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Ancient Cedars Hike

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

It’s like going back in time every time we visit Whistler’s old growth forests, with cedar trees dating back several hundreds of years. Cedrus trees can grow up to 30–40 m (occasionally 60 m) tall with spicy-resinous scented wood, thick ridged or square-cracked bark, and broad, level branches. The shoots are dimorphic, with long shoots, which form the framework of the branches, and short shoots, which carry most of the leaves. The leaves are evergreen and needle-like, 8–60 mm long, arranged in an open spiral phyllotaxis on long shoots, and in dense spiral clusters of 15–45 together on short shoots; they vary from bright grass-green to dark green to strongly glaucous pale blue-green, depending on the thickness of the white wax layer which protects the leaves from desiccation. The seed cones are barrel-shaped, 6–12 cm long and 3–8 cm broad, green maturing grey-brown, and, as in Abies, disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds. The seeds are 10–15 mm long, with a 20–30 mm wing; as in Abies, the seeds have 2–3 resin blisters, containing an unpleasant-tasting resin, thought to be a defence against squirrel predation. Cone maturation takes one year, with pollination in autumn and the seeds maturing the same time a year later. Thepollen cones are slender ovoid, 3–8 cm long, produced in late summer and shedding pollen in autumn.[1][2]



Day Trip to Pemberton

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Just outside of Whistler northbound is the town of Pemberton- an often overlooked destination which has some truly amazing views.


In this image One-Mile Lake reflects a mirror-like image of its surroundings.

World Ski and Snowboard Festival coming to town!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Easter Weekend was super busy in Whistler this weekend with springlike conditions and blue skies. The temperature was up to 19 degrees some days!

As we head towards the end of the winter season, we look forward to the World Ski and Snowboard Festival happening April 13-21, 2013.  It’s going to be a blast this year with action, music, art and so much more. Check out the schedule of events at

See you there!

Book Early and Save

Thursday, August 11th, 2011


Register for courses before October 1st and we will waive the Registration fee. This means that you will save a total of $150.  Send us an e-mail or call us: +1 (604)932-0965 to receive this limited offer.