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Whistler ushers in Chinese New Year in January 27-29

The Year of the Dog will be ushered in “Whistler style” with an exciting slate of…

The Year of the Dog will be ushered in “Whistler style” with an exciting slate of celebrations set to take place January 27-29. Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb present Chinese New Year, with free events and activities in the Village, and heaps of snow on the mountains.

“This is the first year that Whistler will officially mark the Chinese New Year and we look forward to making it an annual celebration for all of our guests and locals to enjoy,” said, Michelle Payette, Manager of Events with Tourism Whistler.

“Look for a traditional Chinese dragon who’ll be skiing down the mountains, likely geared up in fat powder skis if snow keeps falling as forecast,” added Payette. After fresh snow greeted January 1 New Year’s revelers, it seems only fitting that Chinese New Year revelers can also celebrate in snow thanks to close to nine feet that’s fallen over the last few weeks.

With the culturally-dynamic flair of Chinese New Year, Whistler visitors and locals alike will enjoy the colourful and vibrant festivities that typify this very special occasion, played out on the backdrop of Whistler’s own unique winter stage.

In addition to dragons dancing through the village and swooshing down the mountains, skiers will sip Chinese tea in lift lines and take in traditional Chinese entertainment. Throughout the Village, masters of martial arts will showcase their skills, Chinese calligraphy artists demonstrate their talents with musicians playing traditional instruments, and many more special performers set to honour the occasion. The Whistler Blackcomb Fire & Ice show will be a visually exciting part of Chinese New Year, while local restaurants and businesses will help set the mood with special menus and offers.

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