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A Different Approach to Dating: The Ski Date

A Different Approach to Dating: The Ski Date

A first date is hard enough as it is. Spending one-on-one time with someone new can be daunting. Trying to figure out where to go or what to do usually takes on the classic form of dinner and a movie. Then there is the whole concept of making conversation over the course of the evening. As if it couldn’t be harder, there is always the dreaded possibility of the person not being whom you thought they were going to be, and then figuring out how to make a hasty exit. With all the things to do in Whistler, we have More »

8 Moments That Shaped Whistler Blackcomb (Do You Remember Any?)

8 Moments That Shaped Whistler Blackcomb (Do You Remember Any?)

This year marks Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th Anniversary and is a befitting time to look back at some of the pivotal moments that shaped Whistler’s history. The #1 Ski Resort in North America, which started out as a sparkle in the eyes of a couple businessmen 66 years ago, has had its fair share of glory moments. If you are new to Whistler you may have only read or heard about these pivotal times. Those lucky enough to have experienced some of these historic moments are most probably left with memories that resonate deep within. Let’s take a look, at 8 More »

Your Unofficial Whistler Pride Guide

Your Unofficial Whistler Pride Guide

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is an annual event that welcomes gay and lesbian visitors from over 26 countries to Whistler. Many would agree that Pride is one of the most fun events on the Whistler social calendar with parties, entertainment, and of course epic skiing and riding on Whistler Blackcomb jam packed into a week of fun. Gay or straight, Whistler Pride is not to be missed. At Listel Hotel, we are in the heart of the action in Whistler Village. Here is our unofficial guide to Whistler Pride. Enjoy! The Parties The parties are the highlight of Pride More »

Our Top Picks for Spending New Year’s Eve in Whistler

Our Top Picks for Spending New Year’s Eve in Whistler

Whistler does New Year’s Eve right. Over the years it has become the place to go for people all over the Northern Hemisphere. With a range of events and parties for all ages and interests, it is no wonder people are drawn to Whistler to welcome the coming year. Not only is their lots happening, the epic snow conditions (this year Whistler/Blackcomb is already nearing 2 meters of snow), skiing and snowboarding is at its prime in December and January. We consider ourselves somewhat of experts when it comes to what to see and do in Whistler. Positioned in the heart More »

Insider Experience: Chill Out in the Ketel One Ice Room

Insider Experience: Chill Out in the Ketel One Ice Room

Tucked inside the Bearfoot Bistro located in the Listel Hotel, is an experience that will freeze your taste buds, and not in a bad way. Welcome to the Ketel One Ice Room. I had the privilege of a personal tour of the room which is one of Whistler’s most unique experiences. Not only did I learn a thing or two about vodka, the experience itself was incomparable to anything I’ve done before. If you’ve got a sense of adventure and a taste for the finer things in life, then step into the coldest vodka room on the planet. The thought of sub-zero temperatures can be daunting but a More »