Whistler Accreditation

Media Accreditation for Crankworx Whistler 2022 is now open!

Online media accreditation is now closed. Requests can be made to the Media Centre Manager, Sam Friesen: sam.friesen@crankworx.com. Once received, our team will review your application and be in touch regarding next steps.

The Media Centre at the Hilton is also now open. Please see the details below, and contact sam.friesen@crankworx.com if you have any questions.

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

If you have signed up at the link above and received confirmation of your accreditation, your accreditation package awaits you at the Media Centre in the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa! The time has come, and the media centre is open, Crankworx is kicking off! Here is everything you need to know to ensure that you have a successful festival and stack those shots.

What’s up with the Media Centre?

The Media Centre is in the Mount Currie North Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel. The room has WIFI, AC, power, water, snacks, drinks, and enough tables and chairs to accommodate everyone. There are also bike racks in the courtyard for your use. The Media Centre hours are below, please make sure to plan around this schedule. Food and drinks will be delivered every morning and every afternoon.

Media Centre hours:

Wednesday August 3rd9 – 5: OPEN (check-in and workspace)
Thursday August 4th9 – 5: OPEN
Friday August 5th9 – 5: OPEN
Saturday August 6th9 – 5: OPEN
Sunday August 7th9 – 5: OPEN
Monday August 8th9 – 3: OPEN | 3 – 4: CLOSED | 4:30 – 5:30 OPEN
Tuesday August 9th9 – 4: OPEN | 4 – 7: CLOSED | 7 – 8: OPEN
Wednesday August 10th9 – 5: OPEN | 5 – 8: CLOSED | 8 – 9: OPEN
Thursday August 11th9 – 4: OPEN | 4 – 7: CLOSED | 7 – 8: OPEN
Friday August 12th9 – 3: OPEN | 3 – 6: CLOSED | 6 – 7: OPEN
Saturday August 13th9 – 4: OPEN | 4 – 7:30: CLOSED | 8 – 9: OPEN
Sunday August 14th9 – 2:30: OPEN | 2:30 – 5:30: CLOSED | 5:30 – 6:30 OPEN
Monday August 15th9 – 11: OPEN for Accreditation Return

What does check-in look like?

When you arrive in Whistler, make your way to the Media Centre during our opening hours to sign your waivers and receive your accreditation package. You will receive your media pass, accreditation tier, and park pass if you need it. Make sure to do this before you start shooting, without accreditation you will not have access to any of the media areas.

What tier of accreditation will I receive?

You have all been sorted into tiers according to the nature of your assignments and projects. If you need a level of access that has not initially been provided to you, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please note that we may not be able to satisfy all requests due to limited space in each tier.

How do I get my park pass?

We will be distributing passes at check-in. You will receive a pass with a number of days that is consistent with the events you have indicated that you will be shooting. If plans shift or you need more days for your project, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

That’s all for now. You will be receiving regular updates as the festival progresses. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and we will see you soon!

Can I bring food and drinks into the media centre?

Yes! We will be stocked with snacks, but outside food is permitted. Outside alcohol is not. You are, however, welcome to grab a drink from the Cinnamon Bear Bar (CBB) across the hall and bring it into the media centre with you. You can also order food from the bar to eat here. Menus are on the check-in desk.

What’s next?

Stay tuned for daily emails from our team where we’ll share important updates (schedule, weather, access), course access information, and any other key tidbits.

That’s it, that’s all for now, folks! Thanks for being here – stoked to have you along for the ride!