Fri Oct 07 16:55:00 -1000 2011 | Joe Facciolo
The second weekend in October is an exciting time in Whistler. While most Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving with family, many Whistlerites are here without their loved ones. Most businesses are running half throttle which means less work and less money for staff (It should be noted that Whistler Tasting Tours continues to run tours to Whistler restaurants everyday of the year:) ). Impromptu celebrations with turkey and cranberry sandwiches are not out of the ordinary for those looking to stretch their dollars into the winter but still want to take in some celebration.
However, despite the holiday cheer, there is more to celebrate this time of year. Whistler's famous turkey sale brings penny pinching locals and deal hunting lower mainlanders (people from Vancouver area for those that don't know) looking to score new ski and snowboard gear at up to 75% discounts! The doors open at noon on Friday and lineups to get in stretch long. It is well worth the wait as most major brands in soft and hard-goods are well represented.
It also means the the ski and snowboard season is just around the corner! Whistler Blackcomb officially opens on November 24th. But, fingers crossed, if El-Nina sweeps in soon we could be riding sweet pow in just over a month.
For those who missed the first day of the Turkey Sale it runs through Monday. So, get up to Whistler, grab some gear and while you are here join us for a tour of Whistler's best restaurants.