Thursday, January 20, 2011

WinterPRIDE 2011 Welcome Party TWEET Up

GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE is just 10 days away and the Welcome Party TWEET up is going to be the place to get social and win some great prizing!! Sunday, January 30th at the Whistler Conference Centre - Grand Foyer from 8PM-10PM.

Finlandia, Whistler Beer & Barefoot Wine will be on hand ready to get the party started! The WinterPRIDE shot Ski will be back and in full force and did we mention all the prizes up for grabs? New this year we will be TWEETing and doing live status updates on Facebook - giving you clues and asking questions and when you Tweet or comment on Facebook your "answer" you could win some of these great prizes!
@gaywhistler #wp11 #gayskiweek

Some of our vendors include:
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Holiday Inn Aruba
Air New Zealand
North America Outgames
BMW Canada

Resort Partners
Ric's Grill
Scandinave Spa
Healing Hands
Whistler Dental - Brighten your Smile!
Canadian Snowmobile
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Hayden Beck Gallery

So come on out and meet new & old friends, learn what is new in the resort, do some TWEETing and win some great prizes!
After party will move over to Buffalo Bill's for some dancing and then up early for our first day of Skiing on Blackcomb - including LIVE TV coverage from our friends at Breakfast Television on CityTV!

Call 1.866.787.1966 for all of your travel needs or visit online at Our host hotel is the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Monday, January 10, 2011

Travelocity Never Roam Alone Ski Guide - Training

Jan. 8th, 2011 was our first WinterPRIDE event of the season with the Travelocity Never Roam Alone Ski Guide Training day. Ski Guide Manager, John Sutherland, took a group of guides up onto Whistler & Blackcomb mountains for safety and coaching training.

The Snow conditions were incredible and a lot of great tips on how to be a better guide were learned. The day started out with a breakfast meeting at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub within the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside. The guides learned about safety, the ski guide perks along with a presentation from Whistler Blackcomb, followed by an update on some of the programming for WinterPRIDE.

Next it was time to get out on the slopes and get some hands on experience - or at least "ski/board on experience!" We traveled up the Excalibur Blackcomb Gondola and raced around the various zones of Blackcomb including: The Glaciers, Terrain Park, Crystal, GMC Race Course and then down for lunch to the Glacier Creek Lodge. After lunch we headed over to the Peak 2 Peak and crossed over the valley to Whistler. Incredible views and within 11 minutes we are on Whistler Mountain!

After a great day on the slopes it was time to do some Apres Ski action at Dusty's with the local gay & lesbain ski club - skiOUT! Nothing like the crisp clean taste of Whistler Beer after a great day on the mountains. For more photos of the day click here to visit our Flickr photo stream!

GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE is January 30th - February 6th, 2011. Visit for more details on how you can be part of the magic of WinterPRIDE. For hotel reservations visit online or call 1.866.787.1966

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WinterPRIDE Charity Ski Race

Test your skills and guess your time for the annual WinterPRIDE Charity Ski Race. Minimum donation $5/run proceeds benefit the Whistler Health Care Centre. Great prizes up for grabs including:

- 1 x Salomon Shogun Ski (retail $749.99)

- 1 x Descente Winter Wear ( retails $99.99)
- 1 x Spy Goggle (retail $109.99)

- 1 x Oakley A Frame Goggle (retail $129.99)

- RC Accessories (retail $20)

- Ski Sock (pair) (retail $30)

- Beanies (retail $30)

- Smith Goggles (retail $60)

- Kombi Gloves (retail $50)

- Ryders Sunglasses (retail $30)

- Hot Chilly’s Thermals (retail $30)

Prizes generously donated by the Whistler Salomon Store & Whistler Blackcomb

Friday, Feb. 4th on Blackcomb Mountain: GMC Race Centre
The GMC Race Centre is located on Cougar Milk on Blackcomb Mountain. The Race Centre is groomed and re-set daily with a dual Giant Slalom course.

The timed GS course is $5 minimum donation/run. The course is set on an intermediate slope and is open to skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers of all ages.

For more information visit