What is Cheese Rolling, anyway?
Cheese Rolling is deceptively simple: an 11-pound wheel of cheese is rolled down a hill and everyone chases it, slipping, tripping and tumbling on the way down. The lucky winner gets to keep the cheese, and gets two ski season passes to Whistler Blackcomb!
Of course, that’s just the race. The whole Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival includes family activities, games, tastings and lots of fun ways for you and your family to enjoy Canadian cheese.
We host tasting seminars, bring in cheese makers and experts for you to talk to, have free activities for the kids, and, of course, lay out a beautiful spread of delicious Canadian cheeses to taste and buy. Plus, there are a ton of prizes to be won just by attending! And don’t forget, everyone who wears a costume has the chance to win one of 3 Gift Cards ($250, $150, and $100) from Marketplace IGA®!
Join us for the Cheese Rolling Festival this August 15th, from 12 to 4 PM, at Whistler Blackcomb!
You can register to race on August 15th at Base 2 of Blackcomb Mountain. Plus, it’s FREE! The registration tent opens at 11:00am but spaces fill up quickly so get there early if you want to secure a spot. Spaces are given on a first come first serve basis. There are men’s, women’s and children’s races – fun for everyone. Adult racers must be at least 19 years of age and provide valid government issued ID to register. Helmets will be provided at the event, but participants are encouraged to bring their own protective gear.
Come by the Canadian Cheese Rolling tent in Whistler Village between August 12th – 15th to receive a free VIP bracelet, allowing you to skip to the front of the registration line on August 15th. A very limited amount of VIP bracelets are awarded each day, so roll on by before they’re gone!