No matter what time of year it is in Whistler, there are many locals and visitors for whom skiing, snowboarding and powder snow are always at the forefront of their mind. Skiers and riders chomping at the bit to get their first turns will only have to wait a few more weeks until the ski lifts are open on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are due to open November 27 for the 2014/2015 winter season, and for many that won’t be a day too soon!! The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is also due to open the same day.
April 19 will be the closing day for Whistler Mountain and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, however Blackcomb Mountain will remain open until May 18.
Whistler accommodations often have great deals for early season skiing, so now is a good time to start planning your trip!
From November 30 to December 4 2011, the 11th annual Whistler Film Festival will take place in Whistler, BC, Canada. The venues for the screenings are Millenium Place, Village 8 Cinemas, and Whistler Conference Centre, all within 10 minutes of each other in Whistler Village. The Festival will feature around 70 films from across the globe including a healthy number of Canadian films, with cash awards for various categories including Best Canadian Feature, Best International Feature, World Documentary, International Short Film, and Mountain Culture. From early November the Whistler Film Festival website will have full information about which films will be screened at this year’s festival.
For more information and for ticket purchases visit www.whistlerfilmfestival.com
To find Whistler accommodation during the festival, visit Whistler Hotels.org.