Insider Tips

Want to do Whistler like a local? Here's the down-low from the Insiders.

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.

How to Tip – A Gratuity Guide to Whistler

Ever wonder how the customs of tipping and gratuities work in Whistler? Who gets what, how much and when? Its totally confusing and many locals don't even know the answers but this handy guide provides a good starting point.

A Guide to Sea to Sky Waterfalls

Waterfalls are both intense and relaxing at the same time. Call it the duality of nature if you like, we call it good clean fun for the whole family (plus a time-warp!) Check out this list of the Sea To Sky's best waterfalls.

Whistler Sabbatical – A Heli & A Blonde Rocket

The Whistler Sabbatical Project continues and the snow keeps falling as Lucky Luke and Tim ski the trees with born-and-raised Whistler girl and Olympic Skicross gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor then hop in a helicopter for some un-tracked perfection with guide John Furneaux.

WSSF- How to Festival

Whistler's World Ski & Snowboard Festival is the best "season-ender" party on the planet. Ten action-packed days of high-energy good times might seem difficult to navigate but The Insider makes it easy with this handy "how-to" guide. More partying, less standing around wondering what to do...

Drink, Dance, Repeat – A Whistler Nightlife Guide

Finally, an Inside scoop on what Whistler nightclubs are going off on what night. (hint- they all go off almost every night. Bring an extra liver...)

Heli-Skiing in Whistler, Better Than Ever

Nothing can prepare you for that very first helicopter ride. The noise, the floating sensation, the excitment of flight. It's amazing. And then you get dropped a top a seemingly endless world of untracked powder snow and the real fun begins...

Jumping Through Hoops— Whistler’s Fire & Ice

Whistler freeskier Mauro Nunez has been performing in the Fire & Ice show every winter weekend since 1999. The Insider gets him to reveal the secrets of the flame.

Closer Look – The Whistler Sliding Centre

The Whistler Sliding Centre is much more than "Olympic Leftovers." It's a place designed to build stronger athletes and create brand new ones. And for the public it offers a chance to go really, really fast.

Blake Jorgenson- Photography Tips from a Pro!

Blake Jorgenson is a multi-award-winning Whistler photographer who's shot with all the big-name pros for all the big-game companies and publications. This week he's giving back to all the amateur photographers out there with a couple tips on how to shoot better photos in the mountains. Thanks Blake.

Whistler Skiing Secrets – 7 Top Spots and Stashes

Peter Smart skis powder for a living and for the past 16 years he has been showing others how to do the same. The Whistler Insider catches up with the founder of Extremely Canadian and gets the scoop on some of Peter's favourite spots.
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