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1974-2007

Photographs of skiing, ski racing, a picnic on Whistler Mountain, chairlifts, group portraits, signs, events, restaurants, chairlift construction, Jordan's Lodge on Nita Lake, Ski Scamps, Crazy Canucks Day at Whistler Mountain, Whistler Village, Sunrise Condominiums on Eagle Drive in Whistler Cay, Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, portraits of Hugh Smythe, La Vallee Blanche restaurant, the Marquise hotel, aerial photography, Nancy Green Raine and Al Raine in front of Nancy Greene Olympic Lodge (Crystal Lodge), swimming pools, Meadow Park Sports Centre, weightlifting, the Village Stroll, chefs and people dining, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain trail map drawings by Murray Hay, the Rimrock Cafe at Highland Lodge, helicopters, Village Chair, ski school, docks on the lake, canoeing, Stephanie Sloan practicing ski ballet, the daycare in Whistler Cay/Nesters, Chalet Luise, Stoney's, Alpine Meadows, Green Lake, Lost Lake, Wedge Mountain, the Gondola Barn in Creekside, cross-country skiing, Alta Lake, apres ski, Molson World Cup Downhill, Roundhouse Lodge, and the Vale Inn.

1978-1988

Photographs of group and closeup portraits of skiers, skiing, skiing in costume, chairlifts, ski equipment, snowmen, mini putt, paragliding, windsurfing, Snowcat groomers, film crew, swimming, sunbathing, mascots, a man in a business suit and ski gear, a man dressed as Santa Claus, children playing with snowballs and snowmen, children walking with a husky (dog), tobogganing, musicians, drinking and dining, Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, Franz's Run, and various events. Photographs also include Stephanie Sloan, Dave Murray, Bob Dufour, Tom Simister, Andreas Kikaukau, Rick Bowie, Darryl Bowie, Terry Bunny, Pamela Brown, Glenn Ashton, Nancy Greene Raine, Al Raine, Bruce Watt, Isobel and Don MacLaurin, Lorne Borgal, Franz Wilhelmsen, Tim Gluck, Laurie Graham, the Silver Streak, and Doc Fingers (musician).

This file consists of previously labeled files "Box 2 File 5" and "Box 3 File 1."

Originally labeled "Box 2 File 5" was accompanied by a typed and printed piece of paper that reads, "Originally in an envelope marked: / Powder close up / Old stock / Steph (presumably Stephanie Sloan) / Gordie / Dean / Others"

Originally labeled "Box 3 File 1" was accompanied by a typed and printed piece of paper that reads, "Faces" [title given by the creator] / Mainly skiing pictures. Includes pictures of Al Raine; Nancy / Greene, Bruce Watt with his avalanche dog, Radar; Isobel and / Don MacLaurin; Steve Podborski; Lorne Borgal; Franz / Wilhelmsen. / Large number of skiing in costume pictures, also a number of / photographs of models skiing, including kids. / A small number of summer shots including hiking and mini golf."

These accompanying pieces of paper are included in the newly organized file as to identify original context and order.

1978-2007

Photographs of mountain views of Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, Garibaldi Provincial Park, the Coast Range, Wedge Mountain, and Mount Weart; skiing on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain; the 7th Heaven area and other areas of Blackcomb Mountain, the finish coral of the Molson World Cup Dowhill; ski racing; avalanches and avalanche control; golf courses; Whistler lakes; heli-skiing; chairlifts and T-bars on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain; cross-country skiing; sunrises, sunsets, and alpenglow; hang gliding; cabins on Alta Lake and squatter settlements; rafting on the Elaho-Squamish River; vacations to Victoria, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands; Lillooet Lake; Harmony Bowl; Symphony Bowl; Whistler Peak; Cheakamus Lake; Black Tusk; windsurfing in Howe Sound and on Whistler lakes; hiking; telemark skiing; backcountry skiing; snowboarding slalom races and halfpipes at the Westbeach Classic Snowboarding Contest; Flute Bowl; Singing Pass; Ski Scamps; mountain biking on Vancouver Island and in Whistler; the Valley Trail; climbers on the Stawamus Chief in Squamish; Halloween; Whistler Village construction; Village North; Whistler Village; Roundhouse Lodge; paraskiing; golf; the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon; gondolas; a concert on Blackcomb Mountain near Rendezvous Lodge; a marathon on Village Gate Boulevard; Garibaldi Lake; panoramic and fisheye views; Mountain Hosts; Whistler on the Lake; the construction of the Vale Inn; Creekside; the bell at the Garibaldi Ski School; apres ski; Umberto Menghi at one of his restaurants; kayaking; Myrtle Philip Elementary School; Telemark Place; Tantalus Lodge; Alta Lake Road; the Horstman T-bar and glacier; snow grooming; Ski Patrol; Base II; Blackcomb Mountain staff portrait including Nancy Greene Raine; the opening of Wizard Chair on Blackcomb Mountain; Alpine Meadows; and dogsledding.

