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.