Well for starters it’s Whistler and Whistler is AWESOME! This time of year Whistler Blackcomb becomes divided, there is decent “winter” skiing at the peak and full on “slush’ puppies at the bottom. It’s really fun you can ski big lines in the morning and hit slushy park in the afternoon. To be in Whistler for the month of April is…. F*n good! You have great skiing, and even better touring. Good snow up high and spring skiing down low, pluse the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival comes to town! As they say: “sleep in May”
First off: The backcountry advisory as of Friday April, 1, 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
-Also now is the time to get next winter’s Season pass & Edge cards. Buy next winter’s Season Pass with a $199 down payment and if you don’t already own a pass, for $49 more you can ski the rest of the season.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 1, 2, 3 –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
Friday-Sunday, April 1-3 –Provincial Championship. moguls, slopestyle, and halfpipe competition. Whistler Mountain. The Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Club is playing host to the province this weekend with four days of provincial championship competition. Friday is moguls, Saturday is the slopestyle and Sunday is head-to-head duel moguls. All events start at 10am and take place on Whistler Mountain.
Friday, April 1 –Kokanee Freeride Apres. Merlins. Come and enjoy a Kokanee at the infamous Kokanee après series. Local legends hairfarmers play as you drink. Sounds good to me
Friday, April 1–Payday Fridays. Moe Joe’s. Thank God it’s Friday and thank god that you get to spend the night with DJ Praiz. DJ Praiz is really good. Don’t believe me? Okay then ignore that he opened for almost every medal ceremony during that event…oh yeah The Olympics. DJ Praiz will make you feel good, all over. And if you ask he will give you a shout out, maybe even a pro call out.
Saturday, April 2 –Rossignol 2012 Demo Day. Whistler Mountain. Visit the Rossignol tent outside the Whistler Demo Center to try next year’s Rossignol skis. Reps will be on hand to help you find the perfect ski for 2012.
Saturday, April 2 –Vince Vaccaro with Hellbound Hepcats and Head of the Herd. Merlin’s. 9pm. This Victoria bases musician plays a stripped down acoustic set on the last stop of his mountain tour. Vaccaro’s music has evolved from Tom Petty-esque rock to hazy hippy jams of today… He is Supported by Montreal Rockabilly trio Hellbound Hepcats and the Vancouver Island rock outfit Head of the Herd.
Vince plays at Merlin’s rather than a club and says, “I have nothing against clubs, I have played them and I will play them, it’s just that what I’m doing isn’t necessarily suited for that kind of audience right now”. Check out Vince Vaccaro’s website HERE and enjoy the show.
Saturday, April 2 –Puf the Majik DJ. Maxx Fish. 9pm. Vancouver and Whistler resident gets your Sunday night going with a mix of Top 40, party classics and your favorite tracks that get you moving!
Sunday, April 3 –Last day for Fresh Tracks Mountain top Breakfast. Whistler Mountain. You’re already heading up the mountain, so why not start the day with breakfast at the top of whistler?
Sunday, April 3 –Final Fire and Ice show of the Winter. Village base. 7:30pm. And come to the GLC to catch the Hairfarmers after the big air.
Sunday, April 3 –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!
Monday, April 4 –Big Slick Poker. Merlin’s. 6:30pm. Poker and it’s free to play.
Monday, April 4 –Madhatter Monday Teapot Party. Village Lounge & Nightclub. 9:30pm. Thrown by the lovely Kelly Hitchcock “Miss Whistler 2011”. Cool teapots for cocktails, smooth house and electro music + weekly guest DJs.
Tuesday, April 5 –Pink Taco Party. GLC. 8pm. What do Pink and Taco have in common? Two things.. One is ladies only party happing on Tuesday. The other is not appropriate to write on a public blog. However, both the good and the bad definitions will be united at the Pink Taco Party. So ladies pop on your pinkest pink (that you can eat a taco in), no seriously tacos are served till 11. Okay this is going too far. The annual ladies own party, where you must where pink or else you’re not welcome. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Check out photos of the event HERE. Hey how’d HE get in.
Tuesday, April 5 –Golf Pros & Tennis Hoes. Village Lounge & Nightclub. 9:30pm. Industry theme Tuesday, dress in your best golf attire, tennis skirts and polos. $50 cash prize contest for best outfit, male and female. Singalong drinking music all night + you’ll probably get laid.
Wednesday, April 6 –Earls has Balls. UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals. Earls Whistler. 11:30am. Come watch Chelsea vs. Man United and Barcelona vs. Shakhtar Donetsk. Games are shown in HD with full sound. Kick-off is at 11:30am!. To see more games and scores check out UEFA HERE
Wednesday, April 6 –Karaoke with DJ JewFro. Merlin’s. 8pm. Sing songs alongside the DJ with the best alias ever. Free drinks for the first 10 singers. [editor’s note: I’m a Jew. But I won’t be singing)
Thursday, April 7–Smalltown Canada. GLC. 9:30pm. Smalltown DJ’s & Team Canada DJs have joined forces for the Spring 2011 tour of Canada’s Smalltowns. First 100 tickets are $10 and $15 after that. Enjoy
Thursday, April 7 –Mardi Gras Party presented by Southern Comfort. Maxx Fish. 9pm. Join Maxx Fish for Mardi Gras where you can win $500 for having the most beads at the end of the night (could get rowdy). Dress up in your best Mardi Gras outfit for more great prizes! Fidel Cashflow is here playing the best party hits to keep you moving with banging house and pumping electro. [editor’s note: Why would you want to name yourself after Fidel Castro? Clearly Communism isn’t working out for Cuba. Houses can’t have the Internet and people can’t start their own business…enjoy the party]
Friday-Sunday, April 8-10-Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Monday, APR, 18 –START GROWING YOUR ‘STACHES. Sushi village presents the 11th annual Mustache night on April 18, 2011. This is going to be good