Secret trails, old man’s beard and hidden lairs are all part of the pint-sized discovery in Whistler Blackcomb's Family Certified Zones. Enchantment lives in these deep dark woods and a hidden tree fort waits to be explored.
Welcome back to a second season of chasing wonder. It’s a thrilling search for that elusive state that emerges when a spectacular place and a special moment collide. And while it might be elusive, there’s no question wonder seems to concentrate in these mountains.
Season 2 of the Wonder Reels brings you the sweet anticipation of a new season and the forecasting of a deep winter. We get a glimpse at the magic of an enchanted tree fort and the physiological impact of an adrenaline-inducing couloir. And, in celebration of the opening of the new Crystal Ridge Express and the Harmony 6 Express we’ll take a tour of Crystal’s powder-filled playground and get a Harmony history lesson from the Godfather of Freesking. So sit back, relax and take it all in. But don’t sit around for long, because your own wonder is waiting to be discovered here, at Whistler Blackcomb.
Here's a sampling of our second season of chasing wonder. Get a taste of that elusive state that emerges when a spectacular place and a special moment collide. Be warned, you will be left wanting more, we aren't calling it a teaser for nothing.
THE WAIT FOR WINTER
As October's rains finally give way to November's storms, and the mountains reveal their first dustings of white, a palpable anticipation begins. Skiing and snowboarding's faithful start a ritualistic foreplay that culminates in the un-matched celebration of another opening day.
THE ENCHANTED WOODS
Secret trails, old man's beard and hidden lairs are all part of the pint-sized discovery in Whistler Blackcomb's Family Certified Zones. Enchantment lives in these deep dark woods and a hidden tree fort waits to be explored.
Waffles & Wagers
A chairlift shared by a foursome of skiers and snowboarders on Blackcomb Mountain's new Crystal Ridge Express leads to a friendly wager for waffles at Crystal Hut.
A crew in Whistler Blackcomb's Highest Level Nintendo Terrain Park come across a lost GoPro. They agree it needs to go to Lost & Found, but there's a perfect park session begging to be shot with it first.
THE EYE OF THE STORM
Storm chasing. It's a labour of love for Whistler Blackcomb snow forecaster Tony Sittlinger. This story follows Tony and the Blackcomb patrol on their early morning ritual, readying the mountains for the rest of us while we're snug in our beds.
THE ART OF PROGRESSION
Freeski icon Mike Douglas takes a ride on Whistler Mountain's new Harmony 6 Express, and takes us for a ride back through time to recount the history of the Harmony Zone and the legends that came before him.
A University professor unveils the relationship between daredevils, DNA and the quest for the dopamine rush. Whistler Blackcomb unveils the path to satisfying the craving with some of the steepest and deepest in-bounds terrain anywhere in the world.