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WORCA is hiring! Trail Crew, Youth Coaches, Bookkeeper

2017 WORCA Trail Crew (Full-Time, Application Deadline: May 20) View the Trail Crew job description and application details here. 2017 WORCA Summer Student Trail Maintenance Labourer (Full-Time, Application Deadline: May 20) View the Summer Student Trail Labourer job description and application details here. 2017 WORCA Youth Coaches (Full-Time & Part-Time, Application Deadline: May 10) Youth Coach job description and application will posted April 30. 2017 WORCA Bookkeeper (Part-Time, Application Deadline: May 20) View the Bookkeeper job description and application details here. Read more

Trail Open House Review

We would like to thank Forlise and Stonebridge for sponsoring our Trails Open House. It was great to see so many people from the community out on a stormy wintry night. We received a lot of great input and suggestions. This past Thursday (March 2) at the Trail Open House WORCA presented a draft conceptual vision for future trail development throughout the valley. Over the past year the trails sub-committee and board of directors have provided input and direction to come up ... Read more

Teamwork and Whistler’s Trail Network

Teamwork and Whistler's Trail Network When the snow melts in the Spring it’s time for WORCA’s trail crew to get the trail assessments in motion. The season will begin with trail inspections, as the trails become accessible. Once the condition of the trails have been assessed, the Trails and Planning Committee will put a trail maintenance plan into action, prioritizing those trails which are most in need of work. In 2017 the trail crew’s two larger projects will be Jane Lakes and Comfortably ... Read more

WORCA Trails Open House, Mar 2

You're invited to an evening of preliminary trail planning,  discussion and networking. We will be seeking ideas and feedback for Whistler's future trails. Trail builders, mountain bikers, hikers & anyone with an interest in hearing what WORCA is up to is welcome to join us on Thursday March 2nd, 7pm at Forlise (immediately left of Lululemon in Whistler Village). Appies and Refreshments provided. Read more

Forlise, TrailForks & PinkBike trails donation

During Crankworx last summer Forlise, TrailForks and PinkBike hosted the Big Download which featured $2 Beers, Beer Pong Tournament, Prizes & Swag, DJ Lon. Afterwards they donated proceeds of $738 to WORCA's trail work program. Thank you for supporting trail development in Whistler! Read more

2017 Toonie Ride Date Fixing Meeting, Feb 21

WORCA invites all businesses/organisations (or a representative of the business) interested in (co) hosting a 2017 Toonie ride to the 2017 Toonie Ride Date Fixing Meeting on Feb 21, 2017. A representative for each business/sponsorship group must be present for inclusion in the 2017 Toonie series. Available ride dates range from early May to Early September. Note that certain sponsors/dates will have restrictions due to bike park opening hours and requests from the RMOW. Date: Tuesday Feb 21st. 7pm Location: Passiv Haus, Lost Lake Please ... Read more

2016 Lumpy Leidal Award goes to Jaedon Chase

Fall in Whistler marks the presentation of the Lumpy Award which this year was presented by WORCA President Craig Mackenzie. 'Geoff "Lumpy" Leidal was a local athlete who was killed in an avalanche in 1998. In his honor, the Lumpy Leidal Award is presented each year to a local junior who has been found outstanding as a sportsperson, a volunteer and someone who epitomizes athleticism in our local youth. ' Source. The Lumpy's award for 2016 was awarded to Jaedon Chase. Congratulations Jaedon! Read more

2016 Trail Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Ian Brett and Luke De Jager who were presented with some bike goodies by ZEP Techniques to say thanks for their dedication this season. In the words of Paul Howard, owner of Zep Techniques, "thanks to WORCA and all the trail volunteers each and every year. Whistler has some of the best trails in the world and it’s thanks to people like this". ZEP offered free clinics to WORCA members this season as well as subsidised training for the ... Read more

Trail work updates, Oct 10-14, 2016

Trail Maintenance in Whistler Valley Last week was our final week of valley maintenance for the season as monsoon season has arrived.  We tied up a bunch of loose ends including cutting and clearing the emergency exit for Garagamel which is located in the middle of the trail at the large swamp crossing with the cedar rounds that takes people out to Cougar Mtn W FSR.  We then did a little tidy up on Business Time and Howler then spent the rest ... Read more

Thank you Brandywine Boogie & Rotary Club

On the 24th of September over 95 runners took part in the annual Brandywine Boogie organized by The Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium. Like all Rotary projects, the monies raised goes back into community and / international projects and this year participants where given the option of donating 50% of their registration fees to WORCA for trail maintenance. As a result 52 participants chose to support WORCA and the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium donated $1,220 to WORCA's new Alpine Sproatt ... Read more
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