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Photographs of Resort Development - 1979-1998

  • WA_2018_031-01-001
  • Dossier
  • 1979-1998
  • Fait partie de 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?"

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

  • YANISIW-01-02-001
  • Dossier
  • December 1, 1990
  • Fait partie de 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

Whistler Village Report, Issue Number Two, December 1978 + duplicate

The Whistler Village Report published by Whistler Village from December 1978. Articles are entitled: "Where We've Been ... and Where We're Going," "Joint Government Agreement Gives Whistler $9 Million," "Blackcomb Mountain Development Begins," "Snow Unseasonably Slow at Whistler," "Developments Proceed With Set Schedule," and "New Council Sworn In."

The articles are about the subjects of the history of Whistler as a resort town and the building of Whistler Village, the Whistler Village log, a 9 million dollar grant from the federal and provincial governments for resort development and town planning, the development of Blackcomb Mountain, the unseasonably slow snow, the seasonal schedule for development in Whistler and the new council for the Resort Municipality of Whistler being sworn in.

1 Duplicate.

Blackcomb Resort Magic Volume 1 Spring 1988

The Magic magazine released by Blackcomb Mountain, volume 1, spring 1988.
Table of Contents:
3 The Art of the Grand Resort
5 A Passion for Building
2 The Blackcomb Vision
4 Summer Magic
Articles include information on Myrtle and Alex Philip opening Rainbow Lodge, the development of the resort on Blackcomb Mountain, grand hotels at resorts like the Chateau Whistler, driving the Sea to Sky Highway, living in Whistler, summer activities, Bosa Development Corp. building Blackcomb Mountain, how Blackcomb Mountain's previous season went, and development of hotels on Blackcomb Mountain.

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)

"Whistler Mountain through the years" Timeline

Newspaper clipping from the Vancouver Sun including a timeline of "Whistler Mountain through the years." Significant events from the opening of Rainbow Lodge in 1914 to the naming of Whistler as top ski resort in North America in 2015 are listed. The clipping also contains the continuation of an article from page A17 about the history of Whistler. There are two photographs: skiers disembarking a gondola in 1991 and construction work on Whistler Town Centre in 1980.

Vancouver Sun

Blabcomb - Vol. IV, Issue 4 - Feb. 13, 1991

  • YANISIW-01-02-003
  • Dossier
  • February 13, 1991
  • Fait partie de CJ Yanisiw

Issue of Blabcomb - Blackcomb Mountain's staff newsletter - from February 13, 1991. Articles include:

  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • A little rain doesn't stop us...we get better...and better.....
  • You're Exceptional!
  • Blackcomb - A Leader in Snow-making
  • Hurray for Blackcomb's own heroes
  • Search & Rescue Team - Blackcomb Mountain Ski Patrol
  • Job Announcement
  • The February I.C.E. Awards (& Party)
  • Club Couloir
  • For Your Info...
  • Rendezvous Ridge Question of the Week
  • Employee Relations Committee for Positive Change in the Workplace
  • Blackcomb is turning green!
  • Staff Clinic Schedule
  • Millar's Pond
  • The Classifieds

WB Whistler Blackcomb Magazine 2005-2006

The WB Whistler Blackcomb Magazine for the 2005/2006 season.
Table of Contents:
10 Dropping In - Whistler Blackcomb's historic anniversary year.
12 Quick Hits - What's new this year, plus info on demos, ski schools, rentals and a full event calendar.
20 Family Focus - From the new Tube Park and Family Zones to the Whistler Kids program, Whistler Blackcomb has something for everyone.
24 Striving for Sustainability: Whistler Blackcomb's quest for environmental excellence.
26 Summer Adventure at its Peak - Biking, hiking and sightseeing high in Whistler's alpine.
28 WB Magazine's Food and Drink "Best Of" list.
30 The Science of Snow Reporting - A day in the life of Anton Horvath, avalanche forecaster.
34 Maintaining the Highest Level - It's all in the grooming.
36 A Tale of Three Retailers - Can-Ski, Westbeach and Showcase Snowboards
40 Dual Mountain Milestone - An Olympic dream grows into at 40th birthday for Whistler and 25th for Blackcomb.
46 Big Mountain Adventure - Pros describe some of their best days even on Whistler Blackcomb from Air Jordan and Spanky's Ladder to the new Peak to Creek Zone.
52 Exposed - WB Magazine's photo feature.
58 - Essential Equipment - Our 2005-06 gear guide.
80 - Local Knowledge - Some of the mountains' best kept secrets.
Includes information on: Whistler Blackcombs anniversaries, upgrades on the ski hills, building the Whistler Sliding Centre, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival's 10th anniversary, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Schools, things to do in and around Whistler, sustainability efforts, summer events, food and drinks in Whistler, the science of snow reporting, how the mountain is groomed, three ski retailers (Can-Ski, Westbeach and The Shop), some pros describe their favourite spots on the mountains to ski, a photo collection from the Whistler Blackcomb area, a guide to buying new ski gear, and a local's knowledge section about the best ski runs.

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