Personal Comments @ Whistler
What People are saying about Whistler.
New Year's Baby Skier.|
Little Buddy Rubin.
January 2, 2010.
At three months Rubin hasn't decided
whether he's going to rail turns or ride a plank.
His parents brought him to Whistler so
he can get an early start making up his mind
because you never can tell where the next Olympic
medalist will come from.
The betting line favoured skier because
everytime his Mom spoke the words 'twin tips' he
started laughing his head off.
Where as everytime she said
'droopy pants' he looked like he'd already
smelt enough of them.
Atta boy Rubin. You can't start life off
as a skid!
Eve Night Lights.|
Torch Light Parade.
New Year's Eve.
After putting in a vollie day supervising
junvenile minded brats of no
particular age - either gendered maniacs
terrorizing anybody downhill of them - Alex
pulls down a few more turns in Whistler's
annual New Year's Eve Torch Light parade.
90 people lit flares at both ends of
Hint Alert: Don't bring your poles.
If you do it will cost a round of drinks
later but, holding them out with the bamboo
does result in a nice forward balance that helps
with the long ski out.
The torches are lit at the Roundhouse
light board and follow Upper
Whiskey Jack to Lower. Then Olympic Run to
the G.L.C.in the Village.
Alex is a strong skier and needs to be.
Skiing non-stop to the Village is a right of passage
in this town.
Can you do it?, or better yet,
Can you still do it?, are common local questions.
At night is another story, on New Year's Eve,
quite a story!
Livin' er and Givin' er.|
Base of Whistler Mountain.
December 28, 2010.
As of yesterday, 241 cms of heaven
sent powder descended upon
Whistler/Blackcomb mountains in the past week.
Now that's a Christmas present for all
those that have made the pilgrimage from
points around the globe.
It may seem funny that they had to
fight off record snow in their own countries
to get here, but it's testament to this
magical place that they did.
It's all about living the dream of the
endless run and giving all you've got while
you're doing it at Whistler, the Global Village.
Major Snow Dump Looming.
December 12, 2010.
With a severe storm system brewing
off the coast and huge flakes already bombing
down on Whistler Village some rabid fans of
heavy weather are grinning madly at the
prospect of tomorrow morning.
Expert rider Rob Neilson looks forward
to schooling all young turks bent on moving up the
pecking order of big mountain moves. His
world of earned experience makes Rob a
target for the snowboard video crowd looking
to get off the couch.
There is no substitute for on
mountain time and those who seek the short cut
offen look to mountain men like Rob to test their
abilities. Only to find they not only have a lot to
learn, but also that he is always waiting for
them at the bottom.
Jeff and Candice.
December 7, 2010.
Conditions were a little sketchy
with a new system moving into the area,
but the people we met were so polite that
it made for an exceptional experience.
"I crossed my skis with someone else
in the lift line and they told me they were sorry."
"It's a little expensive, but a beautiful
place to visit and the people are just wonderful!"
Place of Business.
Whistler Film Festival.
Whistler Conference Centre.
December 5, 2010.
Producer Harry Sutherland
of 'ilustrato Pictures' explains the value of
the Whistler Film Festival to the future
of Whistler itself.
"Whistler is in the same time zone as
L.A. and Hollywood is doing big business with
China. The Chinese are building ski resorts
and love Whistler. They actually have one
called Shangra-La that they want to be the sister
resort of Whistler."
This is the kind of business being
discussed between features at this year's
festival and it's the best indication yet of how,
at just 10 years old, the WFF has matured into
more than room sales to become an asset
"The Skiing is Excellent!"
Erinne and Jack - Perth Scotland.
November 23, 2010.
With temps around the -20C range
in the Valley and even lower with wind chill on
hill, Erinne and Jack gave the Big Mountain
experience a miss today after being up for
the past two.
"The snow has that squeak to it." is
a quote that all enthusiasts can relate to when
dreaming about dry powder conditions.
These two were found warming up in
Hot Buns Bakery where they related
planning a winter season in Whistler 9 months
ago after working one in the Austrian Alps.
"Their first time in Canada they said,
"People are really friendly here, especially in
lift lines, but we only wish the buses would run
Don't we all!
November 19, 2010.
Pro patroller Gia reports 'Good Skiing'
with an opening day grin. He spent a boot to
knee deep morning on Whistler Mountain
ensuring the safety of every early season wild
It's a pretty big responsibility. Only
the Red, Emerald and Franz chairs were
open plus one has to take into consideration
the nature of big mountain people.
Well informed valley rumour heard
some folks planned to hike up, spend the night
on mountain and then warm up in 'bump shacks'
to get first tracks on the maddening crowd.
Seen that in the city lately?
Published on a handset.