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Whistler's Golden Girls — Three Local Olympians

TAG: Family Time, Whistler Sabbatical Project Posted by: Feet Banks

whistler girls win medals and rip hard

You always hear about the lack of women in ski towns but here in Whistler we not only have lots, they all rip. The Insider chats with three homegrown Olympians about skipping school, riding pow and other joys of growing up in Whistler.

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Whistler Search & Rescue Manager: Brad Sills

TAG: Amped-Up Adventure, Whistler Sabbatical Project Posted by: Feet Banks

search-and-rescue-whistler

It's all fun and games until someone kicks off a class 4 avalanche, or ends up lost in a creek bed with no food or shelter, or breaks their femur or... It's all fun and games until it isn't... then it's time to call Brad Sills and Whistler Search & Rescue.

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Snowcats, Snow Jobs and Unsung Heroes

TAG: Family Time, Whistler Sabbatical Project Posted by: Feet Banks

Snowcats are what brought Feet Banks and his family to Whistler but the Powder is what kept them here. Feet remembers being a kid, riding in snowcats, and busting huge daffy's in Jersey Cream bowl.

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Lil'wat Nation & Culturally Modified Trees

TAG: Cultural Fix, Whistler Sabbatical Project Posted by: Feet Banks

The Coast Mountains have big mountains, but they also have some of the most impressive trees on the planet. Local Native peoples have been protecting and using these forests for generations and now their "culturally modified trees" may play a role in heritage and environmental conservation.

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