January 16, 2012
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.
January 13, 2012
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.
January 10, 2012
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.
January 3, 2012
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.
December 30, 2011
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.
December 26, 2011
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.
December 19, 2011
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.
December 12, 2011
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.
December 8, 2011
With the 2nd Viessmann Luge World Cup set to go off this weekend, what better time to re-examine all the key legacies Whistler received from the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games?
December 5, 2011
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.
November 29, 2011
Whistler is a town surrounded by nature and a community that loves to explore and enjoy the natural world. So it only makes sense we would want to protect it as well. Ziptrek Ecotours is one local company that definitely walks the walk—they just walk about 150 feet up in the air.