When she's not pimping herself out as a copywriter, social media strategist and Associate Creative Director at Origin Design + Communications, (the agency of record for Whistler Blackcomb, Jay Peak, Sun Valley and Tourism Whistler), Lisa Richardson (aka @pembygrl) contributes to SBC Skier, Whistler the Magazine, Coast Mountain Culture and Mountain Life magazine, and blogs at http://lisarichardsonbylines.com from her base in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. (Scoop her obsessions up under the unifying tag: "Mountain Culture".) She learned to ski as a lil' grommet in the Snowy Mountains, Down Under, but lost her big mountain cherry when she landed in Whistler age 19. She spent a decade teaching skiing before trading the chairlift for a desk-job, a caffeine-drip and non-stop deadlines. She's equally happy earning her turns in the backcountry and sleeping in a snowcave as riding chairs, helicopters or snowcats through BC's powder stashes, as long as she's sharing the ride with partner-in-crime, straight-shooting mountain man Dave Hobson (@davehobson70) whose photos accompany her dispatches. http://about.me/davehobson

Pace Yourself Perfectly with a Selection of Summer Bike Festivals

 I am a bit obsessed with speed. There is nothing so exhilarating as releasing the brakes and allowing momentum, gravity and the marvelous physics of a bicycle to work their magic. But I also have come to appreciate, as the… Read More →

Wanderlust Festival: Find your True North This Summer

Just because my favourite tea is a flavoursome blend from Whistler-based tea-crafters called “Savasana,” doesn’t make Corpse Pose any easier. The final pose in any practice, it looks like you’re just lying on the floor, but corpse pose/savasana is deceptively difficult…. Read More →

5 Tips on How to Improve Your Mountain Biking

Editor’s Note: Lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America are now available on Liftopia.com. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and where you can do it. My… Read More →

The Art of Après Ski in the Springtime

Après ski: the art of “drinking, listening to music and making fun of your friend’s epic wipeouts that day.” ~ Feet Banks on après ski at Whistler. Once upon a time, late spring in a ski town was a time… Read More →

Silver Star Carousel Resort

How to Have An Awesome Family Ski Vacation (or 5 Tips Gleaned from a Mid-Winter Multi-Family Ski Siege to Silver Star, BC)

1. Have an awesome family. When we suddenly found ourselves in the family way, our biggest fear was that the life was over and ski adventures would be the first casualty. So, last month, we invited a crew of our… Read More →

Sneaking Into the Four Seasons Hot Tub

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Hot Tub Etiquette

My friend’s brother used to be such a skibum that he laundered his dirty socks in the dishwasher alongside yesterday’s dinner crockery. In one sharehouse from my skibum days, ski socks were worn in the shower for an “in-between visits… Read More →

5 Good Reasons to Plan a Girls Only Ski Day This Winter

Darn. The world didn’t end with the Mayan calendar. That means, when you wake up tomorrow, you’ll not only have to pay off your credit card and wear off your hangover for realz, you’ll also want to think about resolutions…. Read More →