Sean Petit, Mike Douglas and Leanne Pelosi headed up to the Blackcomb glacier on Blackcomb Mountain on November 8, 2012 to test out the snow. The combination of alpine snowfalls, snowmaking and cold temperatures made for great snow conditions and turns. Whistler Blackcomb Mountains are now officially open for the season, and are a scenic two-hour drive from Vancouver, BC on the Sea to Sky Highway. There are a host of other options for winter sports in the Vancouver area, including Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Mount Seymour, Mount Washington, and Sun Peaks Resort.
Today marks the first day of Bike Month in Vancouver, BC. Commuters make up a huge sector of cyclists in the Vancouver, but the area also sees a fair share of extreme riders. Cycling can be done year-round in the Pacific Northwest due to the mild climate and access to the great outdoors. If you’re a mountain biker, many claim that Vancouver and the surrounding areas have some of the best biking in North America (and perhaps the world).
Merging a series of events into the most energetic, electric and memorable 10-day festival on snow that the world has to offer, this event is the biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America. The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival invites you to join them in their festival motto: Party in April. Sleep in May. Grab your boots, and head to Whistler to participate in the full list of events (featured in the link above), which run from April 13 – 22, 2012.
Henry Miller once quoted: One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Between the lush greenery, ocean views, and stunning landscapes, Vancouver, BC is replete with options for hitting the open road. While the journey is, indeed, a part of the magic, there are some highlight destinations that serve as the golden pots at the end of these proverbial rainbows.
A quick tour from Tourism BC of the ski and snowboard heaven that is Whistler, BC. There are a number of ski hills around the city of Vancouver, but at a mere 2 hour drive away, this location is one of the best in the world.