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Whistler Gets Ready for Skiing Santa 2015
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In Whistler, Skiing Santas Descend on Mountain — Again

On December 19, you're in for a treat in Whistler — a wacky, delightful, years-old tradition that covers the slopes with Santas.

Santa Skiing Whistler

You'd think that the man in red and his wife would be awfully busy right about now, but each year, not just one, but hundreds of Clauses descend on Whistler Blackcomb to ski their hearts out.

So, on December 19th, join us early in front of the GLC not because of the consistent overwhelming amount of powder we've been experiencing, not because it's the 50th anniversary of downhill skiing in our little hamlet, not because it is the 40th anniversary of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and not because you wish to ski/board on the same hallowed slopes that Justin Trudeau taught on so long ago.

No. On December 19th, you'll want to meet us at the GLC by 8:00 am to see the spectacle of hundreds of people dressed like Santa and Mrs. Claus. The first 100 of these lucky skiers will ski/board for free that day, but everyone will have the chance to get in the holiday spirit and have a ton of fun.

The entire ski hill covered in red as people slalom and jump down in a flurry of jolliness is a sight to behold. You can't not feel splendid watching it all unfold. And you'll feel even better if you take part.

Skiing Santa Whistler Canada

You'll have to wake up pretty early to get one of the first 100 free lift tickets, but even if you're a little late to the party and become Santa or Mrs. Claus number 101, you'll have a blast that day.

The powder, the history, the legacy, the fun of the mountain all come together and the entire hill sings with, well, FUN. Santas with awesome new goggles (was he good last year?) Santas with beards to write home about, Santas that jingle, Santas who could probably ski better were it not for the layers and layers of Santa gear they're wearing...

Come on out to Whistler and join us this weekend. December 19th is going to be a blast, and we hope you'll be a part of it.

Round Our Your Day, Aava Whistler Style

We're ramping up for an epic season of snow, snow and more snow. When you stay with us, you get the full monty of ski packages: get your rentals through us for a deep discount, use our ski valet and feel like royalty, stay and chat in the lobby (you never know who you'll see here) and don't forget that all the good stuff happens with Aava as the fulcrum — your fulcrum for fun ;) 

We're steps away from the Village, so you're right at the hub of the action-wheel when you stay with us. With views of the mountains surrounding you, epic staff, sweet atmosphere and, hey (!) did we mention the Go Pros you can use to document your adventures and create your Whistler edit? Yep, we've got those, too.

Photo Credit: Mitch Winton -- Location: Whistler Blackcomb

Posted by on Wednesday, December 16, 2015