March 29, 2017

Event Tickets for World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler Now on Sale

World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2017Event tickets for the 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) are available for purchase online at wssf.com. With the Festival being nearly a month away, the countdown to the most anticipated party of the year starts now. WSSF celebrates all things mountain culture and perfectly showcases the resort’s diverse personality and energy.

WSSF will take place April 7 to April 16, 2017. Ticketed events include:

  • The 9th Annual Invitational Roller Derby Bout, two roller derby bouts featuring Whistler’s Apex Pistols and Vancouver’s Smokin’ Laces and new this year, two of the top 10 men’s teams from the 2016 World Championships – The Vancouver Murder and Puget Sound Outcasts will comp [Read more…]

Season Passes and EDGE Cards for 2017-2018 Season at Whistler Blackcomb Now Available

Jonathan Hadley on Whistler Mountain.

Jonathan Hadley on Whistler Mountain.

Lock in the guaranteed best deal, combined with the best benefits, on a 2017-2018 Season Pass or EDGE Card with just $49 (plus GST) down through Sunday, April 9

  • Now Unlimited Season Passes and EDGE Cards include ski benefits at U.S. destinations such as Vail, Park City, and Breckenridge
  • In addition, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass is now on sale and provides unlimited, unrestricted access to Whistler Blackcomb and 13 of the world’s best ski and snowboard destinations in Canada, the U.S. and Australia, as well as limited access to 30 European resorts

Whistler Blackcomb today announced its lineup of Season Passes and EDGE Cards for the 2017-2018 winter season. Guests looking to exclusively ski or snowboard Whistler Blackcomb next winter can do so with the Unlimited Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass. For just CAD$1,229 pass holders receive unrestricted and unlimited [Read more…]

Walk Off The Earth and Keys N Krates to Headline 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC

World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2017Ozomatli, Busty and the Bass, Busta Rhymes, Swollen Members and Grandson Also Scheduled to Perform in the Fido Outdoor Concert Series

he World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) has announced artists for the Fido Outdoor Concert Series in Whistler this April. Canadian heroes, Walk Off The Earth and Keys N Krates will be playing free shows at Skier’s Plaza, at the base of Whistler Mountain, on the Fido Main Stage.

Walk Off The Earth will capture fans attention with their authentic song writing and upbeat sound on Saturday, April 8th. The eccentric 5-piece band from Burlington, Ontario, are always finding new ways to keep their music fresh with the collaboration of rock, reggae, pop and folk vibes. Attendees will be wildly entertained and dancing along to the unique sound of Walk Off The Earth at WSSF.

Known for their trance, deep house music, Keys N Krates prides themselves on how well their music translates from in the studio to performing live. They are guaranteed to blow away attendees with their technical sounds. Keys N Krates will be bringing the Fido Main Stage to life on [Read more…]

Tahoe Donner’s Lodge Restaurant & Pub Earns OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award

Tahoe Donner LodgeTahoe Donner is pleased to announce The Lodge Restaurant & Pub was recognized by OpenTable, an online restaurant review and reservation site, as a 2017 Diners’ Choice winner for the fourth consecutive year. The Lodge was voted amongst the highest restaurants in North Lake Tahoe in the following categories: Best Service, Best Food, Best Value, Most Booked, Best Ambiance and Best Overall.

The Diners’ Choice winners are determined by feedback from diners who booked their reservation through opentable.com. Only diners with a seated reservation can submit feedback.   [Read more…]

An Overview of My Experience at TwitchCon 2016

Twitchcon San Diego 2016By Makaya Loo

September 30 thru October 2nd many fans of the popular live-streaming website twitch.tv came together at the San Diego Convention Center to celebrate the annual TwitchCon 2016 event. Twitch is a site where thousands of people can live stream themselves playing video games for their viewers. Some things you can do on this site along with watching another live streamer are, being able to interact with the streamer in a live chat box where you can also express yourself with custom “emotes” or emoticons to show feelings and emotions. I had attended TwitchCon this weekend for the first time ever; it being the second event of its kind. This event had me starstruck at what it had in store for me.

There were plenty of activities to do which involved meeting your favorite streamer in person, exploring the expo hall full of new games and vendors to spark your interest, buying limited edition merchandise, attending panels where many successful streamers talk about specific topics to help other possible upcoming streamers, and there were even some panels for entertainment such as tournaments or making fun of your favorite streamer for your enjoyment. This event was available to all ages but on top of those many activities there was even an area on the rooftop for anyone above the age 21 to halve some drinks and jam out to some music provided by NoCopyrightSounds and special guests such as Darude who made a special appearance for one last session the morning after the TwitchCon After Party on Saturday night at Petco Field showcasing additional guests, T-Pain, and Steve Aoki. [Read more…]

Whistler Blackcomb Named #1 Ski Resort in North America for Third Straight Year

Whistler Blackcomb logo29th Annual SKI Magazine Resort Survey Places Whistler Blackcomb Back On The Podium

For the third consecutive year, the SKI Magazine Resort Survey has named Whistler Blackcomb as the No. 1 Overall Ski Resort in North America. Whistler Blackcomb has held this title four times in the last five years and has also consistently scored high for terrain variety, off-hill activities, lodging and après. With approximately 15,000 people surveyed, the SKI Magazine Resort Survey is the most comprehensive survey of its kind.

“Our vision at Whistler Blackcomb is to be the No. 1 mountain resort in the world,” says Dave Brownlie, President and CEO at Whistler Blackcomb. “We consider SKI Magazine’s No. 1 ranking three years in a row a massive victory towards making that a reality. Whistler as a community is dedicated to providing an outstanding guest experience and it’s nice to see the public opinion reflecting these efforts.” [Read more…]

NEW SKI AND SNOWBOARD EVENTS ADDED TO THE 2016 WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL IN WHISTLER, BC

World Ski and Snowboard Festival logoIFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships And Gibbons Style Session Join Event Lineup Alongside Returning Monster Boarderstyle World Championships

WHISTLER, BC April 5, 2016 – New for 2016, the IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships and the Gibbons Style Session make their inaugural mark on the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) event schedule. The Monster Energy Boarderstyle returns to WSSF with a fresh new look which translates into the Monster Boarderstyle World Championships. As always, the on-mountain events will draw some of the top ski and snowboard athletes from North America and around the world to Whistler. [Read more…]

Whistler Blackcomb to Host Never Ever Days for New Skiers April 9 & 10

Whistler Blackcomb logo300 Adults New To Skiing/Snowboarding Can Purchase a Lesson, Lift Ticket, Rental Gear & Après For Only $25

The extremely popular Never Ever Days program is back at Whistler Blackcomb for its springtime debut. Never Ever Days give adults who want to learn to ski or snowboard the opportunity to give it a try. For only $25 participants receive rentals, a lift ticket, a lesson, and the all-important après. The program runs on April 9 and 10, coinciding with the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF), and is open to all British Columbia and Washington State residents ages 19+. There are 150 packages available for each day and it does sell out quickly. [Read more…]

Concur Reveals The True Costs of Last-Minute Travel

Last Minute TravelBELLEVUE, Wash., March, 2016 – Last-minute business travel is costly, but what a difference one day can make in managing those costs.

Concur, Bellevue-based provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today released an analysis of the true costs of last-minute business travel. On average, booking air travel seven or fewer days before a trip will cost on average 44% more than if it had been booked 15 days or more in advance.  However, business travelers can cut this figure in half if they book just eight days in advance or more, resulting in fares that are just 22% more than booking 15 days in advance. [Read more…]