Looking for an unforgettable way to spend a weekend in Whistler? How about two days of exclusive ski events, legendary parties and the Sea to Sky’s best food and wine? Well, luckily for you, there are still tickets available for the TELUS Winter Classic! The epic fundraiser takes place on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2019. And it promises to be a weekend you’ll never forget. Even better, you’ll be raising funds for the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation: the largest fundraising organization in the Sea to Sky, and a huge supporter of local charities (like us!)
Still need convincing? Check out the action at last year’s Moulin Rouge themed event. Or, we’ve chosen five great reasons why you should buy tickets for the TELUS Winter Classic now:
The big finale of the TELUS Winter Classic is a gala like no other. And this year, they’ve picked a theme to distract us from all the Arctic weather we’ve been getting: Noches de la Havana. Soak up the Caribbean atmosphere at this fun-filled fiesta at 6,000 ft above sea level! Expect spectacular costumes, summer-inspired cocktails and endless entertainment. And to make it more special, the gala is held at the Roundhouse Lodge, giving guests exclusive access to the mountain-top views after-hours. Tickets for the gala are available now for $250, or they’re included in the full ski team packages.
2. Exclusive ski events
Purchase a one- or two-day ski team, and gain access to loads of fun-filled ski events across the mountain. Ski with a pro on Friday, and then test your skills at the Engel and Volkers Race Classic on Saturday. Not to mention delicious pre-ski buffet breakfasts at the Fairmont Chateau, lift line priority on the weekend in Whistler (crazy!) and of course, exclusive apres-ski too. And your lift tickets are included for the weekend too! Check out the full package online.
3. Wine and dine with the best in Whistler
After a long day on the slopes, you’ll want some serious refreshment. Luckily, the TELUS Winter Classic has got you covered with Winetastic. Spend your Friday night sampling food and wine from Whistler’s very best establishments: like the Bearfoot Bistro, Sidecut, Portobello and Purebread. Add to that fantastic wine, beer and gourmet cheese and you’re on to a winner. Winetastic entrance is included in your ski team package, or you can purchase a Winetastic ticket for $85.
4. Amazing silent auction prizes
What’s a fundraising event without the chance to bag some sweet deals? The Silent Auction at the TELUS Winter Classic is infamous for offering some of the best experiences, hotels and restaurants in Whistler, and much more. You can register online beforehand to get a headstart on the bidding. You can expect to be walking away with some absolute bargains – and all for a good cause.
5. Support local charities changing lives
The reason we love the TELUS Winter Classic so much is that it raises money for the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. And they have been working tirelessly for 26 years to support our communities, by funding a huge number of local non-profits. They’ve donated over $12.5 million to Sea to Sky organizations. And that funding has had a huge impact on families, children, the environment, arts and culture and the environment. In fact, they’re the biggest fundraising organization in the Sea to Sky.
And they’ve been dedicated supporters of Zero Ceiling for a long time. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation are our exclusive housing partner, granting $25,000 per year to fund supportive housing for our Work 2 Live participants. Stable, affordable housing is the cornerstone of our Work 2 Live program, so this funding means a lot to us. And we’re based in the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Social Services Centre: a vital community services hub in Whistler, which was funded by the Foundation. They support us loads in the community too.
Buy Your Winter Classic Tickets Now
With only a week to go until the TELUS Winter Classic, don’t waste any time grabbing your tickets. Whether you choose a full-weekend ski adventure, an indulgent food and wine tasting or a fantastical mountain-top fiesta, you won’t be disappointed. And you’ll be having heaps of fun for a good cause. So what’s stopping you?