Whistler Awaits: Stunning Mountain Village to Host 31st NTDA Annual Convention

The stunning landscape, pedestrian-only Village and genuine, down-to-earth mountain culture make Whistler, British Columbia an unforgettable destination for the 31st Annual NTDA Convention, Oct. Oct. 6–8, 2021.

The National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) Convention Committee is hard at working planning an in-person event for the 31st Annual Convention, Oct. 6–8, 2021, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

The NTDA is considering the health and safety of attendees and staff during every step of the planning process. The Association will strictly follow both U.S. and Canadian-based guidelines. We want to keep you informed and will share frequent updates to promote preventive resources and address concerns. Likewise, we are keeping tabs on border openings and are in constant communication with Canadian officials as well as with the resort and convention/trade show suppliers to ensure a safe, open, and viable event.

Timely Educational Conference

The NTDA’s educational conference will provide timely presentations from industry experts. You will take away tools to improve your dealership’s productivity, and ways to increase your company’s profitability.

Our sponsors and exhibitors have withstood the tough times over the past year and are The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, is a perfect location for the NTDA’s 31st Annual Convention! The AAA Five Diamond, award-winning resort’s charm makes you feel right at home. Named one of the “World’s Top 500 Hotels” by Travel + Leisure, this “resort within a resort” is still an epicenter of recreation. Enjoy live entertainment and a classic cocktail in the Mallard Lounge and Terrace. Swim a lap in the heated lap pool that features underwater music (three of which are outdoors). Perhaps you would prefer the hot tubs, saunas, and Eucalyptus steam rooms.

Golf

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club features a Robert Trent Jones Audubon-certified golf course and unlimited access to the on-site practice facilities.

Relax

After working out at the health club that offers complimentary yoga and AquaFit classes or enjoying a game of tennis, you might enjoy a massage at Vida Spa.

There are multiple on-site dining options for causal or upscale meals. If you want to venture out, Whistler Village is just 1,950 feet away. A year-round shuttle is available to transport guests to/from Whistler Village. Lost Lake is just a four-minute drive from the resort. You will find Whistler in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada just north of Vancouver. This legendary resort is an international sports mecca and a down-to-earth mountain town. Two side-by-side mountains spanned by the world-record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola give access to Whistler Blackcomb’s renowned alpine terrain, drawing hikers and mountain bikers in search of mind-blowing landscapes as well as those looking to enjoy the gorgeous fall colors.

At lower elevations, a coastal climate delivers a lush contrast to the volcanic alpine environment. Sparkling glacier-fed lakes, towering old-growth forests, waterfalls, beaches, parks, and golf courses are linked by a network of paved valley trails. The place teems with life.

Whistler Village is the beating heart of a social community — its energy is palpable. True to its bold and cultured character, Whistler’s offering of experiences lets you indulge all the senses. From the cultural to the culinary, the educational to the entertaining, its boutique shops, museums, restaurants, galleries, and more deliver countless options for enjoyment.

Fall in Whistler offers an abundance of activities, wide-open spaces, and a unique, laid-back pace. In fact, there is so much to do, it is hard to know where to begin. Whistler’s businesses are upholding the highest of standards in health and safety.

Whistler’s nightlife scene is electric with after dark entertainment at nightclubs, bars, pubs, and lounges, all within walking distance of each other.

Time for Some Serious Retail Therapy

Whistler is a shopper’s paradise. Spend days browsing the neighborhoods for fine artwork and fashion, jewelry, the latest outdoor sportswear and equipment, and luxury items — or simply drop in for essential groceries and gifts.

Access to Whistler

Accessing Whistler from anywhere in the world is simple with multiple international airports and direct airport transfers.

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the closest international airport to Whistler, located 83 miles south of Whistler in BC, Canada. The drive to Whistler takes you along Highway 99, one of the most scenic routes in the world, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway. Along the way, you will drive along ocean, mountains, forests, trails, waterfalls, lakes, and much more! You may well spot wildlife from eagle to elk. Vancouver International is serviced by a wide range of commercial international and Canadian airlines.

You do not need a vehicle once you are in Whistler. Explore the neighborhoods by bus, free shuttle, bike or on foot via the paved Valley Trail or use the 24-hour taxi service.

Sign me up! Registration & Housing

 The current plan is to open registration and housing by May 2021. Stay tuned for more details in TrailerTalk and on the NTDA Web site at https://www.ntda.org.