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WHISTLER

Photo: Justa Jeskova

by Skimax

2014/15


Introduction

The perfect cure for snow envy! Consistent and reliable snowfall. Whistler Blackcomb. Where the snow is.

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Introduction

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amous for its charming village and West Coast friendliness, Whistler is considered the premier mountain

destination in North America. Rising up one vertical mile from the valley are Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The two mountains offer more than 8000 skiable acres running the gamut from gentle cruisers to steep bowls. Most guests choose to ski either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain each day but the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola spans the distance between both mountains in a journey of just eleven minutes! This allows skiers and riders to maximize their day by moving quickly and effortlessly across the valley to the best snow and weather in each alpine area. Nestled at the base of the mountain is the pedestrian only village, which is alive with colourful shops, cosy restaurants and apres ski fun, Whistler-style! No other resort offers so much choice and it’s no wonder Whistler is consistently ranked #1 by the worldwide snow sports media.

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Lifts, Lessons & Rental Offers

Lifts, Lessons & Rental OFFERS

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Book Early and Save - Book by 31 Aug & 15 Nov Ski Pass – Book by 31 August 2014

Rental Hire – Book by 15 November 2014

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Early season (27 Nov - 19 Dec): save up to 56%

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Christmas season (20 Dec - 1 Jan): save up to 26%

Kids Ski & RENT FREE – Kids aged 12 years & under

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Regular season (2 Jan – 5 Apr): save up to 48%

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Late season (6 Apr - 19 Apr): save up to 70%

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Ski Pass – Book by 15 November 2014

Valid all season long: save up to 33%

31 August)

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Snow School Savings

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Late season (6 Apr - 19 Apr): save up to 67%

Save $50 off a range of ski school programs if booked before 15 November 2014

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Plus save 25% off ski school programs when travelling during – DISCOVER WHISTLER DAYS (27 Nov-14 Dec,

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19 Jan-1 Feb, 2-13 Mar, 13-19 Apr)


Activities

THE YES DIFFERENCE Skimax a trusted partner of YES Tours for over 18 years At YES we have been teaching people the joys of skiing and boarding for 25 years and we have certified over 4,000 students in gaining their instructor certifications. Whether you’re a blue run cruiser or a double black diamond enthusiast, the YES instruction will take your technical skills and confidence to greater heights you never thought possible. Just say YES! The YES program is about enjoyment, improvement and socializing with other like minded friends. YES offers two program options that are guaranteed to progress your technique and confidence:

Ski and Snowboard Improvement programs

If you are looking to advance your technical skills and engage your inner rock star this is the program for you.

Ski and Snowboard Instructor courses

Like above, the instructor course will ensure you take your skiing or boarding proficiency to new heights but you will also have the opportunity to gain certifications along the way. This course is great for those looking to get into the instructor world or perhaps it’s a life long dream to earn the badges for ultimate bragging rights! The YES program is about enjoyment, improvement and socializing with other like minded friends. We have an awesome team of professional staff ready to assist you with any questions you might have, we know Whistler, after all, it’s our backyard!

When you book your YES package with Skimax you get a SPECIAL OFFER:

YES programs are weekly packages which start & finish on Saturdays. Choose to join 1 week or more… the choice is yours! Weekly Inclusions are:

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Book one week and receive a $50.00 discount

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 ook two consecutive weeks and receive CAD$100.00 B off your program and a free 1 day demo hire! Valid for full packages only.

*5 days guiding/instruction (4hrs/day) *Video Analysis *Lift Queue Priority *Welcome, farewell and apres functions For the latest 2014/15 dates and price please call Skimax.

CANADIAN WILDERNESS ADVENTURES SNOWMOBILE TOURS

From beginner to advanced skill level we have a tour to fit everyone’s needs. If you are looking for a family-friendly tour or a more advanced tour we have it all covered. For a unique dining experience, try the Yukon Breakfast snowmobile tour, or the famous Mountain Top Fondue dinner.

Mountain Top Fondue by Snowmobile or Snowcat

For an exclusive dining experience, journey to the quaint and charming Crystal Hut, perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6000ft. Be treated to the chefs local interpretation of a traditional candle-lit fondue dinner accompanied by fine wine. From the deck of the rustic cabin, enjoy a rich array of alpine colours and panoramic views. The evening is complete with live entertainment.

Earlybird Special Book by 15 Nov & save 15% Excludes Mountain Top Fondue and Yukon Breakfast Tour

Snowshoe Tours

Walk through a forest full of mystery along an old trapper’s path. Learn traditional knowledge while you snowshoe and sample healing teas from plants that grow along The Medicine Trail. Travel deep into a special ancient forest in the Callaghan Valley.

Dogsled Tours

A real Canadian experience. Let your eager and powerful dog team lead you into the magnificent old growth forest of the Callaghan Valley. Stop for a warm up and learn about the history of our Canadian fur trappers. Join your musher in harnessing and staging the dogs and take a turn mushing your own team.

