Outdoor Adventures

This is a mountain playground - let's go adventuring.

Aussie Day in Whistler – Fair Dinkum Mate!

Whistler has a lot of Australians and every January 26 they don all sorts of wild outfits and take to the hills in a giant savage pack to celebrate their own national holiday, Australia Day. The Insider caught up with a few at the Longhorn Saloon to talk about celebrating so far from home.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Public Fun at the Whistler Sliding Centre

Enjoy that "Olympic Athlete" feeling (and speeds over 100km/hour) without any of the pesky training or preparation by hitting up the public Bobsleigh and Skeleton programs at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Lil’wat Nation & Culturally Modified Trees

The Coast Mountains have big mountains, but they also have some of the most impressive trees on the planet. Local Native peoples have been protecting and using these forests for generations and now their "culturally modified trees" may play a role in heritage and environmental conservation.

Gift of Pow + Empty Slopes = Real Whistler Xmas

Forget the stockings, carols and boxes under the tree, this December 25 opt for boots, boards and ripping pow in the trees. Skiing and riding on Christmas Day with friends and family is what Christmas in Whistler is really all about.

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.
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