I sometimes wonder how we find time to ski with all the other amazing events going on in Whistler. Just this past weekend Whistler hosted the following events, some of which are still on-going:
Whistler Telemark Fest
February 4, 2012The Whistler Telemark Festival is a great opportunity for telemarkers get together and enjoy a day of skiing with instruction for everyone from beginners to steeps experts and all in between. There will be fun competitions, prizes and Apres! Participants are entitle to 50% off lift tickets and 20% off rentals.
FIBT: Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup
February 2 — 4, 2012FIBT: Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup
The world’s top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will hit the track at the Whistler Sliding Centre for thrilling sliding sport action on the fastest track in the world. Get dressed in red and white, and come on down to the Sliding Centre to cheer Canada’s athletes to gold.
Callaghan Winter Sports Club Biathlon Series
February 4, 2012
From beginners to experts, the Biathlon Series is an excellent opportunity to experience biathlon and test your cross-country skiing and shooting skills in a fun environment. Similar to a sprint competition, each participant will ski three loops of a course, with two shooting bouts in-between. These events are open to all members of the public, ages 8 and up. Takes place at the Whistler Olympic Park.
February 5 – 12, 2012
Don’t miss one of the biggest and best gay ski weeks in the world! 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Whistler’s WinterPRIDE. GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE Is The Evolution Of The Annual Gay & Lesbian Ski & Snowboard Festival
The infamous Peak to Creek Race also took place on Friday February 3 and Saturday February 4, 2012. Hundreds of skiers of various levels team up to race down from the very top of Whistler Mountain ending up in the Creekside. Lots of fun, prizes and apres for all.
So how do we fit all this in, while some of us have to work too?? We can’t participate in all these great events, but how lucky are we to have the opportunity to do so. And think about the variety of people we get to meet in the village who all have a different, fascinating story to tell of what has brought them to Whistler. It’s usually a collection of things that brings everyone back — the amazing snow, the never ending variety of skiable terrain, the great village atmosphere and the warmth and hospitality of the Canadians, eh.
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