Whistler ski season starts early this winter but it’s never too late to start thinking about getting those legs in shape and working on the stamina. This week The Insider hooks up with olympic ski cross athlete and Whistler local Julia Murray for a healthy breakfast and a trip down to Crossfit Whistler to work on some easy-to-do preseason exercises.

It’s never to late to get in shape (or at least dress the part) and ski season starts tomorrow (November 16, 2013) so get those legs and lungs working for you today!


Feet Banks moved to Whistler at age 12 so his parents could live the dream and ski as much as possible. He ended up living it too. After leaving home Feet did a few good stints in warmer climates and 4 years of writing school before returning to the mountains to make ski movies, hammer out a journalism career and avoid the 9-5 lifestyle as long as possible. He’s been a hay farmer, a hole digger, a magazine editor and has a jump named after him on Blackcomb Mountain, Feet’s Air. It’s tiny.