Well for starters it’s the last week In February and word from the Weather gods is snow is on the way. Check out the weather forecast HERE. As March approaches we begin to get the sense of “spring” in the atmosphere. But today was -27c at the peak so maybe we still have some winter left.
First off: The backcountry advisory as of Thursday February 18 is… ALPINE: Considerable. TREELINE: Moderate. 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
Saturday-Sunday, FEB 26, 27- Kokanee Freeride Apres. GLC and Merlin’s Come and enjoy a Kokanee, (happens to be the official beer of Whistler Blackcomb, WHO KNEW), at the imfamous Kokanee après series. Watch local ledgends the harifarmers. GLC on Feb 26 and Merlin’s on Feb 27.
Friday, FEB 25- Burton Throwback Party at Merlin’s. Get your free tickets to this party at Showcase or any Burton Week Event. For more information on the party Click Here
Saturday, FEB 26- Free Burton Rentals. 10am-1pm. Get your free Burton Rentals at the New Burton Test Ride store located next to Showcase. Check out Showcase’s website here
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, FEB 25- Party at the Whistler Brewery Tap House. 4-7pm. Thirsty? Then come by the Whistler Tap House and grab a drink. Also say hi to Chad and Ian of Ruckus Deluxe because they will be performing.
Friday, Saturday, FEB 25, 26- Rule of the Baton. Whistler Conference Center. Doors at 8pm, Starts at 9. These guys are not like any marching band you saw in high school. A gripping live performance. Check them out this weekend.
Friday, FEB 25- Wassabi Collective. GLC. The Nelson based quintet is on tour with their latest album, “Get It”. Tickets for the snow at the GLC are $15. Check out more wassabi info on their website here
Friday, FEB 25- JT James. Maxx Fish. 9pm. Things often get wild with Roxy and RAW radio personality JT James playing a great mix of the top 40 and R&B. Dance Dance
Saturday, FEB 26- Papa Josh. Fifty-Two 80 Bistro and Bar (in the Four Seasons). 5-8pm. Papa Josh will amaze your ears with a diverse mix of Funk, Jazz, R&B and Soul Grooves. PJ effortlessly plays; Laying down bass lines guitar melodies percussions and vocals to create one funky sound.
Saturday, FEB 26- Sweatshop Union. Pemberton Hotel, Pemberton. Dance your ass off at the Pemby to Sweatshop Union. Enough Said.
Sunday, FEB 27- Jam Night. Crystal Lounge. 9pm. Come play alongside kostaman at Whistler’s longest running jam night. Mics, guitars, bass, drum kit and percussion available. Inside Info: show up early for a shot at the mic.
Sunday, FEB 27- Glow in the Dark Party. Moe Joe’s. 8pm. Get your Glow on! (no homo). This popular party is back and better than ever with DJ Ckrs Brown supplying the tunes, pumping out an intoxicating mix of high energy music. AND get your free glow in the dark gear at the door! www.moejoes.com
Monday, FEB 28- Mad Child. Moe Joe’s. Shane Bunting, better known as MadChild is Playing in Whistler. The Vancouver native and white dude in the world famous hip-hop group Swollen Members is bringing his new solo tour to Whistler. Come and enjoy. Wikipedia Mad Child here
Tuesday, MAR 1- SAY RABBIT RABBIT. When you wake up. Don’t forget to say rabbit rabbit when you wake up for good luck. Wonder why we say that? Well here is what the first part of what Wikipedia says: “Rabbit rabbit” is a common British superstition. The most common modern version states that a person should say “rabbit, rabbit, white rabbit”, “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit”, “rabbit, rabbit” or simply “white rabbits” upon waking on the first day of each new month, and on doing so will receive good luck for the duration of that month. The tradition is especially common in Nantucket, Cape Cod and Natick, Massachusetts” For more Rabbit Rabbit go to Wikipedia HERE.
Tuesday, MAR 1- Club Shred Tuesdays. Moe Joe’s. 9pm. Mudy by DJ metal and free pool on 2 tables all night long. ALSO they are giving away a pair of skis and a snowboard from Prior.www.moejoes.com
Wednesday, MAR 2- Baba Binkman. Westin Mountain Club. A rap guide to evolution Baba’s show is thought provoking and entertaining.Check out his website @ www.babasword.com
Wednesday, MAR 2- Epic Wednesdays. Maxx Fish. 9pm. Last season was the MOS party assault that was mental beyond explanation. If you were there, read no further: just go get tickets!!!!! Vs. Zero hosts with his impressive array of big room house and party electro. www.maxxfish.moonfruit.com
Thursday, MAR 3- Trivia Night. Brewhouse. 9pm. The Trivia Twins host a general knowledge quize in the pub. Starts at 9 and is free to play. HEY Twins. Did you know that ants make up 10% of the worlds animal weight. Well now you do.
Friday-Sunday, MAR 4-6- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
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.
Wednesday, MAR 9- Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels Band. Millennium Place. 8pm. The seven time winner of the Canadian Maple Blues Harmonica Players of the year award comes to Whistler. Tickets are $24 for adults, and $21 for students. Tickets available at Millennium Place. But for now check out Carlos’ website: www.carlosdeljunco.com