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
7 Traits of Successful Entreprenuers: Women of Whistler Event

7 Traits of Successful Entreprenuers: Women of Whistler Event

We're proud to be supporting the Women of Whistler event that happens tonight on behalf of the Mountain Club, Tuesday Feb 17, at Nita Lake Lodge at 6pm.The title of this event says a lot not only about the speaker, but also about the Women of Whistler group as a whole. Their purpose is to drive the development of professional women in Whistler. For this to happen it takes some bold ladies to pull it all together...

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
Inquisitive Attitudes With Reuben Krabbe

Inquisitive Attitudes With Reuben Krabbe

I asked pro photographer, Reuben Krabbe, to give me an impression of what a “day in the life” of his world is like. He said he’d have to give me a week or even a month to really get an understanding of what he does. As I look around the walls of the FireRock Lounge, where his canvases now hang, I start to know why.On any given day he might be hunkered down in the snow for that perfect ski shot, waiting for the aurora borealis to appear in the night sky or a raven to spread its wings.

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
10 Romantic Whistler Activities

10 Romantic Whistler Activities

There's something about mountains that are intrinsically romantic. It could be the alpen glow, the feeling of freedom the slopes bring, or the fact that apres is a big part of the culture. Here are ten things we think bring out the romance in Whistler...

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
Shredding: Living the Dream #WhisLife

Shredding: Living the Dream #WhisLife

We hunted for untouched powder stashes and natural features hidden in Whistler’s backcountry. We uncovered gnarly drops and faces to session, and hovered through powder bowls churning up as much pristine snow as possible...

POSTED BY · Gibbons Whistler
When a Backcountry Ski Cut Goes Wrong

When a Backcountry Ski Cut Goes Wrong

In an instant, I was heading downhill in a fast-moving stiff slab. I headed off to the right, watching my tips reach solid snow, but then the rushing torrent of snow caught the tails of my skis. I was turned 360 degrees up in the air. In the midst of this all, I felt my left femur spiral and facture. I was like a dry stick compared to the force being generated by the fast moving avalanche.

POSTED BY · Wayne Flann