Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

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Type of entity

Corporate body

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Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

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Description area

Dates of existence

1962-[1967?]

History

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd. was a ski resort development company created in 1962 to develop the Whistler Mountain area for skiing after the failure of the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association to secure the bid for the 1968 Winter Olympic Games. The goal of the company was to secure the land rights needed in order to develop the ski area at Whistler Mountain, based in Creekside, as one of the central reasons for losing the bid was the lack of development of the Whistler area. In 1962, Garibaldi Recreations Ltd. was formed by nine shareholders (Peter Alder, Jim McCall, Stan Jordan, Gene Jordan, Douglas McArthur, Clive Cornish, Les Linnitt, Oris Kirk, and Bill Garrison), and the company bought Jordan's Lodge and the 138 acres surrounding it for $45,000. This area took up a large part of what is today Creekside and bordered on both Nita and Alpha Lakes. Using these lands, Garibaldi Recreations Ltd. proposed a 3000' T-bar lift (convertible to chair-lift for summer operation) on Whistler Mountain and also aimed to improve holiday lake facilities for the summer, including renovating Jordan's Lodge and building a campground with log cabins on their land. The original intention was to have the ski lift completed and operating for the 1963 winter season. There were plans for further ski lifts to be built in the future. The project required the cooperation of the BC Government to lease the land on Whistler Mountain itself to Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.. Garibaldi Recreations Ltd. owned the land for the property development side of the business, but the land on the mountain itself had to be leased. However, the BC Government leased the land to their competitors instead - the Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. (also known as the Garibaldi Lift Co.). Garibaldi Lift Co. went on to develop Whistler Mountain for skiing into the resort it has become today. Garibaldi Recreations Ltd. sold their land for [$382,500?] to the Whistler Housing Corporation (John Taylor) in 1967.

Places

Whistler Mountain
Creekside
Whistler

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Ski resort development

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

The Directors:
President: R. Gene Jordan
Vice-President: Stanley Jordan
Secretary: Les Linnitt
Treasurer: Clive Cornish
Planners: Peter Alder, Douglas McArthur
 

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Relationships area

Related entity

Jordan, Stanley

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Jordan, Stanley

is the subordinate of

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

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Linnitt, Les

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Category of relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Linnitt, Les

is the subordinate of

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

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Alder, Peter (fl. 1956-)

Identifier of related entity

CA-BC-AP002

Category of relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Alder, Peter

is the subordinate of

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

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Cornish, Clive ([fl. 1960s-])

Identifier of related entity

CA-BC-CC017

Category of relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Cornish, Clive

is the subordinate of

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

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Related entity

Jordan, Gene

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Category of relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Jordan, Gene

controls

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

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Authority record identifier

CA-BC-GAR-007

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Rules and/or conventions used

RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Catalogued June 2022.

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