On January 26, 1788, the first British ships landed in Sydney harbour and ever since then Australians have been living it up every Jan 26 to commemorate their homeland. Here in Whistler we have lots of Aussies and this is the day they all get wild, wasted, and wear wacky outfits. They ride hard and start après early. Aussie Day in Whistler is not for the faint of heart, it’s a hard-charging, all-day party but if you want to get a taste, check the video above.


Feet Banks moved to Whistler at age 12 so his parents could live the dream and ski as much as possible. He ended up living it too. After leaving home Feet did a few good stints in warmer climates and 4 years of writing school before returning to the mountains to make ski movies, hammer out a journalism career and avoid the 9-5 lifestyle as long as possible. He’s been a hay farmer, a hole digger, a magazine editor and has a jump named after him on Blackcomb Mountain, Feet’s Air. It’s tiny.