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Whistler Vibe

Welcome to Tourism Whistler's monthly media newsletter, featuring what's new, what’s happening, and what makes Whistler a top year-round destination.

March 2018

Tweet Button Click to Tweet: A Tribe Called Red, Jazzy Jeff, and Mountain Magic bring the beats to @WSSF this April 10-15, 2018:


21st Annual SHOWCASE Showdown  | March 31
Winemaker Après Series at Steeps Grill & Wine Bar  |  April 5
World Ski & Snowboard Festival  | April 10 - 15
Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup  | April 12 - 15

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Shawn Hunt: Transformation

Special Exhibition at the Audain Art Museum,
Shawn Hunt: Transformation

The Shawn Hunt: Transformation exhibition is now open until April 9, 2018. Hunt, one of the most original artists working on British Columbia's Northwest Coast, bridges history with contemporary life, issues and ideas throughout his artwork. Hunt diverges most prolifically from tradition in his “sculptural and mixed reality” piece titled Transformation Mask: “an interactive installation that features the technology HoloLens. It utilizes electronics and mechanical engineering in a physical transformation, before beginning a holographic experience for the viewer.” Transformation is a collaborative work between Hunt, Microsoft and their studio, The Garage. A collection of Hunt’s paintings is also on display.
Image credit Microsoft Vancouver courtesy of the Audain Art Museum.

What's New & Happening


World Ski & Snowboard Festival Brings the Beats, ART + Soul:
April 10-15, 2018

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) has unveiled its entertainment lineup, with A Tribe Called Red and Jazzy Jeff kicking up a music storm during Big Air over the weekend. Catch these free events at the base of Whistler Mountain. Mountain Magic presents The END, the finale party of the winter on Saturday, April 14, features international DJs spinning as hard as the athletes, lighting production, dancers, and art installations.

ART + Soul will continue the opportunity for local artists to share their work, exposing the underbelly of mountain culture, going beyond landscapes and wildlife. Through multiple mediums and dimensions, the artwork will encompass everything from canvases to skateboards inspired by nature, sport, and the belief that there are no boundaries. The free exhibit kicks off with an opening après party on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm, and continues April 11 – 13 from 12 – 6 pm daily.

WSSF brings together a unique mix of snow sports, arts, music, and mountain culture with filmmaker and photography showdowns, art exhibits, and speaker events.

Media enquiries: Dee Raffo, WSSF PR and Communications,

Epic SchoolKids

Epic SchoolKids program announced for Whistler Blackcomb

In addition to the release of its 2018-19 winter pass options and early bird pricing, Vail Resorts has announced the introduction of the Epic SchoolKids program at Whistler Blackcomb. Commencing next winter, the program offers Canadian and Washington State kindergartners to grade five students five free days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb, along with one free lesson and equipment rental for first-time skiers and snowboarders. The program’s goal is to inspire the next generation of skiers and snowboarders, increasing access to their mountain environment.

Whistler Cup

Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup: April 12-15, 2018

Celebrating its 26th edition this year, the Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup has grown to become one of the largest and most important ski races in North America, as well as internationally, for young athletes. The Whistler Cup brings together the future of ski racing athletes aged 11 to 14 years from 25 participating countries to compete.

Whistler Arts & Culture

Whistler offers a multitude of cultural offerings from engaging art exhibitions, live music and dance performances, and international film and culinary events making it a vibrant arts and culture destination.

Anonymous Art Show

Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser, presented by Arts Whistler

Artists from throughout the Sea to Sky and beyond have contributed 8″x8″ one-of-a-kind pieces for an exciting and anonymous art show fundraiser held at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Friday April 6, 2018. Ticket holders are guaranteed to take home one of these special pieces, with higher tiered tickets receiving priority selection. Those not looking to purchase can view the collection with an entry-only ticket for $20. The evening will also feature a DJ, chef-hosted appetizer station, pop-up bar, surprise guests and newly “discovered” artists. Profits from the show contribute to the Arts and Culture Legacy Fund to increase the future sustainability of Arts Whistler’s Awards and Bursaries Programs.


ILLUMINATE Gala, Presented by the Audain Art Museum

Join the Audain Art Museum at its Illuminate Gala - a spectacular evening of art and light to celebrate the museum’s second successful year. Hosted by the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler on Saturday April 7, 2018, the evening includes dinner, entertainment, silent & live auctions and a signature scotch and chocolate bar.

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