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Whistler December Events 2016
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Whistler Blackcomb Offers Newcomer Deals

Ski season is well underway folks! It’s been snowing by the bucket load here in Whistler lately and it’s time to get on the mountain and shred. It’s a busy time of year for our snowy ski village, there’s events happening everyday now! From the Whistler Film Festival to the Kokanee Valley Race Series, December is going to be a busy month. Shredding powder in the morning and watching world-class film premiers at night, Whistler is the place to be this winter!

Whistler Film Festival Screening

Whistler Film Festival

There's only a few days left of Whistler's Film Festival! The Whistler Film Festival welcomes film fans and filmmakers to experience its 16th annual edition. With fresh films, special guests, epic events, innovative industry lectures, and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort destination.

The 2016 Festival will show 86 films in total comprised of 50 features and 36 shorts including: 

  • 23 World premieres
  • 5 North American premieres
  • 17 Canadian premieres
  • 24 Western Canadian premieres
  • 17 British Columbia premieres

For a full list of films playing this year check out the full schedule.

Whistler Blackcomb Powder Day

The Kokanee Valley Race Series

The Kokanee Valley Race Series is held on Thursdays throughout the winter season. The series is open to skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders with different gender and age divisions. No racing experience is required to join in on the fun of recreational racing. Everyone is eligible to win great prizes each race at the video and awards party. For more information on how to register, please call 1.800.766.0449.

Whistler Blackcomb Winter Drinks

Never Ever Days

Never Ever Days are back at Whistler Blackcomb. On December 10th & 11th, 450 lucky beginner skiers and riders, aged 19 and older, will receive a one day group lesson; lift ticket, ski or board rental, and après at the Garibaldi Lift Company for only $25. Participants in Never Ever Days will be given a ski lesson in the newly improved learning area at Olympic Station, where they will have access to freshly graded terrain and two new covered carpet lifts. Registration opens on December 5th and it sells out very quickly every year. Register Now! 


Now in its 6th year at Whistler Blackcomb, the program is geared towards bringing adults who have never tried skiing or snowboarding into the sport that has spread across Canada. The Canadian Ski Council is working with over 70 ski resorts across the country to offer Never Ever Days throughout the 2016/17 winter season. For a full list of participating ski areas, please visit the Ski Canada website.

Each participant in Whistler Blackcomb’s Never Ever Days will receive a $25 voucher which can be applied to an incredible comeback offer with Snow School. For those participants who are keen to continue learning to ski/snowboard after their Never Ever Days experience, the $25 voucher can go towards an additional two-day lesson, lift ticket and rental package, essentially making their initial day free.

Need more information about the Never Ever Days program? Register and more hereWhistler Blackcomb Powder Day

Discover Whistler Days

As an additional effort to welcome more newcomers this season, Whistler Blackcomb will continue to run Discover Whistler Days, offering 25% off select adult, youth and kids group lessons. The dates of Discover Whistler Days are November 23 - December 16, February 25 - March 12, April 1 – 9, and April 18 – 23. For much more information, please visit the Whistler Blackcomb website.

Book Your Ski Season Now

And this is just the beginning folks! For a list of pretty much every event coming up, check out the Tourism Whistler website. Early December is the perfect time for some skiing and riding! We've got fantastic lodging deals so you can enjoy some turns with your friends and family to start the season.

Book with us now and plan your winter getaway!

Photo Credit: Mike Crane

Posted by on Friday, December 02, 2016