Well for starters it has snowed 81 inches in the last seven days. Check out the snow report HERE. It’s susppose to get sunny so go out and find yourself some leftover pow. Don’t matter how you access the goods: Brap Brap. Tour, Lift, Boot Pack, Snowshoe, Sleddog (too soon?). Just get out and find yourself some pow. Plenty left over.
First off: The backcountry advisory as of Friday February 18 is… ALPINE: Considerable. TREELINE: Considerable. 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-Saturday, FEB 18,19 –THE WHISTLER WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL
WHISTLER MOUNTAIN, 8:30AM – 3:30PM Daily. The Award Winning Ephemeral Arts Snow Sculpting team, with close to 20 years of snow sculpting experience, has represented Canada all over the world, including the Winter Games in Nagano and Torino. This B.C. team will sculpt on Whistler Mountain, next to the Guest Satisfaction Centre as part of the month long Whistler Winter Arts Festival. For more information, to purchase tickets and for a full schedule of Whistler Winter Arts Festival events visit artswhistler.com
Friday, FEB 18– ADVENTURES IN SOLITUDE. Community Room, Whistler Public Library. 1-2pm. Meet popular CBC Radio host Grant Lawrence plus a musical performance by Jill Barber. Free to attend.
Friday, FEB 18- 4Play Fridays. Tommy Africa’s. 9:30pm. Popular Song and the biggest anthems in hip hop, top 40 tunes and anthems from a Scratchy. And, GO-GO dancing Galore! (Editors Note: I love Go-Go dancers).
Friday – Monday, FEB 18-21- MOMENTUM MOGUL CLINICS. All day specialized mogul clinics, including daily video with one-on-one analysis after skiing. All levels of mogul skiers welcome. To book call 1.800.949.7949 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEMBERTON WINTERFEST 2011
SATURDAY, FEB 19- Street Hockey. Pemberton Community Centre Parking Lot.10AM- 4PM. Be there at 9AM for registration pre-registration at Rona – Pemberton Valley Hardware & Building Centre Pemberton
11am-4pm Winter Carnival.
Whole Lotta Led 9PM – 1AM. $15/ ticketTickets available: Pemberton Valley Supermarket, Legion & ESSO
SUNDAY, FEB 20- Polar Bear Swim. One Mile Lake. 11am. Hosted by Pemberton Fire Department BBQ for participants, toque & $10 gift certifi cate by Pemberton Valley Supermarket.
Saturday, FEB 19- Heavy metal at Merlin’s. 9:00. Only a night of heavy metal can soothe the aching muscles after a hard day of skiing. Reckoner, Interwyne and Forsaken Embrace will serenade you all night
Saturday, FEB 19- King of the Rail Presented by Showcase. 6pm. The third of four-scheduled King of the Rail competitions takes place this Saturday evening, The event is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages, and is judged by the athletes themselves. Registration starts at 5 p.m. at Showcase Snowboards, with a mandatory competitor meeting at 5:45 p.m. The jam competition, which includes a few different line choices, runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at whichpoint the votes are tallied and the top skiers and riders in each category are named. The cost is $15 to take part, and the winners from each category can win prize money based on the number of participants in their category. As well, all of the participants are eligible to win draw prizes from sponsors at Showcase, Burton, Atomic, Nintendo, Telus, DNA and more. Spectators are welcome.
Saturday, FEB 19- PASSHOLDER PERKS. Season Passholders get 20% OFF food at Merlins, GLC and Dusty’s after 6pm. Stop by CAN-SKI Blackcomb or CAN-SKI Village on Feb 19 for passholder shopping specials all day & tastyapres treats from 3-6pm.
Saturday-Sunday, FEB 19,20 and 26,27- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 2. All day. (Both consecutive weekends) www.whistlerguides.com
Saturday – Saturday, FEB 19-26- BURTONWEEK AT SHOWCASE SNOWBOARDS. Click HERE for Special Burton events and offers all week. This weekend don’t miss testing 2012 Burton boards at the Whistler Demo Centre. AND- The 2012 Burton AK Fashion Show. Burton Store. 6pm.
THURSDAY, FEB 24- Burton Throwback Party at Merlins. Pick up FREE tickets at Showcase or any Burton Week Event.
FRIDAY, FEB 25- FREE Burton Rentals at the New Burton Test Ride Store located next to Showcase Village. 10am-1pm.
