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1980-1999

Photographs of Whistler's municipal council (Pat Carleton, Kris Shoup, Sid Young, Terry Rodgers, Mark Angus, Doug O'Mara), Ski Esprit, the Vancouver Ski Team, Umberto's Cup Airline Challenge ski race, Ken Wesman paintings, the opening of Le Gros (Pascal Tiphine's restaurant), Whistler Village, catskiing, a party at Roundhouse Lodge celebrating the opening of its new deck, the opening of The Keg restaurant, the Longhorn Saloon & Grill, portraits, group portraits, the fire department outside the Fire Hall, paramedics and emergency services, trampolining at Adventures West for Toni Sailer Summer Ski Camp, sailing and canoeing on Alta Lake, avalanches, signs, Peak Chair, Whistler Bowl, street entertainment in Whistler Village, Whistler Peak, Crystal Ridge, Crystal Ridge Hut, and Whistler Express Gondola.

Awards

Awards and honours Franz Wilhelmsen received and was nominated for throughout his life, inlcuding:

  • Canadian Ski Hall of Fame
  • Man of the Year
  • Freeman of Whistler
  • Order of British Columbia
  • Jim Marshall Award
  • Canadian Tourism Medallion
  • Franz's Run and Franz's Chair
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame (W. A. C. Bennett Award)

Molson World Downhill 1982 Magazine

The Molson World Downhill (Whistler Mountain, February 27, 1982) magazine.
Table of Contents:
2 Canadian Alpine Ski Team
3 Premier's Message
4 Mr. Eric Molson's Message, Dr. Peter Andrew's Message
6 Acknowledgements
8 Organizing Committee, World Cup Rules, Schedule of Events
10-11 World Cup to Date
13 Competitors Picture Page
15 Ken Read Story, "This is Whistler" Section
18 The Course
20 1981 Final World Cup Standings
22 Skiing for Medals, National Team Coach John Ritchie
26 The Competitors
28 Race Results Chart
28 How to Watch the Race

Includes information on the story of the World Cup Race, the World Cup rules, the Schedule of Events, past World Cup results, the top competitors, an article on the resort town of Whistler, and article on downhill skiing by Ken Read, map of the course, an article about Molson skiing and information about how and where to watch the race.

Negatives 090-126

Photographs of "SKI Whistler Mountain' brochures from Garibaldi Lifts Ltd., duty schedule, correspondence, beach volleyball on the mountain, Pat Carleton launching the first chair at the opening of Blackcomb Mountain, an excavator, portraits, village construction, Rob Boyd, Sid Young, and ski racing.

Negatives 567-573

Photographs of Whistler Mountain employees, and Pat Carleton launching the first chair on the opening day of Blackcomb.

Newspapers

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

Olympic Games Planner

A daily calendar and planner entitled "A Local's Guide to the 2010 Olympic Games". It includes tips for planning around the Olympic Games, as well as information on how access the events and torch relays, with a focus on February and March of 2010. It also includes maps and information on what's happening in and around Whistler is 2010, a short history of the Olympic journey, and interesting facts. The planner is divided into Live, Work and Play sections to provide locals with helpful information.

Table of Contents:
4-9 Journey to the Games: A Dream Realized
10-11 January Tips
12-13 February Month at a Glance
14-69 February Day-by-Day
70-71 March Tips
72-73 March Month at a Glance
74-92 March Day-by-Day
93-104 Live: Living the Dream, Local Tips, Top 3 Q & A, The Important Stuff, The Ultimate Daypack, Transportation
105-114 Work: Living the Dream, Local Tips, Top 3 Q & A, The Important Stuff, Transportation
115-147 Play: Living the Dream, Local Tips, Top 3 Q & A, The Important Stuff, Local Involvement, Torch Relays, Other Cultural Events, Transportation.
148-153 Maps
154-156 Details (Useful phone numbers, websites and glossary.

Prints 051-058

Photographs of the cover of Skier's Magazine for September/October 1963 showing Willy Schaeffler and Franz Wilhelmsen at Whistler Mountain, the village during construction, Mayor Pat Carleton opening Blackcomb Mountain for business at 9am on Thursday, December 4, 1980 (He cut the ribbon attached to a chair on Lift #2 with a chainsaw), Pat Carleton giving the first chair of skiers on Blackcomb a push, Franz Wilhelmsen and Jim McConkey posing at Whistler Mountain with a few others, Late construction stages of Tyrol Lodge, and a kids ski camp on Whistler Mountain.

Saturday, November 7, 1981 Page A1/A13

The front page of the Weekend Sun from Vancouver on Saturday, November 7, 1981. A two page article entitled "'Aspen North' : Everything's There But Snow" about the first season after the Village was built. It also covers foreign interest in Whistler, housing prices, resort development, and overcrowding.

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