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Whistler November Events

Winter is on its way and November is an exciting month in Whistler. Locals and visitors alike will be excited about Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain opening day on November 24th.  There is already snow in the mountains and meteorologists are predicting another La Nina year brining in lots of snow to the area.

Whistler hosts a lot of great events in November.  Below are details on some of the highlights of the month!

Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra Run – November 5th

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the inaugural Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra.  An ‘ultra’ is a running or sporting event which is longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres.  This ultra is 50 mile (80K).   The relay is an 8-person format, with alternating legs of approximately 12K and 8K.  The course will follow the beautiful Valley Trail system around Whistler. Registration is open now for both events and you can sign up online at BC AthleticsThere will be a post-race dance at the Whistler Conference Centre in the evening.

Cornucopia – November 10th to 13th

Cornucopia is Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food and takes place over the November long weekend.  During the festival you can take part in fascinating seminars hosted by renowned industry professionals, enjoy wine makers’ dinners, attend gala tasting events and dance the night away at the famous after parties.  Highlights of Cornucopia include the CRUSH Gala Tasting held on the Friday and Saturday evening at the Whistler Conference Centre.   The Bearfoot Bistro will be hosting the infamous Masquerave party on the Saturday evening.  Masquerave will feature some of the country’s top chefs, international wineries and burlesque-style entertainment.  For more infomation and to purchase tickets visit Whistler Cornucopia.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Opening Day and US Thanksgiving – November 24th.

Happy Thanksgiving to our US visitors! Many of Whistler’s restaurants will be offering a traditional turkey dinner.  It’s also official opening day for Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.  There is already snow in the mountains so early season skiing conditions should be amazing!

Bizarre Bazaar – November 25th – November 26th

Visit the Whistler Conference Centre and experience Whistler’s annual Holiday craft fair.  This is a great place to browse and buy unique gifts for the Holiday season.  You can find quality, handmade arts and crafts such as ceramics, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal, jewellery, leather, candles, aromatherapy products as well as beautiful handmade Christmas Decorations.  For more information visit Bizarre Bazaar.

Whistler Film Festival – November 30th – December 4th

The  Whistler Film Festival presents a selection of films from Canada and internationally, including premieres from some of North America’s top directors. All film screenings will take place at theatres in the Whistler Conference Centre, Village 8 Cinemas and Millennium Place. You can purchase festival tickets and packages through the online box office which opens November 10, 2011.  For more information visit the Whistler Film Festival website.

Do you need a Whistler Hotel this winter?

If you are looking for a Whistler hotel for any of these events,contact our friendly in-resort staff.  The Summit Lodge and Spaoffers the perfect location in the Village. View our Whistler rooms and suites for more information.

Cornocopia

This annual event is one you cannot miss! Cornucopia is Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food and takes place over the November long weekend from the 10th to 13th.

The festival celebrates everything about wine and food.Over the four days and nights you can take part in fascinating seminars hosted by renowned industry professionals, enjoy wine makers’ dinners, attend gala tasting events and dance the night away at the famous after parties.  Cornucopia offers something for everyone, whether you are an experienced gourmet or just appreciate a glass of wine and fine food.  Cornucopia is now recognised as the “West Coast’s premier resort-based epicurean extravaganza”.

Highlights of Cornucopia include the recently announced Chef’s Table Luncheon featuring Dale Mackay from Ensemble Restaurant. Dale MacKay is Canada’s Top Chef winner and will be making a multi-course extravaganza, paired with delicious local wines.  The Luncheon will be held in the intimate and breath-taking setting of a Whistler mansion.

The legendary Masquerave at the Bearfoot Bistro returns to Cornucopia this year. This is a must-attend extravaganza which will feature local and international wines, champagnes, light shows and sexy burlesque entertainment.  Enjoy gastronomic creations by Bearfoot Bistro executive chef Melissa Craig and other top chefs from Vancouver and Quebec.

The CRUSH Gala Tasting held on the Friday and Saturday evening at the Whistler Conference Centre is the flagship tasting event of Cornucopia.  Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere whilst you sip, sample and savour your way through dozens of wineries from all over the world.

After the CRUSH Gala tastings there will be the infamous After Parties! Details are still to be finalised, however Araxi Restaurant have confirmed they will be hosting the famed Bubbles + Oceans after party.  This will be an unforgettable night of brilliant seafood and deluxe bubbles from 30 of the world’s top Champagne and sparkling wine houses, in celebration of Araxi’s 30th anniversary.

Day time events include the Viking Stage Series tastings, Chef’s Trip to the Farm, Chef’s Table Luncheon and number of seminars.

For a complete schedule of events, times and to purchase ticket, please visit the Cornucopia Website

Whistler Cornucopia Extravaganza 2010

If you are in Whistler between November 11 and 14 be sure to check out the annual Cornucopia event.

Four days of wine, food and fun! This is Whistler’s 14th year celebrating, what we call, the Cornucopia extravaganza.

Thursday opens with a house party at 5pm, and continues through the night with ARTrageous.

This year both Friday and Saturday presents the Cornucopia’s Crush Gala Grand Tasting in response to the high ticket demand.

Sunday hosts a variety of workshops, seminars, demonstrations and lectures on the best in food and wine.

Join world famous chefs and wine makers from around the world, and indulge in the luxury of food and drink during your Whistler vacation.

If you are interested in joining us for this event and have not yet booked your stay contact us to arrange your Whistler hotel accommodations.

Summit Lodge is here so you can kick your feet up and enjoy the best of what Whistler resort has to offer. Do not forget to take advantage of our in-hotel spa while you are here, to add to the buzz of this weekend extravaganza.