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Vail Resorts sees strong quarter despite poor snow season in U.S.

June 13, 2018

Lift revenue up 8%, pass sales up 19%

Vail Resorts posted strong third-quarter results in spite of poor weather at some of its U.S. properties to start the ski season. For the fiscal period ending April 30, the Colorado-based ski giant saw its total net revenue increase 6.3 per cent, to US$844.5 million, compared to the same period last year.…


The price is what?

When I was a kid, getting sick and staying home from school wasn’t entirely bad. Sure, you had that trusty box of Kleenex or puke bucket at the ready, but for me, it was a rare opportunity to enjoy the myriad pricing games on The Price is Right or the checkout chaos of Supermarket Sweep.…


Scientists leave BioBlitz happy

Dozens of new species recorded at annual event

More than 60 scientists were in Whistler for last week’s 12th annual BioBlitz, and for the most part, they left happy. “The people with the biggest smiles on their faces were the mushroom people and the insect people—they’re the things that most people don’t pay too much attention to, but compared to last year, there were so many mushrooms, and new mushrooms that these scientists who have been here for a long time haven’t seen, so they were really thrilled.” said Bob Brett, founder of the Whistler Biodiversity Project and co-organizer of BioBlitz.…


Pemberton signs regional transit MOU

Council briefs: Bylaw update; Information Data Portal

At its Tuesday, June 12 regular council meeting, Village of Pemberton (VOP) council authorized Mayor Mike Richman to sign on to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on regional transit. “The Sea-to-Sky Corridor Regional Transit Study indicates there is desire and market demand for more transit options along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor for employees starting their commutes in Mt. Currie, Pemberton, Whistler, Black Tusk/Pinecrest, Squamish, Britannia Beach, Furry Creek and Lions Bay and travelling to work sites primarily in Whistler, Squamish and Metro Vancouver,” the document reads.…


Pemberton council says no to boundary extension

Controversial extension doesn’t make financial sense, decides mayor and council

Village of Pemberton (VOP) council voted not to proceed with a controversial proposal that would have seen its boundary extend over several areas of Electoral Area C, bringing in an additional 206 properties and two independent power producers. After listening to a presentation by urban systems planner Dan Huang, VOP councillors unanimously chose not to support the extension.…


Overtourism, a new force of nature

It’s #TravelTuesday! I know this because it’s an Instagram thing I sometimes engage in.…


Ironman traffic plan coming soon

Low turnout for information session at Rainbow Theatre

As the public information meeting drew to a close, Subaru Ironman Canada race director Christine Cogger and Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) manager of strategic alliances Bob Andrea didn’t entirely know what to make of the low turnout. Only three people showed up to ask questions at the Whistler Conference Centre’s Rainbow Theatre, which would seem to be a sign that the triathlon’s changes to its bike and run courses for the July 29 race are being welcomed by the community.…


Incredibles stick it to the man

Oceans 8 took top spot at the box office last week and many news outlets are still feigning surprise. “Like wow, a movie aimed at 52 per cent of the ticket-buying population outsold a Star Wars spinoff we just spent the last week proclaiming a failure?…


From farm to bottle at Pemberton’s newest brewery, The Beer Farmers

Third-generation farmers will grow their own barley for farmhouse-style beers

When Will Miller starts “getting super excited” about barley, he’s often met with blank stares. “People are like, ‘What’s barley?'” said the co-owner of Pemberton’s newest microbrewery, The Beer Farmers.…


Free will astrology for the week of June 14

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
My Aries acquaintance Tatiana decided to eliminate sugar from her diet. She drew up a plan to avoid it completely for 30 days, hoping to permanently break its hold over her.…


Bowen third in Oliver

Whistler Triathlon Club shows well in recent meets

The nature of triathlons has Chris Bowen often challenging from behind, but he’s up for the task. The Whistler Triathlon Club (WTC) member, who acknowledged swimming isn’t his strong suit, overcame a deficit of over seven minutes coming out of the water during the Oliver Half Iron event in the southern Interior town on June 3.…


Suspect wanted after attempted scam at Whistler bank

Police Briefs: Roadblock leads to drug seizure; Tax scam claims another victim

Police are asking the public for help identifying a man who reportedly tried to scam a teller at a Whistler bank last week. At about 4 p.m. last Wednesday, June 7, two males entered a local bank, where one attempted to exchange bills at the counter, while the other tried to distract the teller.…


Ski towns react to Vail Resorts latest acquisitions

June 12, 2018

Ski-industry giant purchases Crested Butte and three other ski resorts

Vail Resorts announced its impending purchase of Crested Butte (and three other ski areas) at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 4. By 8:13 a.m., a theme had emerged at KBUT, a local radio station in the Colorado ski town.…


Mountain News: When Kanye West shared his new album in Jackson Hole

JACKSON, Wyo.—The rapper Kanye West released his newest album, Ye, last Thursday night at a private “listening” party at a ranch resort about 72 kilometres north of Jackson. Kanye made sure the event was well chronicled, flying in music journalists and assorted others from New York City on a private 70-seat jet.…


Training Clinics for everyone – RBC GranFondo Whistler

June 11, 2018

rbcgranfondo.com – Whether you’re looking to tackle the RBC GranFondo Whistler for the first time, refining your power output or interested in a training clinic for women, by women, we’ve got a program to help you reac…

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