Whistler / Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver and Victoria Island Extension
Trip Coordinator: Matthew Crawford - 404-713-2605 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Within British Columbia’s glacial climate and scenic beauty resides Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The impressive 8,171 acres of accessible terrain is serviced by 37 lifts and the longest continuous lift system on the globe, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, which connects skiers and riders from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountains.
Holding the title of North America’s largest resort, these two colossal mountains offer more than 200 marked trails that include in-bounds, backcountry, wide-open glaciers, powder-filled bowls, secluded glades and perfectly groomed trails. Freestylers will find six terrain parks that accommodate beginners to elite athletes, including a 22 foot super pipe. Averaging 462 inches of snowfall each year, there’s something for everyone at Whistler Blackcomb. And In October 2016, Vail Resorts announced their official acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb, which now makes Whistler a part of the Epic Ski Pass.
Opportunities are available for the following non-ski excursions: Zip Lining, Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, or Snow Shoeing. Helicopter, snow-cat, or backcountry skiing can also be arranged.
Whistler Village is a lively mix of off-hill action and amenities, folded into a pedestrian-only vibrant hub conveniently located directly at the base of the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Teeming with shops, restaurants, accommodations and day –to –day essentials, the Village anchors a year-round mountain.
For the third consecutive year, the SKI Magazine Resort Survey has named Whistler Blackcomb as the number one Overall Ski Resort in North America. Whistler Blackcomb has held this title four times in the last five years and has also consistently scored high for terrain variety, off-hill activities, lodging, and après ski.
Elevation: Summit -7,492 feet Base- 2214 feet Annual Snowfall: 465 inches
Skiable Terrain: 8171 acres Vertical Drop: 5278 feet Lifts: 37 Runs: 200
Beginner – 18% Intermediate – 55% Advanced – 22% Expert – 5%
LODGING MAIN TRIP: Aava Hotel – Double Occupancy Guest Rooms –Two Queen Beds in each room
Just steps from the ski lifts and the heart of Whistler Village, the Aava Hotel offers the perfect base for your alpine adventure. There is also an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, and on site restaurant for your off slope enjoyment.
Complimentary Shuttle throughout Whistler Village
Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi
DESTINATION: Whistler Blackcomb with extension to Vancouver and Victoria Island
DATES: Main Trip February 17-24, 2018 EXTENSION: February 24-26, 2018
TRIP COORDINATOR: Matt Crawford
PRICE - MAIN TRIP: COMPLETE: $1980 GROUND ONLY: $1280
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT MAIN: $812 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT EXTENSON: $108
SIGN UP DEADLINE: October 15, 2017
INITIAL DEPOSIT: $500
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: October 15, 2017
Flight Itinerary: Atlanta-Vancouver
Departure: Delta #1805 departs Atlanta at 9:40 am, arrives in Vancouver at 12:23 pm
Return (24th): Depart Vancouver February 24th on Delta 8813 at 1:20 pm and arrive in Atlanta at 9:13 pm
Return (26th): Departs Vancouver Feb 26th on DL5817 11:17am - SEA 12:21pm, DL2857 SEA->ATL - 3:10pm - ATL 10:49 pm
** Flight information is subject to change at any time. This generally happens multiple times before we leave at the whim of the airline beyond our control or occasionally we find a much better flight for the group. If you do not use the club's airfare and want to use the club's bus transportation it's your responsibility to ensure you update your flights to make it there before the group.
EXTENSION: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA & VICTORIA ISLAND February 24-26, 2018
Our two night extension includes a half day private city tour of Vancouver, and a full day excursion to Victoria Island that includes round trip ferry, private tour guide, and entrance to the world famous Butchart Gardens.
“Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean views, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cites in the world.” www.tourismvancouver.com
“Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape from the hurried world, and beams with ambiance. In Victoria, heritage architecture, colorful gardens, and traditions like afternoon tea are mixed with outdoor adventure, fine culinary experiences, and craft beer scenes.” www.tourismvictoria.com
LODGING EXTENSION: Century Plaza Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia – Double Occupancy
Studio Suites with two double beds
Breakfast Included Indoor Heated Pool
Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi Located in Downtown Vancouver
Full Service Spa Prime Steak Restaurant & Wine Bar at Hotel
Restaurants, Shops, Bars, & cafes near by
The Century Plaza is a very nice family-owned and operated hotel, located in the heart of Vancouver. With quick access to all the sights, wonderful restaurants, and nightlife, the hotel will provide its guests with a very memorable visit to this culturally diverse city.