Photographs of an exploratory trip in the mountains around Alta Lake to search for a suitable location for a ski hill. The group of four men comprised of George Bury, George Eisenschimmel, Howard Hamil (all from the Holyburn Ski Club on the North Shore) and a guide, whose name has been forgotten. They explored around Cheakamus Lake, Black Tusk, Garibaldi Lake, and the Barrier. The group were dropped off by float plane on Cheakamus Lake and exited down the Barrier. They then hiked to the rail line, where they flagged down the Pacific Great Eastern train to Squamish, and then took the boat back to Vancouver. The ski hill plans were never carried out due to the interruption of the Second World War.
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.
Photographs of ski racing on Whistler Mountain in the 1970s and roller-skiing, with accompanying artefacts including ski badges, a Garibaldi Lifts summer camp pass, and a Shell Canadian Championship racer access pass. Many of the photographs are portraits of skiers with the individual pictured labelled on the back.
Photographs of the Whistler area taken by local photographer Rick Flebbe.
001: Lower Joffre Lake 002: Bridge of Sighs, Rainbow Park 003: Rafting on Green River 004: Whistler Resort and Rainbow Mountain 005: Blueberry Hill and Rainbow Mountain 006: Lost Lake Cross Country Skiing 007: Beverly Lake and Rainbow Mountain 008: Whistler Express Gondola on Whistler Mountain 009: Rainbow Park 010: Whistler Resort and Rainbow Mountain 011: Meadow Park 012: Ridge Walk on Blackcomb Peak 013: Alpine Meadows 014: Cheakamus Glacier from Blackcomb Mountain
All the titles come from the plaques that the photographs were displayed with at the Crystal, except for the ones with asterisks, which are missing their plaques. The plaques are stored with the photographs.
Fonds consists of ski manuals and Search and Rescue procedure sheets from 1987-1989.
WA_96_04_001A: 'Ski Friends Manual' (c.1987) with Garibaldi Decals. WA_96_04_002A: 'Ski Friends Manual' (1988-89). WA_96_04_003A: 'Missing Persons - Night Search' Search and Rescue procedures sheets. WA_96_04_004A: Letter to Mary Read from 'Dee' (1987). WA_93_06: 'The Skiing Louise Ski Friend's Reference Manual'.
This fonds record has been transferred from old FileMaker Pro records, and as such, may be missing information and may not entirely adhere to RAD.