THE NORTH FACE WINTER KICKOFF | RECAP

Date: December 5, 2017 Author: Jesse Fox Categories: news
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On November 24th and 25th, for the second year in a row, the good people at The North Face and Whistler Blackcomb teamed up for their annual winter kickoff in Whistler, B.C.

 
Photo by Max Messier

Over the course of the two days, a series of events were held, beginning with the Base Camp Celebration in the Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

 
Photo by Max Messier

The all-ages festivities consisted of live music, giveaways, food trucks, and fire pits, along with a beer garden for those old enough to partake.
 

Photo by Max Messier

Later that night, as the winners of the Campout Contest, a handful of lucky skiers and snowboarders made their way up Whistler Mountain, where they slept overnight near the summit for a sure-fire way to score first tracks the next day.

Photo by Max Messier

Joining them for the sleepover in winter-ready tents were The North Face athletes Rob Heule, Ian McIntosh and Nick McNutt, and to top it all off, the winners got to keep the camping setups they slept in, which included an Assault Tent 2 and two Inferno -29C Sleeping Bags from The North Face and two DownMat Lite 5 Air Mattresses from Exped.
 

Photo by Max Messier

During the following day, the Lucky Ride Up Contest was in full effect, where anyone riding the lifts on Whistler Mountain was automatically entered for their chance to win a host of prizes from The North Face, along with a heli-ski experience for two courtesy of Whistler Heli-Skiing.
 

Photos by Max Messier

One the lifts stopped turning, it was off to The North Face Store in the heart of Whistler Village, where the Lucky Ride Up Contest winners could claim their prizing, along with scoring an autograph from the aforementioned athletes.
 

Photos by Max Messier

For more on the Whistler Blackcomb Winter Kickoff by The North Face, be sure to check out the video recap from Max Messier below, and big thanks to everyone involved for a truly one of a kind event!