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1969 Whistler

Photographs of snow on the railway tracks, Jordan's Lodge covered in snow (3/2/176/7), the Pacific Great Eastern train with snowplow, frozen Nita Lake with Alpine 66 condos in background, Gondola Barn and base of Creekside, landscapes of Whistler Mountain, and going up Red chair at Midstation (3/2/176/26).

Cut-up contact sheets

Photographs depicting aerial views of mountains (mostly Whistler Mountain), people skiing, heli-skiing, the gondola, and people relaxing on the mountain. These photos were most likely taken during scouting trips by Franz Wilhelmsen to plan the ski resort, as well as the first open season of the ski resort.

Rolly Ford Photo Publications Ltd.

Jun 70

Slide film of Mid Station from Red Chair, George Benjamin’s canoe, Doug Gardiner, and Black Tusk.

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Slide film of Orange Chair, Roundhouse, L'Apres dining room, parking lot at Creekside, Midstation, avalanche control, George Benjamin with his canoe, the River of Golden Dreams, Wedge Mountain, Ski Patrol making explosives and cornice blasting, Whistler Peak, avalanche blasting, windsurfing on Alta Lake, and aerial photographs of the Whistler area.

Prints 076-087

Photographs found inside a folded paper marked "Chapter 1", taken by A. J. Biggen-Pound.

076: "Whistler Creekside gondola & cafeteria. The ski slope has been moved and the new chapel built. 1968. Taken from the air."
077: "Tony and his new wife skiing on his day off, top of red chair, 1969."
078: "Centre: Al White and Roy Ferris, the first ski school directors and instructors taken at Midstation, fall of 1966."
079: "Maudy Harrison, employed at Cheakamus Inn, at the top of the Red Chair, spring 1966."
080: "Cheakamus Inn (now Highland Vale) from the air, 1966."
081: "Creekside, Jordan's Lodge, and Nita Lake from the air. 1966"
082: "Valley bottom (Creekside) taken from Gondola Tower 14, fall of 1965"
083: "Creekside looking north towards Cheakamus Inn from the parking lot. 1966. Highland Lodge is hidden in the hollow between Cheakamus Inn and the camera."
084: "Bottom of Valley (Creekside) and lift buildings taken from Gondola Tower 13 (near the top) in the fall of 1965."
085: "How things change! Creekside Spring 1970"
086: "Bottom of Valley (Creekside) and lift buildings taken from Gondola Tower 3 (later Tower 4) in the fall of 1965. From the left is the staff [back?] house trailers, cafeteria, and in front the ski shop and on the right the Gondola Barn. The highway was gravel."
087: "Tony Biggin-Pound and his new wife on the deck front of the cafeteria, 1969."

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