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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.

Capturing the resort's original dreamers and schemers

Item is a Pique Newsmagazine article about the creation of the film "Whistler: From Wilderness to World Class" by the Mature Action Community Society, the Whistler Museum and Archives, and the Whistler Arts Council. The film features interviews with 17 longtime Whistler residents and captures the stories of those who settled in the region in the 1960s and 70s. The article includes a large photograph of Andy Petersen.

Atkinson, Cathryn

Negatives

Portraits of various people, including 'Harry - Midstation' (005), Peter Alder (002), Jamie Tattersfield (009), and Denis Beauregard (010).

Note: contact sheet corresponds to the negatives, includes two extra photos not included in the negatives.

1974-2007

Photographs of skiing, Molson Molstar ski races, the Great Snow Earth Water Race, Mountain Hosts, the construction of Whistler Village, chairlifts, ski school, skiers in costume at Easter, an avalauncher and avalanche control, helicopters, cabins, events, cycling, Whistler Golf Course and the Delta Mountain Inn, Rainbow Estates, Red Chair, the Gondola Barn in Creekside, cross-country skiing, Doc Fingers playing music, Willie Whistler, apres ski, Jim McConkey Ski Shop, tennis, canoeing, freestyle skiing at the Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championships, Roundhouse Lodge, windsurfing on Alta Lake, docks, picnics, hiking, running, glaciers, cats, the Garbage Dump, and Highway 99.

Print

Photograph of a plaque on Whistler Mountain created by the Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation commemorating the chairlifts on the North side of Whistler Mountain completed in 1980. The board of directors is listed on the plaque.

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".

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

  • WA_2011_047
  • Subfonds
  • 1962-09-04 - 1970-01-12
  • Part of Alder Fonds

Papers of Garibaldi Recreations Ltd. kept by shareholder Peter Alder, including:

  • Minutes of shareholder meetings.
  • Correspondence, including internal correspondence between the shareholders; correspondence with BC Government ministers relating to attempts to lease land on Whistler Mountain and correspondence with ski lift manufacturers including Bell Maschinenfabrik and Bachman & Co.
  • Financial reports.
  • Map outlining the land owned by Garibaldi Recreations Ltd. and detailing the proposed ski lifts, 26 Mar 1963. Scale 1 inch + 1000 feet.
  • Report of a 'field trip' on Whistler Mountain conducted by Cornish and Alder, 17 May 1965.
  • Flat sheet advertising Jordan's Lodge with information on how to get there, what supplies to bring , rates etc.
  • Press cuttings from Swiss newspapers relating to ski resorts and published material from Garibaldi Lifts Ltd.
  • Business cards and a card certifying Peter Alder as a member of Garibaldi Olympic Development Association.

Garibaldi Recreations Ltd.

Whistler - The Magazine

Whistler - The Magazine editions spanning from 1982-1989. The magazines feature stories about Whistler locals and Whistler's history, shopping guides, accommodation guides, village maps, and ads from local businesses.

Week of September 27, 1982

Photographs including but not limited to Volunteer Fire Dept.; evening event; Peter Alder and Dave Murray; Delta Hotel; Whistler Mountain; chairlift; dancers; film crew; baseball; windsurfing Alta Lake; Whistler Village
Appears in October 7, 1982 issue:
02-302-33. Pg. 12. Caption: [top] Parks Planner, Tom Barratt and plant specialist Karen Edwards bone up on some of the plant species indigenous to this area.
Appears in September 30, 1982 issue:
02-302-38. Pg. 1. Caption: As the new Director of Ski Racing for Whistler Mountain, Dave Murray will be coordinating downhill race clinics, ski promotions and special events. Murray, 29, retired from the Canadian National Ski Team last year after the World Cup held at Whistler.
02-302-46. Pg. 2. Caption: Peter Gregory, developer of the Delta Mountain Inn, is looking at refinancing a $4.3 million debt.
02-302-55. Pg. 3. Caption: No one was hibernating on Whistler Mountain this summer. Renovations are nearly complete on the Roundhouse, including this new sundeck and snack stand on the east side of the building.
02-302-139. Pg. 6. Caption: [left] Lance Fletcher, Restaurant owner, Whistler Village.
02-302-137. Pg. 6. Caption: [middle] Glen Ashton, Property manager, Alpine Meadows.
02-302-141. Pg. 6. Caption: [right] Dave Rowan, Credit Union Manager.
02-302-3. Pg. 7. Caption: Gerry Fosty demonstrates a type of fire extinguisher recommended for most homes.
02-302-92. Pg. 8. Caption: This W5 crew was on location in Whistler last week while covering a story on human rights. Segment of story covered here involved the theory of relocating Garibaldi residents to protect Whistler.
02-302-131 Pg. 10. Caption: Students from UBC and the infamous University of Whistler braved chilly temperatures over the weekend to compete in the First Annual Intercollegiate Windsurfing Championship.
02-302-8. Pg. 11. Caption: Awarded a winged hat for being the fastest base runner in the beer league. Don Beverley of the 2.5 Rollbacks has all of next season to look forward to. Jan Simpson and M.C. Terry Boston presented him with his memento.
02-302-86. Pg. 12. Caption: [middle] Tara Twigg (left) and Janice LeBlond in Bell Legs.
02-302-76. Pg. 12. Caption: [bottom] Tara Twigg moves gracefully through her brief Swim in Heavy Water.
02-302-125. Pg. 15. Caption: Competitor prepares his board for competition in the First Inter-Collegiate Windsurfing Championship, held on Alta Lake Sept. 22-23.
02-302-23. Pg. 16. Caption: [top] This questionable crew (top) represents the MVP's -- that's Most Valuable Player -- in the 1982 Beer League.
02-302-123. Pg. 16. Caption: [bottom] Sweet splash of victory as Blackcomb Nads won the championship game.

Labatt Blue Whistler Mountain Ski Classic '93 - World Cup Downhill Information Package

  • YANISIW-02-005-001
  • Item
  • February 1993
  • Part of CJ Yanisiw

Information package for attendees of the Labatt Blue Whistler Mountain Ski Classic '93 World Cup Downhill. It contains information on the World Cup, the Dave Murray Downhill, spectator viewing areas, parts of the race course, the 'how and why' of the World Cup Downhill, course terminology, and commemorative t-shirts and sweatshirts.

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