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.

How NOT TO Get Laid In A Ski Town

April 8th, 2012 by

That’s easy, move to a ski town in the first place. There, you are 5 steps closer to not getting laid. But suppose your research of ski towns was poorly … Read More

“No Friends On A Powder Day” | Revisiting This Old Motto

March 28th, 2012 by
revisiting the old motto

By: Shaun Gillis “No Friends On a Powder Day”  We all know the saying, now I think this motto needs to be adapted to the bustling nature of Whistler Blackcomb. … Read More

How To Eat A Free Lunch Every Day

March 18th, 2012 by
burger steal

Ski bums are called ski bums for a reason. It is because we are bums. This does not necessarily mean that we are homeless or disheveled and destitute, but ski … 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

Josh Dueck On Ellen Today

February 15th, 2012 by

Josh Dueck, the inspirational B.C. skier who became  the first person to perform a backflip on snow in a sit ski earlier this month, appeared on Ellen this morning. In 2004 Dueck broke his back in a ski accident that left him a full paraplegic. Josh Dueck however, only sees this as a minor inconvenience and has gone on to kick ass in a sit ski. Evidence of this is seen in his massive first sit ski backflip.  Dueck’s accomplishment caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres and mainstream media, leading to the above clip from ELLEN this morning. I still am in awe over how huge that backflip was; I’d say first non-competition Sickbird nomination quality for sure.

Dinky Dawgs | Whistler’s New Hot Hot Dog Spot

February 13th, 2012 by

You can only eat so many Gangster Wraps or Ramen packets. Sometimes you need to come down from a hard day of skiing/boarding and eat a fully-loaded hot dog. Now you can finally do that in Whistler. Dinky Dawgs is a mere few weeks old and offers a gourmet hot dog with a smorgasbord of topping options that you can enjoy at any time of day, rather than only after the bars close. In the future however, you should be able to get a late night Dinky Dawg too. They have salads, vegetarian chili, and mac n’ cheese as well in case you have been on a bit of a hot dog bender of late.

Duran, the owner, has put together a neat spot where a fresh, organic, never-frozen, hot dog can be piled high with unique combinations of toppings and condiments in a fun atmosphere. Duran is the perfect person to run such a place; you’ll find that out for yourself when you meet him and get a dose of his contagious stoke.

Don’t be afraid to try some new food combinations on your dawg, and stop in between 4 and 5 pm for the $5 happy hour special. This really makes the after-shredding hot dog well worth it and necessary.

Get a look at for the official scoop on this new eatery. 

Unofficial Cribs | Whistler Edition

February 11th, 2012 by

Have you seen MTV Cribs? Well, this is Unofficial Whistler’s version of the ballin’ T.V. series. Like everyone living in Whistler, we are pretty certain that our life rocks. So, for a short time here we are willing to let you all into our humble abode to judge for yourself just what kind of style we are living in. Check out our Emerald basement home and it’s ok if feelings of inadequacy follow, as the place you call home starts to pale in comparison. 

In reality however, we manage to eek out a fragile existence in the damp depths or South Pemberton, so try to have a sense of humor. I have a feeling that haters might call in sick to work just to get more time to ridicule this video.

Whistler Conditions Report Feb. 5 | Firm

February 6th, 2012 by
Feb. 5 conditions

Team Unofficial Whistler raced hard in the Jose Cuervo Peak to Valley on Friday and Saturday, but real racers thwarted our hopes of a podium. However, “Win or lose we … Read More

Peak To Valley Race | Whistler Mountain

February 3rd, 2012 by

If you live in Whistler then chances are good that you have raced some friends from the peak to the creek. Different variations exist between different posses; some are no-holds-barred chinese downhill, some have no set course, and some end only after a beer at Dusty’s has been finished, but all are as epic as the next. The Peak to Valley Race is the official version of this age-old competition.

2012 peak to valley race, whistler blackcomb

Sponsored by Jose Cuervo, the Peak to Valley Race starts below the Saddle in Glacier bowl, zooms under the Peak Chair and along skiers left of the Reservoir. It follows Old Man, Upper Franz and Lower Franz, merging with the Lower Dave Murray at the top of the pitch and ends at Dusty’s in Creekside. Co-ed teams of 4 race on Friday and Saturday (2 team members race each day) in hopes of claiming ultimate and prestigious victory.

Peak to valley race, Whistler Blackcomb

Spandex and a GoPro

This year, Unofficial Whistler has teamed up with Peak to Valley legend Kyle Lobisser and veteran Kristen Sblendorio to take on the greatest leg workout of the season. The Peak to Valley race has a vertical drop of 1,443 metres, with 180 gates and a course that’s over 5 km long. That’s compared to the average GS race that consists of 35 gates and drops 250 vertical metres. Take that Lindsay Vonn.

Above is a short video of last year’s Peak to Valley festivities. Stay tuned this year to see daily edits from the race and scenes of general fun in Whistler.