Photograph by Greg Griffith.
As Doug Larson once said, “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush” – and in this case, we’ll feel like whistling with a ski boot full of slush!
This year marks the return of the infamous Slush Cup, where competitors attempt to clear a massive slush pit. While the origins of the Slush Cup are uncertain, our archives suggest that the event has been a part of Whistler’s history for quite some time.
The Great Slush Cup is one of the closing activities at GO Fest and will be held on Monday, May 19th at Glacier Creek Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain. This seems like a fitting festival ender, as participants are encouraged to “dress to impress” (meaning as outlandish as possible, of course), so everyone will be ready to hit the clubs and after-parties in their swimwear, dinosaur costumes and nude-suits – whichever you prefer!
Find out more about GO Fest and the Great Slush Cup here.
Dear 2013 Ironman Volunteers,
The Whistler Museum is once again hosting a run-aid station for Ironman and we need your help!
The event in 2014 will take place on July 27th and we need to get as many people as possible on board to make sure it is a success!
This year’s station will be on the running part of the course on the valley trail East of Blackcomb Way. The shift will be 6pm – midnight. If you can sign up again this year please do. As well as contributing to the success of the race, Ironman also donates $1000 to each non-profit that hosts a station. The money will go towards housing and storing the Museum’s archives and artifacts to preserve our history for posterity.
To sign up take the following steps:
Go to http://www.ironman.ca
Click on “Volunteer”
Click here to volunteer
Scroll down the list and find Run Aid Station 10 Shift 2 on Sunday 27th July.
(Make sure you get the right station and shift, else you won’t be volunteering for the museum!)
Check the box beside the name
Go back to the top and Click Sign Up
Populate the screen that appears
Once you have signed up the Museum will contact you and answer any questions that you may have. You have to sign up via the site and not by contacting the Museum directly as all volunteers are required to sign a waiver.
We hope you can volunteer with us!
Ever wonder how Flute Summit got its name? Well, Piccolo, Flute and Oboe, adopted in 1965, refer to three secondary summits extending southeast from Whistler Mountain. The lowest summit was named Oboe in reference to the instrument with the lowest pitch of the three, the middle summit was named Flute in reference to the instrument with the middle pitch, and of course, the highest summit was named Piccolo in reference to the instrument with the highest pitch.
For other interesting and quick facts, follow the museum on Instagram at http://instagram.com/whistlermuseum.