Unofficial Whistler

How To: Poach a Hot Tub in a Ski Town

November 18th, 2013 by

Peep this video from the 72hr Filmmaker Showdown that took place during the World Ski & Snowboard Festival back in April. Film crews had 72 hours to shoot, edit and produce a three to five minute short film within a 100km radius of Whistler. Three rotations of the Earth on it’s axis makes for a mass creative frenzy  etc. etc… Check out Poached Earth (above) Winner of BEST IN SHOW. Enjoy.

Whistler Mountain OPENING Saturday

November 14th, 2012 by
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Whistler Mountain is joining the party and will open this Saturday, which is five days ahead of schedule. Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open next week on Thursday, 11/22. … Read More

Whistler Blackcomb: The Wonder Reels Trailer

August 28th, 2012 by
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Whistler has released the trailer for the Wonder Reels, a seven part series filmed and edited by Switchback Entertainment and Sherpas Cinemas, that explores the mountain through the eyes of the people who make Whistler so awesome. With episode names like Snow, The Pass, The Deep,  and The Crossing this video series is pretty intriguing.

Episode 1: Snow, Screening: 10/2/12

Episode 2: The Pass, Screening: 10/30/12

Episode 3: The Stoke, Screening: 11/17/12

Episode 4: The Deep, Screening: 11/29/12

Episode 5: The Crossing, Screening: 12/12/12

Episode 6: The Burn, Screening: 1/8/13

Episode 7: The Launch, Screening: 2/5/13

 

There is also the “Map Your Wonders” contest going on where Whistler skiers/riders can post videos and photos about their favorite spots on the mountain and win weekly prizes.

From Whistler/Blackcomb:

“Wonder. Is it a place or a state of mind?
Are there places on the planet where wonder concentrates? Where it gathers, amasses, pools, comes in the night by the dumpload to bury yesterday’s tracks? Or is it just a state of mind, a way of looking, a filter through which you see the world, wherever you may be?

This season, we explore Whistler Blackcomb with a 7-episode video series taking us through the eyes of Whistler’s lore-keepers, the time-lapse artists and the athletes, the kids who grew up here, and the mechanics who keep the place running, in an effort to find out where wonder strikes.

These stories are pinned to the new Wonderground microsite -http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/wonder to share and to rediscover. These are the places where wonder has struck. Share your secrets. Find your way. Claim your place.

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/wonder
http://www.facebook.com/whistlerblackcomb
http://www.twitter.com/whistlerblckcmb

Credits
Produced by Whistler Blackcomb and Origin Design & Communications
Filmed & Edited by Switchback Entertainment and Sherpas Cinema

Music
Ko Ko
“So Strange”
Courtesy Of Ryan Lawhon”

 

 

Surfing a 1km long wave … looks fun!

June 3rd, 2012 by
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Robby Naish is in search of the worlds longest wave, and I gotta say it looks pretty dam fun. Imagine doing this! Imagine surfing for 2:15.


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20-Foot Long “Rail” Slide in a Kayak | This Could Pump You Up For Summer

May 1st, 2012 by

Some snow sliders are also kayakers and vice-versa, but all extreme athletes can appreciate insane kayaking like this. if you have some more time explore the whole Rider of the Year II Awards site and check out some other videos, but Taylor Robertson‘s log slide down a waterfall, although without a tall tee, brings some winter swagger into kayaking. Clearly the limits of kayaking are far from being reached, just like skiing.yep

Just like on snow. Photo: Jason Terry 

Welcome Braden Dean to the Team

April 19th, 2012 by
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Braden Dean was born near the ocean, did time on the prairies and came of age in the mountains while following the misguided teachings of the Voleurz family. Called super … Read More

Where In The World Do You Want To Be For The Next 10 Days? | Whistler, B.C. Canada, North America, Planet Earth

April 12th, 2012 by

The Telus Fest is kicking off tomorrow and this is a taste of what might go down. Some skiing and some flippy-spins probably. Maybe a double cork or a tripple. Some general debauchery, parties, Australians, and concerts. Naked folks on skis and in water. Large novelty checks, and overall fun times. So if you are within airplane distance of Whistler, then get on said airplane and check out the Telus Fest. You’ll like the way the next 10 days turn out; I guarantee it. 

UnofficialWhistler.com will have updates and videos from all the best of this event. Don’t even think about changing the channel.:

The Toyota Tacoma – A Skier’s Best Friend

March 20th, 2012 by
Toyota in the Snow

There was a post sometime back on dirt bag cars for a skier, or something to that effect. Ah yes…I remember, it was a top ten list from my esteemed, … Read More

Ignorance and Snowmobiles – Do Sledders Have Small Brains?

March 13th, 2012 by
Snowmobile Powder

It’s been storming here in Whistler for the last week and the skiing has been epic. Locals are happy, tourists are happy, Air Jordan is seeing regular traffic and even … Read More

Pow Day Decisions: Whistler or Blackcomb?

March 7th, 2012 by
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

I’ve just had my espresso and am driving into the village. There’s 45cm of fresh and while I’m excited at the prospect of shredding some new snow this fine morning, … Read More