Whistler is probably one of the coolest towns on the planet and photographer Mike Crane has spent pretty much all of 2012 documenting everything worth documenting. From free Vancouver Symphony Orchestra shows to Olympic gold-medalist Ashleigh McIvor ripping pow on her home mountain to little kids hugging their first snowman to double backflips off a ropeswing into the lake and more – Mike has seen the best of the best this year and he’s curated a nice selection of photographs to entertain and inspire the rest of us.
Hello 2013! If the next trip around the sun is as good as the last one we are all in for a treat. Happy New Year.
January 14, 2012. Winter Wonderland in Whistler Village.
January 27. Sleigh Ride at Nicklaus North.
January 31. Lots of fresh in the Crystal Chair zone.
February 9. WinterPride ski-out and Parade to the Whistler Conference Centre.
February 14. Top of Harmony Chair on a sunny Valentines Day.
February 26. Beautiful clear night in Whistler Village.
March 1. Perfect Day for a Cross-Country Ski at Whistler Olympic Park.
March 12. Tons of fresh snow blankets Whistler in one of the best March snow months ever.
March 30. Ashleigh McIvor gets some fresh turns on Whistler Mountain.
April 20. Big crowds rocking out at the free Michael Franti concert at World Ski & Snowboard Festival.
April 21. The World Ski & Snowboard Festival Big Air. One of the most exciting nights of the year.
April 23. Two days after the WSSF Big Air. Valley thaw means it’s biking time.
May 14. Perfect drive on the new-and-improved Sea to Sky Highway.
May 15. Blooming flowers, blazing sun and snowboarding in May. Does it get any better?
May 31. The start of the legendary local Tooney Race.
June 7. Whistler Bike Park.
June 11. Hiking through ancient cedars to Cheakamus lake.
June 23. Group suffering is so hot right now. Tough Mudder at the Whistler Olympic Park.
June 26. Lost Lake as swimming season begins.
July 1. Canada Day fireworks over Whistler Village.
July 7. Day 7 of the infamous BC Bike Race.
July 8. A rope swing is perhaps the truest symbol of “Whistler Summer”.
July 14. Whistler Children’s Art Festival. Thirty years and going strong.
July21. Araxi Long Table Dinner at Rainbow Park.
August 14. Crankworx un-official Whip-Off event. #Rad
August 15. Blackcomb hiking amongst the blooming wildflowers.
August 15. PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
August 26. Paddle Board yoga at Nita Lake.
September 3. Warm autumn hiking at Wedgemount Lake.
September 8. The massive Gran Fondo road bike race.
October 7. Whistler Mountain hike to stunning Russett Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park.
October 10. Fall colours at Rainbow Park.
November 9. CRUSH wine tasting at Cornucopia.
November 28. The Whistler Film Festival kicks off with “Still”.
December 12. Another fine night. Whistler at dusk.
December 17. Here we go again – deep pow on Whistler Mountain.
December 18. “Not too shabby.” Here’s to another fine year.
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