Monday, November 15, 2010

Beat Thanksgiving with a Bargain Whistler BC Escape

You saw the Olympics, now see Whistler in British Columbia for yourself.

Thanks to its ideal location in the Coastal snowbelt, some of Canada’s deepest snow blankets the region’s old-growth forests and surrounding mountain peaks – early in the season and often. 

On November 13, 2010, the Whistler Olympic Park reopens to the public with 90 kilometers of recreational cross-country ski trails, followed a week later by the legendary bobsleigh and skeleton tracks. Early skiers and riders who are ready commit to a family vacation can book their visit by November 15th, and take 20% off lodging rates through the end of the season.

In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the same day as the United States' Columbus Day in October. If you visit in late November, there's no pressure to serve turkey or entertain the masses. It's true; you can beat the annual Thanksgiving workload in a fun and guilt-free way.

The company Lodging Ovation has developed three luxury condos slopeside:  Legends, First Track Lodge, and Evolution, all at the base of the Creekside Gondola on Whistler Mountain. There is a total of 275 suites ranging in size from one to four bedrooms, attractively furnished in an upscale yet homey style. Positioned for ski-in, ski-out downhill skiing and riding, they’re a good value base from which to explore over 7,000 hectares of wilderness.

One-bedroom suite rates at Lodging Ovations start at $119 per night for Whistler Olympic Park's opening weekend, and as mentioned, those who book early get 20% off all bookings at any of the hotels, where nightly rates start at $159 before discount.  This price doesn’t include lift tickets and kids’ rates vary, but it’s a good value.

Keep in mind that some restrictions may apply, so visit for more information.

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