Photos by Rob Lemay

Over the past couple of days, and for the fifth year, the Whistler Blackcomb Winter Kickoff hosted by The North Face went down, with online contests, virtual movie premieres, and the crown jewel of the weekend, the ultimate winter camping experience atop Whistler Mountain.

The campout took place on Saturday night amidst a pounding early-season storm that blanketed Whistler Blackcomb with nearly 60 centimetres of new snow over the course of the weekend, and saw two lucky contest winners join a strong contingent of The North Face team (including Ian McIntosh, Nick McNutt, The Blondes, Alex Armstrong, Leanne Pelosi and more) to be whisked away to the near-top of the mountain, where they camped overnight in tents provided by The North Face to score first and fresh tracks in the morning before the public was able to upload.

On-hand to document and partake in the good times was King Snow Magazine’s Senior Content Creator and all-around gem Rob Lemay, who provided us with the following photo highlights. Take it in, and for more information on the Whistler Blackcomb Winter Kickoff hosted by The North Face, visit, and be sure to stay tuned for next year’s event!

Leanne Pelosi and Jeff Keenan setting up shop...

Alex Armstrong, Ian McIntosh and Tonje Kvivik.

Janelle Yip

Ben Poechman

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