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  • Audain Art MuseumPosted on September 15, 2015

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    The Audain Museum is set to open the January in Whistler. The location is right outside the village making it easy access and walking distance from the Crystal Lodge & Suites! The museum itself will be over 56,000 square feet and will showcase a large scale of British Columbia Art from the early times to now. BC own, Emily Carr, will have a main spot in the museum. Here amazing 19 th century art has since become a staple for art in BC and Canada. Her art at the time was not as widely accepted as it is now ...

  • Whistler Longboard FestivalPosted on September 08, 2015

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    The Whistler Longboard Festival is a multi day downhill skateboard event that takes place in the heart of the village. The top riders from all over the world will embark onto our small town and tackle the world class track as part of the International Downhill World Cup.  The main event is the Landyachtz World Cup DH which is held at The Whistler Sliding Centre at the bottom of Blackcomb Mountain. The course itself is 1.6 km featuring a 1000ft vertical foot drop that has 12 corners with 8 hairpin turns ...

  • MudderellaPosted on August 29, 2015

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    Mudderella is making its debut in Whistler this year on Saturday September 26 th. If you haven’t heard of Mudderella you are not alone, just think Tough Mudder and women and there you have it. Come and tackle similar obstacles as Tough Mudder but in an environment full of women, don’t worry men, you are more than welcome to join; you just need to be invited by a fellow female participant cause after all this is girl country!! In a few weeks, join thousands of women and conquer 15 obstacles on this 7 mile ...

  • GranFondo 2015Posted on August 22, 2015

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    No Stopping, No Cars, Just Open Highway From Vancouver to Whistler   For those that aren't familiar with GranFondo loosely translated from Italian, gran fondo means "big ride". That is definitely one way to describe the 122 km ride from downtown Vancouver to Whistler, September 12th, on the world-renowned Sea to Sky Highway. The 7000 competitors are spoilt with a vehicle free lane to enjoy the breathtaking views of this spectacular route.   The race finish area at Whistler Olympic Plaza will be a hive of ...

  • Basalt Wine + SalumeriaPosted on August 15, 2015

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    Basalt Wine + Salumeria is now officially open! It took over the Mix by Ric’s space right on the village stroll capturing one of the best spaces in town. The new design allows for more of a wide open feel as well as a major upgrade to the patio might just rival for the "best patio in town" accolade.  Experience this new take on cured meats and cheeses as well as some of the best wine BC has to offer. The wine selection will be showcasing not only the best of BC’s vineyards but as well classic regions. Take ...

  • Whistler Village Beer Festival 2015Posted on August 04, 2015

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    You may ask, what exactly is the beer festival, well I am here to tell you that it is Whistler fastest growing festival and it takes place September 16 – 20 th. Now only in its 3 rd year, this event spans over 5 full days and draws over 6,000 people to sample over 200+ beers from over 80 breweries from across our fine country.  You say beer and people think mountains so why not have a beer festival in the mountains…..right. This event takes place at Whistler Olympic Plaza which is where the Olympic ...

  • Ziptrek Ecotours - Sasquatch LinePosted on July 27, 2015

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    Ziptrek Ecotours has just come out with what is being hailed as the ultimate ziptreking experience. The Sasquatch Line just opened and boy is it a treat. The line spans over a mind blowing 2kms where you get to take in the views at over 7,000 feet suspended above some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. This is the perfect adventure for all of your thrill seekers who are after the ultimate experience. You can do either the Sasquatch Line by itself for an 1.5 hour exertion or package it together with ...

  • Squamish Valley Music FestivalPosted on July 26, 2015

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    Squamish Valley Music Festival is happening just down the road starting August 7th thru to the 9th.  This will be the second exciting outdoor concert to hit this valley in a month!!  The Squamish Festival is featuring artists such as Sam Smith, Drake, Kaskade, Mumford & Sons, Of Monster and Men and many more. Passes for this amazing event are still on sale, a weekend pass is $325 and single day pass is $149 so depending on your time you can still take in a day or two or three! This year the festival is ...

  • Downhill Mountain Biking in WhistlerPosted on July 21, 2015

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    We had a chance to catch up to a few of our guests and follow them around for the day to see how they spent their day in the bike park making their dreams come true!!!   When it comes to downhill biking Whistler has it covered.  It's considered the number 1 lift accessed downhill park in the world and so it should be.  The park has more terrain than any other bike park in North America with over 4,900 vertical feet of lift service descending trails.  There are 3 zones you can play in, Fitz Zone, Garbo Zone ...

  • Whistler Alpine HikingPosted on July 14, 2015

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    Whistler never seizes to amaze me; the marvel that we live within has a fascinating story of how it came to be. A few people from the Crystal Lodge team got a chance to head up and participate in one of the Alpine hikes with Whistler Blackcomb and what an experience that was. Words can’t really do justice for what you actually get to experience up there. There are vistas 360 degrees around with a story of how each mountain came to be. Volcanoes erupted, moving glaciers, plates from the earth within have ...

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