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Whistler 2016: It's the Little Things That Create a Big Vibe

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Ready for 2016: Whistler Again Voted Number One

Autumn arrives and all we can think of is that fluffy white stuff coming soon. There are so many great activities to occupy us in this so-called "shoulder season" but that electricity in the air comes from only one thing: 

Winter is coming. And with it, yet another season of awesomeness. Whistler celebrates her 40th birthday this year, the 50th year since the very beginning of the area as a ski resort. People have yet again voted us the number one ski resort in North America, and there's nothing stopping this year from being another great one. Full of all the little things that together create a great big vibe.

Ready, Set: Turkey Sale!

Whistler Turkey Sale

First stop on the road to winter is this weekend's annual Turkey Sale. Get in line and get your gear. The sale itself is an insider's paradise, full of bargains galore for those in the know. For Aava regulars, it's a perfect time to head up here for the weekend, enjoy a cozy drink by a fire, a few après moments with friends, and grab some incredible deals for this year's ski/board season.

Canadian Thanksgiving is the official beginning to the getting-ready-for-winter season. The weekend is packed with great deals for everyone, but especially for you, the die-hard seasons pass holder :) Bring your seasons pass or EDGE card, and gain early access to the annual Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap at the base of Blackcomb mountain.

Soak it Up: Arts, Culture, and Ahhhh....

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Autumn is the season to soak in a bit of the essence of Whistler. We've got two ways you can do that: If you're the literary/artistic sort, attend the annual Whistler Writers Festival and hear the likes of Lawrence Hill (Book of Negroes) Camilla Gibb (This is Happy) or Nino Ricci (Lives of Saints). The weekend (October 15 — 18) is themed "Fledgling to Flight" and features workshops, wine events, a pitching session, and much more.

Taking in the arts scene in Whistler can also include a weekend (or week!) visiting the galleries of Whistler. We're a community that cares about art, and when you visit with the arts in mind, you open your eyes to some incredible beauty. Consider taking an "arts break" in Whistler this fall, and soak up some culture.

On the other hand...soaking in a spa can add an extra depth and warmth to your Whistler experience. Might we recommend Scandinave Spa for a delightfully quiet soak?

Photo Credit: Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler

Posted by on Wednesday, October 07, 2015