An artistic side to the Whistler Village Beer Festival with keg art.

Beer Festival Embraces its Artistic Side

As everyone knows, it was the great beer expert Pharrell Williams who sang in his recent international hit Hoppy, “Because I’m hoppy… Clap along if you feel that hoppiness is the truth.”

How to make a Mexican Bulldog Margarita

How to Make A Mexican Bulldog Margarita: Longhorn’s Signature Drink

The bartenders at the Longhorn at the base of Whistler Mountain make thousands of “Bulldogs” each year – recently we had a request by a UK based visitor wanting to know how he could make this legendary concoction home. He wanted to take the taste of his summer adventure in Whistler home, so we decided to send him this video to show him just how it’s done.

Kat and Joey doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Gibbons Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

When our CEO, Joey Gibbons, was one he lost his Grandpa to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Known as “Superdad” it was a huge blow to the family to loose such a treasured man, and frustrating because there was nothing they could do – unfortunately there still isn’t. ALS is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for muscle action we are able to control, such as those in the arms, legs, and face. The disease belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases, which are characterized by the gradual degeneration and death of motor neurons.

Watch how the whole Gibbons team – Longhorns, Buffalo Bills, Tapley’s, Garfinkel’s and FireRock Lounge got nominated – it’s on Whistler, they’ve got 24 hours!

The GROW Conference Whistler comes to our town to talk connectivity.

GROW Conference Whistler: How Our Town Might Become the Most Connected Resort in the World

Next week the GROW conference will bring some of the world’s brightest technology entrepreneurs and investors to Whistler.

Around 800 people are attending the event, which has been held for four years in Vancouver but this year is travelling up the Sea to Sky to our fair mountain town giving local businesses a chance to mingle with the tech heads from companies like Yahoo, Misfit Wearables, Under Armour, Google Glass and SmartThings.

On the course - local Whistler biker Jesse Melamed - Photo by Matt Wragg

Crankworx – Meet two of the local contenders

Gibbons Life is a proud sponsor of Crankworx. We love to see the legends, rising stars, industry innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders gathering in Whistler for a 10-day wheel fueled spectacle.

We had the honor of touching base with two local riders before they start the festivities, check out what they’re up to as Crankworx rolls into town…

Whistler Conference Centre

The Secret to Whistler’s Success (is not what you think it is)

With alpine vistas, a surplus of meeting space and close connections to Vancouver, Whistler is following the lead set out by ski resorts such as Banff and Aspen and courting the conference crowd—a much sought-after tourist segment known to book early and spend lots of money. This month, Grow—a technology investment conference with some 1,100 attendees—became the latest to make the trek up the Sea-to-Sky highway, relocating from Vancouver after four years.

Patrons enjoying the Whistler Village Beer Festival at Olympic Plaza.

The Big Idea: Brewing up Whistler’s fast-growing Beer Fest

Last summer, Liam Peyton wanted a challenge and Joey Gibbons was determined to find it for him. In June 2013 Peyton became event manager at Gibbons Life, a new, non-profit offshoot of the Gibbons Hospitality Group, and in just three months he channeled his passion for great beer and our mountains into the inaugural sell-out Whistler Beer Festival.

The Whistler Wildcats, a Whistler rugby league team.

Whistler Rugby League: Who are the Whistler Wildcats?

On Saturday, July 12 the Whistler Wildcats played their second game of the summer against the Coastal Cougars from North Vancouver at Whistler Secondary School in Alpine. With temperatures in the mid thirties the game started fast and furious with both teams giving little away. The Wildcats were out a few players due to injuries and it showed with some of the pacier Cougars finding gaps…

A parliament of Burrowing Owls, which inspired the winery of the same name.

Toro, the Owl and the Grill and Vine Whistler

We love good food and drink here at Gibbons Life, but most of all we love passion. We recognize that passion is what sets people and businesses apart, and we want to support those who strive for excellence in their field. Our friends at the FireRock Lounge told us about a summer dinner series that piqued our interest and so we checked in with Whistler’s Grill and Vine restaurant to find out more.