For the latest prices and specials please contact Skimax.

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Trail Map

You’ve come this far, let us take you all the way.

Whistler Heli-Skiing takes groups of intermediate, advanced and expert skiers and riders into the amazing mountain terrain that surrounds Whistler Resort. You can heli-ski or heli-board in the powder snow for one day or go for as many days as your legs will take!

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The choices are yours: Classic Experience - 3 runs, ideal for advance Elite Adventure - 4 runs, ideal for experts Ultimate Excursion - 6 runs, ideal for experts


Trail Map

MOUNTAIN INFORMATION & STATISTICS Whistler Mountain

Blackcomb Mountain

Vertical

1,530 metres

1,609 metres

Top Elevation

2,182 metres

2,284 metres

Skiable Terrain

4,757 acres

3,414 acres

Terrain Type

Beginner: 20% Intermediate: 55% Advance: 25%

Beginner: 15% Intermediate: 55% Advance: 30%

Trails

100+

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Parks & Pipes

2 parks

3 Parks, 1 Super Pipe, 1 Snow Cross Track

Total Number of Lifts

19 (plus PEAK 17 (plus PEAK 2 PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) Gondola)

Longest Run

11 km

11 km

Mountain Restaurants

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Snowmaking 215 acres

350 acres

Anytime is family time

Whistler Blackcomb’s dedicated learning centres and programs with the Whistler Kids Snow School, specially designed terrain gardens and family zones, an enchanted Tree Fort and Magic Castle ensure that any time is a good time for a “Family Certified” experience on Whistler Blackcomb.

Once the day’s on-mountain adventures are done, the village is packed with family-friendly activities. Restaurants and bars welcome kids until 8pm and give everyone a chance to enjoy après. And for those with energy to spare, skate circles around one another at the outdoor skating rink at Olympic Plaza, and experience the thrill of the Coca-Cola® Tube Park. skimax.com.au

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Accommodation Map

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UPPER VILLAGE Alpine Greens

Le Chamois

Arrowhead Pointe

Lost Lake Lodge

The Aspens

The Marquise

Blackcomb Greens

Mountain Star

Cedar Hollow

Painted Cliff

Cedar Ridge

Pinnacle Ridge

Club Intrawest

Powderhorn

Coast Blackcomb Suites

Snowgoose

Crystal Ridge

Snowy Creek

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Stoneridge

Forest Creek

Treeline

Forest Trails

The Villas Foxglove

Four Seasons Resort Whistler

The Villas Snowberry

The Gables

The Villas Wintergreen

Glacier Lodge

Wildwood Lodge

Gleneagles

The Woodrun

Greystone Lodge

The Woods

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Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Whistler

Glacier’s Reach

Symphony

Granite Court

Tyndall Stone Lodge

Market Pavilion

Valhalla

Marketplace Lodge

Cascade Lodge

Montebello

Whistler Town Plaza Suites

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WHISTLER VILLAGE 54 Aava Whistler Hotel

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Pan Pacific 66 Whistler Mountainside

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Pan Pacific 67 Whistler Village Centre

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Executive Inn at Whistler Village

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Tantalus Resort Lodge

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62 Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

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Holiday Inn 63 Whistler Village Centre

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WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 75 Evolution 76 First Tracks Lodge

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Taluswood - The Heights

Whistler Sliding Centre


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conveniently located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, a gateway to a range of exciting activities including skiing and snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ziplining, and much more! The Village is linked by the

Chateau Whistler Golf Course Chateau Whistler Golf Course Clubhouse

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lined with 200 shops, 90 restaurants, hotels

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and other accommodation all with views of the surrounding mountains. Add on a

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Village Stroll, a pedestrian-only causeway

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Wednesday evenings at Whistler Olympic

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an eclectic mix of art galleries and more,

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while in Whistler Village. A vehicle is not necessary to explore the abundance of

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Accommodation

WESTIN RESORT & SPA Premium

Location: Whistler Village This all-suite resort hotel and spa was twice named the #1 ski resort hotel in North America. Located slopeside on Whistler Mountain, The Westin Resort & Spa is literally steps from the Village and both Mountain gondolas. The Westin is the best place to stay, boasting luxury accommodations, breathtaking location and unparalleled service levels. Just some facts > Full Service hotel > Deluxe Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom fully contained suites > Complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel for Skimax Guest > Complimentary valet ski storage > Indoor/outdoor pool - and hot tubs, sauna and steam room > Avello Spa & Health Club > Restaurants & retail shops on-site

Earlybird Offers Book by 30 June – save up to 50% on lodging. excludes 26 Dec-2 Jan. Book by 31 August – save up to 40% on lodging (save 50% for stays 1 Mar-30 Apr). Excludes 26 Dec-2 Jan.

