MARCH 10-16 2019
WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE
Get your passports ready! Welcome all SKI SOULS to British Columbia and Whistler Blackcomb Mountains! These amazing mountains offer terrain for everyone. Join us as we explore two mountains and three different villages. And if you’ve never skied or snowboarded, your first three lessons are on us!
Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best, thanks in part to its outstanding variety of terrain, creative restaurants and fun village. Try “Peak-to-Creek,” the most famous run in Canada—a thigh-burning 6.8 miles from the top of Whistler to the valley floor.
If you do it in less than 12 minutes you’re a mountain god or goddess! However, the greatest thing about Whistler is that it has terrains for everyone at every level, whether you’re a beginner or conquering the double-black-diamond Spanky’s Ladder.
Your package includes a 6-night stay at the Crystal Lodge including full daily breakfast, a 4 of 5 day lift pass, guided mountain tours, a welcome reception, après ski activities, group SKI SOULS activities and a gourmet farewell on the last night.
Flights are not included. Whistler Blackcomb is a beautiful 2–2.5 hour drive from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), along the famous Sea-to-Sky Highway. Before the trip, we’ll provide more info about airport transfers, equipment rentals, and other logistics. U.S. citizens, remember: passports are required.
March 10-16, 2019
Depending on your arrival, you may want to get your equipment today. However, your SKI SOULS adventure starts with an early evening welcome reception in front of the hotel’s fireplace, with drinks & appetizers. It’s a time to be introduced to your fellow SKI SOULS and get into the SKI SOULS spirit. We will get oriented and go over the schedule while sipping our signature cocktail: The “SKI SOULS Smash”.
Get your energy up with a daily gourmet breakfast. If you haven’t already, you’ll get your equipment rental settled and we’ll all meet on the mountain for a private Whistler Mountain alpine tour with our own SKI SOULS guide. We suggest a meet up lunch at Roundhouse Lodge. Please join us après ski for drinks and treats at The Cinnamon Bar at The Hilton. Later that evening, the hot tub and sauna are calling.
After breakfast, We’ll get our private tour of Blackcomb Mountain by our private SKI SOULS guide. We suggest lunch at Crystal Hut on Blackcomb. Après ski, drinks are on us at Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub. Later that night, Marco Polo in the heated pool?
After breakfast, maybe take a break from skiing and explore Whistler or come with us on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: Ziptrek Ecotours traverses Whistler’s old-growth forest with informative zipline tours through spectacular scenery. Not your piece of cake? Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the Scandinave Spa, a spectacular outdoor and indoor experience. However, be sure not to miss our SKI SOULS Happy Hour at the famous “Ketel One Ice Room” vodka bar at Bearfoot Bistro. The bar is a carved-in-ice institution for the most discerning souls—and the coldest vodka-tasting room in the world, at -25 degrees! Throw on a complimentary Canadian Goose loaner parka and sample a diverse selection of premium vodkas from across the globe.
After your gourmet breakfast, another day skiing or snowboarding in paradise. Join us for après ski drinks at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Mallard Lounge. Get your game face on because we will be playing charades or Cards Against Humanity around the fireplace of the hotel lobby. Prizes for the best team!
Get your energy up at breakfast. Last day to conquer your skiing goals! New skiers might try a new slope, or the experts can attempt to ski down “Spanky’s!” In the evening we host our famous SKI SOULS gourmet farewell dinner at Stonesedge Kitchen. We love this evening! Our amazing professional photography team will grab some precious SKI SOULS moments. After dinner, more drinks, games and hot toddies.
Departure day from Whistler, for most travelers, starts early with a farewell breakfast. This is usually the morning of picture sharing, Instagram central, and exchanging contact information. You’ll leave with life-long memories and, with the help of our award-winning photography team, a few of our favorite captured moments of the week to share with your friends and family.
Itineraries may change slightly based on weather, the group’s interests, or other circumstances.