Photo credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane
With the winter ski season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gear! You may be partial to the old ski gear that you’ve been sporting for the last 20 years. However, you’d be surprised at the advancements in technology that have made ski gear more comfortable, lighter and durable.
But getting a brand new kit doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Every year around Canadian Thanksgiving, local Whistler businesses offer great discounts on ski and snowboard gear. The most notable sale is the Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale.
Located in the Blackcomb Daylodge, this 4-day sale offers discounts of up to 50% off everything you need to hit the slopes including outerwear, boots, goggles and more. Stock is replenished throughout the weekend, so it may be helpful to make a second visit if you don’t find what you’re looking for the first time around.
Friday, October 11th (12 pm – 9 pm) Local Residents and Pass Holders only
Saturday, October 12th (9 am – 6 pm)
Sunday, October 13th (9 am – 6 pm)
Monday, October 14th (10 am – 5 pm)
With all of the gear and eager shoppers, navigating the Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale can be a bit overwhelming. Being prepared ahead of time will ensure an enjoyable and fruitful experience. Here are our tips on how to make the most of the Turkey Sale:
Know What You Want
Take an inventory of your current set up and make a list of what gear you want and need to look for. Take note of sizes as well. This will help you stay focused when perusing the sale items and help you make sure you don’t miss buying something you need.
Have a Budget
It can be easy to get carried away with all of the great deals so it’s important to set a budget for the Turkey Sale. It may even be helpful to bring cash instead of using a debit or credit card to ensure you don’t go over your budget.
Don’t Forget to Stop for Lunch
Shopping while “hangry” can lead to some bad purchase decisions! Be sure to take a break if you need to and grab lunch at one of the many great restaurants in the Upper Village.
This ski season, don’t worry about pulling out those dusty rear-entry ski boots — Head to the Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale to score a fresh comfy pair at a great discount.