Book by 15 November – save up to 40% on lodging. Excludes 26 Dec-2 Jan & 14-21 Feb 2015.

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Accommodation

FAIRMONT CHATEAU Whistler Premium

Location: Upper Village Whistler’s grand chateau, the landmark Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers access to 8,100 acres of skiable terrain on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. With 550 guestrooms & suites, a luxurious Vida Spa, Health Club, outdoor slopeside pools and 5 renowned dining outlets, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler delivers an unforgettable Whistler resort experience. Located adjacent to the Blackcomb Day Lodge, this genuine Whistler ski-in/ski-out resort is nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain’s slopes. For the ultimate in luxury, the distinctive Fairmont Gold level is Fairmont’s exclusive lifestyle hotel experience. Fairmont Gold guestrooms and specialty suites are complete with fireplaces, Jacuzzi bathtubs, enhanced amenities, dedicated concierge desk for exclusive check-in/check-out, and deluxe hot and cold continental breakfast served daily in the private Fairmont Gold lounge. Just some facts > Shuttle service available throughout Whistler Village > 24-hour reception > High speed Internet access > Indoor and Outdoor hot tubs & pool, steam rooms, sauna & fitness centre > A variety of dining options

Earlybird Offers Book by 31 August* - save up to 50% on lodging plus book a minimum 7 nights & get a Double Upgrade Offer. Book by 15 November* – save 45% on lodging plus book a minimum 7 nights & get a Double Upgrade Offer. Book by 15 November* - Take an additional 10% off for stays of 10 or more nights. Can be combined with the above discounts. *Discounts not valid 26-31 Dec 2014. Upgrade offer not valid 26 Dec-3 Jan.

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Accommodation

CRYSTAL LODGE & SUITES Deluxe

Location: Whistler Village The Crystal Lodge & Suites, “at the centre of if all” is located in the heart of Whistler Village. The lodge’s central location allows for easy access to all that Whistler has to offer, including three restaurants, a lounge, two coffee shops and several retail stores right in the building for your convenience. Just steps from the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The Crystal Lodge has rooms to suit everyone, from Traditional hotel rooms and loft suites to the iconic three bedroom suites. Most rooms feature kitchens, fireplaces, balconies and village or mountain views. Just some facts > Complimentary ski valet > Complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel > Outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna & fitness room > 20 of Whistler best shops and restaurant, with exclusive discount and offers, when you stay at the Crystal > Complimentary Games Room with Ping Pong, Shuffleboard, Fooseball, and Kinect for Xbox

Earlybird Offers Book by 31 August* – save up to 40% on lodging. Book by 15 November* – save up to 35% on lodging. *Offers exclude 1 bedroom plus Loft, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and are not valid between 19 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015 & 13-21 Feb 2015.

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Accommodation

DELTA WHISTLER VILLAGE SUITES Premium

Location: Whistler Village North The Delta Whistler Village Suites, conveniently located in the heart of Whistler Village, is receiving a fresh new look in 2014. The new guestroom, is inspired by the Canadian landscape, with fresh and modern colour palettes. The rooms balance functionality and adaptability – as exemplified by the new SmartDesk™, a fully-wired, multi-purpose area that provides guests with built-in power and connectivity dock, and links from your laptop and mobile devices to the flat screen high definition TV. Delta Whistler Village Suites beautifully appointed one and two bedroom suites will offer fully equipped kitchens, in-suite washer, dryer, balcony, air conditioning and fireplace. Just some facts > Access to heated outdoor pool, hot tubs and fitness centre > Comfort and convenience of a full service hotel, offers room service, concierge, valet/bell service and complimentary Internet > Ski, snowboard storage on-site

Earlybird Offers Book by 30 June – save up to 45% on lodging. Book by 31 August – save up to 40% on lodging. Book by 15 November* – save 35% on lodging. *31 August & 15 November offer is not valid 26-31 Dec 2014.

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Premium

Location: Whistler Village Relax and unwind at this luxurious, full service resort. The Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa is ideally located in the heart of Whistler pedestrian village, at the base of both Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains. This hotel boasts some of the largest and most elegant guestrooms in Whistler. Rejuvenate yourself in the full service spa or tempt your palette at the Cinnamon Bear Grille. Just some facts > Located steps from mountain lifts, Village dining, shopping and entertainment > 287 spacious guest rooms, all with high-speed Internet included > Outdoor heated pool, Indoor/outdoor hot tub and sauna > Full service spa > Many guest rooms include kitchens, deep soaker tubs, wood burning fireplaces and balconies > Complimentary Wifi Internet throughout the hotel

Earlybird Offers Book by 30 June – save 40% on lodging. Book by 31 August – save 35% on lodging. Book by 15 November* – save 30% on lodging. All offers are valid for travel 3 Jan-11 Apr 2015. Excludes 2 Bedroom Suite & Mountain Suite.

