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1978-1995

Designs for Tyax Heli-Skiing, West Coast Heli-Skiing, and Whistler Heli-Skiing business cards. Pamphlets and business cards for Chalet Luise. Photographs of skiing, heli-skiing, Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler Village, aerial shots of Whistler, Fitzsimmons Creek, Creekside, Whistler Village at night, paragliding, Alta Lake, sunsets, Black Tusk, chairlifts, ski runs, Nita Lake, Whistler Conference Centre, Rendezvous Lodge, Solar Coaster Express lift, hiking, cafes, pubs, restaurants, hotels, Whistler Village stroll, Whistler Express Gondola, mountain bikers, gondolas, flowers, events, golf courses, Whistler Golf Course, Golf, windsurfing, 7th Heaven, 7th Heaven Express Chair, Fitzsimmons Express Chair, Araxi Restaurant, swimming pools, The Downhill Shop, canoeing, dogs, fishing, rivers, helicopters, Snowcats, grooming, portraits, group portraits, logging, T-bars, ski instructors, Ski Scamps, Roundhouse, barbecues, maintenance, plaques, mountains staff, ski racing, picnics, blasting, lift construction, signs, Whistler Peak, dining, drinking, trails, cross-country skiing, Tantalus Lodge, Whistler Way, Gateway bus loop, Snowgoose buses, Whistler Village Sports, Mountain Square, parades, musicians, dancing, costumes, Stoney's, Willie Whistler, Easter, The Keg catering on Whistler Mountain, balloons, hot air balloons, hats, freestyle skiing, boats, ferries, bridges, swimming, waterfalls, Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, rainbows, docks on Alta Lake, ducks, and small airplanes.

Original box containing this subseries was labelled "Internegs".
Files 001-016 found in creator's folder labelled "Aerials".
Files 017-036 found in creator's folder labelled "Used in Postcards and Posters".
File 024 found in an envelope labelled "Internegs PC's 89".
Files 025-036 found in an envelope labelled "Postcards and Posters '88".
Files 037-058 found in creator's folder labelled "Whistler M[oun]t[ai]n".
Files 047-049 found in an unlabelled envelope.
Files 050-051 found in an envelope labelled "Cornice[?] Blasting".
Files 059-068 found in creator's folder labelled "Blackcomb M[oun]t[ai]n".
Files 069-071 found in creator's folder labelled "Winter 'Scenery'".
Files 072-081 found in creator's folder labelled "Village".
Files 084-088 found in an envelope labelled "Eric 86".
Files 082-088 found in creator's folder labelled "Kids/Faces/Picnics/Families".
Files 093-095 found in envelope labelled "Black Tusk Aug/80".
Files 089-099 found in creator's folder labelled "Summer & water scenes".
Files 100-106 found in envelope labelled "Tyax Heli-Skiing - 200 business cards".
Files 107-? found in envelope labelled "West Coast Heli-Skiing".
Files 100-113 found in creator's folder labelled "Mike Jakobsson".
Files 114-139 found in creator's folder labelled "Heli-Skiing".

1978-2007

Photographs of skiing, mountain views, snowboarding, aerial shots of the valley, mountain biking, and chairlifts.

Slides

Photographs of aerial views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains with Whistler Valley and Village below, a sign on Whistler Mountain showing directions to the Little Olympic and Crabapple Creek runs, winter mountain views, a group of people surrounding a helicopter going heli-skiing, a group of people heli-skiing posing with their skis up, various shots of Franz Wilhelmsen skiing on Whistler mountain, standing in a crowd of people, posing with a person, and riding a chairlift.

Captions:
009: "W.INFO CENTRE"

Slides

  • GRI-01-32-032
  • File
  • May 1975 - February 1982
  • Part of Greg Griffith

Photographs of Whistler Mountain with a light board and chairlift [possibly Red or Orange chair] in the foreground, a view of the side of a lodge with people sitting in the snow outside in the sun and mountain views in the background, a view of mountain tops with tracks [snowmobile?], a view of Red Chair with people skiing and Roundhouse in the background, someone skiing powder between trees, views of the ski hill with various people skiing, a view of a chairlift and/or run under construction/development, and various shots of Franz Wilhelmsen skiing Whistler Mountain, including him on the t-bars, skiing runs, and moguls.

