CONTACT PUBLIC RELATIONS
Please Note: This number above is for media inquiries only.
If you are a member of the general public, please call 1.800.766.0449
PUBLIC RELATIONS SUPERVISOR
Responsible for the strategy and execution of the non-endemic media and public relations program.
Chelsea is an Ontario native who joined the Whistler Blackcomb Public Relations Team in February 2014.
She made the pilgrimage west in 2006 in pursuit of coastal mountains and her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She quickly fell in love with the mountains and coastal powder and wandered north to Whistler in the spring of 2010. After two years of chasing powder, Chelsea put Whistler life on hold to complete her Masters in Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Leeds University Business School in Leeds, UK.
The lure of the mountains brought Chelsea back to Whistler in 2014 and she has been making the most of life in the valley ever since. When she’s not in the office you will most likely find Chelsea deep in Khyber’s powder, splitboarding off of Blackcomb, attempting to ride a mountain bike, or camping with her friends.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Responsible for destination and regional media inquiries.
Sarah Morden is a born and raised Whistler local who started on the team as a Public Relations intern in January of 2015. She moved to the PR Coordinator position in July 2015 and very much believes she’s living the dream.
Sarah attended UBC to study Political Science and, more recently, BCIT for Broadcast Journalism. She has travelled the world, including the Middle East where she worked in a refugee camp just outside of Bethlehem. She speaks French and tries to speak Arabic. Her first love is her dog Ryder but travel, the mountains, and Whistler come in equally at a close second.
INDUSTRY, FILM & COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR
Responsible for ski and snowboard media inquiries, commercial filming, filmmakers, photographers and the Pro Athlete Teams.
Skiing since the age of five, it took Chris exactly two days after completing his last university course to book a flight from Ontario to Whistler in the fall of 2003. Like so many other Whistlerites, Chris had originally planned to stay in town for just one winter, but after sticking it out for a summer, he was hooked and knew Whistler was home.
Chris started working with the Public Relations team in July of 2011, spending the previous three years working in the Whistler Blackcomb Sales Department in the role of Youth Business Developer. His passion and knowledge of the mountains make Chris a great addition to the Public Relations team.
On a powder day you will generally find Chris skiing Christmas Trees off of the Peak Chair on Whistler, or getting turns through Ruby Bowl on Blackcomb.
Responsible for snow, weather and operational communications.
Learning how to snowboard on a man-made, ice ridden “mountain” in Saskatchewan, it’s no wonder Mason has found himself bouncing around British Columbia’s resorts since 2009. After spending the second best snow season on record in Whistler during the winter of 2010-2011 and having passes for a couple of seasons after while in school, it was only a matter of time before he would permanently move back to the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.
Mason graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2014 before moving to Nelson for his wife to finish her education. He finally made his triumphant return to Whistler in the fall of 2016 as the Communications Coordinator for Whistler Blackcomb.
When not pondering whether he likes to stand or sit down at his desk, you can find Mason massaging his tired muscles after non-stop Upper and Lower Insanity laps to Creekside.
PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Oversees the efforts of the Public Relations and Communications Team at Whistler Blackcomb.
Lauren is an Ontario native who has been a member of the Whistler Blackcomb Public Relations Team for more than five years.
She first moved to Whistler in the spring of 2006 after completing her degree in Communications at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She spent the summer mountain biking and hiking the alpine and it did not take long for her to fall in love with life in the mountains. She returned to Ontario that fall to complete her post-graduate studies at Sheridan College in Oakville. After spending a year working at a boutique public relations agency in downtown Toronto, Lauren heeded the call of the mountains once again. She moved back to Whistler permanently in the spring of 2008 and has been loving life in the valley ever since.
In addition to her five years of experience on the Whistler Blackcomb Public Relations Team, Lauren was also the Communications Manager for the World Ski & Snowboard Festival for three years (2013-2015).