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Whistler Mountain Personnel Manual

A Whistler Mountain Personnel Manual issued November 9, 1982. Contains all information necessary for employees working for Whistler Mountain.
Table of Contents:
Welcome to Whistler (Part 1)
What's What (Part 2):

  • History (1)
  • Current Data (3)
  • Special Events (8)
  • Who's Who (9)
  • Important Telephone Numbers (10)
    What's Expected - Your Role (Part 3):
  • Courtesy (1)
  • Presence (1)
  • Punctuality (2)
  • Good Conduct (2)
  • Good Appearance (2)
  • Good Relations (3)
    On the Mountain - Good Work Practices (Part 4):
  • Time Inputs (1)
  • Coffee and Lunch Breaks (1)
  • Accidents or Emergencies (1)
  • Use of Company Vehicles (2)
  • Use of Company Facilities (3)
  • Radio Ten Codes and Regulations (4)
  • Lift Evacuation Methods (5)
  • Hazards (9)
    What's Provided (Part 5):
  • Wages (1)
  • Benefits (2)
  • Training (5)
  • Parking (6)
  • Vacation Pay (6)
  • Employee Purchase Program (6)
  • Ski School Lessons (7)
  • Uniforms and Lockers (7)
  • Personnel Policies (8)
    Skiing - Staff and Family (Part 6)
    Taboos (Part 7)

Photographs of Resort Development - 1979-1998

  • WA_2018_031-01-001
  • File
  • 1979-1998
  • Part of Sabre Group

Photographs of Whistler Village development taken by Sabre Excavation Corp. between 1979 and 1998. Photographs include Garry Davies, Art den Duyf, and Hugh Smythe making a trip up Blackcomb Mountain to determine where the ski runs should go in 1979, Sabre Excavation completing the excavation of Village Square in Whistler Village in Spring 1979, Sabre completing snow-clearing in 1980, Sabre working on road construction near the Whistler Golf Course in 1980, Sabre Excavation working on the excavation of the site for the construction of the Westin Hotel in 1998, and Sabre excavating in the Creekside Village area.

Captions:
001: "Going up Blackcomb to determine where the ski runs should go - April [19]79 - L[eft] to R[ight :] ?, Garry Davies, Art den Duyf + Hugh Smythe"
002: "Sabre (Art den Duyf Pres) did the excavation of Whistler Village in Spring 1979 where the Drugstore, Grocery Store + Liquor stores were built."
003: "1980 - Sabre used to do all the snowclearing of the Village and subdivisions in Whistler before the RMOW took over."
004: "1980 - Sabre road construction - Whistler Golf Course - Opened in 1981 + redesigned by Arnold Palmer into 18 holes - opened in 1983."
005: "The Westin - Sabre did the excavation for the Westin Hotel (Cressey Dev. Corp.) - 1998"
006: "Sabre - Creekside Development - year?"

Blabcomb - Vol. IV, Issue 1 - Dec. 1, 1990

  • YANISIW-01-02-001
  • File
  • December 1, 1990
  • Part of CJ Yanisiw

Issue of Blabcomb - Blackcomb Mountain's staff newletter - from December 1, 1990. Articles include:

  • BSE Season Kick-off
  • Magic Money
  • Ch-ch-changes
  • Social Club
  • Merry Ho Ho!
  • BSE Season Kickoff - Nov. 20th
  • From Reception...
  • Above and BEYOND the Call of Duty!
  • Aerobic Inc. Last Chance Fitness Blitz
  • Employee Housing Update
  • Employee Relations Committee
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • From Lift Ops
  • Slide Victims
  • Interview with Hugh Smythe

Blabcomb - Vol. IV, Issue 10 - July 12, 1991

  • YANISIW-01-02-008
  • File
  • July 12, 1991
  • Part of CJ Yanisiw

Issue of Blabcomb - Blackcomb Mountain's staff newsletter - from July 12, 1991. Articles include:

  • Guest Feedback
  • I. C. E. Awards
  • New Faces in the Sales Department
  • Comments from an I. C. E. Award Winner
  • Social Club - Club Couloir - Update
  • Good times at the country hoe-down
  • Shred (Blackcomb comic)
  • Do you remember this party?
  • Staff news
  • Appreciation
  • Congratulations!!
  • Wheelin' and Dealin' (classifieds)

Blabcomb - You remember Ski Season '92-'93

  • YANISIW-01-02-015
  • File
  • 1992-1993
  • Part of CJ Yanisiw

Issue of Blabcomb - Blackcomb Mountain's staff newsletter - from the end of the 1992/1993 winter season. Articles include:

  • Intro from Hugh Smythe
  • The Station
  • ICE Awards - March 31, 1993
  • An E. T.'s Day
  • Whistler Spirit
  • Year End Slopes Party 1993
  • Recognition
  • Food Service Supervisors Awards Dinner
  • Blackcomb Catering Sunset Dining Menu
  • Team Blackcomb - How Well Do You Know Blackcomb?
  • Blackcomb Hotels and Resorts
  • A Great Performer
  • The Director's Cup Ski Race
  • Welcome a new member of the team...RICK DAVIES
  • Assorted Unnatural Laws of Operation
  • [Complaint against snowboarders]
  • Staff Housing
  • The New Glacier Express
  • Kids Kamp
  • Sports Shops
  • How did we do today?
  • And now a word from our Audit Centre............
  • Blackcomb Blackhawks
  • [Comics]
  • Snow: a connoisseur's guide
  • The Future...

