Review Category : Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler: 50 Years of Going Beyond – the Movie

Whistler Blackcomb: 50 Years of Going Beyond – 1965.66 – 2015.16 Presented by: Whistler Blackcomb and TELUS Produced by: Switchback Entertainment, Whistler Blackcomb, and Origin Design + Communications From the resort’s adventure-seeking founders to its freestyle heydays—and breaking Guinness World Records along the way—snowsport industry legends recount the contributions that Whistler Blackcomb has made to skiing and snowboarding and the significance of its golden anniversary. While the movie solidifies the resort’s legacy in the past, there is no denying the last 50 years are just the beginning… Full movie releasing Tuesday October 10, 2015 7pm and 9pm For more information on Whistler’s history visit http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/50   ...

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BucketlistYVR – Bobsledding with Ford

If anyone ever invites you on a bucket list mission – it is your duty to say yes no matter what. By no means was this an ordinary Friday but rather a Ford Friday fun mission to Whistler with famed Bucket List author and travel journalist Robin Esrock we call #bucketlistYVR. Aside from myself, other Bloggers on this mission included Dennis Pang from Pangcouver, Vanessa Choot from Modern Mix Vancouver, James Chung from HelloVancity and Lee-Anne Ekland from Mom Paradigm . It was not until the day before the mission that we learned via Twitter who our adventure companions were. Everyone was excited, nervous, anxious and eager to try something as thrilling and adventurous as bobsledding. We met bright and early at Coastal Ford to briefly introduce ourselves and let Ford pair us with our ultimate ride.   The best way to escape rainy day blues – go for a scenic drive in a vehicle made for fun! I let Will drive on the way up to Whistler so I could relax and soak up the... ...

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Shades of Wanderlust

  Stephanie Florian and Christina from Lumin Pictures high tail it up the Sea to Sky Highway in a Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid. The only way to travel to a Wanderlust Festival is to go green! Looks like we’re not the only ones with Wanderlust on the agenda, we follow behind lululemon en route to Wanderlust Whistler. We give a Wanderlust wave to a few friendly travellers along the Sea to Sky, feeling very eco-friendly in our luxury electric ride. When you’re in Whistler, live in style. That’s our motto! After a long day outdoors, nothing beats a little bit of comfort. Our go to accommodation – The Fairmont Chateau Whistler of course! The valet boys look after our electric ride while we settle in to Wanderlust Festival mode. Play Outdoors Media and Lumin Pictures Inc bring you Shades of Wanderlust. A visual adventure that describes exactly why you need to put a Wanderlust Festival on your bucket list if you have not yet already. Find your true north at Wanderlust. A... ...

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Whistler’s Homegrown Legends

Think of Whistler as a colour wheel, a kaleidoscope of bright, talented, multi-faceted individuals spinning around a flame of brilliant light.  That light represents the mountains and the town.  Each of these colourful characters shares a common passion. They live and breathe the here and now. They are game changers, humble and unaware, most of them too focused on their schtick to even notice that they are idolized. Little do they know, that years from now our kids will remember them as mountain gods. Since 1967 Whistler has attracted and bred a personality some like to call the ‘endless child’. This tribe continues to impact the resort scene in some shape or form.  After 12 hours of après on the epic Longhorn Saloon & Grill patio interviewing a wide array of locals to find the who’s who in Whistler at this moment in time, my mission is almost complete. Humble to the core, these are some of the people of today who will impact Whistler tomorrow. Heather Paul Skier 1st... ...

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Everyday is après at Cornucopia!

The adventure to Whistler began in a Lincoln MKZ hybrid. There just isn’t any other way to travel the Sea to Sky than in style and that is just what we did. Whistler Blackcomb Mountain declared an early opening day on November 22, which is why it’s no surprise that even the locals welcome  Cornucopia Wine and Food Festival every year with open arms and open pocket books. Cornucopia offers guests a golden pre-season opportunity  to warm up their après-outdoor muscles during this 10 day booze and culinary adventure. Wrapping just days before Whistler opens for business,  here are the top reasons why Cornucopia is worth the calorie and liver sacrifice. For 17 years now Cornucopia has been evolving. Whatever preconceived notions you may have about Whistler’s annual wine and food  celebration, forget them.  Generalizations like being expensive or pretentious are not at all close to the reality of this festival and everything it has t  to offer. Depending on your budget, Cornucopia offers almost too many options. Fun and... ...

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Size does matter: The search for the best nachos in Whistler!

After a day conquering fresh terrain and unturned tracks on Whistler Blackcomb, you and your ski peeps are hungry like the wolf and more than deserving of a mother munch down. The one and only singular menu item that your group can divide and conquer together is nachos. Sharing your stories over a tower of nachos is part of the après fun.Follow me on my own nacho taste tour to find the raddest nachos in Whistler.  Factors like size, cheese layers, toppings and price all contribute to deciding which establishment has the best nachos. Whistler has a slew of pubs, bars and restaurants that cater to the nacho fanatic (see a full list below).  These are my findings based on four of Tourism Whistler’s top picks. Stops included the Longhorn Saloon, Merlin’s, The Mexican Corner and The Mallard Lounge. The Fiesta:When you are craving an authentic après ski fiesta complete with happy Spanish speaking people, margaritas and mucho carne, be sure to head straight to The Mexican Corner in Mountain Square.  The... ...

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HO HO HO SHREDDING SANTAS TO TAKE WHISTLER BY STORM

Don’t be trampled by packs of skiing and snowboarding Santas Saturday, December 14, instead join the tribe! First Step: Find a Santa Suit. You’ve got to actually look like Santa Claus or Mrs Claus to score a free lift ticket. That includes the beard, the suit and all. FYI, a Santa Suit is not that easy to find, so you need to get on it, since more and more ski bums are on top of their game and realize the benefits of their investment. It can pay off for seasons to come. This is not a one off, Whistler Santa Day is happening  every year – possibly just for the incredibly photo opportunity. Second Step: Don’t be late. Only the first 75 Santa and Mrs Claus at the Garibaldi Lift Company, base of Whistler will make it up the Fitzsimmons Express at 8am for FREE. If you’ve got a pass and a Santa Suit – go for the photo bomb at the bottom of Emerald Express after the first run.... ...

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