WB events team adjusts schedule to Olympics 

Regular events like KVRS still going, but with changes

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More details about entering and qualifying will be released closer to the competition, but naturally the event is for snowboarders only.

 

Telus Winter Classic

The annual Telus Winter Classic weekend raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, which funds local non-profit organizations with a particular emphasis on groups and grants that benefit youth. One of the features of the event in the past has been some kind of ski race, ranging from a series of on-mountain races on different types of terrain to the more traditional "guess your time" format. This year the fundraiser is going ahead as usual with a group race, wine tasting, gala fundraiser at the Roundhouse, and more.

 

According to Webster, regular events will be accommodated this year, like the B.C. Law Firm Championships, various high school race series and regional events with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club - like the Parsons Memorial super G races and Whistler Cup. The annual Mom's Mountain Classic will also return in April.

"By the end of the Paralympics it's a little more like business as usual," said Webster.

In that vein, the annual Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival is also on the calendar with a full slate of events for skiers and snowboarders - including events that are open to the public - on top of the other music and culture events.

 

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