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.

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.)

Whistler Ziptrek— It Is Easy Being “Green”

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.

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.

Opening Day Whistler—Always worth it.

Opening Day in Whistler is like Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day all rolled into one. Fresh pow, big smiles and a mountain of high-fives, you just have to get up earlier than everyone else in town.

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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