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World Ski Awards: Vote for Us!

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There’s only one day to go before voting closes for the 2014 World Ski Awards and we’d like to ask for yours, your friends, your family’s and your dog’s (you might have to click the button for them) help.

Please vote for us to win Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2014!

We’ve been nominated for the award: Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2014 and of course we’d love to win but not only for the accolade…for our staff.

The team at the Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel are the greatest collection of kind, creative, passionate and dedicated people anywhere in Whistler, and winning this award would be an achievement for them and huge recognition for all their hard work. Please take 2 minutes and help us make this dream come true!

How to Cast Your World Ski Awards Vote

It’s super simple. Just follow the link below and, if you’re pressed for time, you can even log in with Facebook to make it all happen in just 2 clicks.

Vote for Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel for Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel, here 2014

A thousand thank you’s in advance, and if you get a friend to vote we’ll give you a big hug next time we see you!

Don’t Suck at Skiing

Some people are naturally excellent skiers. I’m sure that, like me, you’ve seen them whizzing past after yet another blunder has left you lying in the snow. You’ve been “doing the pizza” to help you keep control, but you’re quickly losing confidence on the hill. Humph!

If this sounds familiar, fear not! This checklist is designed to help you prepare for the upcoming ski season, and in no time, you’ll become a great skier blazing down the Whistler Blackcomb slopes!

Summit’s Guide to Success Skiing

1. Be prepared for the weather

It’s recommended to wear layered ski clothes that maintain the heat you produce when skiing. Avoid cotton, instead wear thermal materials like polyester and polypropylene as a basic layer; these materials absorb moisture and provide full dryness. For the mid layer, wear anything that is insulating like a sweater or a turtleneck, designed to keep you warm and comfortable. The final layer is the outer layer, which is in contact with your environment i.e. ski jacket and ski pants. This layer will provide you with protection from external forces and cushion inevitable falls.

2. Take Lessons

Take it from Virginia who says “Even though I don’t totally suck, I’m a burden to ski with. So, I signed up for a Max 4 Ski Lesson with Whistler Blackcomb. A maximum of 4 people per instructor means you get some great one-on-one ski instruction. For anyone relatively new to Whistler Blackcomb, a ski lesson can be so much more than just a technical adjustment or skills refresher. It can be an opportunity to get to know the mountain on a more personal, comfortable level.”

3. Know you way around the mountain

It’s such a pain to pull out that big awkward paper trail map that gets wrinkled and soggy or caught in the wind. Google Maps now has ski mountain maps, including Whistler Blackcomb. Blue, green and black runs are shown as solid coloured lines and ski lifts are red dotted lines. The maps are comprehensive and accurate, helping you to find the best route down the hill.

This season, don’t stifle your inner-skier. Use these helpful tips to prevent you from crashing and burning in front of your holiday friends. Remember, have fun! The friendly staff at Summit Lodge & Spa is eager to help you plan your stay and day out on the slopes. Call Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.

La Nina is Back

The countdown to official opening day for Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on November 24th is on! The mountains have already received lots of snow.  This early snow fall is in part due to La Nina.  La Nina is when the ocean surface temperature across the Pacific Ocean will be lower than normal by 3-5 °C.  The effect of La Nina is an increase in precipitation – and more snow!

The snow base at Pig Alley (1,650 meters on Whistler Mountain) on November 4th was at 52 cm (20 in) and is growing fast. The snow keeps falling!  Check out the latest conditions on the mountain with the live webcams.  Stay in touch as the mountains may open earlier for skiing with all the new snow that has fallen.

If you are looking to come to Whistler and experience the fantastic early skiing conditions, stay at the Summit Lodge and Spa and save with our incredible rates.  We are offering 30% off winter bookings valid for stays between November 25th to April 30th (some Blackout dates apply).  This is offer is only valid for booking made by November 15th – so hurry! There is also 50% off parking.  For more details visit our specialspage.

In addition to our great rates and specials we include the following with all reservations:

  1. FREE wireless internet (value of up to $15.00/day)
  2. Dogs stay FREE (value of up to $35.00/day)
  3. Fully equipped kitchenettes in every room
  4. Complimentary Shuttle to Ski Lifts (winter season only)
  5. FREE Ski Storage (value of up to $6.00pp/day)


Below are recent images that were taken on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

snow nov 11

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Photo Credits:
Manny Mendes Dos Santos / CoastPhoto.com
Doug MacFarlane

Are you looking for Whistler Hotel accommodation for your ski vacation?

The Summit Lodge offers a great location in Whistler Village. View our rooms and suites and experience our great amenitiesContact us today for rates and more details