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1980-2007

Photographs primarily of freestyle skiers and snowboarders on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, including mid-air shots, backcountry terrain, moguls, cornices, bowls, and chutes. Also includes photographs of glaciers, mountain views, snow sculptures, ski tracks, Ski Scamps, group portraits, Whistler Village, Green Lake, Roundhouse Lodge, heli-skiing, sunsets, alpenglow, Cheakamus Lake, Vail, telemark skiing, the Molson World Cup Downhill, Ipsoot Mountain, Powder Mountain, Pemberton Icecap, the Spearhead Range, ski touring, cross-country skiing, Slush Cup, Upper Village, Black Tusk, Excalibur Gondola, Peak Chair, hang gliding, groomed ski runs, Big Red Express Chair, Franz's Chair, and the Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championship.

George Benjamin Fonds

  • Benjamin
  • Fonds
  • [1968-1991]

Photographs including but not limited to the Canadian Garibaldi Championships [1968], freestyle skiing, avalanche patrol, First Aid Ski Patrol, chairlifts, Pacific Great Eastern train, Toad Hall, helicopter landings, kayaking, Zube's Mushroom House, marijuana growing, the Crazy Canunks in Aspen, Franz Wilhelmsen skiing in 1982, Whistler aerials, Tokum Corners, summers at Lost Lake and Nita Lake, George Benjamin's family, construction of Town Hall, squatters at Jordan's Lodge, flood damage and landscapes, Pemberton rodeo, skiing on Whistler Mountain, hang-gliding, Gelandesprung ski jump contest, competitive downhill ski races, recreational skiing, windsurfing on Alta Lake, canoeing and kayaking on the River of Golden Dreams, avalauncher gun, Pacific Great Eastern maintenance and train during a snowstorm, fishing on Alta Lake, Gondola Barn in Creekside, chairlifts on Whistler Mountain, Roundhouse, Nancy Greene Summer Ski School, World Cup 1984, landscapes of Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie Rodeo, salmon smoking, and a party at Jordan's Lodge on Nita Lake.

Peak 2 Peak Fonds

  • WA_2012_005
  • Fonds
  • 2008-2009

Papers relating to opening day of the Peak 2 Peak gondola on December 12, 2008.

The donors, Andy and Florence Petersen were nominated by the community to be on the first Peak 2 Peak gondola ride from Blackcomb to Whistler along with twenty other citizens of Whistler.

The fonds includes:
Press release from Whistler Blackcomb announcing the names of the first riders, December 2, 2008
Press release from Whistler Blackcomb announcing details of the launch ceremony, December 4, 2008
Peak 2 Peak launch day itinerary
Information from Whistler Blackcomb's website relating to the launch, 9 December 9, 2008
One-day Whistler Blackcomb complimentary pass
Press cuttings
Peak 2 Peak fact sheet
International Ropeway Review Special on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, December, 2008
Brochure about the Peak 2 Peak entitled "Visonaries: Whistler Blackcomb and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola."

Also included is information on the first riders on the other gondola riding from Whistler to Blackcomb. The riders in this gondola earned their places by donating to local charities. The email includes a list of all the riders in this second gondola.

Resort Municipality of Whistler

Documents gathered by Geoff Pearce during his time working as Clerk-Treasurer on Whistler's first municipal council between 1976 and 1986.

Resort Municipality of Whistler Newsletters

Two Resort Municipality of Whistler newsletters from February 1979 and March 1981 sent to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section. The issues were read and used by the Section executive of the Club and were previously part of the Section archive.

The newsletters broach subjects including regarding a Garibaldi Lift Company announcement to develop the North Face of Whistler Mountain, the rights to develop Blackcomb Mountain by Fortress Mountain Resorts Ltd, the sod turning ceremony of the Town Core [Whistler Village], announcement for a contract for underground parking, the announcement that Arnold Palmer Enterprises set to design an 18 hole golf course [Whistler Golf Course], the Whistler Volunteer Fire Department, private water systems, the Information Center, thank-yous to council members, welcomes to newly elected council members, highway improvements to the north, subdivision paving, overnight camping, Health Center and ambulance service, efforts to establish an R.C.M.P detachment, establishment of a ski train, television and radio reception, bylaws to control dogs and noise, taxes, establishing a municipal works yard, employee housing, schools, road maintenance, garbage service, zoning, recreational facilities, legal costs, budgets, flooding, gas utilities, Municipal Hall, bus transportation, Sunday shopping, construction, the cemetery, and the Cheakamus River.

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Photographs of Dave Gauley, Vanessa Knee, Joe Lammers, Damian Cromwell, and Tim Rickli skiing Whistler Peak; Dean Stone skiing the alpine bowls on Whistler Mountain, John Kindree, Dean Stone, and Richie Schley skiing Sun Bowl, Tim Rickli skiing Harmony Bowl, Stephanie Sloan skiing Symphony Bowl, people heli-skiing the Pemberton Icecap and the Spearhead Range, John 'Bushrat' Hetherington heli-skiing the Ipsoot Range, people heli-skiing on Powder Mountain, and people skiing the alpine bowls on Whistler Mountain.

Captions:
001: "Cliffs below Friday 13th Chutes Whistler Peak Skier:Dave Gauley"
002: "The Peak Whistler, B.C. Skier:Vanessa Knee"
003: "Alpine bowls/ Whistler Mtn. Skier:Dean Stone"
004: "Sun Bowl Whistler Mt. Skier:John Kindree"
005: "Whistler, B.C. Harmony Bowl Waterfall Skier:Tim Rickli"
007, 014: "The Peak Whistler, B.C. Skier:Joe Lammers"
008: "Symphony Bowl Whistler Skier:Stephanie Sloan"
009: "Heli Skiing Pemberton Ice Cap with Corporate Helicopters"
010: "Sun bowl Whistler, B.C. Skier:Dean Stone"
011: "Cliffs below Friday 13th Chutes Whistler Peak Skier:Damian Cromwell"
012: "Whistler Heliski/Ipsoot Skier:John"Bushrat" Hetherington"
013: "Winter/Whistler Fresh Powder on Whistler Peak"
015: "Heli Skiing Heli Skiing on Powder Mountain"
016: "Whistler, B.C. Peak. Skier:Tim Rickli"
017: "Sun bowl Whistler, B.C. Skier:Ritchie Schley"
018: "Winter/Whistler/Ski Skiing the Alpine Bowls at Whistler Mountain"
019: "Whistler Peak Whistler, B.C. Skier:Joe Lammers"
020: "Heli-skiing Spearhead Range Whistler B.C."