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Hilton Whistler 
4050 Whistler Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Driving Directions

Airport & Ground Transportation

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located approximately two hours south of Whistler.  The scenic journey on the Sea to Sky Highway is a beautiful ride.

Seattle is about a four drive depending on the delay at the U.S./Canada border crossing.

Transportation from Vancouver
Whistler Shuttle, Rental Cars, and private charters are available from Vancouver. 


Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM PST

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Schedule of Events

Monday, January 7, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm:
  Onsite Registration
3:00pm – 5:30pm

  Mini Face-to-Face Meetings
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  Welcome Reception

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
7:30am – 9:00am
  Working Breakfast for attendees only
8:15am – 11:00am

  Snowmobiling (Tuesday Only)
9:00am – 12:00pm
  Ziplining (Tuesday Only)
9:00am – 4:00pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Skeleton (Tuesday Only)
12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Ziplining (Tuesday Only)
3:30pm – 6:00pm

  Après-ski (Happy Hour)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7:30am – 9:00am
  Working Breakfast for attendees only
9:00am – 4:00pm
10:30am - 3:30pm

  Eagle Viewing River Float (Wednesday Only)
12:15pm - 3:30pm

  Bobsledding (Wednesday Only)
4:00pm – 5:30pm

  Après-ski (Happy Hour)

Event Fleece Jackets


OGIO ® Grit Fleece Jacket - $75
With a unique and rugged texture, this jacket shows real style. Heavy gauge knit, an embossed lining and understated details give it a sharp take on utility and comfort.


BLUE HAWK 2019 Winter Summit
January 7-9, 2019

By popular demand, BLUE HAWK's going north to Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada.  One of North America’s favorite ski destinations, Whistler is the place to be this winter, with new ski lifts, a central, vibrant village and a friendly and unique mountain culture, not to mention more non-skiing activities than any other destination we've been to so far. And the altitude at Whistler Village is only 2,200', so no worries of altitude sickness.

The Winter Summit meeting will be held on the Monday afternoon, January 7. In addition to business, enjoy skiing/snowboarding, zip lining and snowmobiling. New this year bobsledding, skeleton and eagle viewing on a river float in beautiful Squamish.

This trip is suitable for first-time skiers through advanced and everyone in between.

Not a skier? Not a problem! As we mentioned above, Whistler has more to do for non-skiiers than any other destination we've visited yet.

Registration - Deadline November 27

Conference Registration Fee: (Registration fee is refundable if cancelled prior to December 7)
$285 per attendee - Includes Winter Summit Meeting, Welcome Reception, 2 Après Ski and 2 Breakfast Meetings
$195 per guest (children are free) - Includes Welcome Reception and two Après Ski

Hotel: Hilton Whistler

BLUE HAWK Room Rate: C$359 plus tax (approximately $276 U.S plus tax)

Group rate applies to January 6-9, 2018 (based on availablity).

BLUE HAWK Room Rate is available 3 days post event dates and are subject to availability. Pre event dates are currently not available at our rates. In addition to the room rate there is a 15% tax on accomodations.

Rooms are already very limited for the dates following our event.  If you are planning to extend your stay, please book your room immediately. You might want to call the hotel to book your room as well.  The website is not very user friendly.

Parking: C$32 (plus 5% tax) Self parking or C$36 valet (plus 5% tax)

Cancellation Policy: Your hotel room is cancelable up to 14 days prior to arrival. Check in time is at 4pm and check out time is at 11am. Late arrivals, early departures, and no-shows are non-refundable.

Call: 1-800-515-4050
Group Code: BLUE HAWK Co-op

Reserve online:  Hilton Website with BLUE HAWK Code

Pre/Post Bonus Hotel in Vancouver

If you would like to extend your stay or your flights aren't convienent to the drive from Whistler, Hilton has extended a discount at the Hilton Vancouver Airport. They have offered a special rate of 15% off the Best Available Rate for Pre and Post Conference nights  Reservations are subject to availablity at the time of booking.

To book:  Call the sales team at 604-233-3990 and specify the Whistler stop-over rate and booking code WSO.

Lift Tickets, Snow School, & Mountain Guides

Discounted Lift tickets and ski/snowboard rentals will be available closer to event date.

