Set in the ice cold slopes of the ski resort in Whistler, British Columbia, CanadaWhistler is a fast-pased drama/thriller about the strange accidental death of professional snowboarder Beck MacKaye (David Paetkau, LAX, Final Destination 2 ). Beck MacKaye is just returning from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, in which he wins a gold medal. Friends and family are shocked about the mysterious death of MacKaye because of the experience that he had on the slopes.The secret-keeping locals are the only ones who can answer the terrifying truth of, "what secrets lie beneath the snow?" Even MacKaye's friends and family all have their share of dirty laundry and juicy secrets to try to hide.Beck's brother, Quinn (Jesse Moss, Ginger Snaps) must try to solve the mystery of Beck's death. He will find out the truth, which might be more than he can handle of the biggest secret in Whistler.
Quinn McKaye makes shocking discoveries about his brother Beck; a champion Olympic snowboarder who's found dead. Quinn knew his brother's death was no accident, but he instead believes that it was murder and trails his brother's life to try to figure out who would have wanted to kill him. A true tale of lies, truth, sex, drugs, and drama.
Quinn continues to dig deeper into Beck's hidden life by forming his own friendship with Beck's rich best buddy, A.J. Varland (Brendan Penny). Meanwhile, Ethan prepares to go back to work; Jen considers accepting a proposition from Adrien; and by rejecting the advances of a VIP guest, Nicole inadvertently puts her career at the Varland Resort on the line.
Quinn and Ryan learn something shocking about the alleged blackmail scheme against Beck; Adrien's “generosity” becomes a point of contention between Ethan and Jen; and Nicole is offered a new position at the Varland Resort.
Quinn suspects his uncle knows more than he's saying about Beck's involvement in the blackmail scheme.
Quinn's investigation of his brother's blackmail scheme brings him face to face with a dangerous biker and lands him in jail. After Ryan bails him out, Quinn accuses him of hiding information about Beck's blackmail deal and Ryan reveals a shocking story about Beck and a hit and run accident. A.J. embarrasses his father in front of potential investors and finds himself suddenly living on the streets. Ethan enlists a reporter, Adam Lawson, to do a profile article on his late son, hoping to expose Varland's exploitation of Beck, unaware of the reporter's history and feelings for Jen.
Against her better judgment, Nicole procures an escort for a married VIP. But when the man dies from an overdose of passion, Ryan's skillful lies to the man's wife convince Nicole she can never have a relationship with Ryan. Quinn is devastated when he discovers that Carrie has taken a down and out A.J. to her home for a shower, thinking the two have become a couple. Ethan, too busy with his discovery that Adrien Varland is buying out the local businesses around his Tavern, has no time for Jen's emotional needs, sending her to seek comfort with Adam Lawson. Adam's interviews raise his suspicions about the Coroner's report on Beck's death. And Shelby Varland, worried that Adrien may be suspicious of her affair with Beck, makes a startling discovery.
Upset over Carrie, Quinn discovers a cute waitress who only has eyes for him. Adrien invites Nicole to accompany him on a business trip to West Virginia to buy a horse. But Adrien has more on his mind than business and horses. Nicole entrusts Carrie with money to pay some bills but a desperate A.J. convinces her to loan it to him. Ethan and Jen learn that Adam Lawson's magazine won't print his article exposing Adrien unethical treatment of the McKayes. An upset Ethan, convinced that Jen had Adam kill the article, turns to Lisa for comfort, finally falling into her inviting arms. A terrified Shelby, certain that Adrien knows of her affair with Beck, makes plans to leave town.
Ethan, wracked with guilt over his one night stand with Lisa, fires her. Carrie's relationship with A.J. goes south when she has to track him down to pay back the money she loaned him. A.J., cut off from his father's money, has been dealing drugs to earn cash. Unaware of his drug dealing, Jen invites A.J. to stay with the McKayes until he can get things straightened out with his father. Quinn's relationship with Isabelle heats up, but Carrie has a way of popping up and distracting him. Despite Ryan's warnings, Nicole is only too happy to take Adrien up on his offer to join him at a business party that turns out to have some very kinky overtones. Her aroused passions send her back into a surprised Ryan's arms for a one night stand.
Quinn, Isabelle, Feeney and Carrie are teaming up for Whistler's annual underground scavenger hunt but Carrie, finally realizing she really likes Quinn, is uneasy about Quinn and Isabelle's budding relationship. Despite a one night stand with Ryan, Nicole makes it clear they're no longer an item. Adrien, his obsession with Nicole growing, continues to subtly woo her. Ethan is not happy to learn that Jen has re-hired Lisa to help cover for a sick waiter. Quinn discovers that A.J. is dealing drugs in the McKaye home and throws him out.
Ryan swings into action to find out the truth about what happened to Beck. Quinn helps Carrie through a difficult situation, bringing their relationship to a head. Adrien is undermined by someone close to him
Ryan finds himself under the suspicion of murder and must turn to Quinn for help. Adrien's business is in jeopardy and the McKaye's hold the only solution. Nicole makes a shocking discovery about her family.
The mystery of Beck McKaye's death is revealed.
Whistler celebrates with the grand opening of the Beck McKaye Training Facility. Quinn returns home from university to attend the dedication to his brother and discovers that, while everything else is different, his feelings for Carrie are as strong as always.
Quinn fights for a spot on the snowboard team. Meanwhile, Carrie is torn between her feelings for both Quinn and Griff.
Quinn's commitment to the snowboard team is tested. Meanwhile, Quinn discovers his mother's affair.
Quinn decides to try to win Carrie back. Meanwhile, after an old flame returns to town Ryan returns to his old life.
Quinn re-enters the dating scene but instead of a girlfriend he finds a stalker. Meanwhile, Griff is offered a sponsorship, which turns out to be Adrien trying to take an interest in Carrie; Nicole tries to win over a less-than-charming local artist.
At the same time as attending their Coach's wedding, Leah and Quinn try to deal with their feelings after their night together. Meanwhile, Nicole has doubts about Elias; Jen runs into a former boyfriend who once again steals her heart and makes her doubt her feelings for Derek.
When Travis is injured while on a backcountry boarding trip, Griff goes for help leaving Quinn alone to care for Travis. Meanwhile, Ryan launches a rescue operation.
After his near-death experience on the mountain, Quinn feels invigorated but takes things too far scaring his family and friends once again. Meanwhile, Carrie bonds with Adrien; Jen tries to deal with the aftermath after kissing Peter; Elias puts up an emotional wall between Nicole and himself.
Carrie decides to re-think all the relationships in her life upon discovering she's a Varland and turns to Quinn. Meanwhile, Adrien's plans for a casino affect Jada and Ryan.
Just before a snowboarding competition in Washington, Quinn and Griff are at odds, thanks to a news report, and this puts Carrie and Leah in a difficult position. Meanwhile, Nicole visits a winery on behalf of the Varland Resort but is shocked when Adrien shows up hoping to turn the trip into something romantic; Peter tries to change Jen's mind about their future together.
Leah confesses her true feelings to Quinn while trying to take their relationship to the next level. Meanwhile, Derek rescues Jen when problems arise from her involvement with the Action Coalition; Ryan discovers Jada's real activities; Adrien makes a play for control of the resort.
Carrie tries to decide if she should tell Quinn about Leah and Travis. Meanwhile, Adrien considers visiting his father after he learns of Jada's involvement in his affairs; Derek develops feelings for Nicole.
Quinn injures himself and it may force him to stop snowboarding. Meanwhile, Adrien learns disturbing news about Carrie; Carrie must make a difficult decision.