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It’s Only A Month Away From Ski Season Starting in Whistler

The excitement for ski season in Pemberton and Whistler is palpable. With the snow beginning to creep lower and lower it's hard to contain all the anticipation we have for Whistler Blackcomb's opening day.

JUST IN Whistler Mountain will be opening one week EARLY! Opening day has been moved to Friday, November 17th. 

Celebrate Whistler Blackcomb's opening week with the Winter Kick-Off. For the second year in a row, The North Face and Whistler Blackcomb have partnered up to celebrate the return of the ski year with events, contests, and more.

Whistler Blackcomb Opening weekend

Whistler Blackcomb Winter Kick-Off

Join the fun at the North Face Base Camp in Skier's Plaza from 7PM to 10PM on Friday, November 24. This free event is geared for all ages with live music, a beer garden, giveaways, food trucks, fire pits, and much more. Grab your friends after a long day of skiing and check out the kick-off party! You'll also be able to sign-up for the campout contest here, which you can learn more about below.

Campout Contest

This November 25th, The North Face is offering a unique chance for you and a friend to camp overnight 1850m up in the mountains. You can basically roll out of bed and hit the slopes and you'll get to keep your North Face camping gear! Register now for your chance to win this amazing Whistler experience. Winners will be contacted on Nov. 21st to 22nd and one extra winner will be chosen at Skier's Plaza Base Camp the night before.

Whistler Mountain Opening Day 2017

Lucky Ride Up Contest

The Lucky Ride Up contest could get you a bundle in prizes including a Heli-skiing experience for two. All you have to do to enter is ride one of the selected lucky chairs or gondolas, on November 25th, up the mountain and you will be automatically entered into the contest. Prizes include North Face duffel bags, gift certificates, and more! Read the full rules to learn more about the Lucky Ride Up contest.

Participating Lifts:

  • Big Red Express
  • Emerald Express
  • Excalibur Gondola
  • Creekside Gondola
  • Whistler Village Gondola

Meet and Greet with North Face Athletes

You have the chance to attend a meet and greet with North Face athletes on November 25th. Get yourself an autograph from one of the world-class skiers and snowboarders that will be in Whistler for opening weekend. Head to the North Face store in Whistler Village from 3 PM to 4 PM to meet with the athletes!

Magnetic: Drawn To Imagination

Keep yourself amped up for opening day by watching a full segment from the new Whistler Blackcomb ski movie, Magnetic. This segment, recently released on the Whistler Blackcomb YouTube channel, called Drawn To Imagination is shot entirely at night but features excellent cinematography. This four-minute clip is exactly what you need to get excited for ski season.

Pemberton Accomodations

Are you looking to book the perfect ski trip for a great price? Pemberton Valley Lodge is located only 20 minutes North of Whistler in the quiet Pemberton Valley. Experience all the action of Whistler combined with the slower side of Pemberton. Check out our deals and packages to make sure you book the best vacation possible!

Photo Credit: Mike Crane

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Whistler Alternative

When visiting Whistler, consider staying at Pemberton Valley Lodge. We offer several advantages over Whistler hotels…

 1  Only 20 minutes

You can get to the Village faster from our Lodge than you can from some parts of Whistler Resort.

 2  Save money

Whistler hotels typically charge for parking. We don't. And you get bigger rooms for your dollar.

 3  Ski shuttle

Our complimentary shuttle bus runs daily from the Lodge to and from Whistler Blackcomb.

Pemberton Valley Lodge Green Hotel Initiatives

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