Social media to play its largest role yet in connecting with guests, media

WHISTLER, BC, February 10, 2010 – Skiing and snowboarding, epic parties and memorable moments; capture the spirit of Whistler Blackcomb during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games through the newly launched “Game On” video podcast series, which will air every second day during the Games. The video episodes will bring viewers dispatches from the slopes and colourful vignettes from the largest party in the world.

The video series, hosted by Whistler TV personality, Kristy Mitchell (@Whistler_Girl), and produced by Whistler Creek Productions (@w_c_p), will take viewers behind the scenes at Whistler Blackcomb, the Alpine Skiing Venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The first episode of “Game On” is now online, featuring highlights from the Whistler torch relay, and interviews with two of Whistler Blackcomb's own torchbearers, Cate Webster and Arthur DeJong. Also, meet Andrée Janyk; ski racing advocate, 2010 Winter Games volunteer and mother of Canadian Alpine Ski Team members, Britt and Michael Janyk, who will compete in alpine skiing this month.

The next “Game On” podcast will go live on Saturday, February 13 with episodes appearing every second day after that. Watch “Game On” at:

Whistler Blackcomb's social community has nearly reached 40,000 people and is growing daily. Guests and media are invited to get social with Whistler Blackcomb through our online communities by visiting Meet our five Whistler bloggers on their journey through February by visiting

Media on Twitter can search #whistler30 for interesting Whistler story ideas and tag their Whistler-related questions with #whistlerw5.

About Whistler Blackcomb

Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb gets ready to welcome the world in 2010 as a host venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. With uninterrupted skiing, riding and sightseeing available throughout the winter, season two of the highly acclaimed PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and great package deals offered throughout the season, Whistler Blackcomb continues to raise the level of mountain excitement for its guests. Located a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver, Canada up the spectacular, newly-finished Sea to Sky Highway, this resort is home to Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, which boast one vertical mile of incredible skiing and riding. With over 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, 200 trails, and 8,171 acres of skiable terrain, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. Joined at the base by a vibrant pedestrian village filled with award-winning après bars, restaurants, patios, cafes, shops, galleries and spas, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this four-season resort is spectacular. For more information, visit

About Intrawest

Intrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The Company has a network of resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit