For several weeks in February, the eyes of the world will be on Whistler, BC, as it hosts the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the appetite for a story to go with the place will be extreme. Stephen Vogler has that story, and in this book he tells it fully for the first time. Vogler is one of those rare Whistlerites who actually grew up in Whistler and he has for some years been running a one-man crusade as writer, broadcaster and author of books to prove his hometown is not only a bona fide community, but a uniquely interesting one. Whistler begins in the days when the town had a mere 500 year-round residents who referred to weekend visitors as "turkeys" or "gorbies." His parents were old-school European alpinists who had given up a comfortable life in Vancouver so they could teach their children how to yodel and schuss in an appropriate setting. People like them, with names like Ples and Wilhelmsen, had developed the ski hill in the 1960s and together formed one of Whistler's founding cultures. The other founding culture was a swarming, partying mass of snow-hippies who lived rent-free in rough squatters' shacks and liked marijuana as much as they didn"t like wearing clothes. Their "high" spirits melded with the soberer tradition of the transplanted Tyroleans to produce a hybrid "only in Whistler" character that is equally devoted to serious skiing and unserious living. It was no accident that the first Whistlerite to win an Olympic gold medal also tested positive for cannabis, and successfully defended himself by arguing that just breathing the air in his hometown was enough to put him over the limit. If anybody doubts that story, they won't after reading Only in Whistler: Tales of a Mountain Town.
An irreverent take on the real Whistler — its vibe, verve and eerie lack of history — in the style of Douglas Coupland’s best-selling City of Glass. Ian Verchere takes us behind the curtain of hype as only an insider can to reveal what makes B.C.’s only designated Resort Municipality tick.
A biography of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) that dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother.
Done in a Day: Whistler discribes where to invest your limited hiking time to enjoy the greatest scenic rewards. In Whistler, nature and God are still one. Choose an easy, vigorous, or challenging hike. Witness the wonder of Whistler and be back for a hot shower, great meal, and soft bed.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2016"--Title page verso.
This is a guidebook for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders to maximize their experience at Whistler Blackcombski and snowboard resort. The book presents detailed information about the many ski areas on the mountains, including 120 runs not published on the resort's trail map. It includes 85 colour aerial photographs, providing unobstructed views of the countless opportunities available for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders to test their skills. Whistler Blackcomb is a premier ski and snowboard resort located in Canada's Coast Mountain Range. The resort is a two hours drive from Vancouver, British Columbia, and was one of the event sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.
A cracking rural crime debut that will have you on the edge of your seat until the final page
For nearly a decade, Mortimer Menpes happily played as loyal and obedient follower to famed 19th-century artist James McNeil Whistler until abruptly, the relationship ended and barely a word passed between them again. Upon Whistler's death some twenty years later, Menpes reemerged to put to print this first-hand portrait of his former master; capturing Whistler's working methods, his daily routines, his interests, and his eccentricities.
This illustrated book - published to commemorate the centenary of the artist's death - addresses Whistler's extraordinary legacy and establishes his pivotal place in the history of American art.