Alta Lake Ice-Break Raffle returns 

Get your tickets and make your best guess

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The Alta Lake Ice-Break Raffle, one of Whistler's oldest traditions, is underway for another year.

Every winter, The Point Artist-Run Centre—just like the Alta Lake Community Club before them—places a 45-gallon drum on the south end of Alta Lake. Raffle participants then guess when the ice will melt and the drum will float past The Point, which is mid-way down the lake. The person who submitted the closest guess wins prizes.

This year, that includes dinner for two at the Rimrock Café, a pass to the Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival and Whistler Roasting Company coffee. But, arguably best of all, the winner will have their name engraved on the Ice-Break Trophy, which features names of past winners like Florence Petersen, J'Anne Greenwood, Tom Brophy, Tyler Massey, two-time winner "Dogger" Dog Eagleton and Andrea Mueller.

Tickets are $5 at The Point, online at, and at Nesters Market's customer service checkout.

Proceeds go to support The Point's theatre, music, and arts programs for kids and teens.


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