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Equilibrium and the Whistler Sabbatical Winner

The Whistler Sabbatical Project announces its winner and The Insider examines issues of luck, fate, and nature's way of making sure the world gets the right amount of skiing this winter.

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.

Love and Chocolate- Whistler’s Sweet Spots

Love is in the air when chocolate is in the mouth. Whistler offers numerous amazing romantic Valentine's Day activities but everything is better with chocolate. The Insider talks to Whistler's chocolatiers to find out what's hot this season.

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...

Whistler’s Gay Ski Week Celebrates 20 Years

Gay Ski Week is Whistler's longest-running festival (20 years!) and with official support from the municipality, this year's WInterPRIDE is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best ever.

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.

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.

Winning Relaxation at Whistler’s Avello Spa

Anything can happen in Whistler and this week Insider editor Feet Banks takes it to the streets to find two random and deserving skiers who could use some relaxation at Avello, one of Whistler's top spas. Watch the video to see how it goes.

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.
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