Steeped in history and fueled by passion, the playful rivalry between Whistler and Blackcomb has always been the driver of progression. Whether it was building the chairlift that went just a bit higher, the invention of the sniffle station, or the never-ending argument about whose terrain will open first, it’s one that will bring out the best lift line banter on the deepest days of the season.

With the guidance of the forefathers who were there from the start, the crews who epitomized a competitive dynamic, and the storytellers who were there for iconic moments along the way, watch this story of how a rivalry over 40 years old has evolved and pushed Whistler-Blackcomb to become the greatest ski resort in North America.

Along the way, that same rivalry has simultaneously pushed the skiers and riders who make up the community to be some of the most progressive on the planet, and it shows—what mountain boasts more pros that call it home than Whistler Blackcomb? Who’s got a deeper snowpack and who could possibly go bigger than us?

To be great, you need someone pushing you—and in so many ways, that’s exactly what the rivals have done for each other.

Produced with support of TELUS

Mockumentary (24 min)

Credits: Editor, Colorist, Writing Support