Posts Tagged ‘Blackcomb’

A WHISTLER BLACKCOMB WEEKEND GETAWAY

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

A couple weekends ago we managed to get up to Whistler Blackcomb for a mini snowboarding getaway. We were kindly invited up by the amazing Whistler Blackcomb team to experience some of the 40+cm of new snow that had dropped the night before and stay in a gorgeous room at Lodging Ovations Evolution in Creekside.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Lodging Ovations Evolution Creekside is a ski-in ski-out slopeside resort in Creekside that is just a few minutes from the lifts and has some pretty amazing one and two-bedroom suites.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

We managed to snag a sweet 2 bedroom room that had king beds, a full kitchen with brand new appliances, a see-through gas fireplace into one of the bedrooms, and two beautiful bathrooms.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

We are definitely planning on coming back and staying again.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

After some snowboarding we took some time to unwind at the resort, playing some foosball and air hockey in the games room, and then enjoying the outdoor hot tub/pool and eucalyptus steam sauna.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

But of course, when you look outside your window and see fresh snow… there’s only one thing to do…

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Get on the hill!

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

We had a blast. It was so good to get back on the board and ride all the fresh pow.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

It wasn’t too crowded and we were able to enjoy both Whistler and Blackcomb by taking the Peak2Peak gondola.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Our boards were very happy to be used :)

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

We took a quick break for lunch at Dusty’s in Creekside.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

A little warm-up with some hot chocolate and Bailey’s!

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

We met up with friends after lunch and ended up riding Whistler the rest of the day.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Movember was in full effect.

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

A great day for riding and I can’t wait to get back on my board and get the snowboard season going!

Whistler Blackcomb Weekend Getaway

Oh, and no snowboard weekend trip is complete without a Movember-themed KFC Double-Down sandwich face off. Ridiculous.

A blue sky powder day?

Thanks to Whistler Blackcomb and Lodging Ovations for having us. You can follow WB on Twitter here and Lodging Ovations here.

SEASON ENDER AT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I finally got a chance to edit together the video from the weekend before last. Allan, J and I headed up to Whistler Blackcomb for the end of the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival. We met up with the famous Shay from Shayboarder.com and her friends Kendra and Mike.

Me with my camera rig

Sunny, slushy, and pretty mellow conditions. We hopped around on a few things but mostly ripped around on the groomers. A really fun day. Shay is absolutely AWESOME in person and every good thing anyone has ever said about her is 100% true. I somehow managed to delete the pictures off my camera, so Shay has been kind enough to let me repost her pics. I also never manage to get photos of myself filming etc, so it’s really neat to see. Thanks Shay!

Check out the video. Hope you like it. I especially like the part where J and Allan ride over the house. I of course am wearing my Canucks jersey, as part of my “playoff beard” tradition. A little departure from my normal boarding getup, but still fun.

I have to say I’m a bit disappointed with my progression this year. I’ve been boarding for 1.5 years now, and in the past year I’ve spent more time filming and photographing others than I have focusing on developing my skills. Next season I need to make sure I focus more on that. I’ve kinda regressed, actually. But I’ve really enjoyed making little movies so perhaps a balance/compromise is best ;)

Shay and I

Shay and I

Filming Allan

Filming Allan coming down the slope

Filming J

Filming J

——–

In other news, the Canucks play the Blackhawks tonight at 5:00 pm. It’s sure to be a big game, and I think the Canucks are going to bounce back. I’d like to see a tough road win. Really, really excited.

That’s it for now folks. Accessible Twilight filming is on a lull this week, and this is one of the busiest weeks in terms of work for me ever. Plus next week I’ll be heading to Monreal for work, so I’ve got lots to do!

Phew!

[Valid RSS]
Search
About This Blog

My Picture

This the blog of a 28 year-old Vancouver girl who loves and writes about everything “Vancouver” and West Coast. This is the blog of a girl who works in Vancouver's video game industry, it's also a surfing blog, snowboarding blog, food blog, Canucks blog, gadget blog, and photography blog. VancityAllie.com is an award-winning blog that receives over 2.7M unique visitors every year and over 4,500 followers on Twitter. VancityAllie.com has been featured in books, newspapers, magazines, and television.

Recent Comments
  • how to get rid of cellulite: You’ll want to dry brush for at least 30...
  • gopro tripod adapter: Its like you learn my mind! You seem to know so much...
  • Potty Training Boys: It is not actually easy to transfer these guidelines in...
  • 24jzw.com: Hi! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came...
  • OHM: Your wedding looked like so much fun! I love all the little touches....
  • Cathy: Wow — amazing photos! I love how outdoorsy you got with your...
  • Denise Chavez: The decor is beautiful!!
  • JonIchinomiya: I luuuuuv this beach! I used to surf it ever weekend for about...
  • T.: Great pics! Congrats! What a lovely wedding.
  • Elsa: wow, your wedding was BEAUTIFUL :D the pictures are AMAZING but I think...
Twitter Updates

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter