Jun 172012
Aging in Whistler

The changing face of Whistler seniors by Stephen Smysnuik, Pique News Magazine Shirley Thompson had to leave Whistler — she didn’t want to, but she had to. In 2011, her husband Michael became ill and, lacking a facility in town that could handle his medical care, he had to move to a care home in West Vancouver. Shirley tried to maintain a regular life in the town she and her husband had called home for 23 years, commuting to the city several times every week to spend as much time with Michael as she could. But it became just too difficult. Driving up and down the highway can be trying for anyone, let alone a woman in her 80s. A few months after Michael moved, Shirley felt she had no choice but to followed. She sold their home in Alpine and bought another close to Michael’s care home. “We had no […]

Mar 182012
SERVICE: Softvit (50% off)

Save 50% when you ‘like’ Lock My Drive’s Facebook fan page. 1. LockmyDrive Instant 2.1 – portable data security software priced $24.90 The software allows users to hide all files/folders contained on their device or totally lock it with a password restricting access to its contents. It can be used on internal and external hard drives, USB flash drives and memory cards. In addition, each user is provided with 2 GB of free online file storage. 2. LockmyDrive Strong 2.1 – portable data security software with encryption priced $34.90 The software allows users to select particular files and hide them in a special folder, lock the device with a password restricting access to its contents or manually encrypt each file/folder with 1 of the 2 available encryption methods. It can be used on internal and external hard drives, USB flash drives and memory cards. In addition, each user is provided with 2 […]

Feb 232012
Snow Biking

Have you been Snow Biking lately? Andy Williams, Grand Targhee’s Special Events / Summer Trails Coordinator and long time snow biker, was pivotal in paving the way for Grand Targhee to encourage snow biking on the Nordic trails. “After enjoying the mountain bike trails in Rick’s Basin during the summer, I couldn’t help but think that the winter riding would be amazing,” said Williams, “Snow biking provides another opportunity for guests to enjoy nature in the Tetons.” Dave Byers, a local snow bike race, organizer and cyclist agrees.  He recently blogged, “I applaud Grand Targhee Resort for their forward thinking and willingness to try something new. As long as snow bikers follow the rules and respect the trails when conditions are soft, I feel as if snow bikers and the Nordic skiers can coexist peacefully on the trails.” The Snow Bike’s Purpose The snow bike was created to go where […]

Feb 122012
SERVICE: Smiling Sherpas (15% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering 15% off any of our brand-building Packages.  For more information on their six (6) different packages, please visit the Smiling Sherpas website.   Do you want to support your local community? (it’s free)  

Feb 102012
Paralympic Skier Does Backflip On Sit Ski

On March 8, 2004, 23-year-old daredevil skier Josh Dueck set out to do his signature trick at Silver Star Resort in British Columbia: a front-flip. It did not go as planned. He was going too fast, over-rotated in the air and completely overshot the landing hill – falling over 100 feet on his face. Dueck broke his neck and completely severed his spinal cord. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. But Dueck never gave up on his passion for skiing. With the help of a device called a “sit-ski,” he went on to win the silver medal in the slalom at the 2010 Winter Paralympics as well as a para-Alpine world championship medal, according to BroBible. But this past week, Dueck did the unthinkable. The 31-year-old became the first person to do a backflip on a sit-ski. (Watch the incredible flip at Powder Mountain in Whistler above). “This […]

Jan 032012
VIDEO: Best of Winter Park

Winter Park, Colorado photos from 2011. A montage of photos of Winter Park Resort skiing, mountain biking, and great the great scenery of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley. All brought to you by WInter Park Lodging Company.

Jan 012012
Roaring Fork Valley to Get $25 Million Fed Grant

The wait is (almost) over. Ten years in the making, the $46 million modernization of the bus system in the Valley won a $25 million federal grant. RFTA plans to expand the bus system and make it more efficient with a “bus rapid transit” concept that aims to make road buses operate more like light rail. Transit officials are planning to launch the new system in September 2013.  Highlights of the new system would include a new digital radio system, a vastly improved scheduling system, and arrival signs and GPS technology that will tell dispatchers and riders where buses are in real time. Ride the bus!  Visit the RFTA website for bus schedules.

Jan 012012

— by Carolyn Sackariason, The Aspen Daily News While this saga is categorized as an honorable mention for the notable stories of 2011, it could arguably fall under “only in Aspen” as well. Phil Sullivan, Woody Creek’s beloved — or infamous, depending on your point of view — giver of taxi-esque rides in downtown Aspen was jailed for nine days in March for years of driving “friends” to their destinations and accepting “gas money,” or in other words, “tips.” And in January, he faces another sentencing hearing in which he will likely be jailed again for willfully violating a local judge’s order prohibiting him from such activity. Sullivan faces up to six months in jail, yet he is still out on the streets offering rides.  …read more Still interested?  Read more about Phil Sullivan’s trial in Aspen here.

Nov 272011
VIDEO: Snow Porn

Mark Sollors, Mikey Rencz, Jeremy Jones and Jussi Oksanen take revenge against the jocks in this sequel with more frozen wedgies from Whistler.