A Beer Nerd’s Top 5 Whistler Craft Beer Venues

A Beer Nerd’s Top 5 Whistler Craft Beer Venues

Summer is coming. And while skis get hung up and bikes come out of storage, the real questions for Whistlerites are, “What beer am I going to drink?” and “Where am I going to drink it?” Valid questions for a town that loves to party as much as it loves being active. There really isn't anything that tops a finely crafted beer...

POSTED BY · Vince Shuley
Don’t Fall Victim to the Energy Vampires

Don’t Fall Victim to the Energy Vampires

Small town values are alive and well in Whistler, the heart and soul of our business. This is a place where there’s always a friendly smile at the grocery store, a flurry of volunteers for any given event, a nod ‘hello’ on your walk through the village — a special kind of place. Whistler may welcome more than 2.5 million...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Gibbons Style Session 2016

Gibbons Style Session 2016

Could it be possible to have skiers and snowboarders compete together? We pushed to test out a new format and style of competition for the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF), and cats out the bag, it was awesome! Watching skiers and snowboarders team up for ultimate steeze as they hucked side by side off twin features into a...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Destination Whistler: A Multi Sport Activities Mecca

Destination Whistler: A Multi Sport Activities Mecca

They say that Whistler is Never-never land for adults, and I’m not going to argue. Whistler locals, Liz and Terry were more than okay with spending a day cramming in three of their favorite sports in front of the camera with me. Apparently, it doesn’t take much to convince mountain lovers to spend all day playing in the mountains? Maybe this is Never-never land…

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

There’s nothing like an impending 40th birthday to get you thinking about your health and your own mortality.  Recently I’ve been taking stock of life and I’ve made up my mind: I want to be skiing with my grandchildren when I’m 90 years old. It was a goal that became all the more important to me after the recent passing of...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Inspirational Ladies Awarded Accelerate Scholarships

Inspirational Ladies Awarded Accelerate Scholarships

There are some pretty powerful business-driven women in the Sea to Sky corridor and they're a big part of what makes our backyard so inspirational. The WNORTH Conference was born to showcase these movers and shakers. The goal of the WNORTH Conference is to create a fostering environment where real women leaders come together to have...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Be an Owner: Set Your Own Salary

Be an Owner: Set Your Own Salary

There comes a time in business when you have to put your money where your mouth is, and that time for me is now. For the last little while I’ve been asking my executive team to take it to the next level. They are at the top of our organization and I want to see them shine. I want them to “act like an owner.” It’s a strange...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Giving A Voice To Your People

Giving A Voice To Your People

It’s an interesting time to talk about leadership these days with all eyes on our neighbours to the south. But I want to discuss leadership closer to home, right in my own businesses in fact. For the last several years we have been laying the foundation in Whistler for a growing business run by “democratic leadership.” The idea...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Seeing Whistler Through Trudeau’s Eyes

Seeing Whistler Through Trudeau’s Eyes

Famous people ski and ride in Whistler all the time — actors, billionaires, royalty. This is where they all come to play. You’ve got more “Whistler cred” if you can last all day on your skis or board than if you can make millions by lunchtime. These mountains have a funny way of levelling the playing field, stripping away the...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Picking Partners: The Trick to Finding, and Keeping, the Right People in Business and Life

Picking Partners: The Trick to Finding, and Keeping, the Right People in Business and Life

As Gibbons has grown and diversified over the years, partners have become a critical part of our success. We choose our partners wisely and with intent. They span our organizations, throughout our various businesses. We partner with community organizations and people, just as we collaborate with businesses as we look to further...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons