As one of North America’s biggest and most popular ski resorts, Whistler has naturally become home to quite a few professional skiers and snowboarders. If you know their faces, it’s not uncommon to spot well-known pro riders on the chairlifts, cruising through the Village or grabbing some lunch.
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.
For first-time visitors, it’s easy to look up at the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and perhaps feel a bit intimidated. Looking around from the lifts, you’ll notice ski tracks going everywhere — between rocks, through the trees, and even off cliffs!
In 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre invented the daguerreotype, the first photographic process available to the public. Photographs were immediately embraced as a documentary medium: a way to capture actual events in a single still frame, with no fictional elements.
Canadian painters must strive to express Canada. Misty landscapes and gentle cows do not express Western Canada; even the cows know that.” This pithy quote from Emily Carr is breathtaking considering all it embodies — her sharp wit, radical shift in perspective and fearless imagination.
Winter is a magical season in Whistler, and not just because it’s home to North America’s leading resort for skiing and snowboarding.
Humans have preserved food since the beginning of time, capturing the full energy of the sun to dehydrate herbs, fruits, meat and fish or, in cold climates, using ice to freeze food so that we could survive the barren winter months. Sure, we have year-round access to almost everything now, but nothing can beat the taste of local produce preserved at the height of its deliciousness!
Shopping is a great way to explore Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods, and if you throw in a few of Vancouver’s “must-do” sightseeing attractions along the way, you have the perfect combination of retail therapy and cultural experiences.
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!
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.