At Gibbons we know that when our community thrives, then so do we. That’s why we put 5% of our profits into a community pot which we then use to support sports teams, athletes, musicians, artists, and festivals & events that bring people together to celebrate.

On this site you’ll find information on the community initiatives we support. If you want to get involved or have any questions for us please contact us.

From all of us at Gibbons, thank you for an incredible 2014!

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  • When a Backcountry Ski Cut Goes Wrong

    When a Backcountry Ski Cut Goes Wrong

    In an instant, I was heading downhill in a fast-moving stiff slab. I headed off to the right, watching my tips reach solid snow, but then the rushing torrent of snow caught the tails of my skis. I was turned 360 degrees up in the air. In the midst of this all, I felt my left femur spiral and facture. I was like a dry stick compared to the force being generated by the fast moving avalanche.

  • How to do Aussie Day in Whistler

    How to do Aussie Day in Whistler

    It's that time of year again where you'll hear chants of "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!" echoing down the Village Stroll. Australia Day falls on Monday this year, but our predictions are that the mayhem will likely start on the Sunday - given the time difference it's definitely a 2-day party. Here's a guide to having an epic Aussie Day in Whistler...

  • Where to Party for MLK in Whistler

    Where to Party for MLK in Whistler

    Starting this Thursday (Jan 15) Whistler will start to see an invasion from the south as US college goers descend on our mountain resort. It's time to ski hard, apres hard, and party hard! Here's what's happening around Whistler and some fun survival tips to get you through...

  • Our Year in Review

    Our Year in Review

    Our social media team scoured the Gibbons photo and video banks picking out some of the key events from 2014 and placed them in one epic slideshow.

  • Backcountry Snowpack Summary – Dec 2014

    Backcountry Snowpack Summary – Dec 2014

    It’s been an interesting start to the season in Whistler, to say the least. Here is a crash course on what’s been going on in the area around Whistler Blackcomb, here in the West Coast Mountains of British Columbia.

  • The Legendary Chairlift Revue is Back and Festive

    The Legendary Chairlift Revue is Back and Festive

    The legendary Chairlift Revue will return for a holiday-inspired edition on Thursday, December 18 and Friday, December 19 at Millennium Place. Chairlift Revues are a long-standing tradition in Whistler, with the first performances starting in the mid-80’s. It's clear why this production has become a Whistler legacy - it's a way for snow-loving folk to celebrate the shared experiences of conversations and encounters that take place on the lifts. For those of you unfamiliar with the Chairlift Revue they are...

  • 10 Best Things to do on a Whistler Ski Holiday

    10 Best Things to do on a Whistler Ski Holiday

    We've been in Whistler since 1979 - that's thrity years of celebrating in the mountains! Here are 10 experiences our staff think make for an awesome time if you're coming to Whistler this winter season...

  • Are You Mountain Safe?

    Are You Mountain Safe?

    These mountains are amazing; a vast playground, vaults of unforgettable memories forged with friends in blankets of magical snow. As much as they can give you however, they can take away. Whistler, and the ski community across the world, lose people every year to untimely accidents involving the very matter that gives us so much joy - snow. The very thing the 16 skiers and snowboarders had sought — fresh, soft snow — instantly became the enemy. Somewhere above, a pristine meadow cracked in the shape of a lightning bolt, slicing a slab nearly 200 feet across and 3 feet deep. Gravity did the rest. Excerpt taken from the New York Times' Snow Fall article by John Branch.

  • Learning to Fall

    Learning to Fall

    I was bungee jumping straight after work and I’d decided the night before that I wanted to be hung over for it. When you’re a little ill it’s like there is a bubble wrap on everything around you - I become more nonchalant about impending acts of adrenaline like jumping off a bridge. But still I was prepared to be scared, this was my first bungee jump and ‘friends’ seemed to enjoy messing with my head.

  • Snowmaking and Climate Change

    Snowmaking and Climate Change

    Climate change has had a significant impact on winter resorts on both a regional and global level. Just look at the altitudinal-dependent natural snow line: it has become more difficult for winter resorts to reliably set scheduled openings, not to mention the challenges of ensuring that there is enough snow coverage all the way to the valley floor. These issues have a significant impact on the people who live in resort towns, on visitors and tourism, and, ultimately, on the bottom line, affecting the resorts’ financial vitality.