Just a reminder that Family Day falls on Monday, February 10!
Family Day is a mid winter holiday to celebrate the importance of families and family life. Spend the long weekend in Whistler with activities and events to entertain family members young and old. Did you know, as a special Family Day gift, BC residents can enjoy a 50% discount on lift tickets on Monday, February 10, 2014. It’s an amazing deal, so hit the slopes with your family! If you’re away from home, meet up with new and old friends to enjoy the long weekend.
I’m a big fan of CBC TV’s Dragon’s Den. When I saw Whistler couple, John and Leah Garrad-Cole make the biggest closing deal in the show’s history for their Love Child Organics snack food, I was so excited! A huge round of applause goes out to this Whistler power couple. I wish you all the success in the world!
Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/L3Y3ia and check out their website http://www.lovechildorganics.com/
Dining in Whistler can be overwhelming, especially with all the great choices – so I’ve broken it down into bite-size-pieces so it’s easier to digest!
Pique’s Best of Whistler 2013 – Food & Drink
Best Pasta – Pasta Lupino Gourmet
Best Soup, Stew and Chilli – Gone Village Eatery
Best Pizza – Creekbread
Best Beer – Brewhouse
Best Hot Chocolate – Blenz
Best Quick Lunch & Best Vegetarian Food – Ingrid’s
Best Dessert – PureBread and Araxi
Best Value – El Furniture Warehouse – Everything on the menu is $5.00
Best Burger – Splitz Grill
Best Steak – Hy’s Steakhouse
Whistler’s award winning restaurants and chefs offer appetizing food and drink from different ethnicities and regions, with many featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients – for those seeking a truly Canadian dish.
Back Country (back-coun·try) noun: skiing or riding in unmarked or unpatrolled area, usually in pursuit of fresh fallen powder snow. The allure of backcountry skiing and riding has increased over the last few years and many resorts, as well as manufacturers, are filling this demand with innovative products and services. I’m sure glad they are, because I love it! It’s important to ensure you’ve got the right training, gear and bulletins to make help make your adventure safe and prepare you for avalanche and glacier hazards.
Friends and I ventured to the Back Country and camped overnight. Here are a few photos from our adventures.
On January 26, 2014 check out the Biathlon Series Event at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. Here you’ll see cross-country skiers with rifles strapped to their backs, racing on a looped course, only stopping to shoot at targets, before they’re off again.
Members of the public, ages 9 and up, from beginners to experts, can participate for only $25, and spectators are welcome to watch for just $10.00. For more information on the Biathlon Series, visit callaghanwintersportsclub.ca
Nearly 10,000 people live in Whistler and a large number of residents have pets such as dogs. As a result, Whistler offers excellent pet-friendly resources including miles of trails, dog beaches and parks, pet-friendly hotels and condos and services including boarding, grooming and walking. I know my dog, Oso loves living in Whistler!
I would like to take a moment to thank all my clients, friends, and colleagues for their support throughout 2013. With your loyalty and assistance I was able to receive a GOLD level of excellence from The Whistler Real Estate Company in 2013 and ranked 8th overall within the company in number of sales. In 2013, I was able to complete 32 transactions for people buying and selling their homes in Whistler.
Thanks to everyone!
Whistler is long famous for powder days, big mountains and inviting hospitality. But when GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE comes to town, Whistler pulls out all the stops. The result is one of the biggest and most inclusive winter celebrations on the world Pride circuit.
The LGBTQ pride week from January 26 to February 2, 2014 will feature a packed events schedule of skiing, snowboarding, parties, dances, social events and more. So be sure to head to the mountains at the end of January for a warm welcome and an action-packed week of fun.
If you’re one to marvel at the speed and skill of downhill racers, and think to yourself, “Hey, I could do that!” then why not register for the Kokanee Valley Race Series GS. This series is open to skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders, and best of all no racing experience is required.
On Blackcomb Mountain’s Ross’ Gold/Gandy Dancer runs, participants will race every Thursday throughout the season. So challenge yourself and register for free at Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations and Ski School Sales locations.
Duffey Lake offers backcountry skiing and hiking routes to alpine areas accessible from the Duffey Lake area surrounding Cayoosh Pass along Highway 99 in southwestern British Columbia. Copious amounts of ski ascent routes, ski runs, backcountry cabins, and hiking trails are available year-round! Katsy and I went splitboarding at Duffy Lake not to long ago, and had a blast. We’re so lucky to call Whistler our home.