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Photographs of skiing on Whistler Mountain, backcountry skiing in the Coast Range, children from Ski Scamps tobogganing and celebrating Christmas, telemark skiing, Whistler Village, Peak Chair, Red Chair, Franz's Chair, Black Tusk, Fitzsimmons Express Chair, the Canadian flag, Glaciers, Wedge Mountain, tobogganing, snowmen, Willie Whistler, snowboarding, Ziggys Bowl, Ridge Run, Harmony Bowl, and Rendezvous Lodge.


Photographs primarily of freestyle skiers and snowboarders on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, including mid-air shots, backcountry terrain, moguls, cornices, bowls, and chutes. Also includes photographs of glaciers, mountain views, snow sculptures, ski tracks, Ski Scamps, group portraits, Whistler Village, Green Lake, Roundhouse Lodge, heli-skiing, sunsets, alpenglow, Cheakamus Lake, Vail, telemark skiing, the Molson World Cup Downhill, Ipsoot Mountain, Powder Mountain, Pemberton Icecap, the Spearhead Range, ski touring, cross-country skiing, Slush Cup, Upper Village, Black Tusk, Excalibur Gondola, Peak Chair, hang gliding, groomed ski runs, Big Red Express Chair, Franz's Chair, and the Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championship.


Photographs of skiing on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, hiking, Peak Chair, Franz's Chair, Big Red Express Chair, alpenglow, sunsets, the moon over Whistler Peak, Green Lake, Roundhouse Lodge, 7th Heaven Express Chair, sunrises, backcountry skiing, storms over Whistler, Symphony Bowl, Piccolo, Black Tusk, Wedge Mountain, moguls, Solar Coaster Chair, Harmony Express Chair, the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, Rendezvous Lodge, Harmony Bowl, Mt. Weart, Garibaldi Provincial Park, cross-country skiing, Whistler Express Gondola, Wizard Chair, Green Chair, Mt. Currie, Blackcomb Glacier, Horstman Hut, the Delta Mountain Inn, Blackcomb Powdercats, apres ski, a helicopter evacuating someone, dining in restaurants, Molson Canadian Masters ski racing, Stephanie Sloan's Women's Only Program on Whistler Mountain, Whistler Village views, Pika's restaurant, Tyax Lodge on Tyax Mountain, Scott Nicholson and Mike Douglas skiing glaciers, group portraits, hot tubs, retail, The Gables and Greystone condominiums, the McIntosh family skiing, drinking and picnics, Christine's Restaurant at Rendezvous Lodge, Brian Stemmle ski racing, the Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championships, Molson Wold Cup Downhill, Friday the 13th Chute, Slush Cup on Blackcomb Mountain, the Telemark World Championships, snowboarding, Sun Bowl, and people skiing in costume.


Awards and honours Franz Wilhelmsen received and was nominated for throughout his life, inlcuding:

  • Canadian Ski Hall of Fame
  • Man of the Year
  • Freeman of Whistler
  • Order of British Columbia
  • Jim Marshall Award
  • Canadian Tourism Medallion
  • Franz's Run and Franz's Chair
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame (W. A. C. Bennett Award)

Franz' Run and Franz's Chair

Photographs of the dedication ceremony of “Franz’ Run” (a ski run on Whistler Mountain) in honour of Franz Wilhelmsen, December 10, 1983, as well as a Whistler Blackcomb brochure announcing, among other things, the installation of Franz's Chair, and a draft letter from Franz Wilhelmsen responding to the honour from April 2, 1998.


Photographs of groups of people hiking up and skiing down mountains with fresh powder, alpenglow on areas of Blackcomb Mountain, Big Red Express and Franz's Chair with Peak Chair and Whistler Peak in the background, the moon over mountain peaks, sunset over the Coast Range, and Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain with Green Lake and Whistler Valley in the background.

004: "Alpenglow Diseased Ridge Blackcomb"
005: "Alpenglow on Blackcomb Mtn Whistler"
006: "The Peak Whistler Mtn"
008: "Winter/Whistler Sunset over Coastal [sic] Range British Columbia, Canada"
009: "Coast Range Whistler Area"
010: "The Peak Whistler, B.C."
011: "Roundhouse Lodge Whistler Mtn"


Photographs of snow-covered Chateau Whistler Resort with Blackcomb ski hill in the foreground, Big Red Express/Red Chair chair lift and Franz's Chair with Peak Chair in the background, views of a ski hill looking down toward Whistler Valley and Whistler Village, Black Tusk landscape, and a close-up of a groomed hill or 'corduroy' on Whistler mountain.

020: "Corduroy Whistler Mtn"


Photographs of Wade Sutton and Sarah Spencer skiing Sun Bowl and Symphony Bowl; Bryce Phillips, Joe Lammers, Heather Roberts, Nigel McKissick, and Chad Hendren skiing Whistler Peak; Damian Cromwell and Kelsey Nash skiing Ziggy's bowl, Joe Lammers skiing the Saudan Couloir on Blackcomb Mountain; snowy mountain landscapes of the Whistler alpine bowls; a close-up view of freshly groomed 'corduroy' runs, Chad Hendren skiing Harmony Bowl, Roundhouse Lodge with Whistler Valley below, Whistler Peak with Peak Chair and the end of Franz' Chair and Big Red Express; and Joe Lammers skiing Blackcomb backcountry.

001: "Sun Bowl Symphony Bowl Whistler Mtn Skier:Wade Sutton"
002: "The Peak Whistler Mtn Skier:Bryce Phillips"
003: "Ziggy's Bowl Blackcomb Mtn Skiers:Damian Cromwell & Kelsey Nash"
004: "The Peak Whistler Mtn Skiers:Joe Lammers"
005: "Sun Bowl Symphony Bowl Whistler Mtn Skier:Sarah Spencer"
006: "Couloir Extreme Blackcomb Skier:Joe Lammers"
007: "Winter/Whistler/Ski Skiing the Alpine Bowls at Whistler Mountain"
008, 009: "Corduroy Whistler Mtn"
010: "Harmony Bowl Whistler Mtn Skier: Chad Hendren"
011: "Roundhouse Lodge Whistler Mtn"
012: "The Peak Whistler Mtn"
013, 018, 020: "Whistler Mtn : The Peak Skier:Heather Roberts"
014, 017: "Whistler Mtn : The Peak Skier:Nigel McKissick"
015, 019: "Whistler Mtn : The Peak Skier:Chad Hendren"
016: "Blackcomb Backcountry Skier:Joe Lammers"
017: "Whistler Mtn : The Peak Skier:Nigel McKissick"


Photographs of The Gables condominium sign lit up with Christmas lights, view from Red Chair as a passenger, people skiing through fresh powder, the T-bars on Whistler Mountain, people skiing under a triple chair [on Blackcomb Mountain?], view of Whistler Peak with Peak Chair, Big Red Express, and Franz's Chair, aerial shots of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains with Whistler Village and Alta Lake below, Snowcats grooming a mountain peak [Blackcomb Mountain?], a skier making powder 8's through a bowl, and a view of Whistler Village with Blackcomb Mountain in the background.