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.