Winter

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.

Snowcats, Snow Jobs and Unsung Heroes

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.

Public Fun at the Whistler Sliding Centre

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.

Lil’wat Nation & Culturally Modified Trees

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.

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.

Blake Jorgenson- Photography Tips from a Pro!

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.

Insider’s Guide to Whistler’s Olympic Legacies

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?

Whistler Skiing Secrets – 7 Top Spots and Stashes

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.

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.
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