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Whistler Blackcomb Turkey SaleOct 7, 2016 - 10, 2016
Where to go
The Legendary Turkey Sale, where you can shop for the top name brands in ski and snowboard equipment under one roof, at huge pre season savings!
If you do one thing to get ready for the upcoming season, make sure you stop into the Turkey Sale!
|Blackcomb Daylodge at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain|
|Friday - Locals / Pass Holders / EDGE Cardholders||October 7||Noon - 9:00pm|
|Saturday||October 8||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|Sunday||October 9||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|Monday||October 10||10:00am - 5:00pm|
The deals and activities don’t stop there. Local retailers, accommodation and restaurants are all sharing in the Thanksgiving spirit. The Turkey Sale, and all of the Thanksgiving activities that go along with it, starts at high noon Friday October 7, with a sale for locals and lasts through the weekend.
Don't forget to pick up your Seasons Pass or EDGE Card while checking out the sale!
*Starting from is an average rate per night based on 2 adults sharing a deluxe room, from Oct 6 - 11, 2015. Offer is a starting from rate and is subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice. Taxes and fees are extra. Minimum night stays, weekends rates and/or other restrictions may apply. USD pricing is based on a 1.30 exchange rate.
The Swap (Sale with Awesome Prices)
|Friday, October 7||5:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Saturday, October 8||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Sunday, October 9||9:00am - Noon|
Base of Blackcomb Mountain - Under the Tent Don't miss out on this annual winner! The Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap is held in conjunction with Whistler Blackcomb's Turkey Sale through the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend. This perennial landmark event represents incredible value in on-hill related clothing and equipment.
The SWAP (the "Sale With Awesome Prices") has a proven reputation for quality pre-owned equipment for both kids and adults that simply cannot be found in other similar events in the region. Combine that with a wide assortment of clothing and accessories from several local Whistler retailers plus equipment, clothing and accessories from Whistler Blackcomb's chain of retail outlets – and you have an unbelievable one-stop shopping opportunity for getting fully and economically outfitted for the winter season.
Looking to sell your equipment? Bring us your used skis, snowboards and boots and let us sell them for you. It's that easy!
Ski Heaven is a Whistler-based company that upcycles old skis and snowboards into beautiful pieces of art and furniture. Ski Heaven recently took over 400 damaged skis and snowboards from Whistler Blackcomb’s 2015.2016 rental fleet which will be transformed by local artists into original art pieces for resale. Ski Heaven is helping Whistler Blackcomb work towards its goal of achieving a zero operating footprint by keeping damaged ski and snowboard rental equipment out of landfills. This year, Ski Heaven will have a booth at the Turkey Sale where they will be offering a variety of merchandise for purchase as well as booking commission projects. For more information about Ski Heaven, or to purchase any of their pieces, please visit: www.skiheaven.ca.
Turkey Sale Survival Tips
The Turkey Sale feels a little bit like Christmas. Skiers and snowboarders flock to the Blackcomb Daylodge to ogle like kids in a candy store at over 20,000 square feet of ski and snowboard gear and merchandise. The best part about this candy store? Everything is on sale! We’re talking waist deep discounts up to 70% off. If you’ve ever hit up Whistler Blackcomb’s famous Turkey Sale, you know endless choice goes hand in hand with powder-day like anxiety. To avoid being overwhelmed, here are some tips to survive the Turkey Sale and walk away with the best deal possible.
1. Make a shopping list
Marching into the Turkey Sale without a plan can lead to anarchy shopping and possibly buyer’s remorse. There are amazing deals and so much choice, it’s easy to go a bit crazy. Decide what you need ahead of time and keep your eyes on the prize!
2. Research the gear
Do your research before you walk into the mecca of winter gear. Go to CAN-SKI, Salomon store and Showcase Snowboards to get an idea of the kind of merchandise that will be at the sale. The staff have more time than they will at the Turkey Sale and can give you advice on outerwear and gear to look out for. You can also dial in the right size for each brand which will save you a ton of time and stress.
3. Size up early
If you’re in the market for new ski or snowboard boots, get your foot measured by a professional before you head to the Turkey Sale. This avoids poorly fitted boots and those unattractive blue toenails. The Salomon store in Whistler Village has a new boot fitting lab for skiers where experts can size you up right. Showcase Snowboards, located in Whistler Village, also has professional snowboard boot fitters on hand. Know before you go!
4. The early bird gets the worm
The best deals are often snapped up quick so lining up before the doors open can be worth the wait if you’re looking for a specific in-demand product. Hint: skis and boards are hot ticket items!
5. If at first you don’t succeed…
Try, try again! New gear is put out every day so if you didn’t find what you were looking for on day one, get a good nights’ sleep and show up early the next day for round two.
6. Bring a friend
If you’re lining up early, you’re likely going to need some coffee. A “friend” acts as the perfect coffee gopher. Friends are also honest, which is great when you are trying on those pants that just aren’t “you”. (Another great way to avoid buyer’s remorse.)
7. Bring cash…there are actually turkeys for sale!
There will be credit card and debit machines on hand for merchandise purchases but it’s cash-only for turkeys. $15 frozen turkeys will be on sale starting at 9am on Saturday, October 8. All proceeds from the Thanksgiving birds sold will go towards the Whistler Food Bank. Cheap. Meat. Enough said.
8. Exclusive Turkey Sale deals
We know your phone is within reach… make sure to get the Whistler Blackcomb App (it’s free!) so that you get updates on winter offers that are exclusive to the Turkey Sale. The App will be your friend all winter with snow and weather information, lift updates and daily deals and offers.
9. Sell your pre-owned gear at SWAP
Need to clear out your old gear to make room for the new? Drop your used quality equipment for both kids and adults off at the "Sale With Awesome Prices", located at the base of Blackcomb. While you’re there, browse the tent for deeply discounted clothing and accessories from Whistler Blackcomb's chain of retail outlets.
10. Free parking
If you didn’t know already, parking lots 4 and 5 are free, and located just a five minute walk from the Turkey Sale in the Blackcomb Daylodge. Loaded down with too much gear to make the walk? Whistler Blackcomb will be operating a free shuttle throughout the weekend from lots 4 and 5 to and from the Daylodge.
11. Cross your fingers for rain, and come prepared!
Bring a jacket or umbrella. Rain in the village generally means it’s nuking up top. So, let’s hope it’s raining during the Turkey Sale so you can test out your new gear as soon as possible!