Local snowboarding legend Beck McKaye returns home from the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics with a gold medal, only to be later found dead.




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Series cast summary:
Jesse Moss ...  Quinn McKaye 26 episodes, 2006-2007
Amanda Crew ...  Carrie Miller 26 episodes, 2006-2007
Adam J. Harrington ...  Ryan McKaye 26 episodes, 2006-2007
Holly Elissa ...  Nicole Miller 26 episodes, 2006-2007
Ingrid Kavelaars ...  Jen McKaye 26 episodes, 2006-2007
Christopher Shyer ...  Adrien Varland 26 episodes, 2006-2007
David Paetkau ...  Beck McKaye 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Nicholas Lea ...  Ethan McKaye 13 episodes, 2006
Brendan Penny ...  AJ Varland 13 episodes, 2006
Tamara Hope ...  Leah Hutton 13 episodes, 2007
Tommy Lioutas Tommy Lioutas ...  John Griffin 13 episodes, 2007
Diego Klattenhoff ...  Derek Brooks 12 episodes, 2007
Kim Hawthorne ...  Jada Temple 11 episodes, 2007


"Whistler" focuses on the interrelationships primarily between three families - the McKayes, the Varlands and the Millers - longtime residents of the mountain resort town of Whistler, with some secrets coming to the surface which affect those relationships. The McKayes are a working class snowboarding family who own a local tavern. Father Ethan, once a world ranked snowboarder in his younger days, blames everything bad in their lives on the Varlands. Oldest son Beck MacKaye is the snowboarding hotshot, while younger son Quinn McKaye, despite loving his brother, is often the neglected one in Beck's shadows. Ethan's younger brother Ryan McKaye is seen as the black sheep of the family, partly because he happily works for the Varlands, cleaning up their messes. The wealthy Varlands own a number of businesses globally, the most prominent local one being the upscale Varland Resort. Adrien Varland places the financial bottom line over everything else, including his family. The working class ... Written by Huggo

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In both Whistler seasons, two episodes were filmed simultaneously, except for the last episode of each season. This was done to reduce production costs. See more »


Quinn McKaye: Dude, your mom smokes weed and drinks with you?
A.J. Varland: Step mom. It's no big deal.
Quinn McKaye: Oh yeah, you're right, no big deal. Me and my mom, we shoot up together all the time.
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A fun guilty pleasure...
21 January 2008 | by bryonniaSee all my reviews

I started watching this show in the second season and found I got quite attached to it. There is a lot of focus on human relationships and dramas (which is fine by me because they're all very nice to look at!) and some snowboarding thrown in on the side. The characters are from all generations which adds a richness to the storyline and as well there is intrigue and deception to spice things up. It's an enjoyable show to relax to each week with great original music from bands and interesting characters. I would recommend it more for younger viewers, however there is variety to each episode. I also like the fact that it doesn't hide the fact that it's Canadian and takes place in Canada (with frequent shots of glorious Banff).

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30 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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