In conjunction with Telus, Switchback Entertainment and Origin Design & Communications, Whistler Blackcomb has launched a thought-provoking four-part web series, "The Big Picture Documentaries".
Each incredible episode asks a question about the future of skiing and snowboarding, which we all need to collectively band together to consider, discuss and answer.
• Is our thirst for adventure threatening our environment?
• What if kids stopped playing outside?
• Is the pull of the backcountry pushing our limits?
• Survive or thrive: What's the future of ski resorts?
Do the world a favour, and take some time out of your day to watch all four short films below, then share your voice at whistlerblackcomb.com/bigpicture.
Presented by: Whistler Blackcomb and Telus
Produced by: Switchback Entertainment, Whistler Blackcomb, and Origin Design & Communications
The Big Picture Documentaries: Part 1 - Conflicted Obsessions
Is our thirst for adventure threatening our environment?
As global weather systems continue to shift, skiers, snowboarders and ski areas acknowledge their impact on the environment that they are trying to preserve. What steps can we take to ensure the same opportunities are there for the next generation of mountain lovers?
The Big Picture Documentaries: Part 2 - Tech Trap
What if kids stopped playing outside?
Today’s youth are constantly engaged with electronic devices and technological wonders, some that improve their experience on the mountain and some that hinder it. As the line between nature and technology blurs, how can we make sure that our children (and all of us) get the chance to unplug and get outside?
The Big Picture Documentaries: Part 3 - Pushing the Boundaries
Is the pull of the backcountry pushing our limits?
Backcountry skiing is the fastest growing segment of the snowsport industry, but are people ready to accept their responsibilities when they step beyond the boundary? Ski resorts are at the front lines of backcountry access to winter wilderness and they play a vital role in backcountry safety.
The Big Picture Documentaries: Part 4 - Survive or Thrive
Survive or Thrive. What's the future of ski resorts?
Like all ski resorts, Whistler Blackcomb must adapt to a changing ski and snowboard world if it wants to flourish for another 50 years. What will the future hold for ski resorts? Dave Brownlie, Whistler Blackcomb’s president and CEO, offers his perspective.