For a second year in row, The North Face is teaming up with Whistler Blackcomb to celebrate the return of winter on November 24th - 25th in Whistler, B.C.

The Whistler Blackcomb Winter Kickoff hosted by The North Face will feature not one, but two incredible contests, giveaways, good times and more at a series of on and off-hill events over the course of two days.

Here’s a look at the fun-filled schedule, complete with details on the contests…

Photo by Chad Chomlack

November 24th
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The North Face Base Camp is returning to the bottom on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains to experience and share the kickoff of winter! This event is free, and during the festivities, The North Face will be awarding the last access to the Campout Contest at the top of Whistler Mountain (details below).

Come hang out and an enjoy the all-ages event, complete with a beer garden for those 19 and over, live music, Campout Contest on-site registration (note that you must be present at Base Camp to claim your prize), giveaways, donuts and food trucks, plus fire pits and shelters to hang out at with your family and friends.

Photo by Chad Chomlack

November 24th & November 25th
Begins at 8 p.m. on November 24th

The North Face is offering a unique chance to discover the thrill of the unknown with the ultimate winter camping experience at the top of Whistler Mountain. You and your friends could sleep overnight at 1,850 metres for the shortest commute ever to first tracks, which you'll get to do with The North Face athletes Tatum Monod, Nick McNutt, Ian McIntosh, Rob Heule and Mark Tremblay. And not only will you have the chance to be at the top before anyone else, but as an added bonus, you'll get to keep your entire North Face camping setup, which will include the following…

Assault Tent 2 (Price - $619.99)

2 Inferno -29C Sleeping Bags (Price - $824.99 each)

 2 Exped DownMat Lite 5 Mattresses (Price - $165 each)

To enter for your chance to win the Campout Contest, visit The lucky winners will be contacted on November 21st, and one extra winner will be announced at the Skier’s Plaza Base Camp Celebration on November 24th.

November 25th
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Photo by Chad Chomlack

There’s also the Lucky Ride Up Contest, which could get you in the air to enjoy a heli-skiing experience for two. To enter, simply hop on the selected lucky chair or gondola ride up, and you will be automatically entered in the contest.

Participating lifts include:

• Big Red Express
• Emerald Express
• Excalibur Gondola 
• Creekside Gondola
• Whistler Village Gondola   

(Note that lifts are subject to change according to lift operation schedule)

November 25th
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The North Face Store. Photo by Chad Chomlack

After you’re done your day on the slopes, swing by The North Face Store in Whistler Village (at #32-4314 Main Street) for an autograph signing session with some of The North Face’s athletes, along with prize giveaways for the Lucky Ride Up Contest.

The North Face athletes Tatum Monod, Ian McIntosh & Nick McNutt. Photo by Chad Chomlack

For more information on The Whistler Blackcomb Winter Kickoff hosted by The North Face, head on over to, and to register for your chance to win the Campout Contest, visit

See you in Whistler!

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