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What: Fire and Ice Show

Where: Base of Whistler Mountain

When: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

This demonstration of ski and snowboard jumping skills is combined with music, fire dancers and fireworks, and runs every Sunday through to Mar. 31.

What: Santa Ski Day

Where: Base of Whistler Mountain

When: Saturday, Dec. 22

The first 75 people to arrive at the GLC on the morning of Dec. 22 dressed like Santa or Mrs. Claus will get a free lift up the mountain at 8 a.m. The only requirements is that skiers take part in a group photo, then skiers will be left on their own for the rest of the day to spread Christmas cheer.

What: Whistler Mountain Ski Club hosts K1/K2 Teck Races

Where: Whistler Mountain

When: Dec. 22-23

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club will kick off its race season for

K1 (age 11 and 12) and K2 (age 13 and 14) racers with slalom and giant slalom races. All races take place in the new Dave Murray National Training Centre.

What: King of the Rail

Where: Base of Whistler Mountain

When. Dec. 29, 7 p.m.

The first King of the Rail rail jam of the season takes place under the lights on Whistler Mountain on Dec. 29. All are welcome to take part in this athlete-judged event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Showcase retail store for $15. Minors must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian and helmets are mandatory.

What: Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Event 13 and Under Slopestyle

Where: Blackcomb Mountain

When: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

The second event in the Park Rider series is a 13 and Under slopestyle on Blackcomb. Registration is $29 in advance at Guest Relations, and is available until 9:45 a.m. on race day at the Rendezvous Lodge for $35. Participants can expect professional judging, music and live commentary.


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