Après Ski Episode 4: Q&A with Joey Gibbons
We’re listening to all of your comments about our show Après Ski. We’re pleased to see so much interest in the show but we also want to clear up any misconceptions. After each episode we do a Q&A with Joey Gibbons, which is designed to set the record straight. Please feel free to email us directly with any concerns, comments or questions about the show.
People are still commenting on the team’s lack of professionalism. Can you comment?
Joey: It took us a month to create an incredible team. We understand that within the first couple of weeks we didn’t exactly gel, but this issue is common with any startup. It takes some time to get it right but, in the end, we really nailed it.
People on social media seem concerned about how the show affects your business and some consider it bad PR. What do you think?
Joey: Our intention for getting involved in this NBC production, which was coming to Whistler no matter what, was to showcase Whistler and celebrate its beauty. Having the opportunity to start a travel business and showcase Whistler in front of millions of people seems, to me, like the opposite of bad PR.
You’ve mentioned on Twitter that you are friends with Joey Houssian, the owner of TAG. How did you guys meet?
Joey: Joey and I have known each other for over 30 years. We played on the same little league baseball team together. The TAG experience is something that we recommend to all our guests because they always come back having an incredible time.
Your guests got engaged. Is this something that happens a lot in Whistler?
Joey: It’s amazing how many people I come across who met in Whistler and then got married, or have become engaged here, or come here for their wedding. Whistler is a really magical spot and it doesn’t surprise me that people want to include it in their biggest life moments.
There was feedback on Twitter that when your guest overcame his fear of heights, viewers were filled with emotions, some even shedding tears. Why is this moment special to you?
Joey: This was a really special moment and these types of experiences happen all the time in Whistler. It was really nice to see how Lynsey (with the help of a little Fireball) got him through that challenge.