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Week of February 18, 1982

Photographs including but not limited to cars; snowblowing; fire; firemen; Mercedes band playing; cross-country skiing; buses; Whistler Founder's Dinner
Appears in February 25, 1982 issue:
02-221-88. Pg. 14. Caption: Residence on Tyrol Crescent in Alta Vista stands as mute testimony to heavy snowfall.
Appears in February 18, 1982 issue:
02-221-19. Pg. 1. Caption: It was nearly one month to the day since fire raged through the Whistler Village Inn, when Whistler's Volunteer Fire Depart. was called out to a blazing cabin in Alpine Meadows.
02-221-58. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom] Ken Farquharson of Sigma Consultants (far left) discusses details of the proposed Hydro line with Lyle Fetherstonbaugh.
02-221-82. Pg. 11. Caption: Testimony to the durability of the Toro snowblower. One wheel points to the sky but the machine is still in one piece after being struck and dragged 200 meters by a BCR train.
02-221-44. Pg. 14. Caption: Kermit Joins the happy gang at Stoney's who celebrated their first birthday Monday, Feb. 15. Ball team members are (l to r) Bruce Fox, manager; Jack Cram and Lance Fletcher who co-own the restaurant with Dick Gibbons; and Fetah Benali, chef.
02-221-50. Pg. 15. Caption: Doucette & Co. It was Jerry Doucette (right) all the way at the Mountain House Monday, Feb. 15 -- and the crowd knew it. Doucette rocked until the morning hours after a couple of hot sets from Mercedes.
02-221-87. Pg. 16. Caption: With the reddest of heart and fleetest of foot, a be-winged Cindy Woods turned into cupid for a day (guess which one) to deliver flowers throughout the valley for Valley Vines & Petals.
02-221-72. Pg. 18. Caption: [top left] Don Murray, Assistant to the General Manager, Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation, Pemberton Resident.
02-221-69. Pg. 18. Caption: [top middle] Debbie Cook, Adult Ed Coordinator, West Side Resident.
02-221-67. Pg. 18. Caption: [top right] Hugh Smythe, President of Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises, White Gold Resident.
02-221-65. Pg. 18. Caption: [bottom left] Paul Mathews, Ecosign Planners, Westside Resident.
02-221-74. Pg. 18. Caption: [bottom middle] Ross Smith, Manager of L'Apres, Gondola Area Resident.
02-221-63. Pg. 18. Caption: [bottom right] Bob Colebrook, writer, Alta Vista Resident.
02-221-23. Pg. 19. Caption: [left] Fire in Alpine!, The fire fighters subdued the blaze at 8340 Needles Drive in about 35 minutes.
02-221-9. Pg. 19. Caption: [right] Whistler's volunteer fire department was on the scene within minutes of receiving the call. They received a hot greeting (above right).
02-221-7. Pg. 20. Caption: [Sno Blo Advertisement]
02-221-91. Pg. 21. Caption: Spring comes early to Whistler Village. This large puddle appeared this week north of the Clock Tower.
02-221-84. Pg. 22. Caption: [bottom] Dr. Hugh Upjohn -- one of the partners in the Whistler Veterinary Clinic.
02-221-79. Pg. 23. Caption: All bagged up and ready to go -- Sue Spurrell, Dave Barnes, and Leslie Christmas, all from Newfoundland, try out the X-country skiing at Whistler Village wearing Blackcomb bags for protection.
02-221-101. Pg. 24. Caption: Bus depot? Nope -- Lake Placid Road on a typical Sunday afternoon. Crowds, busses and the usual on-slaught of skier traffic add up to a three-ring circus every weekend at 4:00 p.m.
02-221-41. Pg. 26. Caption: Maureen Reid of Mercedes always comes across as a hot crowd-pleaser and one listen to her gutsy Joplin-like voice will tell you why. Together with Dan Basrett (right), Greg Reid and Trevor Davies (not shown) she cranks out another adrenalin-loaded number.
02-221-58. [From left to right: Pauline Wiebe and Glenda Bartosh]

Whistler Mountain Personnel Manual

A Whistler Mountain Personnel Manual issued November 9, 1982. Contains all information necessary for employees working for Whistler Mountain.
Table of Contents:
Welcome to Whistler (Part 1)
What's What (Part 2):

  • History (1)
  • Current Data (3)
  • Special Events (8)
  • Who's Who (9)
  • Important Telephone Numbers (10)
    What's Expected - Your Role (Part 3):
  • Courtesy (1)
  • Presence (1)
  • Punctuality (2)
  • Good Conduct (2)
  • Good Appearance (2)
  • Good Relations (3)
    On the Mountain - Good Work Practices (Part 4):
  • Time Inputs (1)
  • Coffee and Lunch Breaks (1)
  • Accidents or Emergencies (1)
  • Use of Company Vehicles (2)
  • Use of Company Facilities (3)
  • Radio Ten Codes and Regulations (4)
  • Lift Evacuation Methods (5)
  • Hazards (9)
    What's Provided (Part 5):
  • Wages (1)
  • Benefits (2)
  • Training (5)
  • Parking (6)
  • Vacation Pay (6)
  • Employee Purchase Program (6)
  • Ski School Lessons (7)
  • Uniforms and Lockers (7)
  • Personnel Policies (8)
    Skiing - Staff and Family (Part 6)
    Taboos (Part 7)

Photographs of Resort Development - 1979-1998

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  • Bestanddeel
  • 1979-1998
  • Part of Sabre Group

Photographs of Whistler Village development taken by Sabre Excavation Corp. between 1979 and 1998. Photographs include Garry Davies, Art den Duyf, and Hugh Smythe making a trip up Blackcomb Mountain to determine where the ski runs should go in 1979, Sabre Excavation completing the excavation of Village Square in Whistler Village in Spring 1979, Sabre completing snow-clearing in 1980, Sabre working on road construction near the Whistler Golf Course in 1980, Sabre Excavation working on the excavation of the site for the construction of the Westin Hotel in 1998, and Sabre excavating in the Creekside Village area.

