Winter

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.

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.

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 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.

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.
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