After a day on the greens relax in your beautiful hotel room in the centre of Whistler Village. Awaken to a choose your own Adventure: rafting, ziplining or ATVing, so many options. Then reminisce your perfect adventure holiday over a delicious meal and award winning cocktail. Well, it could be yours… Your complete Whistler ...
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