Tuesday, March 12 - Friday, March 15


Fairmont Chateau Whistler



Flights will be booked for you into Vancouver, Canada. Make sure your passport is up-to-date and you know where it is If you don't have one, make sure to give yourself time for it to arrive.

  • The flight request form is now closed. If you have not requested your flight to OSW, you are ineligible to attend.
  • If you want to change your flight after it has been booked you will be responsible for the change fee.


Transport will be provided for you to the airport and the hotel in Canada. Confirmation will be emailed to you prior to departure.

  • If you are staying at an alternate property before or after the event, you will be responsible for booking your own transportation. This is not expensable.
  • You need to book your own transportation to the airport and back at home. Up to $75 TOTAL is reimbursable for your transportation to and from the airport.


Bluewolf is covering your hotel room Tuesday the 12th to Friday the 15th.

  • If you would like to stay additional nights at your own expense, the group rate is $189/night.
  • Staying before or after the event? Bringing a significant other? Contact Beckie, and she will make arrangements for your reservation to be extended or have an extra person added to your room. Her email is and her phone is 212.987.3778
  • Join the Fairmont Presidents Club to get free internet onsite. Click here to enroll. Internet will not be expensable if you do not join Presidents Club prior to arriving in Whistler.


The OSW agenda will incorporate a mix of fun and educational activities. A full agenda will be forthcoming.

For those interested in submitting a speaking session outline to Megan, make sure to download the guidelines and samples from the Chatter page when they are available and submit by January 15th. Session submissions are now closed as well.


Attire is casual for the sessions. Jeans okay.

Apres Ski Party - Session attire is fine, but feel free to dress it up with fun alpine sweaters, ski-related attire, etc.

Russian Party - Get inspired! Think Russian club meets ice bar. Fur, fun hats, whatever you think!

Don't forget to pack your coat, scarves, gloves, boots, and sunglasses as we will be there during peak ski season.


Whistler Blackcomb was named the #1 ski resort in North America, so skiers and snowboarders, you are in for a treat with ski in/ski out facilities!

Don’t ski or snowboard? No problem! Other activities:

  • Spa, steam rooms, heated pools and jacuzzis
  • Dog sledding
  • Snow shoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Zip lining (yup, you can do that in the snow!)
  • Ice skating
  • Sleigh rides
  • Touring the Olympic venues

Still sound too adventurous? The Whistler village is chock full of shops, restaurants and pubs for you to grab a hot drink and relax in.

Whistler winter activity guide available here. Discounted lift ticket prices available here.


Contact Megan Campbell ( or Leslie Miller (  Join the OSW Chatter group, as this will replace group emails regarding the event. Don’t forget to @mention us so we get the note!

The deadline for new hires to attend OSW is a start date of September 30th or earlier.

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