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April – May Offer for Travellers & Their Dogs: Free Adventure Walk, Free Parking & Free Bike Rental


For many, spring and summer means vacation time…but when you have a dog in the family all of a sudden there is much more to consider than locations and baggage allowance. Do you put them in a kennel, get family or friends to watch them?

You have lots of ways to fill your life with entertainment but your dog only has you, so we “say bring them along, too!”.

The Spettacular Getaway

We really want to make it easy for you and your dog to come and visit Whistler this spring, so we’ve created this special package designed just for travellers and their pups.

  • 1 Free 2 hour Adventure Dog walk* – your dog will enjoy an exciting group hike in Whistler with our hand-picked dog walking service so that you can have some time to enjoy Whistler’s best human-friendly activities like the spa, restaurants, skiing etc.
  • Free doggie welcome basket with eco toys and eco doggie bags, healthy snacks, treats and surprises!
  • Complimentary stay for your pooch
  • Complimentary bike hire and/or storage
  • Two nights in a Queen or King Deluxe Studio
  • Free parking

*Advance notice needed at time of booking, please

Plus all guests get: free high-speed wifi, complimentary deluxe hot chocolates in the evening, choice of 2 award-winning in-house restaurants, free guest shuttle, pool, hot tub and sauna.

Book by: April 20th.
Stay: April 6-May 30th (excluding April 9,10,11 and May 16, 17, 18) – Subject to availability at the time of booking
Call to book – Toll Free: 1 (888) 913-8811

8 ways to give your dog an unforgettable vacation in whistler


Now you’ve decided to spend some quality time with your loyal friend, read our blog post on how to plan an amazing trip to Whistler: artofliving.summitlodge.com/happening-in-whistler/8-ways-give-dog-unforgettable-vacation

What are your favourite things to do with your dog? Leave us a comment below and we’ll add them into our next post.

Happy travels, friends!

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Shoulder Season Events

Shoulder Season Events Round-up

It is 2PM, the rain is teaming down outside, and Whistler Village is damp and quiet. It’s Shoulder Season, the big break between the two influxes of sports addicts. The rubber tire enthusiasts have completed their last ride, and now flee Whistler, leaving their tiny rentals and staff-housing encampments for the incoming flood of powderhounds.

whistler shoulder season events

Life in Whistler has completely slowed down, until the end of November when Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain re-open. In these months, locals and visitors take advantage of the relaxed Whistler vibes, and enjoy heaps of great events and activities.

Whistler Turkey Sale and Ski & Snow Board Swap

A pre-winter Whistler tradition, the Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale returns October 8-11, 2013. With over 20,000 square feet of ski and snowboard gear for sale at up to 70% off, the Turkey Sale marks the unofficial start to winter. Located in the Blackcomb Daylodge in the Upper Village, there is no better way to gear up for the upcoming ski season. Official opening day at Whistler Blackcomb is set for November 28, 2013.

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds: Tales From The Backcountry offers 33 days of powerful imagery by local and international photographers and filmmakers. From September 23 to October 25, 2013 drop by the Whistler Arts Council Millennium Place to view the Photography Exhibit, and vote for your favourite backcountry imagery. Voters have the chance to win PRIOR skis or a snowboard!

Performance Series

From October 2013 to May 2014 the Whistler Arts Council Millennium Place will host the Performance Series, the perfect mix of music, theatre, magic, comedy and dance. Commit to seeing them all, or just one. It’s all up to you. Upcoming shows include International Guitar Night on November 6, 2013, the British Columbia Boys Choir at December 13, 2013, and Royal Wood on February 1, 2014. Check out the full listing of this year’s performances.

Bizarre Bazaar

Handmade arts and crafts such as ceramic, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal, jewellery, candles and Christmas decorations all under the same roof?! You can find this and more at Whistler’s annual Holiday craft fair, Bizarre Bazaar at the Whistler Conference Center from November 20 to December 1, 2013. Entry is by donation. All proceeds support the flourishing arts and culture scene in Whistler.


Wine and Food lovers unite each year at the Whistler Cornucopia festival from November 7-17, 2013. Take part in fascinating seminars hosted by renowned industry professionals, enjoy wine makers’ dinner, attend gala tasting events and dance the night away at the famous after parties. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Whistler Cornucopia.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Summit Lodge is eager to help you plan your Whistler getaway including these great shoulder season events! For information in booking your stay and activities call Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.

Whistler in Spring


How great Whistler is in the spring is one of those quiet secrets. Because the traffic from peak seasons have slowed down considerably, it’s actually a great time to come. Many restaurants and activity providers offer amazing deals. Plus, Blackcomb Mountain is still open until May 27 for spring skiing! Here are a couple Spring events and savings to know about:

Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – April 12 to 21, 2013
Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival returns with an awe-inspiring mix of music, art and high powered competition. The line-up reflects Whistler’s unique mountain culture; from top athletes pushing the limits of possible to free outdoor concerts, innovative fashion, photography, film and non-stop nightlife.

