Well for starters the Whistler Gondola is up and running again. Aussie Day is on Wednesday and Yolanda Be Cool Plays (video above). If skiing Whistler and partying with some marsupials is not enough… Here is a list What to do for the next 10 days:
Thursday-Friday, JAN 20,21-. The Skeleton FIBT Intercontinental Cup. 6pm. At the Whistler Sliding Center. Women’s and Men’s Skeleton events. $5/Day admissions and you can get tickets at the. For more information visit www.whistlerslidingcentre.com
Friday-Sunday, JAN 21-23– Avalanche Skills Training – Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Friday, JAN 21- Wil Mimnaug at Dusty’s. 9pm. Wil Mim comes from Vancouver island to whistler as he is no stranger to our mountain town’s music scene. The Shows at Dusty’s is actually Wil’s first show of 2011 (as he has been busy working on his new album). Wil released his third full length album, In This Together, and the end result he says “is a very honest and intimate collection of songs”, like UnOh!, Together, and Baby Baby, tunes that he says “shy away from the heavier side of life and love” Wil’s upcoming show is live at Dust’s and he figures that at least two strings will be broken at the show! For more information on Wil check out: www.ibreakstrings.com
Friday, JAN. 21- Bass and the Base at the GLC. 9:30pm. One of the hottest new nights in town and it is basically an indoor electronic music festival! The DJ lineup is E, Vinyl Ritchie, Burno B, and MC Buffalo. They throw loads of visuals and outdoor festival elements (ie. Firespining and laser light shows and costumes) indoors! There is a $10 dollar cover charge. Check it out Here.
Saturday-Sunday, JAN 22, 23- Ski & Snowboard Snowcross Presented by Powerade. Participate or watch skiers and snowboarders compete in an exciting two day event. Located in the Nintendo Terrain park on Blackcomb Mountain. For registration and details go to: www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events.
Saturday, JAN 22-. Whistler Club Crawl. 6pm. Hit all of Whistler’s hotspots in one whirlwind night. 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, JAN 23- The Hairfarmers at Dusty’s, for après. 3:30pm. Rest up from the weekend and listen to Whistler’s favorite band for years running. These guys bring the house down with their endless list of covers classics. www.thehairfarmers.com
Monday, JAN 24- 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 –Thursday, JAN 25-27- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Tuesday, JAN 25-. Karaoke at the Crystal Lounge. Come out and sing. Or try to sing. www.crystal-lodge.com
Tuesday, JAN 25- Club Shred Tuesdays at Moe Joe’s. 9pm. Whistler’s new locals night (move over Longhorn). And a set of skis or a snowboard from the local Prior company will be given away every Tuesday. www.moejoes.com
Wednesday, JAN 26- AUSSIE DAY IN WHISTLER. All day. The day where you either join the party or avoid the Whistler Village at all costs. The village turns into a Aussie free-for-all with flags draped over half naked bodies and loud singing drunken Aussies. If you are Australian and you live in Whistler get ready for a memorable Australian day. The party starts early on Wednesday and runs late.
Thanks to the extended working holiday Visa program there are now more Aussies under the age of 30 in Whistler than ever before….(www.whistlerforaussies.com). The party ranges from the village to the slopes, so watch out for drunk Aussies in the lift line. The Pique says “If you’re in town that day be wary of hazards like rugby balls being kicked around and people tripping over their own capes. And remember we’re Aussies. We get drunk; we act silly and may even get a bit obnoxious sometimes. But it’s just our way of expressing ourselves. We’re mostly harmless. So regardless if you are Aussie: Sing loud, be proud. And if you don’t already know all the words to ‘Land Down Under’ you will by the end of the day.—-Most admission Proceeds go to help victims of the Queensland floods
TRUE BLUE on Aussie Day- Rip Curl Whistler is giving 30% off on Australia Day to anyone who show’s a Aussie ID or does a Ausi accent. And they are giving away a slab of Victoria Bitter. (You know the beer with the funny commercials) Check our my friends film class short for VB commercials. The True Power of Australian Beer!
Wednesday, JAN 26- Yolanda Be Cool at the Village Lounge & Nightclub (old Savage Beagle). Doors open at 2. Yolanda Be Cool is an Australian DJ Based in Sydney. And is famous for the song “We No Speak Americano”. You might have heard of it as it has gone to the top of most charts. They now play in Whistler during their 12 hour Aussie Day Party. www.myspace.com/yolandabecool
Thursday, JAN 27- Kokanee Valley Race Series. A GS race on Whistler Mountain. Fun for everyone and great prizes and the Kokanee after party. Register at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events.
Thursday, JAN 27- Whistler Employee Party at the Westin. 4-7pm. Stop by the Spirt Party to enjoy a live DJ and participate in guest services games. Answer trivia questions and win awesome prizes.
Thursday, JAN 27- Apres with Chad Oliver. 3pm. Fresh off a four year tour with Cirque De Soleil, Chad puts on an afternoon acoustic show. Said to be a good time.
Friday –Sunday, JAN 28-30- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Friday, JAN 28- Whistler Winetastic trade tasting event at the Westin, Emerald Ballroom. 2-3:30pm. All proceeds go to support the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. Pay $10 dollars at the door or pre-purchase by contacting email@example.com
Saturday, JAN 29- Whistler Museum hosts Official Opening for Hosting the World. 6-9pm. Come celebrate Whistler’s story of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Tickets are $20.10 and include a drink. There are tasty appetizers and finger food. And a chance to meet Sea to Sky athletes as well as prize drawing. Buy your tickets at the Whistler Museum or by calling 604.932.2019. Or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (www.whistlermuseum.org)