Be inspired this winter with the #WhistlerUnfiltered: Behind the Lens campaign, a collection of inspirational photographs and the stories behind them. An exhibit entitled “The Pro’s Lens” is available to view online, and you can check out several awe-inspiring galleries of the mountains in and around Whistler which showcase the work of 9 professional outdoor photographers – the lucky (and very talented) people who manage to make a living from creating these amazing photographs!
Members of the public can also get involved: “The People’s Lens“ gives a platform to visitors and locals alike to show off their own Whistler shots. The #WhistlerUnfiltered Instagram feed features images of snow angels, virgin snow, powder turns, après-ski parties and lots of shots of dogs having fun in the snow! Last year’s campaign attracted a massive 25,000+ images! Let’s see how things go this winter…
The Pro’s Lens
Each gallery in “The Pro’s Lens” tells a different and unique story and gives you a feel for the lasting effect that Whistler has on people. Here are a few of my personal favourites:
Darlene Douglas, or ‘Mama Dar’, a Whistler Blackcomb patroller, inspired the photographer Robin O’Neill. Her story is captured as part of a project documenting the lives of two Whistler women balancing careers and their personal commitments with their passion for the mountains.
Photographer Mattias Fredriksson says, “When I go to Whistler it’s not just about the skiing, it’s the total package: the restaurants, the vibe, the good food. That’s the difference with Whistler versus other mountain towns. There’s always something fun going on”. You can just imagine the sense of contentment of the people on the bus, travelling home after a great day on the slopes and a couple of après-ski drinks – total satisfaction!
Eric Pehota has been living in Whistler since 1984 and is one of the true household names of ski mountaineering, famous for more than 40 first descents on skis. A portrait can say so much, there’s no other type of image quite as compelling.
The People’s Lens
Travelling to Whistler this coming winter? Let us know your plans and get involved in The People’s Lens – here’s a quick preview:
Feeling like now is the time to book your Whistler ski holiday? We can help – get in touch with one of the team by calling 0131 243 8097 or request a tailor-made holiday itinerary via our website and we’ll be back in touch.