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1982-1996

Photographs of the 1989 Molson World Cup Downhill ski races. Includes downhill, telemark, and speed skiing races, podiums, and ceremonies.

Entire Subseries found in a folder labelled "RACING" by creator.

1988-1998

Photographs of couples posing on the mountain during picnics and apres ski scenarios, freestyle skiers and snowboarders jumping and turning in the alpine, mountain views, hiking at Wedgemount Lake, summer skiing, kayaking, and the Whistler Speed Skiing Competition at the 1989 World Cup of Downhill Skiing.

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

Molson World Downhill

Two programs for the Molson World Downhill in Whistler, held March 7-11, 1984 and March 15-16, 1986 respectively. The programs contain schedules, advertisements, results, and articles about the racers, host town, and competition.

Molson World Downhill 1982 CBC coverage

CBC Sports Weekend footage of the Molson World Cup Downhill Race held at Whistler Mountain. It includes interviews with John Ritchie, Nancy Greene, Al Raine and members of the Canadian National Ski Team, as well as footage of the race itself.

Molson World Downhill 1982 Magazine

The Molson World Downhill (Whistler Mountain, February 27, 1982) magazine.
Table of Contents:
2 Canadian Alpine Ski Team
3 Premier's Message
4 Mr. Eric Molson's Message, Dr. Peter Andrew's Message
6 Acknowledgements
8 Organizing Committee, World Cup Rules, Schedule of Events
10-11 World Cup to Date
13 Competitors Picture Page
15 Ken Read Story, "This is Whistler" Section
18 The Course
20 1981 Final World Cup Standings
22 Skiing for Medals, National Team Coach John Ritchie
26 The Competitors
28 Race Results Chart
28 How to Watch the Race

Includes information on the story of the World Cup Race, the World Cup rules, the Schedule of Events, past World Cup results, the top competitors, an article on the resort town of Whistler, and article on downhill skiing by Ken Read, map of the course, an article about Molson skiing and information about how and where to watch the race.

Molson World Downhill March 1984 Program

March 7-11, 1984 Molson World Downhill program that includes sections and articles as follows:
"Sponsers"
"Letters of Welcome"
"Whistler Winterfest '84"
"The World Looks at Whistler"
"The Westside Course"
"The World Cup Event"
"Racer Profiles"
"A Canadian Tradition"
"OCO '88 Trains at Sarajevo"
"From Pastoral Summer Playground to World Cup Host"
"Whistler's Year-Round Appeal"
"The Conference Centre at Whistler"
"Challenge Yourself Through Molstar Participation"
"1983/83 Race Results"

Ski Canada Magazine 1982

A Ski Canada Magazine from 1982 as a Special Whistler World Cup Issue.
Table of Contents:
18 Whistler Welcomes the World - Everything's in place for Whistler's second attempt at staging a World Cup Downhill and if the weather cooperates it could be the start of something big.
23 Is Downhill Too Dangerous? - World Cup courses have not kept up with racing technology. The result: as speeds increase so do the number of injuries.
28 The Racers - Podborski, Mueller, Weirather and Read are household names in Europe. At Whistler they'll be the racers to watch.
33 The Race - For neophyte race watcher a World Cup downhill can be a confusing experience. These tips from a veteran race watcher tell you how to get the most out of the event.
35 The Course - Whistler's new downhill course is the second longest on the circuit and offers spectators plenty of opportunities to catch the action. Here's what to look for.
36 Bindings '82: Poised for a Leap into the Future - The mainstays are still there, but this year may be the turning point in ski binding development.
50 Club Med Strikes Gold at Copper Mountain - They've go a hit on their hands down in Colorado as French panache and American showmanship bring out the best in the Club Med formula.
41 Take the Powder Plunge - If you've been postponing your heli-skiing trip because you aren't sure you can handle the deep stuff, take heart. It's not as difficult as it looks.
56 Tod: The Mountain That Would be King - With its abundance of snow, endless terrain and colorful history, B.C.'s Tod Mountain should be a storybook development. Why it isn't is a story in itself.
66 Ready for a Shot at the Top - No longer the also-rans of our national team, a new breed of women are ready to prove they belong on the World Cup circuit.
6 First Tracks - Whistler World Cup important on three fronts
9 Short Turns- News and Notes from the skiing world.
15 Equipment - Re-inventing the perfect ski pole.
74 Racing Tips with Peter Duncan - Preparing for racing.
78 Last Run

Ski-racing

Photographs depicting ski racing in Whistler. Racers include [?] Niederseer, Gary Athans, Conradin Cathomen, Klaus Gattermann, Franz Heinzer, Robin McLeish, [?] Bowers, Michael Mair, [?] Lewscher, [?] Brown, Paul Boivin, Helmut Hoeflener, [?] Brockor, Urs Raeber, Gerhard Pfaffenbichler, [?] Lescher, JimKirby, Rob Boyd, Peter Wirnsberger, [?] Pons, [?] Cornaz, Sepp Wildgruber, Todd Brooker, Franz Klammer, [?] Marzola, [?] Spardolotto, [?] Lewis, [?] Siok, Bruno Kernen, and Felix Belczyk.

Slides

Photographs of the Telemark Race and the Whistler Speed Skiing Competition at the 1989 World Cup of Downhill Skiing. Features racers Robin McLeish and Todd Brooker.

Captions:
001: "[BLOMBERG?]
007: "TELEMARK RACE"
008: "KURLANDER"
009: "ROBIN MCLEISH DOUBLE-TROUBLE"
016: "UNKNOWN"
017: "BROOKER"

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