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Whistler Ski Resort is a perfect choice for family fun in winter. Tips on what to do, where to stay, and where to dine in Whistler, British Columbia.

How to Enjoy Epic Fun in Whistler with Kids

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Living in Vancouver, the temptation to get away for a few days of skiing and snowboarding in nearby Whistler is ever present during the winter months. It’s only a 90-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, and just slightly longer from Vancouver International Airport. The mountains of Whistler Blackcomb are consistently rated as one of the top ski resorts in the world, and even with its après caché, Whistler ski resort remains a super choice for your family’s next winter holiday. Here’s how to enjoy…

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Get the kids on the slopes with Ski Canada SnowPass

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Winter in Canada can have some benefits. Really. It’s a source of pride in our country to bundle up, brace for the lower end – the sub-zero – of the thermometer, and go outside and play in the cold white stuff. It’s almost a patriotic duty, though on the west coast we don’t feel quite the same bravery venturing out into our annual winter rains. The Canadian Ski Council and the nation’s ski resort areas have made it easy for Canadian families with…

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The Big White Ski Resort tagline says it all: It's the Snow. But it's so much more than that for travelling families looking for winter holiday fun. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

It’s the Snow: Big White Ski Resort with Kids

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The Big White Ski Resort tagline says it all: It’s the Snow. Big White receives an annual snowfall of 24.5 feet of dry, fluffy snow, known as Champagne Powder. It’s light stuff, which makes for truly amazing ski conditions. As with any great ski resort, there’s so much more to Big White than just that all-important fluffy white stuff. Big White also has great family-friendly amenities, a lovely village atmosphere, and loads of natural BC beauty that appeals to ski enthusiasts from all over the…

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Whistler resort is the number one ski destination in North America again. Here's what's new and exciting at Whistler for your winter travel season. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Whistler Resort is the Best in North America, Again

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SKI Magazine readers have ranked Whistler resort as the number one ski destination in North America, again. The Whistler folks are certainly chuffed by this good news, as they get set to open the mountain in just over two months’ time, on November 27. So what’s bright, shiny and new at Whistler for this upcoming ski season? New Cabins on the Whistler Village Gondola Hooray, less awkward perching on a gondola shelf. Whistler Blackcomb is making the journey to the alpine a lot more enjoyable…

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TransPack Ski Bags Gear Review

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If you’re a skier or snowboarder, or better yet, a parenting version of same, then happy day! The days of missing gloves and goggles are numbered. Through our participation in the annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser and sheer luck, we were the very happy recipients of a family-pack of Transpack’s XT1 & XTW ski bags. We had the opportunity to field test these fab bags on our recent trip to Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia, and we couldn’t have been happier with how…

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