The GoPro GoShow presented by Whistler Blackcomb will return for its second year on May 17 during Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival (GO Fest). This year, instead of inviting professional filmmakers to compete at the event, Whistler Blackcomb has invited six professional athletes to show off their artistic sides and take on the role of both filmmaker and producer.
“There are so many talented athletes in Whistler who are really skilled at using GoPro cameras to showcase their adventures,” says Chris McLeod, Industry, Film and Communications Supervisor at Whistler Blackcomb. “We have some exciting names confirmed to participate so far and we are looking forward to seeing their creativity shine during multisport season here in Whistler.”
The competing athletes will be required to produce and submit a three to five minute video shot entirely using GoPro cameras. The videos must capture the essence of May in Whistler and need to include action shot on snow, dirt and water. Each athlete will be given a GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition Camera on the evening of May 13 and will be able to start filming their videos immediately. Completed videos must be submitted by 7:45am on May 17. Additionally, 25 per cent of the film must be shot on Whistler Blackcomb terrain and the remainder must be shot within the boundaries of the northernmost point of Pemberton and the southernmost point of Squamish.
Each of the videos will be played in front of a panel of judges and a crowd at the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) on May 17. The athlete whose video wins Best In Show will take home the $2000 grand prize and the title of GoPro GoShow Champion. Competing athletes will be announced through Whistler Blackcomb’s social media channels later this week.
The GoPro Go Show presented by Whistler Blackcomb is free to attend with doors opening at 7pm and the show beginning at 8pm. There will be an after party at the GLC following the event featuring music from DJ Kori K.
More information about the GoPro GoShow presented by Whistler Blackcomb is available at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar.
About Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,164 centimetres (458 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.