It’s far from a last resort. Last year, I visited the town for a month because I wanted to escape daily politics. I needed to find a way to channel my outrage and do something effective, rather than just bitching from bed at CNN. Whistler in British Columbia was the perfect cure: It’s the most beautiful place in the world, and it’s the best place to ski. That’s especially true now that climate change is bringing different weather patterns to North America, but you can always count on snow in Whistler.