How To

From how to wax your skis to Insider's Guides to our festivals and events, this is top-notch advice from locals.

Exploring Whistler’s Iconic Backcountry Peaks in Winter

Backcountry explorer, Abby Cooper, inspires us to look at some of Whistler's iconic peaks for our next backcountry ski adventure.

Training for a Nordic Adventure (And Having Fun)

Local racer and adventurer, Nina Harmon shares her tips on Nordic race training as she prepares for cross-country skiing ultra marathon.

Whistler’s Most Instagrammable Spots

From our quaint Village up to the endless snow-capped peaks Whistler is filled with Instagrammable photo spots. Check out some of our local favourites.

Insider’s Guide to a Girls’ Getaway in Whistler

A good set of girl friends can be some of the best vacation partners you could ask for. Learn how to plan the ultimate girls' getaway to Whistler.

Snowboarder to Backcountry Skier: Switching Skill Sets

How a snowboarder became a backcountry skier - photographer and mountain explorer, Bruin Alexander shares his story of becoming a beginner again.

Hidden Gems of Whistler’s Après Scene

The tradition of après may have originated in France but in true Whistler fashion a local spin has been put on it. Here, you can après any way from playing family games to vodka tasting in an ice room.

4 Ways to Ski Whistler – No Lift Ticket Required

Skiing in bounds can be a lot of fun, but sometimes you need to think outside of the lift. Learn about four ways you can ski, no lift ticket required.

Insider’s Guide to Ringing in the New Year, Whistler Style

Whistler really comes into its own in the festive season with the twinkly lights, fresh snow, mountain views and cozy fireplaces, and it lasts all month long. However, there’s only one night that rings in the New Year, so here’s how to celebrate on December 31 in Whistler.

How to get your Festive Spirit on in Whistler

From its endless decorations, to a calendar packed with seasonal fun, learn why Whistler is the ultimate place to get in the holiday spirit.

Insider Tips from a Whistler Concierge

Working at the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa, Stephen is one of Whistler’s most celebrated concierges and with the holiday season on the horizon, The Insider hooked up with him to get his Whistler vacation tips!

Made-in-Whistler Gift Ideas

Whistler has a great retail scene, and if you dig a little deeper into some of the stores you'll find some unique items designed and/or made right here in the mountains. Let's take a look at where you should head to hunt down these made-in-Whistler gifts.
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