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Whistler with babies and toddlers

Today’s guest post is by Keryn Means of Walking on Travels. Winter fun isn’t just for the big kids. Little ones can dive in feet first with family-friendly activities for kids of any age, many of which are free or cheap, and will never take place on the famed slopes of Whistler. Get the kids Read the Rest…

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5 Reasons To Choose Whistler With Kids

Last week I wrote an accommodation primer for planning a trip to Whistler with kids. It seemed natural to follow-up with 5 reasons to choose Whistler for your family ski trip. My kids learned to ski at Snoqualmie near our home in Seattle. As they were taking weekly lessons there we used a trip to Read the Rest…

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Whistler Canada Accommodation Primer

We’ll be visiting Whistler in February. That’ll make 12 years of fun family ski memories at this expansive Canadian mountain resort. I shared this with a friend here in Seattle who immediately came back and asked for help in planning his first trip to Whistler with his kids. His primary concern was where to stay Read the Rest…

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Preview Of Whistler Before The 2010 Winter Olympics

We spent last weekend at Whistler Blackcomb – our first foray onto the slopes in this ski season. I had been expecting to avoid Whistler this year since I thought that accommodation pricing would be higher than usual because of the Olympics but I was able to find a pretty good last-minute deal for a Read the Rest…

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Family Skiing: Three Cost Saving Ideas

I love my junk mail at this time of the year. It seems like every day there’s another glossy photo of mountains and powder with promises of deals and bargains – all of which I read in detail. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she? Seriously though, the deluge of ski-themed junk mail did make Read the Rest…

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Whistler Trip Report Jan 2009

We hadn’t actually planned to go to Whistler for New Year, but the whacky pre-Christmas weather in Seattle meant that by January 30th we had spent most of the previous 10 days rattling around the house and everyone was suffering from cabin fever. WanderDad heroically took the boys sledding and we went for some walks Read the Rest…

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CAM and BigB at Snoqualmie It’s just about that time of year when, in my household, we start thinking of winter sports. It’s hard not to, we get mail or email almost daily from one of the many ski resorts in Washington or British Columbia enticing us to buy season passes or to book a Read the Rest…

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Whistler for Thanksgiving

The Washington State DOT website showed that wait times for crossing the Canadian border were 10 minutes. Set with optimistic expectations for a speedy border crossing, we bundled into the already-packed car and set off. The drive from Seattle to Whistler, BC is 215 miles. It can take anywhere between 4.5 and 6 hours: depending Read the Rest…

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