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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mudders get tough in Whistler as June welcomes season of festivals and events

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - June 19, 2014

Mudders get tough in Whistler as June welcomes season of festivals and events


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Whistler, B.C. – This weekend marks the return of the annual Tough Mudder event in Whistler, drawing thousands of competitors to the resort and helping to kick off the summer’s busy events season.

Tough Mudder rolls into town June 21 and 22 with competitors drawn to the military-style obstacle course designed to test physical and mental strength and encourage teamwork. Additional competitive events in Whistler in June include the Test Your Soul endurance downhill race on Whistler Mountain (June 21) and the Tenderfoot Boogie Trail Race on June 28.

But you don’t have to be a Mudder to be tough … or adventurous. If adventure is what you crave in your own action-packed getaway, let the Adrenaline Adventure itinerary be your guide, with the likes of glacier hiking, mountain bike park riding, bungee jumping, river rafting and Via Ferrata just a few of the samplings on the menu.

From sport and endurance competitions to arts, culture and culinary, Whistler has it all in June.

The first day of summer also marks National Aboriginal Day -- June 21, to be celebrated with a number of events at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Craft workshops, artist demonstrations and the Radical Raptors Birds of Prey presentation will all take place at the SLCC. The Whistler Insider takes readers on a journey through Whistler’s First Nations history and offers a glimpse of what to expect on National Aboriginal Day.

Whistler celebrates the Artwalk opening reception June 28 when the Village Stroll comes alive with artist exhibitions at local businesses while the SKYHIGH Dinner with Altitude on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola raises funds for the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, which supports various charities and community projects in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

The tastebuds continue to get treated in June with the Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle on June 29 while the Farmers’ Market draws crowds to the Upper Village each Sunday and Wednesday now throughout the summer.

The Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series brings free concerts to the resort, starting in June with Lindi Ortega, Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry, Jon and Roy and Said the Whale.

Whether Whistler draws the competitor or the summer vacationer looking for a relaxing mountain getaway, the non-stop lineup of events will leave guests wanting more Whistler experiences. Luckily, there’s plenty of Whistler for everyone. The key to the most memorable Whistler summer vacation is to allow enough time to take it all in.

Book early and save for summer. Book your summer vacation at www.whistler.com by June 30 and receive a third night free on select accommodation. Whistler-based travel consultants at whistler.com can also customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. Whistler.com offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities and the price match guarantee. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit whistler.com for more details and offers.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

Media can visit whistler.com/media for Whistler facts, media releases, story starters, local personality profiles and access to images and B-roll.

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