Bargain hunters need to look no further; up to 70 per cent off half an acre’s worth of ski and snowboard gear.

WHISTLER, BC, October 4, 2010 – The return of the legendary Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale takes place this weekend, October 8-11, 2010 as snow inducing winter temperatures and precipitation are teased in the forecast. With 20,000 square feet full of sale items, including goggles, hats, skis, snowboards and much more, all up to 70 per cent off, there isn’t a better way to “gear up” for the upcoming season, now less than eight weeks away.

“Those looking for amazing deals will be able to find anything they need at significantly discounted prices to help them hit the slopes safely, comfortably, and in style this season,” says Josh Buchanan, merchandising manager of retail operations at Whistler Blackcomb.

The Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale kicks off at the Blackcomb Daylodge (the base of Blackcomb Mountain) on Friday, October 8 from noon to 9 pm for “locals,”, EDGE Card Members, and Season Pass Holders. Deals continue on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm and Monday October 11 from 9 am to 5 pm

“With so much to choose from, the selection can be overwhelming,” says Buchanan. “Our knowledgeable staff, most of whom are long-time local residents, know the gear inside and out and are there to help bargain hunters with any questions, while recommending the best ski and snowboard gear for their needs at the best possible prices.”

The weekend of great deals isn’t just focused on ski and snowboard gear. Guests can stay in resort this Thanksgiving weekend with rooms starting as low as $89 per night and enjoy the last weekend of summer/fall operations at Whistler Blackcomb including the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) will also be hosting its annual Sale With Awesome Prices (SWAP) alongside the Turkey Sale. Visitors and residents can sell their used gear, or pick up one of the many second-hand bargains available. For information please visit http://www.whistlermountainskiclub.com/

Enjoy incredible value all season long by booking a trip to Whistler Blackcomb before November 15, 2010 and save up to 36 per cent. When purchasing a Book Early & Save package, guests also receive a best price guarantee. If the package purchased drops in price during the season, Whistler Blackcomb will match the lower price, guaranteed.

For more information on October’s great deals, including the Turkey Sale, room rates and our early booking offers, please visit Whistler Blackcomb’s official site at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

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About Whistler Blackcomb

Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb welcomed the world in 2010 as a host venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. With uninterrupted skiing, riding and sightseeing available throughout the winter, season two of the highly acclaimed PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and great package deals offered throughout the season, Whistler Blackcomb continues to raise the level of mountain excitement for its guests. Located a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver, Canada up the spectacular, newly-finished Sea to Sky Highway, this resort is home to Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, which boast one vertical mile of incredible skiing and riding. With over 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, 200 trails, and 8,171 acres of skiable terrain, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. Joined at the base by a vibrant pedestrian village filled with award-winning après bars, restaurants, patios, cafes, shops, galleries and spas, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this four-season resort is spectacular. For more information, visit http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

About Intrawest

Intrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The Company has a network of resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.intrawest.com.