Female skier in the snow.
Sarah Hopwood

Follow the Girls (F.T.G) is written by Whistler local Sarah Hopwood. Although she loves skiing here, she’s unfortunately been unlucky on the injury front. Despite the set backs, actually it’s because of them, she spreads her love of skiing in other ways. She’s been running a women’s freestyle day on the mountain; 500 members strong the girls are absolutely KILLING it in the park, and she can’t wait to tear it up with them and share the stories with you!


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.

Girls getting out for a rip!

Yesterday: Ski Tour were rocking the Main Stage, and there was a big turn out in retro gear for a boogie to start the festivities. We then cruised to the Longhorn Saloon for one or two cheeky drinks, and onto the FireRock Lounge to support the Sarah Burke Fundraiser. It was really lovely to see a strong turn out, and people sharing their stories of skiing and passion for supporting the charity with live music and good vibes… We then swung by to see State of the Art and appreciate some the artistic work on show at the festival as well. I have to say I was really surprised by how creative the work was. Defiantly something different to view at the festival…

WSSF Day 2 fun with Follow the Girls.

The girls ended up cruising to another couple of bars to end in Garfinkel’s for the State of the Art Afterparty. Not going to lie, photos are not really there to support our nocturnal adventures from this point on but it was a blast…

Today: Going to get involved with the mountain action today watching the skiing finals. Tonight it’s the big one, with Gibbons Palapalooza kicking off in the Longhorn from 8pm to celebrate all the skiing with the awards presented in Skiers Plaza at 9.30pm. Definitely not to be missed.

Brittia Thompson