By JILL VON SPRECKEN
On or off the mountains, there’s plenty to adore about this winter-friendly town
3. Braving ice cream headaches at Cows Whistler.
4. Marvelling at the jaw-dropping views from on board the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
5. Donning a parka to sip spirits in Bearfoot Bistro’s Belvedere Ice Room.
6. Joining the young and young-at-heart for a slide down Coca-Cola Tube Park.
7. Roots, a Canuck company that’s added a dose of Canadiana to wardrobes since 1973.
8. Making tracks in a pair of snowshoes from Cross Country Connection.
9. Practising our triple lutz while gliding around the free outdoor rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza, located right in the heart of the Village.
10. Feeling stress melt away with a massage, manicure and more at one of the resort’s many spas.
11. Channeling our inner Olympian on the bobsleigh and skeleton tracks at Whistler Sliding Centre.
12. Picking out a Coast Salish carving or handcrafted jewellery at The CRS Trading Post.
14. Sampling a buttery croissant or melt-in-your-mouth pastry—or two, or three—at Purebread, a local favourite.
16. Getting a rush of adrenaline over the Cheakamus River with Whistler Bungee.
18. Pairing Araxi’s celebrated Pacific Northwest plates with one of 1,000 wines from the cellar.
20. Admiring stunning local and international artworks at Whistler’s galleries.
21. Reliving the 2010 Winter Games at Whistler Olympic Park on snowshoes, cross-country skis and
22. Refueling with a sweet hand-stretched pastry from BeaverTails before heading back down Whistler Mountain.
24. Warming up with a wood-fired pizza or other fresh regional fare at Grill & Vine.
25. Defying gravity on the indoor trampolines at Bounce.
26. Exploring the great outdoors on snowshoes, snowmobiles, dogsleds and more.
28. Going in search of untouched powder with Whistler Heli-Skiing.
29. Giving credit cards a workout at the shops.
30. Snapping photos by the Olympic Rings and the Inukshuks in the Village and at the top of Whistler Mountain.