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Accommodation

PAN PACIFIC VILLAGE CENTRE Premium

Location: Whistler Village This intimate, family-friendly oasis boasts an exceptional location in the heart of the village stroll yet only a five minute walk from the Gondolas to both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Offering stunning mountain views from the sunny pool deck. Just some facts > Complimentary daily buffet breakfast in the Pacific Bistro > Complimentary wireless internet, local calls, in-resort shuttle and convenient slope-side valet ski storage > Heated outdoor salt water swimming pool, two hot tubs, sauna and fitness equipment > Luxurious 1 & 2 bedroom suites feature a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living areas with fireplace & balconies > Whistler Day Spa, offering a range of spa and massage treatments

Earlybird Offers Book by 31 August* – save up to 30% on lodging. Book by 15 November* – save up to 20% on lodging. Pay upon reservation & receive an additional 5% off. No cancellations or changes allowed. *Offers are not valid 26 Dec-3 Jan 2015.

Four Seasons Resort & Residences Whistler

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Location: Upper Village The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a true luxury resort hotel located in Whistler’s Upper Village. Incredible services such as full spa, heath club, pool, restaurant and bar and the fantastic quality of rooms which include fireplaces and 5 piece baths truly set the Four Seasons apart. Plus, with the ski valet you don’t have to carry your gear back and forth to the ski hill. At the end of the day you will be staying at Four Seasons! Just some facts > Features The Spa, with access to the fitness centre, heated outdoor pool & hot tub > Ski Concierge service > Luxury resort shuttle service > On-site lounge/bar and the famous Sidecut Restaurant > S’mores at the firepit > Hot chocolate in the lobby

Earlybird Offers Book by 30 June – save up to 50% on 2 Bedroom Executive Suites + FREE daily breakfast for 4 guests. Valid 4 Jan-11 Feb 2015. Book by 31 August* – save 40% on lodging. Book by 15 November* – save 35% on lodging. *Offers valid on Resort King to One Bedroom Premier Suites for bookings arriving 20 Dec 2014-5 Apr 2015.

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Accommodation

RESORTQUEST WHISTLER Deluxe

ResortQuest Whistler is the leading supplier of managed condominiums, town homes and vacation homes in Whistler. Choose from a diverse, high-quality catalogue of over 500 properties throughout the resort. Cascade Lodge Location: Whistler Village North World famous and welcoming, the Whistler Cascade Lodge Hotel is at the gateway to Whistler Village. A truly ideal location, enjoy easy access to many of the Village’s most popular bars, distinctive shops, and in-demand restaurants. The ski lifts are a ten minute walk away, while a stop for Whistler’s complimentary shuttle is directly across the street. The Aspens Location: Upper Village This modern, four-storey condominium lodge offers fantastic ski-in/ski-out location on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain. The Aspens features 1 & 2-bedroom suites and an inner landscaped courtyard with 3 hot tubs and an outdoor pool. Minutes from the Upper Village and unique shopping and dining experiences, the suites at The Aspens are conveniently located, with some units offering mountain views. Earlybird Offers Book by 31 August – save up to 52% on lodging. Book by 15 November – save 47% on lodging. Book anytime – save up to 35% on lodging.

Coast Blackcomb Suites Deluxe

Location: Upper Village A spectacular lodge-style hotel nestled slope-side on Blackcomb Mountain, offering ski in and out access at your doorstep. Start the day with complimentary daily continental breakfast before hitting the slopes. After a day of play, relax in comfort with full kitchens, a gas fireplace and balcony, standard in every suite. Also enjoy the heated outdoor pool as well as two outdoor hot tubs. There’s no better way to enjoy the vast beauty and good times that Whistler has to offer than the unique on-the-mountain all-suite hotel. Just some facts > Spacious Studio, 1 & 2-bedroom suites & free Wi-Fi > Daily complimentary continental breakfast > Heated outdoor swimming pool, two hot tubs & fitness centre > On-site Whistler Blackcomb Ski Shop > Complimentary Resort shuttle service to & from Whistler Village

Earlybird Offers Book by 31 August – save up to 40% on lodging. Book by 15 November – save 30% on lodging. Book anytime – stay 7+ nights save 20% on lodging.

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Offers shown are valid for winter 2014/15 and are subject to availability. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All offers shown in the brochure are correct at time of going to print. For full terms and conditions please refer to the Skimax website: http://www.skimax.com.au/booking-conditions.htm

To secure you next winter Whistler holiday get in contact with the Reservation Team at Skimax National Reservations 1300 136 997 Phone: (02) 9267 1655 Email for Travel Agents: agents@skimax.com.au Email for General Enquiries: skimax@skimax.com.au Website: www.skimax.com.au Office address: Level 5, 210 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

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