Mountain Culture

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

Whistler HomeGrown – Chromag Bikes

Chromag Bikes is a homegrown Whistler company producing frames and components right here in Whistler. In this exclusive Insider video Chromag owner Ian Ritz talks about riders love affairs with their bikes and why Whistler is the ideal place to test, develop and build some of the best bike components on the market.

Summer is an Art (and your kids are Picasso)

No one does summer as well as a kid. That sense of freedom, unplanned adventure and the soothing bliss that goes with two months off school is what the warm months are all about. Here are a ton of great ways to keep your kids stoked in Whistler this summer. And parents can relive a bit of that childhood freedom as well.

Whistler is Bear Country. Be Smart.

As summer rolls in The Insider reminds everyone to be Bear Aware. But check out this great footage of our local black bears courtesy of Brian Hockenstein Cinema.

Accessible Whistler – Life Rolls On

Whistler is an active, fast-moving town but that doesn't mean people with disabilities have to miss out on any of the fun. Guest blogger Norm DePlume reveals exactly how we roll up here in the mountains.

Whistler Triathlon – Multi-Sport Days of Spring

How does skiing in the morning then paddleboarding in the afternoon then a round of twilight golf sound? Or what about snowmobiling, bike park and some disc golf? Spring in Whistler is all about the multi-sport day so check out what the locals are doing to enjoy the sun.

Mountain Meals – Whistler Loves Poutine

Whistler is a fine-dining hotspot but this week we give a little love one of the less-appreciated mountain meals — the Quebecois classic Poutine.

Whistler Patio Awards – Après-Ski Edition

The arrival of Spring in Whistler means many great things but mostly it means the start of patio season. Here's an Insider's guide to the best sun-seeking, beer-swilling, people-watching patios in town.

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.
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