Past Events, Updates Coming Soon
Feb 20, Wed :: Jeff Lowe – Alpine Climbing Expert, Presentation and Slideshow
8pm at Millennium Place – Whistler Arts Council and Coast Range Heliskiing present alpine expert Jeff Lowe as part of Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry. A renowned alpine, big wall and free-climbing master, Lowe’s lengthy list of climbs includes hundreds of first-ascents. He is recognized as one of the world’s premiere ice climbers. The Lowe routes, which are among the most difficult mixed climbs in the world, have inspired a new generation of winter climbing aficionados. Lowe will present fantastic photographs and read from his new book, Many Climbs, to put a human face on the world of extreme alpinism. Prizes provided by ARC’TERYX Equipment and Merrell Canada. Out of Bounds is a photography exhibition and competition running for the entire month of February at Millennium Place featuring scenes of skiing and snowboarding in BC backcountry. The public can vote on their favourite backcountry photo for a chance to win a heliskiing trip with Coast Range Heliskiing. Tickets: $17 Available at Millennium Place in Whistler, 604.935.8410
Feb 23, Sat :: Squamish Valley Before the Highway, with Lesley Keith.
Brackendale Art Gallery, 8:00 pm. A PP presentation of photographs of the Squamish Valley before it was connected to Vancouver by road. Presented by the Squamish Historical Society on the Brackendale Art Gallery’s new 10′ screen. Admission by donation.
Mar 22, Sat :: VIMFF Best of the Fest.
Eagle Eye Theatre, doors at 7:00 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. $15.00 at the door. Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival’s Best of the Fest. A screening of some of the best films from the 2008 VIMFF with a guest speaker to be announced.
April 11-20 :: TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
For 10 days and 10 nights, Whistler turns up the volume with 50 live concerts, major pro ski and snowboard comps, legendary arts events, endless nightlife and the best spring skiing & riding in the world. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring yourself and get ready for the time of your life.
May 10, Sat :: Mind over Mountain Adventure Racing (MOMAR)
Squamish, 9:00 am. A Mind Over Mountain Race (MOMAR) is a one day event aimed at challenging the bodies and minds of adventure enthusiasts. Test your limits on a scenic 40 km of XC mountain biking, navigation, bushwhacking, water challenges and rappelling! MOMAR after-parties are legendary and well deserved celebrations of a grueling race day! Come out to race or volunteer and experience a weekend to remember for years to come.
May 11 :: Squamish Junior Triathlon.
Fun for the kids!
May 24 :: Two Triathlons in Whistler.
Whistler Kids of Steel Youth Tri, and Whistler Tri A Tri.
May 25 :: The 17th Annual Whistler Valley Trail Run
Jun 14, Sat :: Test of Metal.
Squamish’s premier mountain biking race.
Jul 16-20 :: Squamish Mountain Festival.
Film, clinics, workshop, celebrations on the rock, at the Squamish Adventure Centre, the Howe Sound Brew Pub and Eagle Eye Theatre. Check website for list of events.
Aug 9-17 :: Crankworx 2008.
Dirt meet insanity, insanity meet dirt The most ground-breaking gravity fueled mountain bike festival in the history of all things badass. Nine action packed days featuring the sport’s most fearless and talented athletes. A war for freeride glory in the only coliseum qualified for such prestige – the air and stunt infused dirt of the world famous Whistler Bike Park. In the four years since its inception Kokanee Crankworx has become the proving ground. Inspiring heroes like Basagoitia, Gracia, Zink, Lopes and McCaul to throw it down nuclear bomb style. Downhill, 4X, dirt jumps and the grandpappy of them all, the Kokanee Slopestyle – off-road electricity hardwired to the soul of mountain biking’s next generation of backflippin, tailwhippin, 720 huckin’ superstars. Birthplace of legends. Evolution of air. Homage to speed. Kokanee Crankworx. Let it ride over you, brothers and sisters. Let it ride over you.