1980-2007

Photographs of skiing and snowboarding on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, mountain views, chairlifts, ski racing at the Molson World Cup Downhill and Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, adaptive ski racing at the Disabled Skier Championships, telemark skiing at the Telemark World Championships, aerial shots of the Whistler valley, Harmony Bowl, Roundhouse Lodge, Black Tusk, Alta Lake, Green Lake, Whistler Village, Whistler Peak, alpenglow, Harmony Express Chair, Big Red Express Chair, Peak Chair, skiing on Horstman Glacier, Secret Bowl, Upper Village views, Magic Chair, views of shops signs in Whistler Village including The Glacier Shop and Berg & Berg, icicles, sunsets, Creekside, night photography, Symphony Bowl, Flute Bowl, Village Stroll, a portrait of skier Sabrina Chabot, Glen Harris and Tim Rickli skiing, cabins, Excalibur Gondola, Dean Stone skiing Burnt Stew Basin, Rendezvous Lodge, sleigh rides in Upper Village, snow-making, Whistler Express Gondola, cross-country skiing, Blackcomb Glacier, Snowcat groomers on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain (Blackcomb Powdercats), apres ski, Pika's Restaurant and Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain, juggling on Whistler Mountain, condominiums, Green Chair, Solar Coaster, 7th Heaven Express Chair, snow-covered outhouses, Secret Bowl, a helicopter evacuating someone, a frozen creek, Cara Dollan skiing Ziggy's Bowl, and views of Village North.

1982-1996

Photographs of the 1989 Molson World Cup Downhill ski races. Includes downhill, telemark, and speed skiing races, podiums, and ceremonies.

Entire Subseries found in a folder labelled "RACING" by creator.

7th Annual Drive Fore Life Golf Tournament Booklet

A booklet for the 7th Annual Golf Fore Life Golf Tournament in support of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The booklet includes a welcome message from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the Kelty Patrick Dennehy's mission and accomplishments to date, a welcome letter from Kerry Dennehy, facts about depression, details about the golf event, funding and sponsorship opportunities, and a recognition of the top donors and sponsors for the foundation. Found in a scrapbook.

Borgen Fonds

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  • 1989

Photographs of the Molson World Cup held in Whistler in 1989, including Rob Boyd on the first place podium; other podium placements; interviews with racers; Steve Podborski; a view of the original Creekside gondola; the opening ceremony; the Moslon World Cup downhill race; and Ken Read.

Crazy Canucks in Aspen 1981

Slide film of the Crazy Canucks in Aspen, Colorado, including Dave Murray (2/4/2/8), Chris Speedie standing near a results board (2/4/2/29), Steve Podborski (2/4/2/43), and a downhill ski race.

Dave MacPhail - Boot-fitting

Material related to Dave MacPhail's ski boot-fitting, including a letter from Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau thanking him for his boot-fitting skills, articles about Rob Boyd's boot-fitting, and a signed photograph of Steve Podborski addressed to Dave MacPhail (likely as a thank-you for boot-fitting).

Downhill Racing

Dave Murray's Ski Racing Highlights resume; Molson World Cup Downhill at Whistler BC racing program signed by racers pictured on cover: Ken Read, Dave Murray, and Steve Podborski; correspondence regarding downhill ski racing; photocopies of articles collected in a portfolio titled 'The Road to Calgary: 1987 Canadian Men's Downhill Racing Season.' ; and the XII Olympic Winter Games Canadian Athletes Media Guide.

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