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Molson World Downhill

Molson World Downhill Magazine published by Whistler Winterfest in March 1984.

Table of Contents:

p. 3: Sponsors
p. 8: Letters of Welcome
p. 12: Whistler Winterfest '84 - A calendar of special events culminating with the Molson World Downhill
p. 17: The World Looks at Whistler - Television coverage brings the Molson World Downhill to viewers around the globe. By Lynn Blanchard
p. 19: The Westside Course - A former Canadian alpine team member describes Whistler's challenging downhill course. By Dave Murray
p. 22: The World Cup Event - How the World Cup originated and how the downhill title is won
p. 24: Racer Profiles - Narratives of competitors on the World Cup downhill circuit. By Maxine Sevack
p. 34: A Canadian Tradition - The many aspects of Molson's involvement with skiing
p. 36: OCO '88 Trains at Sarajevo - The XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee gains first-hand experience at Sarajevo. By Frances Jackson
p. 40: From Pastoral Summer Playground to World Cup Host - An account of Whistler's metamorphosis from wilderness to resort destination. By Stew Muir
p. 45: Whistler's Year-Round Appeal - Discriminating vacationers will find a host of resort facilities and special events throughout the four seasons at Whistler
p. 48: The Conference Centre at Whistler - Whistler enters a new phase with full conference facilities scheduled for completion in 1985
p. 53: Challenge Yourself Through Molstar Participation - Fun and the spirit of competition with Molstar, recreational racing at its best
p. 55: 1983/84 Race Results - World Cup downhill results available at press time

Box 6: February 1985 - September 1986

Photographs of Winterfest, hiking, Ski School instructors' last day of work, ski racing, aerial views of Whistler Village, 1986 advertising shots by Greg Griffith.

Magazines

Articles include information on Myrtle and Alex Philip opening Rainbow Lodge, the development of the resort on Blackcomb Mountain, grand hotels at resorts like the Chateau Whistler, driving the Sea to Sky Highway, living in Whistler, summer activities, Bosa Development Corp. building Blackcomb Mountain, how Blackcomb Mountain's previous season went, and development of hotels on Blackcomb Mountain.

Whistler Area Information Office

Documents collected and created by Sonya McCarthy through her work at the Whistler Area Information Office, including pamphlets, booklets, correspondence, business cards, and other promotional items.

Box 2: March 1981 - April 1981

Photographs taken by John Bartosik, Greg Griffith, "CS", Speedie, and other unknown photographers of Whistler Mountain, skiing, and Whistler Village.

Newspapers

Newspaper articles collected by Arv Pellegrin about Whistler, with a focus on real estate and resort development.

Photographs

Photographs taken by the Resort Municipality of Whistler at various events held in Whistler, including but not limited to: the Ross Rebagliati Welcome Home Party, BC Tel Duathlon, Attitude at Altitude BMX event, Point Grey Classic Triathlon, the construction and grand opening of the playground at Alpha Lake Park, and the construction of Ted Nebbeling Bridge in Whistler Village.

Photo Envelopes

Photographs including but not limited to construction of Town Hall, squatters at Jordan's Lodge, kayaking, Ski Patrol, the Pemberton rodeo, flood damage, skiing on Whistler Mountain, hang-gliding, Gelandesprung ski jump contest, competitive downhill ski races, recreational skiing, Tokum Corners, Toad Hall, windsurfing on Alta Lake, canoeing and kayaking on the River of Golden Dreams and Alta Lake, the avalauncher gun, avalanche control, the Pacific Great Eastern train, train tracks, maintenance, and during a snowstorm, fishing on Alta Lake, Gondola Barn in Creekside, chairlifts on Whistler Mountain, Roundhouse, Nancy Greene Summer Ski School, Molson World Cup Downhill 1984, landscapes of Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie Rodeo, salmon-smoking, and parties at Jordan's Lodge on Nita Lake.

Photographs

Original slides, transparencies, negatives, contact sheets, and prints of photographs taken by Greg Griffith, local photographer and owner of Mountain Moments Photography. The photographs are chiefly of skiing, snowboarding, mountain scenery, aerial shots, Whistler Village, skiing and Snowboarding competitions (including the Molson World Cup Downhill and World Cup of Snowboarding), summer sports, freestyle skiing and snowboarding, heli-skiing, heli-boarding, and hotels and condominiums. The collection also includes photographs of well-known Whistler residents and athletes, historical moments in Whistler (such as the opening of Blackcomb Mountain, the construction of Whistler Village, squatter culture), and various events in Whistler.

Box 5: January 1983 - December 1984

Photographs taken by Paul Morrison, John Bartosik, Greg Griffith, and other unknown photographers between 1983-1984, including but not limited to aerial shots of Whistler Village and Whistler Mountain, ski racing, skiing, dining, and other activities in the Whistler area.

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