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VIP trip to ski, snowboard festival up for grabs


What could be better than a fully-loaded get away to Whistler’s biggest cultural-sports party, the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 14-23 in Whistler?

Multiply your jubilation by three, with the winning invite extended to you and three of your closest buds.

Not only do the four winners get the VIP treatment to all of the festival’s events – pro ski and snowboard competitions, photographer showdown, filmmaker showdown, Words and Stories, the Collective Novel, Brave Art, 50 live concerts and endless nightlife that just keeps coming and coming – but the package includes return airfare from anywhere in North America, five-nights at the new Adara Hotel, limousine service, massage services from Solarice Wellness and Spa, Ziptreking and much, much more.

To enter to win this package, worth more than $15,000, simply visit www.whistler2006.com/newsletter to enter.

The winner will be announced March 22.

Armchair adventures

The Teluride Mountain Film Tour is back Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at MY Millennium Place.

Sports and mountain culture junkies can expect the kind of armchair adventures in ice climbing, sailing, base jumping and skiing that the five-year festival is famous for, along with human interest and cultural exploration films.

"It’s not going to be just steep and deep skiing movies," said Ashley Boling, Telluride organizer.

"There will be some humour and special places and beings that are worth saving."

Whether a tale of heroic feats on ice or a struggle for environmental justice, the touring film fest aims to expose viewers to forward-thinking ideas, global awareness and of course some adrenalin sports.

An official schedule was not available in time for press. Films over the two nights will include Remembering Timothy Treadwell , Krumped, The Hockey Nomad , Shaman’s Apprentice , Lost People of Mountain Village, Shiva’s Matted Locks , Time for a New God , Stealing Altitude and Images .

Tickets are $15 per night or $25 for both nights.

All proceeds benefit the Whistler Blackcomb Environmental Fund.

Call 604-935-8410 for tickets.

Tune into chakras

Don’t even know what a chakra is? Then Chakra Journey Part II Thursday, Feb. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Oracle at Nesters, may be a great class to figure out what those little vortexes of energy running up and down your body are all about. Explore the spiritual healing of the ancient practice through learning various techniques, which can be applied to yourself or others. The class is $25. Call 604-905-0084 to register or visit www.theoracle.ca.