Outdoor Adventures

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

Fresh Tracks for Breakfast on Whistler Mountain

After 24 years of skiing Whistler, Insider Feet Banks finally gets up early enough to try the Fresh Tracks Breakfast. He's hooked!

Getting Schooled on Whistler Blackcomb

Is there a difference between skiing better and sucking less? The good news is you're never too old to learn a new trick and a quick lesson on Whistler Blackcomb comes with tips, pointers, a wealth of knowledge and, best of all, VIP lift line prioirty.

Straight Shooting – Biathlon in Whistler

Gunshots and scenery at the Whistler Olympic Park as we try out biathlon, the unlikely pairing of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship.

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.

Lace ’em Kid – Ice Skating in Whistler

Getting up to speeds so fast you appear blurry to a camera is just one of the many joys of ice skating in Whistler. The Insider delves into the Canadian tradition of teaching your kids to skate and which of Whistler's numerous icy venues is best suited for your needs.

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...

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.
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