Posted by: Feet Banks
This Thursday April 17, 2014 the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown takes place as part of Whistler's annual World Ski & Snowboard Festival. Some of the world's top action sports and outdoor lifestyle photographers will share the most exhilarating images of their careers in what has become one of the most anticipated and respected photography events in the world.
To get into the photographic spirit of the event we've asked Whistler Insider staff photographer Mike Crane to toss together some of his favourite shots from this past winter here in Whistler. Enjoy this photo recollection of Whistler winter 2013/14.
Nov 16, 2013. Another winter begins with perfect blue-sky day.
December 6. Viessmann Luge Championships at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
December 7. Miss Whistler and Miss Blackcomb bring some dual mountain fun to Whistler Village.
December 20. Fresh snow for the Holidays.
December 31. A fire performer wows onlookers in Whistler Village on New Year's Eve.
December 31. Out with the old, in with the new. New Year's fireworks over the base of Whistler Mountain.
January 3, 2014. Stunning views of Blackcomb Peak and the PEAK2PEAK gondola.
January 16. A mountain sunrise during Fresh Tracks Breakfast.
January 16. Clear winter day with fresh pow and great views of Black Tusk mountain.
January 16. Yes, you can still be friends on a pow day.
January 24. Another clear blue day atop Whislter Mountain.
January 31. The annual Whistler Winter Pride Ski Out, part of a week of amazing activities.
February 3. A beautiful Inukshuk remains on top of Whistler Mountain.
February 5. The Canadian Experience. A nice cold snap made for perfect Ice Skating on the Whistler lakes.
February 11. The Blackcomb Tube Park makes kids (and adults) happy.
February 12. February saw some big snowfalls and epic riding.
February 12. The PEAK2PEAK gondola makes it easy to ski both mountains in the same day.
February 12. Good times in the terrain parks.
February 12. Family Après at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.
February 18. Winter wonderland.
February 19. Nordic skiing around Lost Lake.
February 20. Into the wild on a snowmobile adventure.
February 20. Breaking trail in the Whistler backcountry.
February 21. Après at Merlins with The Hairfarmers.
February 21. Nightfall in the mountains.
February 26. The views never get old.
March 8. March is statistically one of the snowiest months of the winter.
March 15. Happiness is...this.
March 23. Lots of options. Skiers prepare to head over to the Symphony zone.
March 23.Spring skiing means lots of patio time.
March 25. The ride up cat skiing.
March 25. ... and the ride back down.
March 29. Yum!
April 5. The Whistler Cup brings the best young ski racers in the world into Whistler.
April 12. The most wonderful time of the year. The World Ski & Snowboard Festival's out door concert series packs the Skiers Plaza.
April 14. Speed is key. The Monster Shred Show Boarderstlye is one of the most exciting on-mountain events at the WSSF
And that brings us right up to the present. Thanks for a great winter, let the good times roll.