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Doug Forseth Fonds

  • WA_2016_034
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1989

Pamphlets from Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains between 1987 and 1989.

Elizabeth Lunn Fonds

  • WA_2016_027
  • Fonds
  • [c.1970?]-1987

Maps of Whistler area neighbourhoods, one Whistler Mountain newsletter, and two Blackcomb Mountain publications.

Karen Overgaard Fonds

  • WA_2016_068
  • Fonds
  • 2008

A Peak to Peak Gondola adult sightseeing ticket valid for December 12, 2008, the first day the gondola opened.

Kent Rideout Fonds

  • WA_2016_043
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1981]

4 business cards for Dennis Hansen, Kent Rideout, and Hugh Smythe from Blackcomb Ski Enterprises and Ski Esprit.

Peak 2 Peak Fonds

  • WA_2012_005
  • Fonds
  • 2008-2009

Papers relating to opening day of the Peak 2 Peak gondola on December 12, 2008.

The donors, Andy and Florence Petersen were nominated by the community to be on the first Peak 2 Peak gondola ride from Blackcomb to Whistler along with twenty other citizens of Whistler.

The fonds includes:
Press release from Whistler Blackcomb announcing the names of the first riders, December 2, 2008
Press release from Whistler Blackcomb announcing details of the launch ceremony, December 4, 2008
Peak 2 Peak launch day itinerary
Information from Whistler Blackcomb's website relating to the launch, 9 December 9, 2008
One-day Whistler Blackcomb complimentary pass
Press cuttings
Peak 2 Peak fact sheet
International Ropeway Review Special on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, December, 2008
Brochure about the Peak 2 Peak entitled "Visonaries: Whistler Blackcomb and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola."

Also included is information on the first riders on the other gondola riding from Whistler to Blackcomb. The riders in this gondola earned their places by donating to local charities. The email includes a list of all the riders in this second gondola.

Karen Wood Fonds

  • WA_2017_002
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995

Items donated by Karen Wood relating to the Pocket Wilderness Coalition, Blackcomb Mountain, hiking, and the Molson World Downhill.

Arv Pellegrin Fonds

  • WA_2016_024
  • Fonds
  • 1970s-2000

A large collection of photographs and newspapers mainly pertaining real estate and construction in Whistler, as well as some postcards and magazines from Arv Pellegrin.

Sonya McCarthy

  • WA_2018_021
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1996

Material donated by Sonya McCarthy gathered from her time as Alderman on the Municipal Council (RMOW), working for the Whistler Area Information Office, doing community work, and from Whistler Mountain. Documents include personal files, correspondence, pamphlets, posters, maps, and other promotional material regarding events, planning, accommodation, and services in the Whistler area from 1980 to 1996.

Rick Flebbe Fonds

  • WA_2012_006
  • Fonds
  • [1986-1995]

Photographs of the Whistler area taken by local photographer Rick Flebbe.

001: Lower Joffre Lake
002: Bridge of Sighs, Rainbow Park
003: Rafting on Green River
004: Whistler Resort and Rainbow Mountain
005: Blueberry Hill and Rainbow Mountain
006: Lost Lake Cross Country Skiing
007: Beverly Lake and Rainbow Mountain
008: Whistler Express Gondola on Whistler Mountain
009: Rainbow Park
010: Whistler Resort and Rainbow Mountain
011: Meadow Park
012: Ridge Walk on Blackcomb Peak
013: Alpine Meadows

014: Cheakamus Glacier from Blackcomb Mountain

  • All the titles come from the plaques that the photographs were displayed with at the Crystal, except for the ones with asterisks, which are missing their plaques. The plaques are stored with the photographs.

Flebbe, Rick

Brian Money Fonds

  • WA_2017_009
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1990

The fonds contains a mixture of brochures and pamphlets related to Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, as well as ski magazines and guides.

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