|Dec 19 - January 4||Whistler Holiday Experience||This indoor family fun zone provides entertainment for kids and parents alike during the holiday season. Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free for 15 days over Christmas and New Year. Parents are catered for too - they can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Please note The Holiday Experience is usually closed December 25, and December 31 to prepare for the New Year's Celebrations|
|January 3||King of the Rails||The King of the Rail is a series of rail jam contests which run on select evenings next to the Fitzsimmons Chair at the base of Whistler Mountain. There are separate categories for snowboarders and skiers, males and females, adults and youth. Category winners will receive a percentage of the cash entry fees as a prize and all participants are entered to win fantastic draw prizes from Showcase, Burton, Atomic, Nintendo and more|
|January 4, 11, 18, 26||Fire and Ice Show||This legendary, free outdoor show is held every Sunday at the base of the mountains in Whistler Village. Prepare to be amazed by the live entertainment including ski and snowboard big air displays, fire spinners, live DJs and fireworks - it's guaranteed fun for the entire family. Following the show, head over to the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) for the notorious Afterburn Party (Adults only after 8 PM)|
|January 10||ARC’TERYX Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by GORE TEX®||Head over to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and take in the legendary "Deep Winter" photo contest. It celebrates the powerful storm cycles that pound the Coast Mountains which Whistler skiers and riders revel in. The pictures are then turned into a award winning slide show after only getting three days to shoot and produce pitted against the harsh winter elements for the title of "King of the Storms"|
|January 17||The Sociables||Check out The Sociables playing at the Beacon Pub & Eatery starting at 8:00pm.|
|January 19 21||Snowed In Comedy Tour||The Snowed In Comedy Tour returns after last year's stellar show received amazing reviews. Four international comedians come together to create one show, each bringing a unique and hilarious take on life. Returning is Arj Barker with two Letterman appearances and most recognized from the hit HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is back along with the wild man MC Craig Campbell. The Great Canadian Laugh Off winner Paul Myrehaug is new this year to keep it fresh|
|Jan 23 - 24||TELUS Winter Classic||The TELUS Winter Classic is Whistler Blackcomb Foundation's legendary fundraising event of the season. Partake in a fun-filled weekend of wine, beer and spirit tastings, gourmet food, ski events and Mountain Top Gala. Make sure to get your ticket early as it always sells out fast.|
|Winter Pride and Ski Festival||Don't miss one of the biggest and best gay ski weeks in the world! 2015 marks the 23rd anniversary of Whistler's Pride and Ski Festival. From snow sports and pool parties to the infamous "Snowball Grand Finale Dance Party", it's the highlight of winter for lesbians, Bears, Spa Queens and everything in between.|
|January 30||Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer||Their influences range from the iconic songwriting of Willie Dixon to the boundary pushing of Jack White and Danger Mouse but their sound is distinctly their own, smothered in greasy, gritty soul and imbued with funk. Shawn Hall provides the rousing, rugged vocals and blues harmonica, while Matthew Rogers rips on the guitar and pounds the skins with his feet. Their music is unapologetic. It slaps you in the face and makes you sweat like it’s a sticky, summer night. It cuts you to the core. It’s the blues played the way it was meant to be played|
Great Location, Nicest Staff!!
After reading several reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided to give Crystal Lodge a try. From the get-go, the staff were very helpful and friendly. They helped me set up lift tickets, dinner reservations, and ski rentals for my fiance. We had no trouble checking in, the rooms were comfortable, and the food was excellent. The centralized location of this hotel was perfect for hitting the slopes first thing in the morning, and walking around the village at night. Free wifi and valet for your skiis/snowboards. We never had to use our car (that was parked in their underground secure lot). I look forward to our next trip!
jcm0986 | Houston TX