Whistler is celebrating it’s Golden Anniversary this winter with a release of a full length film looking back at the past 50 years of passion, adventure, skiing and pushing boundaries. The film will released on October 10th in Whistler, and online on October 13th.
Celebrating 50 Years of Evolution
The film titled 50 Years of Going Beyond explores Whistler’s humble beginnings, from the first ski runs at the now Creekside area, to renaming London Mountain to Whistler Mountain from the sound of the hoary marmots – the original residents of the area. Fuelled by the dream of becoming a Winter Olympics host city, the pioneers of the resort pushed on growth and expansion to eventually create the world-class resort that we know today. After four unsuccessful attempts at bidding to be a Winter Olympics host, the dream finally came true in 2003 when Whistler was awared the title of Host City for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
50 Years of Going Beyond features the growing pains of this previously inaccessible town, only popular to the hardcore ski bums, to becoming a pioneer in innovation and service. The resort has received the honor of getting named as #1 Ski Resort in North America, year after year since 1992. Whistler Blackcomb is also home to many legends; whether it be an engineering feat or athletic prowess. Such legends include the World Record holding Peak 2 Peak Gondola, as well as legends in the industry such as Marielle Thompson and Mike Douglas. Recently the resort has made news regarding their effort in environment preservation, and the snowmaking efforts to preserve the Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb Mountain. (Photo:Whistler Museum & Archives – instagram/whistlermuseum)
For more information regarding events planned for Whistler’s 50th anniversary, check out: WhistlerBlackcomb.com/50
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