It takes a Community to Raise a Festival
A good festival can stand the test of time; Whistler knows this better than most towns. Take our marquee winter festival, the Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival — 20 and counting and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Or the summertime staple Crankworx — 14 years and counting and more blood, sweat and tears. Mainstay festivals...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Bottled Water — Making the Right Decision
We made the decision this week to stop ordering bottled water to our Gibbons venues. We’re really excited about it, considering it a first step of sorts as we really look to challenge our supply line throughout the organization and examine what we can do to make our company better. Our current stock will be phased out over the...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Gibbons Goal: Creating the Perfect Après Lager
Après and Whistler. Whistler and après. It’s a match made in mountain heaven and Gibbons has always been in the heart of it all for the past 37 years. So, we’re taking all our experience and all our knowledge, and pouring into… our very own beer. Not just any beer. We want to create the perfect après lager.POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
What Does It Mean to Be the Best and Can We Do Better?
Last week we learned that our head office — Gibbons Whistler — was named one of the “Best Workplaces in Canada.” Recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada, Gibbons was one of the top 15 small businesses in Canada. The award is specifically for our head office, the 28 employees in charge of marketing, finance and...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
What Is Your Algorithm For Success?
“There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.” Napoleon Hill, Think &...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Building a Great Canadian Company One Community at a Time
Our dream is to create a great Canadian company over a lifetime. We want to build the kind of company that stays rooted in Canada and contributes to our country with good jobs and opportunities, a company that we can be proud of, a company that gives back. We believe we can do it one community at a time. In that last few weeks...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
How Happy Is Your Company?
Have you ever taken the time to ask the simple question of those around you: Are you happy? Are you the kind of happy that comes from a satisfying and fulfilled life? It’s something I think about more and more as we look to the future and start to really think about taking Gibbons to the next level. For the past several years,...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Gaining the Edge in Ski Racing and in Life
It seems only fitting to talk about ski racing in the wake of the Erik Guay’s amazing silver-medal performance in the World Championships downhill in St. Moritz this past weekend. As every ski racer knows, it’s the little things that can make the difference — the right wax on your base, the warm up lap to recon the course, the...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Learning How to Manage Your Inner A
Have you ever found yourself way out of your comfort zone on your skis or snowboard? You’re at the top of Waterfall, for example, and there’s a massive line up at the Peak Chair and all eyes are on you… and the massive cliff drop ahead. Or, you’re in the trees and it’s getting too tight and you suspect you may be too far...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Paradise Found: 100 More Days on the Mountain
There is no shortage of experts who can wax eloquent about the power of goal setting: how goals keep you on track, keep you motivated, raise your self-confidence and so on. My goal this season, as it was last season, is to ski 100 days. This, however, isn’t really about the value of goal setting. Rather, this is about rediscovering...POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons