Well for starters this weekend is the wrap up of Whistler Pride, and it’s supposed to snow. So if Gay Week and shredding pow is not enough for you… here is a list What to do for the next 10 days:
First off: The backcountry advisory as of Wednesday February 3 is… ALPINE: Considerable. TREELINE: Moderate. Always check for the most current conditions before heading out into the backcountry. Daily updates for the areas adjacent to Whistler/Blackcomb are available at 604.938.7676. OR on the world wide web at: www.whistlerblackcomb.com/weather. Here you will also find a a link to the CAA public avalanche bulletin.
Friday, FEB 4- Out of Bounds: Tales From the Backcountry, Launch Party. Millennium Place. 7pm. The Whistler Arts Counclil in partnership with Coast Range Heliskiing presents Out of Bounds: Tales From the Backcountry. February 1-28. Originated in 2005 this is a Photo Challenge and Exhibit for B.C. Backcountry Photographers. Come check and vote for your favorite photos for a chance to win a snowmobile trip for 2. On Friday come by Millennium Place’s Scotia Creek Gallery for the opening reception with DJ Rich-A supplying tunes a cash bar and appies. For more information check out www.whistlerartscouncil.com
Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry is a photo expedition and competition for professional and emerging backcountry photographers. Whistler is full of photographers but there is only so many that shoot outside of the Whistler Blackcomb resort. The parameters of this contest is that you can’t use a lift to get there, so Fissile and Flute are out of the question. The photos have to be somewhere outside of the resort completely, so there are no chairlifts allowed. Only Heliskiing, cat trips, skinning or sledding.
This is not a spin-off of Whistler Blackcomb’s Deep Winter Photo Challenge. Deep Winter is a different event with only three days to shoot. This exhibition features photographers and different images from around B.C. This year the competition opened for all photographers around B.C., and they have had an increase in the number of high-caliber applicants ranging from award-winning professionals to first time entrants.
According to Doti Niedermayer, Director of Whistler Arts Council: “Out of Bounds is a great opportunity to see a significant number of the best photography we have from from the region, showcasing our coastal mountains and the amazing talent of the skiers and boarder who make Whistler and BC their home. Whether you are a local or a visitor, this exhibition is a great showcase o why people come to Whistler”.
This years roster includes: Brian Hockenstine, Cam Unger, Dagan Beach, David Henkel, Derek Vanderkooy, Eric Berger, Finn Saarineen, Hans Gulsvik, Jeff Boyce, Jo Winter, Kip Wiley, Lorne Graham, Nic Teichrob, Pat Mulrooney, Phil Tifo, Sam McRae, Trevor Langdon and Vince Shuley.
Friday-Satruday, FEB 4, 5- Appleton Rum Peak to Valley Race on Whistler Mtn. 12pm. Come out and watch 160 racers per day haul @$$ down Whistler Mountain. The 27th Peak to Valley Race promises to be one for the record books. And join racers after the race at Dusty’s for featured Appleton Rum cocktails and watch replays of the days “triumph’s and tribulations”. Check out the video of the six minute race. Man your legs must burn. Deep burn. For more information check out: www.whistlerblackcomb.com
Friday-Sunday, FEB 4-6- Kokanee Freeride Apres at GLC, Merlins, and Dusty’s. Come and enjoy a Kokanee during the infamous Kokanee après series. See local legends the Hairfarmers. Happening at Merlins Feb 4, GLC Feb 5, and Dusty’s Feb 6.
Friday-Sunday, FEB 4-6- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Friday, FEB 4- ASH Grunwald at GLC. 9:30. 604.905.2220. Or facebook/glc.whistler. Check out, www.ashgrunwald.com
Friday, FEB 4- Payday Friday with DJ Praiz at Moe Joe’s. 9:30pm. Have you worked hard all week? Well come get loose. DJ Praiz is one of Canada’s top turntablists (and I have had the pleasure of waking up to him mixing). DJ Praiz is really on-point. So for a good show check out Moe Joe’s tomorrow. Check out DJ Praiz’s website: www.djpraiz.com
Saturday, FEB 5- Atomic Demo Day on Whistler Mountain. Visit the Atomic Tent outside the CAN-SKI & Showcase Demo Center on Whistler Mountain for a full selection of skis from Atomic. The perfect chance to try before you buy.
Saturday, FEB 5- The Whistler Forum Celebrates Chinese New Year. 5pm. Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with Quest U Professor Fei Shi. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 604.983.9132
Saturday, FEB 5- Winter Pride: Snowball Dance ‘Til Dawn in the Whistler Conference Center. 10pm-4am. It’s a big gay dance party, but everyone’s invited. Bring $90 to the door for entry. For all your Whistler Pride Events check out: www.gaywhistler.com
Saturday, FEB 5- Shred Betties at the GLC. 9pm. This is the closing party for the women of Whinter Pride —guys, guys it would behoove to visit— Envision performers, pounding beats, hot snow bunnies and winter debauchery with DJ Riki Rocket. Tickets $40 at the door. Get ready to party.
Saturday, FEB 5- Ladies Night at Moe Joe’s. 9pm. Saturday is the brand-new ladies night in Whistler. Women of Whistler come before 11pm and get in for free. Come check out a mix of all types of music. For photos check out: www.clubzone.com
Saturday, FEB 5- Whistler Club Crawl. 6pm. Hit all of Whistler’s hotspots in one whirlwind night and a free dinner (well free piece of pizza). You will experience five of whistlers most happening clubs. Starts at the Elephant & Castle Pub at 6pm. For more info visit www.whistlerclubcrawl.com. Editors note: I will not be doing this.
Sunday, FEB 6- Super Bowl XLV. 2pm, Kick-off at 3:30pm
Earls- has Full HD and Game Sound with Buckets of Bud and Bud light $12, Classic Caesars $4.99, Wings by the Pound $5.80, 4 Pound wing Platter $22. 604.935.3222
Amsterdam Pub- Superbowl food specials all day with some of your favorites including, chilli dogs, chilli cheese fries, superbowl-sized burgers and sandwiches. + Buckets of beer on special all day long.
Sunday, FEB 6- Live Music at Mallard Lounge at the Farimont. 3:30 and 9pm. International and local artists live from 3:30 to 5:30 and 9 through midnight.
Sunday, FEB 6- Glow in the Dark Party at Moe Joe’s. 8pm. Get your glow on! This party is back and better than ever with DJ Crks Brown. Get your free glow in the dark gear at the door. Check out the facebook group for more information:
Monday, FEB 7- Open Mic Night at Dusty’s. 10pm. Fun Bands and solo acts are welcome. So if you have a musical talent visit Dusty’s on Monday night and find the guitars, bass and drum provided. All shows are recorded live and will be streamed on the internet, so tell your mom. Rock out with your…. umm…well Rock out at Creekside!
Tuesday, FEB 8- Karaoke at the Crystal Lounge. Come out and sing. Or try to sing. www.crystal-lodge.com
Tuesday, FEB 8- Really Good Tuesdays with Zed’s Dead at Maxx Fish. $10. 9pm. Whistler international DJ, Mat the Alien rocks Maxx Fish every Tuesday. This Tuesday he is joined by Zed’s Dead. These guys remix material and mold it into their unique brand of dance floor classics. Tickets are $5 for the first 50 people and $10 after that
Thursday, FEB 10- $1 Slice of Pizza Day at Fat Tony’s Pizza. Come visit Fat Tony’s Pizza on February 10th from 11am-8pm at their mountainside location (base of gondola) and get a $1 slices. They are celebrating their supporters for the last year by… um.. giving back.
Wednesday-Thursday, FEB 9,10- FREE Buttermilk Biscut from McDonald’s. During Breakfast hours only. See me there every morning.
Wednesday-Friday, FEB 9-11- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Wednesday, FEB 9- Roxy Valentines Ladies Night at Quicksilver. 6pm. With Valentine’s Day around the corner now is the best time to pamper yourself (because you know your boyfriend won’t… maybe that’s why I am single). Ladies enjoy a night of shopping with special discounts just for you. There are prizes from Roxy, snacks, and bubbly refreshments and complementary makeovers from Farfalla. There are free gifts for the first 20 guests. This is a 19 and up event. For more information visit Quicksilver on the village stroll.
Thursday, FEB 10- Trivia night at the Brewhouse. 9pm. The Trivia Twins host a general knowledge quiz in the pup. It’s free to play and starts at 9. Bring your sharp noodle
Thursday, FEB 10- Formal Thursday at the Village Lounge and Nightclub. 9:30pm. A weekley fancy dress party where skirts and ties are the norm. DJ’s play house, Miami Beats, electro and progressive.
Friday-Sunday, FEB 11-13- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Sunday, FEB 13- Park Riders Sessions Presented by Telus. Watch skiers and snowboarders hit three consecutive jumps spaced closer together and perform their latest tricks. Judges will be checking out what your skills and there will be winners in each category. Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Pre-register and save $6. Call guest relations today, 1-800.766.0449. For more information go to: www.whistlerblackcomb.com/todo/event