A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes that just ain’t enough. Periodically throughout the winter The Whistler Insider will select an image from the #WhistlerUnfiltered archives and dig a little deeper to find the story behind the photo (and the thousand words.)This week we’re talking to Declan, from Australia about the perfectly timed “Dropping In” photo below.

Dropping In!

This is my mate Harry, mid-face plant on Whistler mountain. That was our first time in Whistler and overall the slopes have been INCREDIBLE. The mountains here are unlike anything I’ve ever skied and I wasn’t expecting such an amazing amount of powder.

Dropping in to any Whistler ski run is all about confidence and falling is part of the journey to success.I think the secret to skiing in Whistler is being able to share it with friends.

Everyone should drop in on the Symphony Bowl because it has plenty of jumps and opportunities to take embarrassing photos of your friends stacking. After this shot was taken we tried dropping a few cliffs and then later we hit the Dubh Linn Gate for some hard-earned refreshments.

People in Whistler seem so accommodating and welcoming and if I could live here all the time I would be in absolute Paradise.

Check out more great “Dropping In” Instagram photos at #WhistlerUnfiltered and be sure to enter the #WhistlerUnfiltered contest for a chance at winning an all-in trip to Whistler for you and three friends.



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.