Eleven-year-old Sofia Aragon gets giddy every time she has a chance to get airborne on her skis during sessions at the Wednesday night Hoppers’ program at Whistler Olympic Park (WOP). The young Squamish resident found plenty to stoke her enthusiasm during her first season as a ski jumper-in-training in the winter of 2018-’19.
Giving you the inside information on what’s happening, what’s fun and what’s new in Whistler. Find out more about the Spearhead Huts Project and recent opening of the Kees and Claire Hut; learn about our featured local animal, the bobcat; meet the "ambassadors" of the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) through their exhibit featuring photos and artifacts created by the staff, on display until March 2020; plus reminisce about the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and celebrate the 10-year anniversary with Whistlerites from Feb. 12 to March 21, 2020.
Like many Scandinavians, Maria Lundgren literally grew up on skis, both alpine and cross country, but because of her hometown’s location an hour south of the Arctic Circle, much more the latter than the former. Learn how she came to visit Whistler, why she chose to stay and raise a family here, and what are some of her favourite activities and hangouts!
Whistler’s spectacular scenery is the backdrop for an exceptional variety of activities. Why don't you try some of these unforgettable Whistler experiences this winter? Experience Whistler’s easy access to the backcountry and get powder happy on a “bucket-list” heli-skiing adventure; fuel up for your ski or snowboard day with a fresh tracks mountaintop breakfast and beat the crowds onto the slopes; go downhill tubing at Whistler Blackcomb’s Coca-Cola Tube Park; shop local for that one-of-a-kind-gift at the Made In Whistler Market.
Winter’s snowy mountains and sub-zero temperatures invite comforting restoratives to sip and savour around the fire. What better fits this category than fortified wine? From port and sherry to vermouth and Marsala, fortified wines are made by adding a distilled spirit to wine either before fermentation is complete — which yields sweet, high-proof fortified wine — or near the end, or after fermentation, for a dryer style. Cheers!
Experience what we love this winter with some local Whistler favourites. Ski-down or take the short drive to visit Creekside Village and indulge in a treat of locally made gelato or sorbet, pick-and-mix candy, healthful smoothies, warming oatmeal bowls and Italian coffees at Confetti Gelato; fulfill your passion for patties at Splitz Grill on Main Street — the local’s favourite casual place with serious burgers, with fresh patties made daily and more than 40 homemade toppings; try some locally made gin or vodka from Whistler’s first local distillery Montis Distilling in Function Junction.