Whistler offers clean, fresh mountain air, gorgeous surroundings and an endless variety of healthy activities for you to experience. With such beneficial attributes, it isn’t surprising that this resort has also become a renowned destination for health and wellness getaways.
Here are a few places to relax, rejuvenate and cultivate a healthier lifestyle:
2014 marks TED’s 30 anniversary and the celebrations will be going down in arguably two of the most active and healthy cities in Canada – Vancouver and Whistler, BC.
Whistler will be host to TEDActive, a simulcast experience that runs in parallel to the TED conference held in Vancouver on March 17-21, 2014. Whistler’s environment will inspire exploration, creativity and connections – core to the TEDActive experience.
TEDActive is about finding opportunities to awaken latent creativity and to rediscover the joy of making something with your own hands. Think bike repair, hacking, sculpting in cardboard, 3D printing, homebrewing and more – a lot of which is already happening in our culturally vibrant town.
A standard registration for TEDActive 2014 in Whistler costs $3,750, and only a limited number of TEDActive registrations are available each year, so for those interested, I suggest that you take your essay questions seriously… very seriously, because being a participant of TEDActive is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Have you had the chance to visit the Whistler Museum? If not, make a point to. You’ll be fascinated by photos of Whistler’s first pioneers, Whistler’s original ski-bums, and beautiful photos of the ever changing mountain scenery.
The mission of the Whistler Museum is to “collect, preserve, document and interpret the natural and human history of mountain life – with an emphasis on Whistler – and to provide a forum in which to present an innovative range of exhibitions and education programs to enrich the lives of residents and guests.”
And believe me, the staff and supports of Whistler Museum have done just that. The Museum is located across from our new office at 4333 Main Street, and is open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm. Admission is under $10.00.
Here’s a little snapshot of Canada’s success in the Olympics this past week. Go Canada!
– Canadian Apline Ski Team veteran Jan Hudec captures Canada’s first alpine medal in 20 years!
– Canadian halfpipe team skier Mike Riddle earned a silver medal from the first-ever Olympic competition, while Whistler resident Justin Dorey placed 12th in the final.
– Gold again for Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse – defending their Olympic women’s bobsleigh title!
With 150 cm of fresh snow in the last week, skiers and boarders flocked to the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains to enjoy waist-deep powder! Myself and fellow realtor, Jeff Hume and I hit the slopes this week and had a blast.
Forgot my goggle so improvised with Jeff’s sunglasses! Not ideal on a powder day but it worked!
Events and Other Activities
Thursday Feb 20 – Kokanee Valley Race Series
Skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders are all welcome to Whistler Blackcomb’s Terrain GS/Banked Slalmon event. Preregister at Guest Relations or online and save $5. Registration starts at 8:30AM at the Rendezvous on Blackcomb.
Friday, Feb 21 – Kokanee Live! with Ash Grunwald @The GLC
Doors open at 9PM. First 75 people to arrive receive a free Kokanee Glacier Beer. Tickets – 1st 100 at $15. Then $20.
Feb 21 – 23 – Avalanche Skills Training Programs
AST programs are an essential first step to safe blackcountry use. AST 1 & 2 courses provide a blend of practical field days with indoor theory.
Feb 22 – 23 – Ski and Snowboard Cross
Skiers and snowboarders 13 and under. 2 day Snowcross event in the Nintendo Terrain Park on Blackcomb. Day of registration and bib distribution at the Rendezvous until 9:45AM sharp – Saturday February 22nd only.
There’s no better place then in Whistler to get into the Olympic Spirit! Bring your family and friends to Family Apres and celebrate Sochi Style!
The popular Family Après program will get into the spirit during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games with themed entertainment and activities. Whistler Olympic Plaza will be buzzing with sport demonstrations, live music and some of the favourite 2010 Whistler Live! Entertainers, who will be brought back for an encore. Participation is free. Family Après is weather dependent so please check in with the Village Hosts on the day to confirm if the event is going ahead.
This is a Whistler Winter Must Do event you don’t want to miss! I sure as heck won’t be participating, but will definitely be “Oooing and Awwing” at the sidelines. These Whistler and out-of-town kids are so skilled … no doubt there will be a few future Olympians from the group!
Park Rider Sessions featuring slope-style format take place on both mountains and utilize the best terrain available. Competitions are open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Helmets are mandatory. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as events do sell out. Please call the Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Centre at 1.800.766.0449 prior to the event day for more information.
I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped me become a member of the 2013 MLS Medallion Club. Every year, the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board recognizes the accomplishments of its top producers. In order to become a Medallion Club member, you must be in the top 10% of all board members in terms of combined listings, sales, and dollar volume.
I could not have accomplished this without you!
Professional photos for advertising make all the difference in the world to portraying your property in the best possible light. Did you know that I have a photographer on my team who will take interior, exterior shots as well as a virtual tour?