1st Annual Mountain MULTIPLICITY Show – April 14th 2013

Life in the mountains is multi-faceted indeed — peaks, valleys, joy, pain, laughter, adrenaline and a whole lotta fun. The Multiplicity Show features eight new presentations from some of the greatest storytellers in the Mountain Kingdom; everything from living with bears for 50 years to exploring the unknown depths of Squamish river canyons, to making world-class skis in a local Whistler garage. Hosted by Mountain Life editor Feet Banks, this one is a must-see. This is the newest event in the World Ski & Snowboard Festival’s incredible arts line-up, and the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Spearhead Huts Project. A growing number of people want to experience the majesty of Canada’s mountain backcountry, and the ultimate goal of the project is to build a series of backcountry huts for outdoor-lovers to enjoy year round in the spectacular Spearhead Range. A massive silent auction will be laid out and lots of free goodies will be flying through the air! Tickets: $20, available at Escape Route in Squamish (604 892 3228) or Whistler (604 938 3228), or at the Whistler Activity Centre (located outside the main entrance to the Whistler Conference Centre). Doors: 7pm  Show: 8pm More Event Information: http://www.wssf.com/event/mountain-multiplicity-show-0 Charlie Russell — Living with Bears For the past 50 years (no, that’s not a typo), Charlie Russell has lived, studied, photographed and written about grizzlies, brown bears, black bears and kermode “spirit” bears in the wilds of the Russian Far East and across Western Canada. Through striking photography and heartwarming tales, Russell will discuss his unique journey of exploration, adventure and discovery into the heart of wild bear country. Nicolas Teichrob — Taking the natural world and the amazing landscapes of B.C.,” he says. Passionate about blending art and the outdoors onto his incredible canvasses — Chili is always game for adventure. Ace Mackay-Smith — Growing Up Ski Bum Using slides taking by her Mom, Ace will take us through a humorous and imperfect recollection of growing up ski bum. Ace grew up in the hotdogging heydey of the 70s, then moved to Whistler with a few ski trips around the world thrown in for good measure. Few people are as entrenched in ski town culture as Ace and she waxes poetic and philosophical in a slideshow/talk about the joys and pains of growing up ski bum. DIY Ski and Board Panel A live discussion featuring some of the Sea to Sky’s best innovators and the stories behind their hand-made-right-here skis and snowboards. Builders from boutique companies Garywayne Skis, Foon Skis, Prior Snowboards and Funk Skis will present photos and videos then speak with moderator Feet Banks to explain their processes and inspiration. If you want something done right, sometimes you just gotta do it yourself. ___________________________________________________________________________ Organizers of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival have generously donated the use of the incredible multi-media setup used for the Pro Photographer Showdown (valued at $30k). There will be a silent auction, DJ, and a service bar so the evening promises to be one full of energy and mountain enthusiasm. Expected seating for the show is 1,000. _______________________________________________________________________________