For the fourth time since 1999 the National Brotherhood of Skiers will come to Whistler for its annual western winter carnival next year.
"The entire resort welcomes and looks forward to this group whenever they come to Whistler, and the NBS group are, in turn, huge Whistler fans," said Roz Casey, Director, Resort Sales for Tourism Whistler.
"It has become a strong relationship. We look forward to helping them produce another successful, memorable event in Whistler."
The NBS Western Region will bring at least 1,000 delegates to Whistler during Martin Luther King weekend, Jan. 13-17, 2005.
They made the final decision this February during a visit to review lodging, conference facilities and mountain venues.
In 2003 the organization held its annual conference in the resort, which attracted more than 3,500 people.
The Summit event takes place every two years, while the Carnival is annual. Next year’s Summit will be held in Vail for the first time since 1993.
NBS events are always popular in Whistler. The many social events and upbeat nature of the participants always make for a dynamic occasion.
All NBS events are fundraisers to support the Olympic Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to its premier youth athletes to attend elite ski academies and other training programs.
The Summit is the largest, continuously running ski convention in America. Organized and hosted by the NBS for each of the last 30 years, this event is unique to the winter sports industry. Unlike other ski weeks, in addition to winter sports access and competitions, this event includes the annual meeting, a full program of night time parties, concerts, a formal dinner, non-ski activities, and a youth camp.