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  • The Great Outdoors FestivalPosted on March 24, 2014
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    The Great Outdoors Festival is coming back to Whistler this May Long Weekend. The festival has taken a 20 year hiatus and is returning May 16th for four fun filled days. The GO Fest will be filled with activities and events that celebrate outdoor recreation; something Whistler knows how to do quite well! The highlight event of the weekend will take place on Sunday May 18th, the much anticipated The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race is a part of Whistler’s colorful history. It’s a team event which consists of 6 ...

  • World Ski and Snowboard FestivalPosted on March 24, 2014
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    The biggest winter event is almost here, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival is just around the corner, April 11 - 20. This year is going to be just as big and exciting as years past so you need to make sure to get your tickets now so that you don’t miss any of the action! W SSF is the one of the biggest annual gatherings of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America. The world’s best come to compete on snow but they also come to show off what they can do off the mountain too. The Olympus ...

  • Bromley BaseboardingPosted on March 14, 2014
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    This just released from Whistler Olympic Park, they have partnered with Bromley Sports to provide guests with an exciting snow activity that is new to North America: Baseboarding. During Spring Break 2014, guests will have the opportunity to experience the new adrenaline sport, which is best described as bodyboarding on snow, where participants slide down a groomed run on a specifically designed board. The Bromley Baseboard has been developed by four-time Olympian, British skeleton racer and sled ...

  • Balding For DollarsPosted on March 12, 2014
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    This year marks the 12th Annual Balding for Dollars which taking place at the GLC on March 29th from 3:30 – 5:30. All of the money raised supports children living with cancer and blood disorders at BC Children’s Hospital. This legendary event takes place during the afterburn which happens to be one of the best après parties in town. The Hairfarmers are going to be there entertaining all of the individuals going under the razor all in the name of charity. This year’s event hopes to raise over $15,000 for ...

  • February 24, 2014
    Whistler Showcase Showdown
    The longest running Canadian Snowboard competition is back March 14 th and 15 th with the 17th annual Showcase Showdown.   This year will be bigger and better than ever because for the first time ever, the event will take place over a span of 2 days.   Day 1 will consist of the Showcase Show Up aka Slopestyle in the Nintendo Park on Blackcomb Mountain and Day 2 will have the Showcase Show Down aka the Big Air outside the GLC.   And just when you think it is all over there will be a Showoff Event aka a rail ...
  • February 19, 2014
    Crystal Lodge and the Green Revolution
    The Town of Whistler is passionate about the environment and it shows.   Over the years there have been a number of programs put into effect that has grown our small community into one of the benchmark towns for sustainability.   Whistler Blackcomb has a goal of a “zero operation footprint” which means zero waste, zero carbon and zero net emissions.   Since 2000, they have reduced their waste by more than 60% and energy consumption by 15%.   The survival of our ecosystem and addressing climate change is ...
  • February 12, 2014
    Fresh Tracks
    With all this fresh snow in the forecast what better time than the present to come and visit us here in Whistler, last night saw 35cms fall and the good news there is more in the forecast! Monty had an opportunity to head up this morning for some fresh tracks of his own. He spent the morning tracking out all the snow mid mountain and was first in line when Harmony opened. The snow at times was almost too deep for him but he had on his powder skis so he managed just fine.   When it comes to fresh tracks, ...
  • February 07, 2014
    Olympic Experience in Whistler
    It has already been 4 years since we hosted the biggest show on snow and with the Opening Ceremonies over you can feel the excitement in the air. Our Canadian athletes are all ready to defend our 2010 record setting medal count but this time on Russian soil. Whistler is going to be broadcasting all of the major Canadian events at the Whistler Olympic Plaza including the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game on February 23rd which is predicted to be a Russia Canada final! While you are there don’t forget to take ...
  • January 30, 2014
    Valentines Day in Whistler
    Discover your perfect Valentine’s Vacation with the Crystal Lodge Romance Package. February is a month to celebrate love and our team is here to help you spoil your soul mate. Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne greet you upon arrival, and included in your stay is a voucher for a romantic dinner at Ric’s Grill. When travelling to Whistler’s winter wonderland the Crystal Lodge team can help you woo your loved one by organizing a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride, with snowcapped mountains in the ...
  • January 21, 2014
    Whistler Snow School
    Skiing is one of the most amazing sports to master as you are free to explore a vast mountain at whatever speed your heart desires all while hanging out with your family and friends. We all know that we do not become expert skiers overnight so whether you’re brand new to the sport or just trying to get your ski legs back we suggest taking a lesson. Not only do you get to jump in front of everyone else waiting in line, you also get to learn the building blocks of one of the sports you can do well into your ...
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