Golf News for Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Travel

Whistler in British Columbia, Canada earns international honors

WHISTLER, British Columbia, Canada -- Whistler has been named the best overseas ski resort by the prestigious Luxury Travel magazine.

The esteemed publication, Australia's premier travel and lifestyle magazine devoted exclusively to luxury travel, with a readership of more than 100,000, released its 2013 Gold List Award winners April 8 via Twitter and Facebook.

It marks the first time the magazine has run an exclusively social media event for the awards, with the hashtag #LuxTravGoldList used to reveal the winners.

The Gold List Awards recognize winners in 34 categories including hotels, resorts, cruise ships, rail journeys, food and wine and adventure experiences.

The Luxury Travel magazine award follows a string of recent accolades for the resort and various local businesses, including:

Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) received the 2013 B.C. Cultural Centre and Attractions of the Year Award

Trip Advisor Top 25 Hotels in Canada 2013

First Tracks Lodge
Nta Lake Lodge
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Trip Advisor Top 25 Hotels in Canada for Family 2013


The Georgia Straight's 16th annual Golden Plates Awards - Best Resort Restaurants

Araxi Restaurant + Bar
Wildflower Restaurant

The Georgia Straight's 16th annual Golden Plates Awards - Best Whistler Restaurants

Araxi Restaurant + Bar
Bearfoot Bistro
Rim Rock Café

Condé Nast Traveler's Top Resorts in Canada

Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

Vancouver International Wine Festival Awards

Samantha Rahn, Araxi Restaurant + Bar - 2013 Sommelier of the Year

Western Living Magazine - Top 40 Foodies Under 40

Edward Dangerfield, Eric Griffith and Chef Nick Cassettari, Alta Bistro - Top 50 Canada Spas of 2012

Scandinave Spa, Whistler

Reader's Digest - 10 Most Romantic Places in Canada

Whistler No. 1

Reader's Digest - Canada's 10 coolest Ski Hills and Resorts

Whistler Blackcomb No. 1

Canadian Living magazine - Canada's 10 best ski destinations

Whistler Blackcomb No. 1 - Top picks for spring skiing events

World Ski and Snowboard Festival, Whistler

The Business Insider - Top 100 trips to take in your lifetime

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, Whistler

Tourism Whistler congratulates the businesses honoured with these recent accolades.

"Whistler continues to be recognized worldwide," said Barrett Fisher, Tourism Whistler's President & CEO.

"We are excited to share this news on behalf of our Members and to congratulate them and thank them for their ongoing focus on product development, quality assurance and service excellence. We are very fortunate to have so many ambassadors who work diligently to provide an exceptional guest experience."

Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

Media Contact
Patricia Westerholm
Manager, Corporate Communications
T: 604.938.2748