Week of December 11, 1980

Photographs including but not limited to opening day on Blackcomb; Hugh Smythe; Pat Carleton; skiing; fire; chairlift; liquor store; cars; High Forest Properties
02-151-27. Pg. 1. Caption: [middle] telephone workers patch up the burned cables the next day as the hall remnants still burn.
02-151-17. Pg. 1. Caption: [bottom] Chainsaw-wielding Mayor Pat Carleton cuts the ribbon on the first Blackcomb Mtn. Chair.
02-151-46. Pg. 3. Caption: Icicles hang down from the roof of Blackcomb Lodge after the recent cold spell.
02-151-9. Pg. 4. Caption: All smiles -- Jean McEwan receives her award from Capilano College Principal Paul Gallagher as Ross Smith looks on.
02-151-23. Pg. 7. Caption: The 18 foot cake prepared by Gourmet for the opening of Blackcomb Mountain.
02-151-115. Pg. 8. Caption: Powder hound enjoys the deep under lift 4 on Blackcomb last week.
02-151-125. Pg. 9. Caption: 1980 Citizen of the Year, Chamber of Commerce President Drew Meredith.
02-151-62. Pg. 11. Caption: [no caption provided]
02-151-73. Pg. 12. Caption: Kelly Maxwell passes a box of oranges to driver Sonny King while Matt Satre packs two into the school.
02-151-105. Pg. 12. Caption: [portrait of Ski-ed on Blackcomb; repeates] Jose (Pepo) Hanff.
02-151-55. Pg. 13. Caption: [top] while the shelves start to fill up in the new Whistler Liquor Store.
02-151-67. Pg. 13. Caption: [bottom] Managers Dennis Lamarche and Glen Holdner stock shelves (liquor store).
02-151-92. Pg. 14. Caption: [top] One of the happy table groups at the Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
02-151-88. Pg. 14. Caption: [bottom] Bracketed by two attractive ladies -- Graeme O'Neill enjoys the Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance with his wife Deanna (left) and Thuy Nguyet.
02-151-38. Pg. 16. Caption: Constable Fred Pinnock (left) and Corporal Larry Killaly are Whistler's newest members of the RCMP detachment here.
02-151-119. Pg. [20]. Caption: The first chair up Blackcomb -- President Hugh Smythe loads the first skiers up the lift on December 4 while others wait to get up into the untracked snow.

When Hugh Met Joe

A 5 minute film directed by Jim Budge for the 2009 Whistler Film Festival. When Hugh Met Joe tells the story of how Hugh Smythe met Joe Houssian and opened Blackcomb Mountain as a ski hill, and how they eventually merged with Whistler Mountain.

Whistler - The Magazine 1991 Special Anniversary Issue

Magazine featuring articles on Whistler's many amenities.

Table of contents:

p. 7: Fresh Tracks - Whistler is changing so quickly it's hard to keep up. Here are a few quick items to keep abreast of everything from Powder Mountain to Burnt Stew, Bjorn Borg to Rev. Reay.

p.12: Olympic Dreams - The momentum which has carried Whistler to its present state started back in the early 60s with a bid for the Olympic Winter Games. By Bob Barnett.

p.17: Chronology - A date-by-date compilation of what happened and when in Whistler's past century of development as a resort and community

p.19: Kids' Stuff - Kids know Whistler's a great place to bring their parents. Here's the low-down on what's happening for tots to teens. By Andy Jukes.

p. 22: You Must Be Crazy - Blackcomb's Saudan Couloir and Whistler Mountain's Peak to Valley races are extreme competitions on superlative mountains. By Doug Sack

p. 26: Mountain Map - Take the trail orienteering out of orientation.

p. 29: Ski In Vogue - The functional third to the latest ski fashions.

p. 30: Chateau Whistler - Special section on the features of CP's hotel

p.33: Seasonal Changes: There is no off-season, in fact things pick up in the summer with activities from climbing to river rafting as well as fishing, which started it all. By Brian Smith

p. 36: Whistler Vision - Four local photographers show their best

p. 38: Valley Map - Here's the illustrated route through Whistler

p. 40: Interior Perspectives - Home is where the hearth is. A walking tout through Whistler designer homes with a view. By Leana Rathkelly

p. 46: Nancy's Ski Tips - Whistler's Olympic champion Nancy Greene Raine shares a few of her secrets for making the most of your day on Whistler and Blackcomb.

p. 48: Dining Guide - Haute Cuisine at the foot of the mountains

p. 54: Night Life - A walk on the wild side: life after dark

p. 58: Final Frame - Bored with skiing? Try flying, on a ski

Whistler - The Magazine, 1989

Whistler-themed magazine, published by Paul Burrows, containing the following articles:

"Whistler: A Resort for the 90s" by Larry McCallum
"Mountain Homes: Comforts of the high life" by Leanna Rath
"Night Life: Whistler is alive apres apres ski"
"Where to Turn: A guide to the challenges of dual mountain skiing" by Doug Sack
"Heli-Skiing: A new world of powder adventure beyond the lifts" by Brian Smith
"A Taste of Whistler: a gastronomic tour" by Leanna Rath
"Whistler Vision: a gallery of resident photographers"
"Off Season? What off season? : Whistler activities throughout the year"
"Summer Fun: A guide to Whistler's summer adventures"
"Dining Guide: A directory to 18 of Whistler's finest restaurants"
"Business and Health Directories"
"Potpourri: a selection of Whistler collectables"

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.

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