Village Life

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Whistler’s Hottest Fashion– The Toque.

Here in Canada we call them Toques and these grab-and-go headwarmers were just voted "Best Example of Whistler Style" in the local newspaper. The Insider heads out on the town to get the skinny on toques, beanies, knit caps or whatever else they're called.

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.

Babies Love Whistler – Holiday Fun for Tots

Is your baby too young for the terrain park? Or everything else you want to do? Fear not, we’ve got a list of great activities for all the mothers and fathers out there with those little-little kids.

Whistler Film Festival – 7 Flicks Not To Miss

There’s snow on the hills and stars in the village this week for the 11th annual Whistler Film Festival. With over 83 films screening this is when our silver screens light up with stories from around the world (and close to home.) The Whistler Insider suggests seven films worth checking out (but really they are all worth watching.)

Bizarre Bazaar & Six Made-In-Whistler Gift Ideas

Relieve some of that holiday-shopping pain and support local entrepreneurs at the Bizarre Bazaar, Whistler’s original artisan’s market.

The Inside Scoop on Heli-Skiing in Whistler

Heli-Skiing and Heli-Boarding are a must-do for any serious deep snow lover. To make the decision to fly that much easier on you The Whistler Insider presents “Five Things You Didn’t Know About Heli-Skiing” as well as a nifty video with guide/mountaineer John Furneaux.

Free Araxi Recipe! Whistler Gourmet at Home.

Araxi Executive Chef James Walt is a culinary world superstar with real home-grown sensibilities. This week he dishes up the goods on the importance of regional cuisine and hands over a free recipe.

Best Board for Whistler – Rocker or Camber?

Whistler offers every kind of terrain so the Insider asks, “Is there a perfect board shape for ripping these mountains?” The answer is, “You betcha!”

Cornucopia Returns

Much more than a goat’s horn stuffed with winter squash, Whistler’s Cornucopia is three days of fine food, hearty times, and the occasional hangover.

Big Nights, Small City & Ace Mackay-Smith

An Insider’s look at the Whistler nightlife scene with Go-Go Dancer, DJ, event manager, ski icon, filmmaker, writer, and all-around perfect person Ace Mackay-Smith.

Pass the Peace (and Quiet)

It’s all fun and games until someone loses their mind. This week the Whistler Insider seeks out silence, solitude and mental reconnection.
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