In each and every issue of Forecast, we partner with one of the many fine brands that supports us to offer you an opportunity to score some swag. Usually, it’s a shiny new pair of skis, or a fresh outerwear setup. And while that’s certainly sweet, for the latest instalment of our contest series, we wanted to spread the word about something even sweeter.

Recently, our friends at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) have teamed up with Whistler Tourism to concoct a contest that’s so magnificent, it will make you wonder if it’s Christmas morning. They’re offering a trip for two from anywhere in Canada to Whistler, including airfare to and from Vancouver, six nights of accommodation (one night in Vancouver followed by five nights in Whistler) and three days of lift tickets for two of you at Whistler Blackcomb. In addition, while you’re spending the night in Vancouver, MEC will give you a tour of its head office, then whisk you away to its closest store, where you and your guest will be bestowed a $5,000 shopping spree, so you can score some stellar ski gear for your time on the slopes.

A skier's world view. Photo by David McColm

We know what you’re thinking: Could this get any better? And the answer is yes, because it couldn’t be any easier to enter. All you need to do is go to, and simply submit your email address (note that you must live in Canada to be eligible). MEC will randomly select a winner prior to December 5th, and then you and a lucky loved one will be Whistler-bound this winter! On behalf of everyone at MEC, Whistler Tourism and Forecast, good luck!

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