1974-2007

Photographs of people skiing and snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Mountain, aerial and panoramic shots of Whistler Valley, alpenglow over the mountains, Rainbow Park, Whistler Village, ski in and ski out condominiums, hiking, group portraits of Mountain Hosts and Ski Patrol, gondolas, chairlifts, T-bars, freestyle skiing and snowboarding, restaurants and hotels, cabins, Slush Cup, Peak to Valley Race, Molson World Cup Downhill, ski racing, Black Tusk, Fissile Peak, heli-skiing, Franz Wilhelmsen and Bob Ainsworth on Whistler Mountain, Roundhouse Lodge, Tremor Glacier on Tremor Mountain, the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, picnics, Pemberton Icecap, Ipsoot Mountain, Burnt Stew Basin, telemark skiing, people carrying surfboards on a beach, running, Snowboard Cross, apres ski, moguls, mountaineering, Wedge Mountain, 7th Heaven, River of Golden Dreams, portraits of John "Rabbit" Hare and Greg Griffith with his photography equipment, Joffre Lakes, Elfin Lakes, Beaver Pond, Cheakamus Lake, Pemberton, Phalanx Mountain, Creekside, Inawashiro Ski Resort in Japan, sumo wrestling, avalanches, Rendezvous Lodge, Wedgemount Lake, Lost Lake, Alta Lake, Green Lake, Squamish, Nicklaus North Golf Course, Mt Weart, Rimrock Cafe, Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Anasazi Restaurant, Highway 99, Tantalus Range, windsurfing on Howe Sound, rafting, fireworks, mountain biking, Singing Pass and Musical Bumps Trail, and the Metzler family cross-country skiing.

1975-2007

Photographs of various people skiing and snowboarding on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, heli-skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding, gondolas, chairlifts, the Blackcomb Powdercats, alpenglow, Wedge Mountain, Mt Weart, Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championships, rafting, picnics, windsurfing, Whistler Golf Course, Chateau Whistler Golf Course, Nicklaus North Golf Course, ski racing, the Molson World Cup Downhill, the Molson Canadian Masters Alpine Series, Whistler Village, 7th Heaven, Burnt Stew Basin, the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, Tyax Mountain Lake Resort, Roundhouse Lodge, Rendezvous Lodge, Kids Kamp, carriage rides in Whistler Village, Showcase T-bar, Black Tusk, Cheakamus Lake, avalanches, the Garibaldi Gruel mountain biking race, Slush Cup, aerial photography, panoramic photography, night photography, construction of Whistler Village, Bruce Watt and Radar the Rescue Dog, fireworks, restaurants, hotels, Eco-Challenge, Symphony on the Mountain, Upper Village, the Boot Pub, a train going through the Cheakamus Canyon, Meadow Park Sports Centre, the Mt Currie Rodeo, Whistler Farmers Market, Alta Lake, hiking, climbing, a floatplane, the Inukshuk at Whistler Peak, paragliding, paraskiing, hockey on the frozen Alta Lake, barbecues, trampolining at Highland Lodge, The Keg fire, Whiski Jack, Creekside, cross-country skiing, Joffre Lakes, Musical Bumps Trail, Singing Pass, Harmony Lake, Alpha Lake, Nita Lake, the Peak to Valley Race, a snowboarder on a quarterpipe, Christine's Restaurant, Pika's Restaurant, Monk's Grill, Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Stoney's, Whistler Creek Lodge, Telemark Place, a neon sign for Whistler Brewing Co., apres ski, Stephanie Sloan's Women's Only Program, Mountain Hosts, Horstman Hut, the gym at the Hilton Whistler Resort, sunrises, skiing in Vail, Colorado, and the Valley Trail.

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

Prints 068-075

Photographs of Franz Wilhelmsen in 1983, Whistler Mountain, planners Dave Mathews and John Shakespeare with a Whistler Mountain model, an unidentified man smiling, Jim McConkey and a woman holding oars beside a canoe, Willy Schaeffler pointing out summer improvements required on Whistler Mountain in 1975 to a group (from left to right) including Don Murray, Lorne O'Connor (Canada FIS Course Approval Inspector), Peter Andrew (Race Chairman), Dennis Waddington (Course Safety), Al Raine (Chief of Race), and Bill McLance (Course Worker), and a photo of (left to right) Bill McLance, Al Raine, Lorne O'Connor, Nelson Bennett (FIS Course Approval Inspector), Bruce Goldsmid (Technical Coordinator of the Canadian Ski Association BC Division) inspecting Whistler Mountain for a ski race, with Whistler Golf Club and Whistler Village in the background.

Family Videos #2

VHS tape labeled "Special Memories 2 of 2", containing Franz Wilhelmsen's home videos, featuring water skiing, swimming in an indoor pool, Franz building with two boys, canoeing, hunting, fishing, skiing at various mountains, family vacations, school sports day, a herd of rams filmed from the car, Franz putting up a sign declaring that the area was to be developed by Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. (sign gives information about share purchasing), skating at a rink, a hockey game, riding the gondola at Wildcat Mountain (possibly Franz doing research on other mountains before starting on Whistler), a boys choir singing, school gym class, a parade in Norway, and driving through the mountains.

Family Videos #3

VHS tapes labeled "Tape 2 Reels 5-8" containing Franz Wilhelmsen's home videos, featuring skiing at various mountains, family vacations, hunting, horseback riding, Vancouver shipyards, sailing near the Gulf Islands, family events, a train crash, fishing, and Franz and his family building a deck.

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