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We asked talented Whistler photographers Mike Crane and Justa Jeskova to choose their favourite moments from the year that was in Whistler (with a few videos thrown in for holiday fun). Time to put up your feet and reflect on the past year…and make plans for new adventures in 2018.


Pond hockey on Green Lake
Crisp air and clean ice – a perfectly Canadian way to start the year. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Fresh turns split boarding off of Whistler Mountain
Another fine winter day in the Coastal rainforest snowforest! MIKE CRANE PHOTO


Alpenglow on Blackcomb Mountain
Late light. Blackcomb Mountain shines with yet another beautiful display of alpenglow. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Deep powder skiing on Blackcomb
Happy Place. The pow just kept coming last winter. More about skiing Whistler here. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


Friends going skiing in Whistler Village
There is such a thing as ‘Friends on a Pow Day,” you just need to choose the right friends. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


The end of an era. Rear entry ski boot traditionalist Feet Banks finally retires the boots his parents bought him at the 1991 Turkey Sale and upgrades to the best in ski boot technology.  BRIAN HOCKENSTEIN VIDEO


Spring Apres in Whistler
Snow and short sleeves – springtime in Whistler is always magical. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


There are a lot of similarities between a life of art and sport. Whistler’s Kate Zessel breaks it down. BRIAN HOCKENSTEIN VIDEO


Whistler Golf Course
Morning sun over the Whistler Golf Course heralds the summer of golf to come. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Morning paddle on Green Lake
Smiles for miles. A big snow year meant skiing kept going right into late May, encroaching on lake time. #bestworldproblems MIKE CRANE PHOTO

Whistler’s Valley Trail connects the community and the best way to enjoy it is via the simplicity and functionality of a “Valley Trail Bike.” BRIAN HOCKENSTEIN VIDEO


Dual mountain views at dusk
Nights falls on a happy town. Summer has arrived. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


Whistler Half Marathon
The Whistler Half Marathon kicks off a summer of races and fitness events. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Surnise yoga on Alta Lake
Breathe, it’s free. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


Village Stroll at dusk
The artery of good times. Whistler’s Village Stroll was purposely designed to meander and lead to adventure. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


No the police aren’t chasing that kid, it’s Canada’s 150th birthday parade on July 1. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Snow walls Whistler Mountain
The snow walls atop Whistler Mountain are among the summer’s most photographed alpine attractions, just not always from this angle. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Views in Whistler BC
How high!? The record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola wows a new generation. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


IRONMAN Canada in Whistler
Canada’s most scenic Subaru IRONMAN Canada® kicks off with a chilly swim in Alta Lake. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


Jessa Gilbert Live Painting in Whistler VIllage
Creation in progress. Whistler ‘s arts and culture scene surged in 2017 with the launch of the new Cultural Connector. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Train Wreck Hike in Whistler BC
It’s like a living art gallery in the forest, with bike jumps. Whistler’s popular Train Wreck Hike benefited from a new access bridge last year. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


Whistler Golf Course
Ah, fall golf. Every wonder why four is the ideal number for a golf group and also the capacity of most of Whistler’s high-speed chairlifts? Now you have. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


Black Tusk and Fall Hikers at Sunset
Iconic Black Tusk Mountain is the core of an extinct volcano and, according to local indigenous legends, also the Landing Place of the Thunderbird. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Inukshuk on Whistler Mountain
This way to winter. The Inukshuk stands guard in the pristine Whistler alpine. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO

Unplug to reconnect and discover what’s real. Autumn is a great time to enjoy the Elements. BRIAN HOCKENSTEIN VIDEO


Autumn Bike Riding in Whistler
Ride on. Bike season isn’t over until the snow falls…. JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Skiing in Whistler Early Season
… but winter can come pretty quick around here. MIKE CRANE PHOTO


And the first day of skiing at Whistler Blackcomb this year did not disappoint. INFLUX PRODUCTIONS VIDEO


Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on a Winter Day
A clear sky, some white mountains… what more could a person need? JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO


Whistler Village Holiday Light Display
Maybe some lights and fresh snow? Whistler’s light display is on point once again. MIKE CRANE PHOTO

Thanks to Mike Crane and Justa Jeskova for getting out there in all weathers to capture the magic moments. Have a happy and safe holidays from the Insider team – and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


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.