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December 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Saturday is ‘Dress Like Santa Day’ (with free tickets) at Whistler

Santas and Mrs. Clauses make their way down the mountain during last year's Santa Day at Whistler Blackcomb resort. (photo by John Champion / coastphoto.com)

Santas and Mrs. Clauses make their way down the mountain during last year’s “Dress Like Santa Day” at Whistler Blackcomb resort. (photo by John Champion / coastphoto.com)

Whistler Blackcomb ski resort’s annual “Dress Like Santa Day” takes place Saturday, Dec. 14. The first 75 skiers/snowboarders dressed like Mr. or Mrs. Claus to check in at the Garibaldi Lift Company, at the base of Whistler Mountain, will receive a free lift ticket for the day, a value of up to $109 Canadian.

The costume must include red or black pants, or a skirt for Mrs. Claus, a red jacket with white trim, a black belt, a beard for Santa, and a Santa or Mrs. Claus hat. All Santa Day participants are to meet on the patio of the Garibaldi Lift Company at 8 a.m. One free lift ticket per person will be handed out to the first 75 people who meet the costume requirements.

All Santas will then ride the Whistler Village Gondola to the Roundhouse Lodge at 8:30 a.m. and ski down to the bottom of Emerald Express as a group for a photo opportunity. After the photos, participating Santas will have a chance to take home some Christmas gifts courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb before skiing and riding off to spread the holiday cheer on the mountain, and enjoy the new Harmony 6 Express chair, opening that day.

No registration is necessary for this event; lift tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants with a season pass will receive a one-day lift ticket valid in January. More information here. Here’s video, produced by Whistler, from last year’s Santa Day.

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