A Tale Of Two Cities Pt.1 | Great Okanagan Beer Festival

A Tale Of Two Cities Pt.1 | Great Okanagan Beer Festival

Whistler’s beer soaked success spills over to Kelowna for the launch of the Great Okanagan Beer Festival this May. Back in September an email popped up in my account from Chad Douglas, Sports and Events Manager at Tourism Kelowna. Chad had read the article in BC Business magazine about our Whistler Village Beer Festival and the...

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
Follow the Girls: WSSF – Day 3

Follow the Girls: WSSF – Day 3

The skiing was going off yesterday at the World Ski and Snowbaord Festival! The girls were killing it up in the Blackcomb Terrain Park in the morning, then the men were throwing down on the slopestyle course and for the Gibbons Big Air jump in the afternoon. It was so impressive to be up there amongst the action; even though me and my friend were both on crutches we just took the chairlifts up and some very kind ski patrollers took us down on a toboggan to watch. Thank you guys, it was hilarious and quite an adventure!

POSTED BY · Sarah Hopwood
Follow the Girls: WSSF – Day 2

Follow the Girls: WSSF – Day 2

Day numero unos went off preeetty well…! Considering the weather made the slopestyle competition look pretty grey up on the mountain, everyone in town was still buzzed on the official start of WSSF. And who can deny it was fun to get up on the hill, especially knowing that all the snow falling made for one of the latest powder days on record for Whistler. Due to the snowfall, the slopestyle finals were moved from yesterday to today - the same day as the Gibbons Big Air. Women's slopestyle followed by Gibbons Big Air (on the Shack jump in Blackcomb Park) kicked off at 10.30am. Men's slope finals kicked off swiftly behind from 11.15am, with their Big Air finale from 1.15pm onwards.

POSTED BY · Sarah Hopwood
Follow the Girls: WSSF – Day 1

Follow the Girls: WSSF – Day 1

Winter is non-stop; so many skiing and snowboarding, events and parties. The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is an end of season celebration for all this, with the pros competing for the world title and the bars putting on the biggest nights of the year. For 2015 I wanted to offer unique perspectives from the locals, and also represent female participation in the festival this year - for the first time women will compete in the Gibbons Big Air!

POSTED BY · Sarah Hopwood
Whistler Comedy Showdown – Round Two

Whistler Comedy Showdown – Round Two

Tonight is the second round of the Whistler Comedy Showdown, which means another seven ameatur comedians will be gracing the stage to make us hoot and holler. The doors open at 7pm and believe us you want to be there early to grab a seat before the show starts at 8pm.

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
Introducing the Whistler Comedy Showdown

Introducing the Whistler Comedy Showdown

Next Tuesday marks the start of the Whistler Comedy Showdown, a three night run of comedic mic magic on March 31, April 7 and culminating in a finale during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival on April 14.

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
Have We Lost Our Sense of Connection?

Have We Lost Our Sense of Connection?

During the summer of 2014 Eric Beckstead and Alex Bergeron set out on a journey to find and document individuals that have a deep connection with themselves, others and the world we live in. They created a video magazine called "Speaking a Lost Language", which premiers on Thursday March 26 at the Lululemon ForeLise store with the official afterparty at Garfinkel's . I caught up with Beckstead to learn more about the project and the "Free Collective" - the people he's brought together to continue to create these videos.

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
Will it Snow in Whistler this March?

Will it Snow in Whistler this March?

Will it snow in Whistler this March? Is there a chance that old man winter might come back to the mountains rather than taking an extended hiatus on the East Coast? There is a good chance that we could see some precipitation beginning this weekend but, as of now, the strengthening of the dreaded persistent high pressure to the south and east follows it. It goes without saying that a little snow would certainly help the alpine conditions...

POSTED BY · Wayne Flann
A Global Gathering of Women on the Rise in Whistler

A Global Gathering of Women on the Rise in Whistler

Tomorrow (Friday, March 6), women from all over the world will be gathering at the Westin for the inaugral Women North Conference. This event aims to bring together female business leaders and the next generation of women rising to leadership positions in an environment where they can engage in real conversations that are critical to achieving success – from board engagement and financing, to work-life balance and relationships.

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
Hop, Skip n’ Spring – Spring Beer Trends

Hop, Skip n’ Spring – Spring Beer Trends

Spring is upon us, and as the weather transforms into sunshine and warm, longer days, as does our palate. The next few months will see the introduction of some great spring beer varieties, away from the heavier, spicier, malty winter style beers. Wheat, summer, fruit and pilsners are soon to be in full bloom to assist through your...

POSTED BY · Liam Peyton