So it’s raining in the valley, what the f@*% are you gonna do with your time. Well here are some events that might take the monotony out of staring out the window waiting for some clearer skies.
DEEP WINTER PHOTO CHALLENGE
COMING SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2011
6 photographers will battle it out on Saturday night, January 15th, for the 5th annual Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by Arc’teryx and held on location in Whistler, BC, Canada at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. http://www.deepwinterphoto.com/
With the bar set high by previous season’s winners, this year’s event is bound to keep the entire audience captivated and on the edge of their seats.
- photographers will have only 3 days to shoot during our legendary January storm cycle
- each photographer will shoot with their own team of hand-picked athletes
- on the 4th day each photographer will set their best images to music for the 1,000 person strong audience
- a panel of judges will convene Saturday night to crown one photographer the “KING OF STORMS”
- a total prize purse of $6,000 is up for grabs for the top three slideshows
- this event is guaranteed to be an epic show of stormy imagery and die-hard grit and dedication
What: Avalanche Awareness Days Join Park Rangers and Squamish Search and Rescue at Garibaldi Park to look for avalanche clues in snowpack layers and See how avalanche transceivers work and test your skills at finding buried beacons. BC Park Rangers will also be on the Whistler Blackcomb Resort Boundaries to raise awareness of avalanche safety with out of bounds and backcountry skiers/riders.
When: Saturday, Jan. 15; Sunday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Garibaldi Park: Red Heather Shelter / Whistler Blackcomb: Flute Summit and Blackcomb Glacier
What: Natural World Lecture Series: Rex Weyler Join the Greenpeace International co-founder and author for a discussion about ecology and economu. By donation.
When: Sunday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m.
Where: Brackendale Art Gallery
What: QUEST LECTURE SERIES: Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don’t Know Join David Helfand, President of Quest University, for a lecture on global warming. Free admission. No registration required.
When: Wednesday, Jan.19
Where: Whistler Public Library, Community Room
SHOWCASE PROGRESSION SESSIONS –SNOWBOARD CAMP JAN 15
Showcase Snowboards hand selected the top Whistler coaches so you
can be sure to progress your Park & Pipe skills at our 1 day camps.
Perfect for those 19+ looking for an intro into Park, or to push their
current skills. whistlerblackcomb.com/snowschool/adults/camps/
PARK RIDER SESSIONS PRESENTED BY TELUS – JAN 16
This Slopestyle in the Blackcomb Terrain Park promises great
competition, and a great event to watch as well. Come out and
support the local riders. Register at Guest Services or visit
whistlerblackcomb.com/events for more details.
WHO: Quoia, w/ The Arbutus Collective; Dougal & The
Weapon; and Mike Edel
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15