Thanksgiving Sale 2015.
Tips to get the Best Deals on ski & snowboard gear.
Heading to the Turkey Sale this year? If you’ve ever gone before you know it can be a bit overwhelming as there is so much to choose from, not to mention the crowds and then well the deals that lure you in!
Things jump out at you from all over, or at least it seems that way. And then you get caught up in the moment and end up taking something home that stays in the closet all year.
Whether you’re a veteran or it is your first foray into Whistler’s Turkey Sale jungle, here are some tips to survive the Turkey Sale and walk away with the best deals possible.
1. Get Educated
Do your research before you go. Find out what kind of gear you are looking for and why, also know what other deals are out there so you know how good the prices actually are.
2. Size up Before you Go
If you’re looking to buy new ski or snowboard boots, get your foot measured by a professional before you head to the Turkey Sale. Get them to recommend a brand and style that suits your foot and stance the best and which brand is the most adjustable to you. This will save you from getting a pair that you end of selling in the swap next year.
3. Have your Latte in Line
Things go quickly at the Turkey Sale so grab your hot chocolate or latte and get in line before the doors open especially if you’re looking for something specific.
4. Make a list
And bring it with you! Decide what you want ahead of time and write it down. Bring you list with you and refer to it often, it will help you stay on task and not get overwhelmed in the heat of the moment.
5. Go Again
Just as any seasoned consignment store shopper knows, new gear is put out every day, so if you didn’t see what you were looking for the first time, go back and give it another go, it may just be it gets put out on the second or last day.
6. Make Room for New Gear
Clean out your closet to make room for the new gear you’re going to find. Take your used quality equipment to the SWAP located at the base of Blackcomb.
7. Free parking
Parking in lots 4 and 5 are free, and located just a five minute walk from the Turkey Sale in the Blackcomb Daylodge. Whistler Blackcomb will be operating a free shuttle throughout the weekend from lots 4 and 5 to and from the Daylodge.
8. Get your Thanksgiving Turkey
$15 frozen turkeys will be on sale starting at 9am on Saturday, October 11. All proceeds from the Thanksgiving birds sold will go towards the Whistler Food Bank.
Where & When is the Turkey Sale?
The Legendary Turkey Sale, where you can shop for the top name brands in ski and snowboard equipment under one roof, at huge pre season savings. The main attraction is at the Blackcomb Daylodge, but the deals and activities don’t stop there.
Local retailers, accommodation and restaurants are all sharing in the Thanksgiving spirit.
The Turkey Sale, and all of the Thanksgiving activities that go along with it, starts at high noon Friday October 9, with a sale for locals and lasts through the weekend.
|BLACKCOMB DAYLODGE AT THE BASE OF BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN
|Friday – Locals / Pass Holders / EDGE Cardholders
|Noon – 9:00pm
|9:00am – 6:00pm
|9:00am – 6:00pm
|10:00am – 5:00pm
Don’t forget to pick up your Seasons Pass or EDGE Card while checking out the sale.
Whistler Turkey Sale & Ski Swap Video
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