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New Ironman bike route revealed

February 1, 2018

Looped course to compress race’s footprint, avoid Pemberton

Pemberton is no longer part of the Subaru Ironman Canada course. Race organizers revealed on Thursday a brand-new bike course that minimizes the footprint of both the full-distance (226.3-km) and half-distance (70.3-mile or 113.1-km) events.…


Whistler remembers filmmaking legend

January 31, 2018

Warren Miller’s movies inspired generations of skiers

For decades, crowding into a theatre to watch the latest Warren Miller ski flick marked the official start of winter. With his distinctive, resonant voice and wry sense of humour, Miller took viewers on dazzling tours of the ski world, showcasing world-class riders ripping exotic, tantalizing mountains.…


Heavy snowfall keeps WB teams busy

Opening delays a result of lower mountain avalanche control and high winds

Powder-loving Whistler skiers have been stoked for the past couple weeks, with the mountain receiving significant snowfall. But for Whistler Blackcomb’s mountain operations team, big snow translated into big work, as crews raced to open the slopes every morning.…


Key tourism industries brace for employee challenges

Almost a million such jobs will open up over the next ten years, says a recent provincial report

An estimated 917,000 jobs will open up in B.C. in the next 10 years. That’s according to the 2017 edition of the province’s Labour Market Outlook, an annual report that discusses labour trends and breaks down the numbers by sector.…


You, Me, Sushi:

The Best of London’s Sushi Scene

Canada’s appreciation for Japanese cuisine is no secret and Whistler is proof of this. Considering the size of the town, Whistler boasts an impressive number of Japanese eateries, satisfying the cravings of any sushi fanatic.…


Taking in ‘The View From Here’

Corridor stakeholders discuss present and future of Whistler

Stakeholders from Whistler and the Sea to Sky region met to discuss the future of the resort at an event hosted by the Whistler Real Estate Company (WREC) and sponsored by BlueShore Financial on Saturday, Jan. 27. Speakers at the event — called “The View From Here” with a theme of New Horizons — included WREC president Pat Kelly, MLA Jordan Sturdy, Resort Municipality of Whistler CAO Mike Furey, Whistler Blackcomb COO Pete Sonntag, Lil’wat Nation political chief Dean Nelson and Helmut Pastrick, chief economist for Central 1 Credit Union.…


Sharpes hit podium at X Games

Sports briefs: Mielzynski takes eighth; Freeriders hit Red Mountain podium

The Sharpe siblings unfortunately aren’t attending the Olympics together, but they can share some commonalities in 2018. Both claimed hardware at X Games Aspen 2018, with snowboarder Darcy taking second in slopestyle and skier Cassie snagging third in the superpipe.…


Mountain News: Jostling and more in the Alterra-Vail competition

TELLURIDE, Colo. — The battle of the two ski giants is starting to get interesting. Alterra Mountain Co., the new skiing company, last week announced the name of its new pass, the Ikon, which will compete with the Epic Pass of Vail Resorts.…


Fred Penner grows with his fans

Venerable children’s performer reflects on building a 40-year career

Many of the musicians who collaborated with Fred Penner on his latest album, Hear the Music, watched him crawl through a log. That is, they’re just old enough to have seen the venerable children’s performer on CBC TV before his long-running show, Fred Penner’s Place, went off the air in 1997.…


Emergency order aims to protect resident orcas

Canada is losing a lot of its wildlife. The World Wildlife Fund’s 2017 Living Planet Report Canada found half the monitored mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and fish species declined from 1970 to 2014.…


December room nights drop 5% in 2017

Holiday season 2017 still goes down as second busiest on record

Following a record-breaking December 2016, room nights declined five per cent in December 2017 — but it was still good enough for the second best December on record. “Over the holiday period we were still at 89-per-cent average occupancy, so still a positive result which I’m sure trickles into a number of businesses in town,” said Meredith Kunza, Tourism Whistler’s (TW) senior manager of research and product development.…


Catch you at the top

The question I’d put out there on Twitter and Facebook was simple: “Favourite Warren Miller film ever? Go.”…


Behold: the smiling cashier at your grocery store

Cashier-free Seattle store lobs a curve ball

It sounds like a dream world you’d cook up when you were a kid and never imagined could come true: A store where you walk in, grab what you want and walk out. Last week, Amazon made waves when it opened its cashierless Amazon Go store in Seattle.…


Alpine Canada Olympic team named

Three WMSC alums crack the squad

Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) alumnus Jack Crawford was part of two fairly significant Alpine Canada announcements in the past few days. The 20-year-old was named to Canada’s contingent at the Junior World Ski Championships in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23.…


Settlement reached in Tyndall Stone lawsuit

News briefs: Stranded woman calls for emergency shelter

A lawsuit stemming from a 2013 fire in the Tyndall Stone Lodge building in Whistler Village has reached a confidential settlement. “The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) cannot comment on the specific details of the settlement.…


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