Snow on the mountain tops, changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and the Turkey Sale—all of these are sure signs that fall is in full swing and winter is right around the corner.
From October 7 to 10, keen skiers and riders flock to the Turkey Sale for deep savings of up to 50 per cent off the most recognizable ski and snowboard brands. Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Daylodge, guests can also pick up their Season Pass and EDGE Cards at the sale to ensure they are ready to go as soon as the mountains are open.
“The Turkey Sale was started as an early season ski and snowboard sales event, a way to connect with Whistler Blackcomb’s guests before the snow flies,” says Josh Buchanan, Merchandise General Manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “Now, the legendary Turkey Sale has become a Whistler institution, a pre-season ritual where everyone, from kids to grandparents, can gear up for the winter.”
This year, Whistler Blackcomb is collaborating with Ski Heaven, a local company with a mission to eliminate winter sports equipment from landfills. Ski Heaven has taken in 300-plus pieces of ski waste from Whistler Blackcomb’s 2015/2016 rental fleet with the intention of upcycling it to create original art pieces. Ski Heaven will have a booth at the Turkey Sale in the Whistler Mountain Ski Club SWAP tent, offering a variety of small 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.
If guests are after a last minute bird, Whistler Blackcomb will be selling turkey’s on Saturday morning at the Turkey Sale with all proceeds being donated to the local food bank.
Turkey Sale Hours
Friday October 7 (Locals, Passholders and EDGE Card holders only – proof required) – 12pm-9pm
Saturday October 8 – 9am-6pm
Sunday October 9 – 9am-6pm
Monday October 10 – 10am-5pm
For more information, including some handy Turkey Sale survival tips visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com/turkey.
For guests looking to sell their gently used gear or score some previously owned items at unbeatable prices, SWAP, the “Sale With Awesome Prices,” will be in the white tent alongside the Turkey Sale. A portion of all proceeds at the SWAP will go to the Whistler Mountain Ski Club athletic programs. Those interested in selling their used equipment at the sale can connect with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club for more information.