September 15, 2011
Full-face helmet. Check. Body armor. Check. Nerves of steel? Nope. A self-proclaimed "poster child for soft almost non-adventure", Mary Zinck has some interesting insights about one of Whistler's favorite summer activities — ripping it up in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
September 7, 2011
Whistler's dirtiest secrets are revealed by an Insider who discovered that all his local knowledge amounted to naught when he couldn't find a place to change his new daughter's diaper, pronto. A tour of Whistler's dark side reveals some very nice places to survive a Poo–mageddon.
August 31, 2011
Don't miss out on what is bound to be the best season of ski and snowboard films yet! Take a peek at some of the epic movies that are set to project and get stoked for the 2012 season.
August 22, 2011
Whistler has always had good fishing. And those who fish for big ideas and shimmery thoughts, armed only with pencils and notepads, have options a-plenty. We round up the best quiet nooks, inspiring spaces, and viewpoints to curl up with a notebook and unleash your inner word-nerd/poet/artist.
August 18, 2011
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Whistler Olympic Plaza by immersing yourself in a Summer of Sound. Free outdoor concerts, every weekend. We'll party like it's February 2010. Only with less clothing. And bare feet. Which is what lush grass, live music and an outdoor stage beg of you.
August 16, 2011
Although the Function Block pARTy art extravangza only happens once a year, transforming Whistler's most southern development into a street festival, the unique stores and cafes are a draw year-around for visitors who want to explore off-the-beaten track Whistler, where artists, entrepreneurs and steel-cap-toed workers mix it up quite happily with adventurous visitors.
August 12, 2011
Athletes have always been drawn to Whistler, but the emphasis, post-Olympics, as the resort hosts more multisport events, competitions and challenges, turns out to be less about the medal tally and more on the fun-and-Games, as one Whistler Insider discovered during the 2011 North America Outgames.
August 11, 2011
If there were beauty contests for bitumen, the Sea to Sky Highway would be reigning title-holder for its gorgeous curves and sheer pleasure on the eyeballs. The proof is in the Porsche ads that have been shot there! We've rounded up some of the highlights of driving the 99er, so your journey is as rewarding as the destination.
July 28, 2011
RISE UP. The most accessible alpine in the Northwest awaits. Bike it. Hike it. Hitch a gondola ride. But don't linger in the valley when you can stand on the shoulders of giants. Our Whistler Insider rounds up her favourite three alpine hikes to tick this summer.
July 26, 2011
When you land in Mountain Bike Mecca, with 400+km of trails unravelling around you, where do you begin? Professional freerider and bike coach Lisa Lefroy suggests the classic A River Runs Through It, and gives the low-down on what you'll need if you want to session your way to mastery. (Bug spray. Leg armour. A buddy. And treats.)
July 26, 2011
Wanted: one white linen tablecloth. 100 feet long. Whistler Insider, and grown-up farm-kid, Mary Zinck, likes to take her produce in the great outdoors, fresh from the farm, direct from the hands of grower, passing momentarily through the outdoor kitchen of award-winning Whistler chefs. That's why she's dreaming of long tables in the field.