Off To Whistler Blackcomb

Telus World

We are off to Whistler Blackcomb for the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival. The TELUS event is the biggest annual celebration of music, arts, sports & culture on the planet. For 10 days and 10 nights, Whistler turns up the volume with 50 live concerts, major pro ski and snowboard comps, legendary arts events, endless nightlife and the best spring skiing & riding in the world.

Unfortunately, we won’t be here for the full 10 days and nights. We have to head back home on Sunday in order to catch a flight to San Fransisco on Monday. This is my first time at the Ski & Snowboard festival. I’m sure it’ll be fun. If it’s not, I’ll blame Stephen Fung since all this was his idea.

Got To Love The Dot Com Lifestyle

Events like the TELUS World really help to illustrate the dot com lifestyle. None of us are paying to attend this event because we’re invited media. Not only is the event free but cost for hotel and food are tax deductible because we’re here on business.

From what I’ve been hearing about past events, TELUS does a great job taking care of the media. We have a VIP lounge and media room with computers and wireless Internet so we can make updates. Of course there’s the Big Air party as well. I’m sure there are other parties going on that I haven’t found out about yet.

Joining Sarah and I on this Dot Com Whistler trip are Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan, Brice Wong, Leo Chiang and Ed Lau. Since TELUS World is a family event, Sarah recommended I take my parents and Sally along. Nothing like mixing business with pleasure.

Look for videos and photos from the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival real soon. That Flip is going to get a workout!

36 thoughts on “Off To Whistler Blackcomb”

  1. Cant wait to see some good flip videos!

    1. Get some free stuff to give away to your readers, John!

      1. Yea, that would be cool. Maybe a cool snowboard to giveaway.

          1. Syed Balkhi says:

            I’d rather get a styled snowboard autographed by one of the kool people who are going to be snowboarding.

          2. My cozin lives in Whistler and runs a snowboard coaching website. check it out show him some love!

    2. I was thinking this same thing. Too bad the snow in our mountains is melting as I write this… πŸ™

      1. MR. NICE GUY says:

        So Ms Terry Andersen you’re no longer excited to snow places hahaha. Joke πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    3. MR. NICE GUY says:

      Hahaha. so John’s Flip video has some work again during the trip. At least John is giving us picture what the place look like. It’s just like we’ve been there. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. says:

    So If you have internet access and webcam, do a stream the live coverage if you can. That would be awesome. live coverage on would be awesome.
    If not, please take some nice videos and post when you can… I know that is in the list.

  3. Sounds great…I like skiing , drinking and watching webcams. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :mrgreen:

  4. Azrael says:

    Someday I’m going to join you there!

    1. Same here, probably not for a few years, but one day Mr. Chow

  5. Tyler Ingram says:

    How can I get in on these things? I’d love to go up to whistler with Media passes! The only thing I’ve done media wise was coverage at the 1st Annual Forest Rally Championship a few years ago with Futurelooks. I want in on these cool perks!

  6. Internetsalsa says:

    if there is high speed internet then you can also try for broadcasting or even do a playlist since it won’t be practical to carry your laptop around to do live broadcast.

  7. baldeagle says:

    Sounds like a fun weekend! Enjoy!

  8. Enough with the Flip already! πŸ™„

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      what you got against fliip ?

  9. Make sure to get some good vid’s for us πŸ˜†

  10. cooliojones says:

    My favorite sentence: Not only is the event free but cost for hotel and food are tax deductible because we’re here on business.

    AWESOME! Good hustlin’.

  11. Infogle says:

    Great that you are getting free trips… enjoy the stay πŸ™‚

  12. Miker W. says:

    “None of us are paying to attend this event because we’re invited media.”
    You got to make us all jealous of you John. Free stuff is always good news.

  13. Hannah says:

    Very nice!

    Whistler in and of itself is pretty nice, those perks just seem wonderful!

  14. says:

    “Got to love the dot com lifestyle”
    Sounds awesome! Can’t wait ’til I can say the same.

    1. Infogle says:

      i have started working more hard on my blog to get the same lifestyle.. as of john but it seems this will require much much time…

  15. Ashley says:

    My wife one a Flip at her company x-mas dinner and we’ve been having trouble getting it to work. Once attached to her computer it’ll play about 30 seconds of video and then freezes the thing up.

  16. John Chow says:

    Make nice and safe. This hotel has really fast wireless!

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      until now all the hotels I went to only had decent speeds … that includes Marriot in Tampa, and Hilton in Daytona ….

  17. It reminds me that I need to incorporate to start saving in tax deductions…

  18. John you should make sure the folks at the Whistler tourism board give you some love. Your blog has likely exposed more new customers/visitors than any of those terrible magazine campaigns they blow their financial wads on. I know because I used to book print media back in the day.
    Maybe some type contest – hang with John Chow trip in 2009 – with Whistler/Telus picking up the tab (plus a consulting fee for you and me). Give them a few shots at your subscription list in return.

  19. Terry Tay says:

    I’m be liking it mash potatoes. πŸ˜†

    I mean…I hope you have a great time in Whistler John. I’m sure you’re going to have some cool videos and pics to post for us. Have a Kokanee or two for me πŸ˜‰


  20. Chetan says:

    Wow so the flip coming to use once again.. Good. Will be looking and waiting for that.

  21. Robin says:

    Man i envy you.

  22. Fitness Site says:

    I hope I could visit that place too. πŸ™

    Anyway, i will be happy with your flip’s πŸ˜€

  23. Sha says:

    The VIP treatment feels good, doesn’t it?

  24. Ski Goggles says:

    Have a great time and don’t forget that flip thingy that you filmed the Canada thing the other day with. Look forward to seeing that! πŸ™‚

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