Lift Tickets (Canadian Dollars)

1 Day C$136
2 of 3 Days C$268
3 of 5 Days C$396
4 of 6 Days C$516
Peak 2 Peak Sightseeing C$58
Group Ski/Snowboard Rentals
Bookable via custom website that will be available closer to the event date.  More information will be emailed out at a later date.

Non-Skiing Group Activities 
All activities are based on a minimum and maximum number of participants.  Activities will be cancelled if we don't have enough participants. If you cancel less than 45 days prior to the event we are NOT able to refund your fees fee.

Tuesday, January 8, 9:00am-12:00pm & 12:00pm - 4:00pm (2 tours)
Ziplining - $95

(Price includes zipline experience, guides, guide gratuity and transportation to and from the hotel.)

Fly through our winter wonderland on the world’s most spectacular ziplines. Your tour starts with a custom 4×4 climb up Rainbow Mountain, at the top, get ready to soar across mountain valleys and through old growth forests on four dual ziplines. Highlighted by Canada’s longest ziplines at well over a kilometer long and 600 feet high, you will reach speeds up to 62 mph as you fly through the BC backcountry.  Weight Limitations: 60lbs minimum & 250lbs maximum

If you would like to do the skeleton and zipline, please sign up for the morning zipline and you'll be able to do both.

Tuesday, January 9, 8:15am-11:00am
Snowmobiling Driver - $145
Snowmobiling Passenger -  $75

(Driver and passenger can switch.  Price includes tour, snowmobile rental, helmets, guide gratuity, transportation to and from hotel.)

Enjoy the pristine quality of early morning fresh tracks while breathing in the crisp mountain air. The extensive network of backcountry terrain offers the perfect learning environment for beginner riders or individuals who want to ride tandem and experienced riders as well. Your guide will lead you on a journey through magnificent terrain including old growth forests, breathtaking views and the thrill of riding on frozen lakes or visiting Whistlers ancient cedar forest.

Tuesday, January 9, 12:45pm-3:30pm
-  $145

(Price includes skeleton instruction, sled rental, and thrill of a lifetime.) 

The Whistler Sliding Centre is the only place in Canada where public can experience the rush of skeleton. Participants take off from the Maple Leaf starting point, passing through six corners and clocking speeds up to 100 km/hr. You’ll get familiarized through a thorough safety orientation before taking to your own sled and experiencing a rush like no other. Skeleton runs rain, snow or shine so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.

Limitations: 14 - 75 years old, 90lbs - 220lbs in full winter clothing, 4'6" - 6'5", no neck or back injuries, physically strong enough to grip sides of sled.

Wednesday, January 10, 10:30am-3:00pm  

Eagle Viewing River Float - $100
(Price includes transportation to/from Squamish, guide, guide gratuity, raffting adventure, rain gear, and lunch.)

Every winter, one of the world’s largest populations of bald eagles visits the Brackendale area of Squamish to feast on the abundant salmon found in the local rivers. The Winter Eagle Viewing Float is a family friendly rafting float trip featuring birdlife and wildlife, outstanding scenery. See the famous Brackendale eagles up close on our river float trip. As you travel the lower Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers, observe, photograph and learn about the local population of wintering eagles as our expert guides share their knowledge of the bald eagles, local area, river features, and flora and fauna with you. You'll also see the breathtaking scenery of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia.

Wednesday, January 10, 1:00pm-3:30pm
BLUE HAWK Bobsledding Championship - $135 
 (Price includes bobsledding instruction, pilot, bobsledding experience and major adrenaline rush.)

The Whistler Sliding Centre Bobsleigh Program is an activity for your 'bucket list'! Hop into a 4-person bobsled and take an adrenaline-fueled ride down the world’s fastest track, now an Olympic legacy. With guidance from a trained bobsleigh pilot (and reassurance from our detailed safety procedures), you and your team will coast through 10 twists and turns at speeds of 125+ km/hr and feel the acceleration of up to 4 g forces as you reach the track’s final and famous Thunderbird Corner. Bobsleigh runs rain, snow or shine so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.

Plus there will be a prize for the winning BLUE HAWK Bobsledding Championship team.  You'll have bragging rights until our next Winter Summit in Whistler where you'll get to defend your Champion Status.

Limitations: 14 - 75 years old, 90lbs - 280lbs in full winter clothing, 4'6" - 6'10", no neck or back injuries, physically strong enough to grip sides of sled.