Sunday, FEB 20- Afterburn. Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC). This Week Only! Mat the Alien remixes our Sunday Night Party! And Get front row seats to the Fire and Ice Show.
Sunday, FEB 20- MASTER’S RACE GS on Whistler Mountain. Top of Garbanzo. 9:45am.Skiers 19 and older are invited to come out this Sunday, Feb. 20 for the Masters and Recreational Race — the second of two Masters events planned for the season, The format is giant slalom, taking place on Whistler Mountain. Early registration is $29 at Guest Relations, and day-of-race registration is available at the trailer at the top of the Garbanzo Chair until 9:45am. $35. Masters racers will be ranked according to their combined time, while recreational racers will be ranked by their best time over two runs. Come to the après party at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club for a chance to win amazing prizes and see your runs on video.
Friday, FEB 21- FILM MOVEMENT SERIES. Community Room, Whistler Public Library. 7pm. Join us on the third Monday of every month for award-winning independent films from the world’s top film festivals. February’s film is a psychological thriller from Russia.
Monday, FEB 21- DJ Nu-Mark. Maxx Fish. 9pm. His innovative DJ routines and creative stage show have made him a favourite of crowds all over the world, sharing the stage with the likes of Mos Def, the Roots, RUN DMC, Green Day and OutKast. And many more…
Tuesday, FEB 22- Kim Churchill Performs Live. Merlin’s. 9:00p,
Tuesday, FEB 22- Futurecast. Tommy Africa’s. 9:30pm. Tim Livingstone & Friends presents Featurecast Come check out the DJ heralded as the next A.Skillz.
FEB 22 – Debut screening of G.N.A.R Millennium Place. 8pm. Hands down the best ski movie ever. If you have not already downloaded it for free on the sidebar then go see it. Even if you have downloaded the movie go and support unofficial networks. Tickets are $10 and do not go to me, they go back into web development and events for unofficialwhistler.com. Doors at 7:30. See you there!
Wednesday, FEB 23- GO-Canada-Go. Tommy Africa’s. 9:30pm. Dress up in your national colors and come out and show your spirit for a one-year anniversary of the Olympics. Party on. And Go Canada.
Wednesday, FEB 23- Playboy Mansion Party. Garfinkels. 9pm. Featuring DJ Jamie Van Goulden and DJ Rachel Sehl. Probaly won’t be as cool as it sounds. You Can’t Claim a Playboy Mansion Party and have it at a bar in Whistler. Can you say Sausage Fest?
Thursday, FEB 24- KOKANEE VALLEY RACE SERIES. Blackcomb Mountain. Slalom on Blackcomb Mountain. Skiers, snowboarders & telemarkers are welcome. Everyone can see their runs on video and are eligible to win fantastic prizes at the Kokanee après party.For more event info and registration detail visit HERE.
Thursday, FEB 24- Bison Thrusdays. The Aubergine Grille. Dinner Service. Satisfy your craving with a 10oz Bison Prime Rib Served with out daily soup or garden salad, $28.00
Thursday, FEB 24 –Sandbox, Now You Know Fill Screening.Mil lennium Place. 8pm. This Re-Screening promises to be a good time. The Sandbox crew makes great movies and knows how to have a good time. Kevin Sansalone I Can’t Beleive You are PRO. I AM SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOU
Saturday, FEB 26- WHISTLER MASER PLAN! Whistler Conference Center. 3-6pm. The presentation is at 3:15pm. Ministry of Natural Resource Operations, Resort Development Branch, has received draft Master Plan updates for Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, Whistler, BC. A Public Open House has been scheduled on the date below, to review the Master Plans and ask questions about the proposal. The draft Master Plan updates are available for review online but the link they gave me didn’t work. Call 604.307.5699 for information.
Friday, MARCH 4- The Stanley Cup is Coming To Whistler. Scoitabank. 3-7pm. Capture your moment with the Stanley Cup. The Stanley cup and a historical hockey exhibit are coming to the Whistler Community. Come Early –Don’t miss your chance to be seen with Lord Stanley’s cup. SPACE IS LIMITED. I imagine that the Stanley Cup in Canada would be like a moths on a light. Just a flood of Canucks. Oh boy. First 500 people will have their photo taken professionally with the Stanley cup for free. For more information GO HERE.