Whistler in Winter for Non-Skiers and Boarders

Whistler in Winter for Non-Skiers and Boarders

You've arrived in Whistler and are completely surrounded by ski culture. From ski bums to snow bunnies, die-hards to first-timers, it seems that everyone is strutting around with that ski-boot swagger, either heading towards the gondolas or just finishing up a day on the mountain. Now you’re sitting in your hotel room looking out...

POSTED BY · Aaron Peart
Ski Gear Essentials Guide

Ski Gear Essentials Guide

When recreating amongst Whistler’s high alpine peaks, it is easy to forget this mountain adventure hub’s proximity to the ocean. The warm, wet and wild Pacific Ocean is about 60 kilometres away and can affect the weather in the mountains greatly. In the winter, powerful storms stack up over the Pacific Ocean, building up strength...

POSTED BY · Joe Schwartz
How Can You Have a Positive Impact on the World?

How Can You Have a Positive Impact on the World?

How can you have a positive impact on the world? First find the inspiration. For quite a while now I’ve been wondering how we’re going to make an impact on a much larger scale. How can we grow beyond Whistler and take Gibbons to the next level? How can we affect change in a positive way? A few weeks ago I found my answer. It was...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Building a DIY Outdoor Sauna in the Backcountry

Building a DIY Outdoor Sauna in the Backcountry

Yeah, you heard us right; we built a DIY outdoor sauna and put it in the Whistler backcountry. I mean, what else is there to do in-between seasons? Just kidding, there is a tonne. So much, in fact, our last video is all about embracing Whistler in the fall and the change of seasons. While we think we did damn good job showing off our...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
The Must Have Camping Gear of Experienced Locals

The Must Have Camping Gear of Experienced Locals

Camping season is also learning season. Roughing it without much more than the essentials teaches us what we really need and helps us refine our packing process. With so many luxury camping items these days it’s easy to get caught up on the gadgets, the gizmos and the I’ll-never-use-that-but-it-looks-cool items. The best way not...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Your Guide to Bar Hop: An Epic Whistler Club Crawl

Your Guide to Bar Hop: An Epic Whistler Club Crawl

Is it too bold to start with the fact that the Gibbons Whistler Bar Hop is a killer deal if you're going out for a night in Whistler? Nah. Let's lay it all out on the line. This epic Whistler club crawl experience includes four venues, five drinks, express entry, no cover and pizza, all for $60. And that's the minimum; it also...

POSTED BY · Sasha Powell
Whistler in the Fall

Whistler in the Fall

The mountains are painted in a rainbow of reds, yellows, oranges and greens making the drive up the Sea to Sky Highway absolutely stunning. While the drive is gorgeous this time of year, so is the final destination. The colours linger in the valley and peaks freshly dusted in white are a delightful reminder as to what is just around...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Getting into Whistler’s Retail Game: Another Gibbons Mission

Getting into Whistler’s Retail Game: Another Gibbons Mission

What do people want to buy in Whistler? That’s a question that we’ve never really asked ourselves at Gibbons. We definitely know what people want to drink. We know what they want to eat. We know how they like to party when they come to Whistler. We’re still learning what they want to buy while spending time here. Now we want to...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Wildcats the Movie: The World Premiere

Wildcats the Movie: The World Premiere

The Fortune Sound Club in downtown Vancouver was buzzing last night, and you could feel it from a mile away. The snow stoked guests lined up ready to feast their eyes on some of the sexiest snow porn of the season. Meanwhile, the Wildcats crew hustled and bustled inside to make it just right before cracking the doors. Iconic Wildcats...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Deconstructing the Vail Deal

Deconstructing the Vail Deal

What does the recent sale of Whistler Blackcomb to Vail Resorts mean to us in Whistler and, more specifically, to us at Gibbons? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself ever since Whistler Blackcomb announced the news in the first week of August. My first reaction was: What a great deal. Hats off to the guys and gals at WB —...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons