Well for starters it’s Whistler and Whistler is AWESOME! 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, + the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival comes to town! As they say: “sleep in May”. One week until the madness!
First off: The backcountry advisory as of Friday April, 8, is… ALPINE: Moderate. 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
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, Satruday, Sunday, April 8, 9, 10 –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 –Saturday, April 8-10, –Whistler Cup Presented by Rio Tinto Alcan. Whistler Mountain. North America’s Only FIS-sanctioned race for juvenile ski racers age 11-14. Happing on Whistler Mountain. There are 21 national teams and 375 racers already confirmed. Check out the Whistler Cup Website HERE
Friday, April 8 –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-Sunday, April 9, 10- Kokanee Freeride Apres. GLC and Dusty’s. Come and enjoy a Kokanee, (happens to be the official beer of Whistler Blackcomb, WHO KNEW), at the infamous Kokanee après series. Watch local legends the harifarmers. GLC on April 9, and Dusty’s on April 10
Saturday, April 9 –Snowslam 3. Merlin’s. 9:30pm. This festival is held one night a year and basically tears up Whistler for the evening. It would be a good time to let you kow that this is a punk festival. If you’re interested keep reading if not… go on to the next post. There are seven bands but only four hours of show time. Some bands include Vancouver’s Carpenters, Cambridge and Slush. Oh Boy. Short and sweet for you punks. $10 or $15 dollars.
Saturday, April 9 –Ladies Night. Moe Joes. 9pm. Chicks come out. And DJ Rosco plays everything that you want to dance to. Great drink specials and ladies are free before 11.
Sunday, April 10 –Park Riders Sessions Presented by Telus. Watch skiers and snowboarders hit three consecutive jumps spaces closer together and perform their latest tricks. Judges will be checking out what you bring and there will be winners in each category. Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Pre-register and save $6. Call guest relations today, 1-800.766.044
Sunday, April 10 –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, April 10 – Filth. Village Lounge & Nightclub. 9:30. Featuring dirty tech house and electro music with DJ Joshua Holland (UK) and JT (Village). Hosted by Macca? Free cover all night.
Monday-Wednesday, April 11-13- Avalanche Skills Training –Level 1. All day. www.whistlerguides.com
Monday, April 11- Open Mic Night. 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!
Monday, April 11 –Free Bass Mondays with DJ Canosis. Moe Joe’s. 9pm. Local DJ and Producer Canosis is really excited about this new night dedicated to bass heavy music. Womp Womp Womp. Did I mention Womp. Cheap drinks and free pool. Just don’t leave your cheap drinks at the free pool table…. “should be called groundie’s” -The Hangover
Tuesday, April 12 –Twangin Tuesdays. The Fitzsimmon’s Pub. 3-6. Come check out guitarist Susan Holden and Jono Reichard. They play covers and originals and are sure to warm your ears. Paired with a gourmet menu and beers this is an event that shouldn’t be missed. The pub’s local living room feeling will be providing music, and will continue on till the end of April.
Tuesday, April 12 –Livingstone & Vancouver’s DJ Soo. Tommy Africa’s. 9:30. A great time with lots of breaks, mash –ups and party tunes. If you get there early you can grab your copy.
Wednesday, April 13 –Laura Lost. Crystal Lounge. Singer/Songwriter plays chilled acoustic rock, indie originals and covers.
Wednesday, April 13 –Wicked Wednesday’s presents the Ultimate ski Bunny Party. Maxx Fish. 9pm. OMG. YEP. And the first 100 through the door will get complimentary bunny ears and a copy of 2011 Whistler Exposed Calendar. (Hear that Jon Conway, we get to see you in bunny ears). The winner of the sexiest ski bunny contest will win $250 and a chance to be featured in the 2012 Bikini Calendar. (Hear that Jon Conway you could win $250) So dress to impress and have tons of fun!
Thursday, April 14 –Sweatshop Union. Moe Joe’s. Playing all their old stuff and songs from their new disc the The Bill Murray EP.
Thursday, April 14 –Thrash This. Village Lounge & Nightclub. 9:30pm. King Snow Magazine presents a snowboard party featuring DJ Cripples Wheel. There is a video lounge and prize giveaways. This week it’s sponsored by Sandbox. No cover. Sweet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 –TELUS WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL BEGINS 🙂
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