Captions:
001: "Going up Blackcomb to determine where the ski runs should go - April [19]79 - L[eft] to R[ight :] ?, Garry Davies, Art den Duyf + Hugh Smythe"
002: "Sabre (Art den Duyf Pres) did the excavation of Whistler Village in Spring 1979 where the Drugstore, Grocery Store + Liquor stores were built."
003: "1980 - Sabre used to do all the snowclearing of the Village and subdivisions in Whistler before the RMOW took over."
004: "1980 - Sabre road construction - Whistler Golf Course - Opened in 1981 + redesigned by Arnold Palmer into 18 holes - opened in 1983."
005: "The Westin - Sabre did the excavation for the Westin Hotel (Cressey Dev. Corp.) - 1998"
006: "Sabre - Creekside Development - year?"

Commercial Accommodation Market Survey & Analysis - March, 1982 - Whistler Village Land Company Limited

  • WA_2019_037-01-001
  • Bestanddeel
  • March 1982
  • Part of Geoff Pearce

Commercial Accommodation Market Survey & Analysis put together by Ernst & Whinney for the Whistler Village Land Company Limited in March 1982. The report's purpose is stated to review skier visit forecasts, review the proposed commercial construction buildout, analyze winter and summer visitor potentials, and evaluate the resulting guest and occupancy figures in Whistler.

Table of Contents:

  • Transmittal Letter
  • Conclusions (includes Whistler Village, Skier Trends, Accommodation Base, and Market Development sections)
  • General Assumptions
  • Chart #1 - Summary of Skier Visits (includes Scenario I - Average BC Ski Growth - 6% and Scenario II - Destination Market)
  • Chart #2 - Annual and Cumulative Planned Rental Units and Beds by Location
  • Chart #3 - Annual and Cumulative Planned Rental Units and Beds by Type
  • Chart #4 - Winter Occupancy Scenario
  • Chart #5 - Summer Occupancy Scenario
  • Appendix - Persons Contacted

Blabcomb - Vol. IV, Issue 1 - Dec. 1, 1990

  • YANISIW-01-02-001
  • Bestanddeel
  • December 1, 1990
  • Part of CJ Yanisiw

Issue of Blabcomb - Blackcomb Mountain's staff newletter - from December 1, 1990. Articles include:

  • BSE Season Kick-off
  • Magic Money
  • Ch-ch-changes
  • Social Club
  • Merry Ho Ho!
  • BSE Season Kickoff - Nov. 20th
  • From Reception...
  • Above and BEYOND the Call of Duty!
  • Aerobic Inc. Last Chance Fitness Blitz
  • Employee Housing Update
  • Employee Relations Committee
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • From Lift Ops
  • Slide Victims
  • Interview with Hugh Smythe

Blabcomb - Vol. IV, Issue 10 - July 12, 1991

  • YANISIW-01-02-008
  • Bestanddeel
  • July 12, 1991
  • Part of CJ Yanisiw

Issue of Blabcomb - Blackcomb Mountain's staff newsletter - from July 12, 1991. Articles include:

  • Guest Feedback
  • I. C. E. Awards
  • New Faces in the Sales Department
  • Comments from an I. C. E. Award Winner
  • Social Club - Club Couloir - Update
  • Good times at the country hoe-down
  • Shred (Blackcomb comic)
  • Do you remember this party?
  • Staff news
  • Appreciation
  • Congratulations!!
  • Wheelin' and Dealin' (classifieds)

Photographs

Photographs from Dennis Therrien showing the Easter Parade in 1971 with Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the Roundhouse, the Top Office on Whistler Mountain, Hugh Smythe on a snowcat, and entertainment for a Japanese tour group.

Hugh Smythe skiing by the Roundhouse

A magazine clipping photo of Hugh Smythe skiing on Whistler Mountain with the Roundhouse in the background.

Caption reads "Why do people think Canada means ski land? Over 50 major ski areas is one reason."

Dennis Therrien Fonds

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  • Archief
  • 1971-1972

Photographs and magazine clippings, as well as one postcard showing skiing on Whistler Mountain, including Hugh Smythe and Dennis Therrien.

Blabcomb - You remember Ski Season '92-'93

  • YANISIW-01-02-015
  • Bestanddeel
  • 1992-1993
  • Part of CJ Yanisiw

Issue of Blabcomb - Blackcomb Mountain's staff newsletter - from the end of the 1992/1993 winter season. Articles include:

  • Intro from Hugh Smythe
  • The Station
  • ICE Awards - March 31, 1993
  • An E. T.'s Day
  • Whistler Spirit
  • Year End Slopes Party 1993
  • Recognition
  • Food Service Supervisors Awards Dinner
  • Blackcomb Catering Sunset Dining Menu
  • Team Blackcomb - How Well Do You Know Blackcomb?
  • Blackcomb Hotels and Resorts
  • A Great Performer
  • The Director's Cup Ski Race
  • Welcome a new member of the team...RICK DAVIES
  • Assorted Unnatural Laws of Operation
  • [Complaint against snowboarders]
  • Staff Housing
  • The New Glacier Express
  • Kids Kamp
  • Sports Shops
  • How did we do today?
  • And now a word from our Audit Centre............
  • Blackcomb Blackhawks
  • [Comics]
  • Snow: a connoisseur's guide
  • The Future...
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