Mountain Culture

Our lifestyle and outlook are a little different here. You don't change the mountains - they change you.

Going Up? Connections on a Whistler Chairlift

Loading a chairlift in Whistler is like pulling up a chair to a stranger's table. Pro riders, movie stars, local legends... Who knows who you're riding with or what kind of awesome stories they have to tell.

Whistler’s Golden Girls — Three Local Olympians

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.

Whistler – Home of the Amateur Meteorologist

Usually people talk about the weather when they have nothing else to say but here in Whistler, where those all-time powder days can strike at anytime, everyone is an Amateur Meteorologist.

Whistler Search & Rescue Manager: Brad Sills

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.

Snowcats, Snow Jobs and Unsung Heroes

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.

Whistler Kid – Musician/Songbird Ali Milner

Growing up in North America's premier mountain resort isn't all fun and games...okay, actually it kinda is. Musician/Songwriter Ali Milner talks about the joys and memories of childhood in the mountains.

Pass the Peace (and Quiet)

It’s all fun and games until someone loses their mind. This week the Whistler Insider seeks out silence, solitude and mental reconnection.

For the Love of Après

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Well it may be that you haven't tried snuggling up to the person next to you on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola! Find out why the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb are a great place to catch a mate as well as some turns.

New Whistler Insider Editor Tells All

From his early days in Whistler to the secrets of life in the mountains, The Whistler Insider’s new editor, Feet Banks tells all …

Highlights of the Sea to Sky Highway

If there were beauty contests for bitumen, the Sea to Sky Highway would be reigning title-holder for its gorgeous curves and sheer pleasure on the eyeballs. The proof is in the Porsche ads that have been shot there! We've rounded up some of the highlights of driving the 99er, so your journey is as rewarding as the destination.

Ride a Classic Whistler Trail: River Runs Through It

When you land in Mountain Bike Mecca, with 400+km of trails unravelling around you, where do you begin? Professional freerider and bike coach Lisa Lefroy suggests the classic A River Runs Through It, and gives the low-down on what you'll need if you want to session your way to mastery. (Bug spray. Leg armour. A buddy. And treats.)
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