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Place for People Watching
Citta is there any other choice? Underneath the warm glow of the heat lamps, nursing a cold refreshing beer, Citta is the best place to watch the comings and goings and the various antics taking place in the heart of Whistler. Its the best vantage point to see people wearily walking home after a day on the mountain. The best place to see people dolled up and raring to go at the start of the night. And the best place to watch them stumble out of the bars at the end of the night. Its endless entertainment for the cost of a cold beer.
A few other places in the Golden Triangle of Village Square got honourable mentions, like Moguls, Amsterdam and La Brasserie but nothing compares to the view from Citta.
Whistlers favourite Whistlerite passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7. One week later there was a blow out send off party at Merlins in celebration of his life. Rabbit, one of Whistlers original ski bums, claimed top spot in the Pique poll more than once over the years. He was a familiar face around town with his trademark long beard and his Vuarnet sunglasses. And he will be missed.
His old friend Guitar Doug, with whom he shared many interesting escapades, was voted second favourite Whistlerite and Rob Boyd took third place.
Best make out spot
Maybe its the increasingly high altitude or the 360 degree view. Maybe its the swaying motion or the hum of machinery. Maybe its the thrill of steaming up the glass. Whatever it is, the gondolas win hands down again as the best place to get lucky... with a kiss or two.
A few bars got some honourable mentions too, like Bills, Garfs and Moe Joes. And at the end of the night, when all else fails and time is running out, the taxi loop serves as a late night make out spot for some voters.
Best excuse for being late to work
Why is anyone in Whistler ever late? Powder days and too much snow. These come in as the best excuses for being late to work or for not showing up at all for that matter. Its known as the 20 cm rule and while it not written in stone, or in any employee legislation handbooks, there is a general understanding of the need to thank the snow god when he has bestowed his generous bounty.
Those not familiar with the rule, or those with bosses not friendly to the rule, offered the same old tired excuses this year. There was the faulty alarm clock, the pesky road works and traffic. WAVE, Whistlers bus service, also gets routinely blamed for people not clocking in on time.
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