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Ivana

Draw entry answer by Ivana for the Whistler Museum event "Whistler's Mountain Identity [...]". In response to the question "What would you like to say about the past, present, and future of Whistler's Mountain Identity?" Ivana responded:

"I think we should slow down or even better stop any future development and focus on quality of our relationship with the mountain, not on quantity of visitors."

The Province

A half page article from The Province newspaper published Sunday November 8, 1981 on page A4. The article is entitled "Peak in Sight for Whistler." The article is about whether or not Whistler has been oversold as a world class resort, unfinished resort developments, the dangers of Highway 99 and low real estate activity.

Sunday November 8, 1981, Page A4

A half page article from The Province newspaper published Sunday November 8, 1981 on page A4. The article is entitled "Peak in Sight for Whistler." The article is about whether or not Whistler has been oversold as a world class resort, unfinished resort developments, the dangers of Highway 99 and low real estate activity.

Photographs of Resort Development - 1979-1998

  • WA_2018_031-01-001
  • File
  • 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?"

Miscellaneous

Photographs depicting Nancy Greene, concept art of Whistler Village, the Rendezvous, construction in Whistler Village, Dusty's, and aerial views of Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Village.

Photo of a woman skiing

A magazine clipping showing a photo of an unidentified woman skiing with a short paragraph about resort development in Whistler and some of the attractions available in the area.

Molson World Downhill

Molson World Downhill Magazine published by Whistler Winterfest in March 1984.

Table of Contents:

p. 3: Sponsors
p. 8: Letters of Welcome
p. 12: Whistler Winterfest '84 - A calendar of special events culminating with the Molson World Downhill
p. 17: The World Looks at Whistler - Television coverage brings the Molson World Downhill to viewers around the globe. By Lynn Blanchard
p. 19: The Westside Course - A former Canadian alpine team member describes Whistler's challenging downhill course. By Dave Murray
p. 22: The World Cup Event - How the World Cup originated and how the downhill title is won
p. 24: Racer Profiles - Narratives of competitors on the World Cup downhill circuit. By Maxine Sevack
p. 34: A Canadian Tradition - The many aspects of Molson's involvement with skiing
p. 36: OCO '88 Trains at Sarajevo - The XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee gains first-hand experience at Sarajevo. By Frances Jackson
p. 40: From Pastoral Summer Playground to World Cup Host - An account of Whistler's metamorphosis from wilderness to resort destination. By Stew Muir
p. 45: Whistler's Year-Round Appeal - Discriminating vacationers will find a host of resort facilities and special events throughout the four seasons at Whistler
p. 48: The Conference Centre at Whistler - Whistler enters a new phase with full conference facilities scheduled for completion in 1985
p. 53: Challenge Yourself Through Molstar Participation - Fun and the spirit of competition with Molstar, recreational racing at its best
p. 55: 1983/84 Race Results - World Cup downhill results available at press time

1974-1999

Photographs of restaurants, events, Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub anniversary in the year of 1981/1982, Trattoria di Umberto's grand opening of the restaurant, the Cheakamus Challenge mountain bike race, people dining at the Black Forest Restaurant, professional drivers with Porsche cars, tennis and sunbathing at Whistler Resort and Club, helicopters installing chairlifts, Whistler Mountain, group portraits, construction and early development of Whistler Village, skiing on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, camping near a lake, and the grand opening of Blackcomb Mountain.

1974-1989

Photographs of Blackcomb Mountain, Rendezvous Lodge, Whistler Village, awards, signs, portraits of Greg Griffith and John 'Rabbit' Hare, Nancy Green Raine behind the bar at a pub, construction of Whistler Village, skiing on Whistler Mountain, partying, wet T-shirt contest at the Christiana Inn, canoeing on Alta Lake, Creekside, Nita Lake, heli-skiing in the Brandywine Meadows area, hiking, cross-country skiing, shovelling after heavy snowfall, aerial shots of the Whistler Valley, skateboarding, logging trucks, dogs, the first liquor store in Whistler, Myrtle Philip School, Ipsoot Mountain heli-skiing, dining, chairlifts, Creekhouse restaurant, Roundhouse Lodge, the Gondola Barn, Creekside Gondola, fisheye photography, sunbathing, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and his son Alexandre 'Sacha' Trudeau skiing, freestyle skiing at the Labatts World Cup Freestyle Championships, Dave Murray Summer Ski Camp, Dave Murray, Stephanie Sloan, group portraits, the Molson Molstar ski races, Garibaldi Spring Slalom, Nigel Woods and Jo Schnetzler in the avalanche control cabin with an avalauncher, ski racing, shopping, fishing, the Snowgoose bus, parking lots, condominiums, musicians Doc Fingers and Gary Koliger, Village Chair, swimming at Mountainside Lodge's swimming pool, Ski Scamps, Willie Whistler, Whistler Golf Course, windsurfing in ski boots, telemark skiing, skiing on Gun Barrels run, Wedge Mountain, Blue Chair, Green Chair, Red Chair, Catskinner Chair, Ego Bowl, Jim McConkey skiing Symphony Bowl, Green Lake, Blackcomb Mountain's Grand Opening, and Glenn Ashton skiing moguls in Harmony Bowl.

Transparencies

Photographs of Whistler Village under construction with mountains in the background, Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain circa 1978 to 1982 with a crowd enjoying the sun and snow after skiing, a helicopter flying in towers for the chairlift in 1979, and a photo of the Crystal Lodge under construction with the Executive Inn and Clocktower Building on the left and Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in the background.

Captions:
001, 004: "Whistler Village Construction 1978-80"
002: "Whistler Mtn Circa 1978-82 Roundhouse"
003: "Flying Chairlift Towers Whistler 1979"

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