Living in Whistler means living outside, whatever the weather is doing that day. And while the days of biking and running are numbered in the resort - the Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra on Saturday is the last non-snow or ice event - there's a full slate of things to do and see this coming winter.
Here's a partial list of events taking place on-mountain and at Whistler Olympic Park. Other events will emerge.
For more on Whistler Blackcomb events, visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com and select "Events" under the "Things To Do" menu.
For more on nordic events, visit www.whistlerolympicpark.com, www.whistlernordics.com and www.zone4.ca.
Dec. 4 - Coast Cup #1. The Cross-Country B.C. race series gets underway at Whistler Olympic Park.
Dec. 9-10 - The Whistler Sliding Centre plays host to an International Luge Federation World Cup event, the first luge race hosted by Whistler Sliding Centre since the Olympics. For the first-time ever, Canada has a multiple medal-winning athlete in the field in Alex Gough. As well, the event will feature a new team relay event that will premiere at the Olympics in 2014.
Dec. 15 - The opening race of the Kokanee Valley Race Series (KVRS) is a giant slalom on Blackcomb.
Dec. 18 - Jump Fest is the first all ages event in the Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Event series.
Dec. 28 - Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Event slopestyle.
Dec. 30 - Opening event in the King of the Rails calendar, taking place under the lights at the base of Whistler Mountain.
Dec. 31 - B.C. Winter Games Trials. Young cross-country athletes looking to represent the zone at the B.C. Winter Games will go head-to-head over a day of races at Whistler Olympic Park.
Jan. 1 - Registration for the North Face Whistler Half Marathon.
Jan. 1 - Registration for the Test of Metal bike race.
Jan. 7 - B.C. Winter Games Trials, Cadet Championships. This biathlon event at Whistler Olympic Park is a qualifier for the Games as well as the provincial championships for the cadet age group.
Jan. 12 - Haywood NorAm Teck Spring World Junior and Under 23 Championships Trials at Whistler Olympic Park.
Jan. 12 - Second KVRS race.
Jan. 14 - Callaghan Club Event #1. The Callaghan Winter Sports Club is hosting the first of two club cross-country events at Whistler Olympic Park.
Jan. 21-22 - 13 and Under Ski and Snowboard Cross event.
Jan. 26 - Third KVRS race.
Jan. 28 - Telus Winter Classic race and fundraiser.
Jan. 29 - Coast Cup #2 at Whistler Olympic Park.
Jan. 29 - Warmup GS Race.
Feb. 2 - FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup at Whistler Sliding Centre. Olympic athletes will be on hand to defend their four medals in bobsleigh and skeleton.
Feb. 3-4 - Peak to Valley Race is a giant slalom from the top of Whistler to the timing flats above Creekside.
Feb. 4 - Callaghan Club Event #2.
Feb. 11 - King of the Rail contest.
Feb. 16 - Fourth KVRS race.
Feb. 18 - Yeti Snowshoe Racing Series at Whistler Olympic Park. Visit www.theyeti.ca for more.
Feb. 19 - Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Event.
Feb. 23 - Fifth KVRS race.
Feb. 25-26 - 14-Plus Ski and Snowboard Cross Event.
Feb. 25 - Segge's P'ayakenstut Loppet at Whistler Olympic Park is a long-distance cross-country event in its second year, with categories for 50km, 30km, 15km.
Mar. 3 - Coast Cup Biathlon at Whistler Olympic Park.
Mar. 3 - King of the Rail contest.
Mar. 11 - Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Event Halfpipe.
Mar. 15 - Sixth and final KVRS race is a dual giant slalom and team relay.
Mar. 31 - Showcase Showdown snowboard competition. Format and venue to be announced...
Apr. 6-8 - Whistler Cup international FIS juvenile ski races.
Apr. 7 - Fourth Annual Woppet at Whistler Olympic Park. A fun day of racing and socializing to wrap up the season.
Apr. 12 - Mum's Mountain Classic ski and snowboard race.
Apr. 13-22 - Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Ski and snowboarding events are scheduled from start to finish.
Apr. 14-15 - Whistler Rotary ParaAlpine Ski Race.