Be a tourist in less than 2 hours: stay and play at Whistler Blackcomb

"Whistler Blackcomb  is on the top of bucket lists for people around the globe," says Kevin Small, Marketing Manager of Resort Reservations Whistler. "We've expanded to offer both outdoor recreation and relaxing vacation experiences all year round."

Located less than two hours from the North Shore, Whistler Blackcomb has always been a popular day trip destination. With the unfavourable U.S. and European exchange rates, and long flights to far off destinations, maybe it's time to look to Whistler Blackcomb for a longer "staycation"?

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"People fly more than 14 hours from Australia to Vancouver just to visit Whistler," Kevin notes. "Why not visit North America’s #1 Resort without even needing to leave your own backyard?"

Kevin and his team at Resort Reservations Whistler offer a one-stop booking destination for lodging, events, package deals, and activities for everyone in the family.

"At Resort Reservations Whistler, our Travel Consultants are locals to the area," Kevin explains. "They've stayed in the hotels, eaten at the restaurants, and enjoyed the fun and activities at Whistler Blackcomb Resort. In other words, we know better than anyone how to make sure you have a great vacation here."

For short stays, Kevin recommends checking out the Last Minute Deals and avoiding high traffic times.

"It used to be that you could make a decision on Wednesday for a trip that Friday or Saturday depending on the weather," he says. "But it's difficult to do that now and still get a reasonable rate. We're finding that Tuesdays and Wednesdays have become the new Fridays and Saturdays! We do sometimes offer great deals on short stay packages at off-peak or shoulder season times."

Short breaks are always nice, but planning a longer vacation of five or more days can save you some money.

"Hotels and other types of lodging typically offer a larger savings percentage the longer you stay," Kevin explains. "And with 134 restaurants and bars and more than 200 retail stores, Whistler Blackcomb can offer everything any other vacation resort can plus more."

No longer just a skiing destination, Whistler Blackcomb offers both winter and summer activities.

"And it's multi-generational," Kevin says. "We have something for the entire family from kids to grandparents. It's not all about outdoor fun – although we do enjoy that – Whistler Blackcomb can offer relaxing spa and retail therapy experiences too."

For more information on Resort Reservations Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb, call 1.888.403.4727, visit the website, email, or better yet, drive up and see for yourself. Whistler Blackcomb can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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