50% off Lift Tickets on April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 14, Whistler Blackcomb is showing its appreciation to BC Residents by offering incredible ski deals. This weekend is also the start of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival — save on skiing, stay the weekend and take it all in:

50% off a 1-day lift ticket, select snow school lessons & rentals (flash your ID at the ticket window in Whistler to get these deals April 14 only)*
World Skiing Invitational Big Air, Skiers Plaza in Whistler Village — April 13, 5 PM
Free outdoor music concerts every day
Glorious spring skiing, riding and après this weekend and through until May 27

Dine in Whistler – May 1 to 16, 2013

Whistler’s favourite spring-time culinary event is back! For two weeks this May, Dine in Whistler is serving up a diverse range of restaurants at exceptional value, from honest pub fare to authentic ethnic cuisine and fine dining. Great food and great rates on accommodation – it’s the perfect recipe for a spring getaway to the mountains. Dining options and multi-course menus from $21 to $41. Check back for updated menus.

Whistler Street Entertainment – May to November, 2013

Whistler Street Entertainment presents free, family-friendly events, attractions and performances on weekends from May through September predominantly from Friday to Monday. Whistler Street Entertainment animates the paths of Whistler Village with interactive entertainment including: live music, dance, clowning, arts & crafts for kids, sports shows, and live art displays. It is a staple for visiting and local families, acting as added value to packed summer days and holiday itineraries. For local and touring artists and performers, WSE provides the opportunity to get paid to showcase their art, develop their skills, and engage with an ever-changing audience. Further details can be found here.

Summit Lodge & Spa wants you to take home the experience of a lifetime, so call our friendly and helpful front desk staff to facilitate in booking your stay, activities and more – 1 (888) 913.8811.

Why Summit Lodge Hotel Whistler?

» Whistler Village Location
» Free Wireless Internet
» Year-round Outdoor Hot Tub
» Full Kitchenettes
» Pets Stay FREE

Call 1 (888) 913-8811 to Book your Vacation Today

Whistler Turkey Sale

Whistler Turkey Sale and Ski & Snow Board Swap – October 5 – 8, 2012

A pre-winter Whistler tradition, the Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale returns October 5-8, 2012. With over 20,000 square feet of ski and snowboard gear for sale at up to 70% off, the Turkey Sale marks the unofficial start to winter. Located in the Blackcomb Daylodge in the Upper Village, there is no better way to gear up for the upcoming ski season. Official opening day at Whistler Blackcomb is set for November 22, 2011. Meteorologists once again predicting a high precipitation winter indicated a higher than average snowfall (Yay!).

Whistler Turkey Sale

So, get ready for the best shopping opportunity of the year! Shop for top name brands in ski and snowboard equipment all under one roof, at huge pre-season savings at the legendary Turkey Sale. The sale kicks off at noon on Friday at the Blackcomb Daylodge and continues throughout the weekend. Be sure to check out the Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap offering quality pre-owned equipment, plus a wide selection of clothing and accessories from local Whistler retailers all under the “big tent” at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Together, the Turkey Sale and Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap are an unbelievable one-stop shopping opportunity for getting fully outfitted for the winter.

“The Turkey Sale is a bargain hunter’s paradise,” says Josh Buchanan, merchandising manager of retail operations at Whistler Blackcomb. “With so much to choose from, we know it can be overwhelming; we’ll have all of our knowledgeable retail staff on site to help shoppers find the perfect gear for them at the best possible prices.”

Dine in Whistler

Ever wonder what Whistlerites do in the “shoulder” season? We eat. In fact, Whistler is such a Mecca of extraordinary culinary delights that we often celebrate it, flaunt it and even create festivals and events to highlight our unique flare for fabulous fare.

One such event is Dine in Whistler – an annual event which promises some of the best meals in town at prices that will make your mouth water.

Choose from 3-course menus priced from $19 – $49 at these participating restaurants:

$19 Menus

  • Blacks Pub & Restaurant – 604.932.6408
  • Champagne Lounge at the Bearfoot Bistro – 604.932.3433
  • Harajuku Izakaya – 604.962.7222
  • Sushi Village – 604.932.3330
  • Thai In The Village – 604.935.8828
  • The Chinese Bistro – 604.962.0328
  • the mix by Ric’s – 604.932.6499
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory – 604.938.1081

$29 Menus

  • Alta Bistro – 604.932.2582
  • Bavaria Restaurant – 604.932.7518
  • Cure Lounge & Patio – 604.966.5700
  • Quattro – 604.905.4844
  • Tandoori Grill – 604.905.4900
  • The Brewhouse at Whistler – 604.905.2739

$39 Menus

  • 21 Steps | kitchen + bar – 604.966.2121
  • Aubergine Grille – 604-905-5000
  • Aura Restaurant – 604.966.5700
  • Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille – 604.966.5060
  • Earls Restaurant – 604.935.3222
  • Edgewater Lodge – 604.932.0688
  • Nicklaus North Golf Course – 604.938.9898
  • Ric’s Grill – 604.932.7427
  • The Wildflower – 604.938.2033

$49 Menus

  • Bearfoot Bistro – 604.932.3433
  • Hy’s Steakhouse – 604.905.5555
  • Rimrock Café – 604.932.5565
  • The Keg at the Mountain – 604.932.5151
  • The Grill Room – 604.938.2033
  • Whistler Tasting Tours – 604.902.8687


Summit Lodge & Spa would like to help you create the best Whistler getaway possible. Call our friendly and knowledgable front desk staff to facilitate in booking your stay and activities – 1 (888) 913.8811.