Mountain Culture

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

One Fine Day: Signs of Spring In Whistler

The lure of a warm sunny day was too much for this Insider, who popped out of the office to capture the start of spring in Whistler.

Local Favourites Spring Edition: Robin Van Gyn

From burrito ninja to big mountain rider Robin is a Whistler local through and through. Check out her tips on where to ski, eat and chill.

5 Ways to Get Your Spring On at Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival

When that spring weather hits, it's time to switch gears. Here's how you can make the best of the season when the World Ski & Snowboard Festival hits Whistler.

Artist Kate Zessel: Slopes to Studio

Artist and illustrator Kate Zessel has followed her dream to live and work in the mountains - her motto ‘Work Hard, Dream Big, Stay Humble’ says it all.

Local Favourites: The Black Velvet Ski Team

Just ahead of their 29th annual ski trip to Whistler the Black Velvet Ski Team share their favourite things. the ones that keep them coming back time and time again.

Out of the Wilderness: Canadiana Man Speaks

Canadiana Man has been sighted in the forests around Whistler and The Insider set out on snowshoes to interview the elusive, bearded gentleman.

Mountains as Muse: Artist Jessa Gilbert and her Splitboard Studio

The wilderness of Whistler’s backcountry is both inspiration and studio for artist Jessa Gilbert, who draws, paints and plans her works right on the skin track.

The Eight Stages of Going on a Whistler Ski Date with your Mom

Nothing speaks to the life-long appeal of skiing more than when several generations of the family go for a rip together – like Mikey and his Mom.

Whistler Photographer Erin Hogue Goes For X Games Gold

Whistler photographer Erin Hogue is up for the first ever X Games photography gold. She walks us through the shot, and the vote-to-win contest.

Whistler Pride 25: A Quarter Century of Inclusivity (and Powder)

The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is celebrating 25 years in the resort and a relationship filled with inclusivity and mutual respect.

Local Legends: Whistler’s Fanatyk Co Celebrates 20 Years

Fanatyk Co Ski & Cycle has been a locals favourite for two decades, is it their dedication? Customer service? Or epic 80s fashion? We suspect a little of all three.
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