WHISTLER … much more than a place to ski
INDEX <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation  </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul...
HISTORY
<ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul><ul><li>The Whistler area is not only a place of scenic wonder. </li></ul><ul><li>People inhabit...
<ul><li>1877 </li></ul><ul><li>The Pemberton Trail is completed linking the Pemberton valley to the Pacific coast, north o...
<ul><li>1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Other lodges open throughout the valley. The abundant fish stocks make Whistler a summer re...
<ul><li>1977 </li></ul><ul><li>The new municipality is given 53 acres of Crown land to develop a town centre. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>2002 </li></ul><ul><li>The International Olympic Committee (IOC) shortlists Vancouver/Whistler as a Candidate City...
<ul><li>LOCATION </li></ul>
<ul><li>LOCATION </li></ul>
<ul><li>LOCATION </li></ul>
<ul><li>On British Columbia  Highway 99 ,  </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSPORTATION   </li></ul>58 km 125 km
<ul><li>CLIMATE   </li></ul><ul><li>Cool wet winters and, </li></ul><ul><li>Dry warm summers. </li></ul>
WHISTLER VILLAGE
<ul><li>WHISTLER VILLAGE </li></ul><ul><li>Population in the village 9965 inhabitants. </li></ul><ul><li>Two million peopl...
WHISTLER MOUNTAIN
<ul><li>It consists of two mountains  Whistler  and  Blackcomb  at the center for a villa designed for pedestrians.  </li>...
Whistler Mountain as seen  from Nita lake in summer
View of Whistler from  the Whistler Village Express Gondola  in the summer.
The &quot;Stairway To Heaven&quot;  area boundary on Blackcomb Mountain in winter .
Black Tusk as seen from Whistler Mountain .
<ul><li>Summit Lodge & Spa </li></ul>Acommodation
WINTER ACTIVITIES
 
 
SUMMER ACTIVITIES
 
 
WHISTLER’S  NATURES
<ul><li>WHISTLER’S  NATURE </li></ul><ul><li>One of the many things that make Whistler so special is the pristine natural ...
OLIMPIC WINTER GAMES 2010
 
 
 
 
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  1. 1. WHISTLER … much more than a place to ski
  2. 2. INDEX <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler Village </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler Mountain </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler’s Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Winter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Whistler’s Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Olimpic Winter Games 2010. </li></ul>
  3. 3. HISTORY
  4. 4. <ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul><ul><li>The Whistler area is not only a place of scenic wonder. </li></ul><ul><li>People inhabited the land around Whistler for many thousands of years “Coast Salish First Nation People” . </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler itself was often a waypoint for First Nation trading routes between the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>1877 </li></ul><ul><li>The Pemberton Trail is completed linking the Pemberton valley to the Pacific coast, north of Vancouver. </li></ul><ul><li>1900 </li></ul><ul><li>Trappers and prospectors settle in the area. Alta Lake was the original name of Whistler but the settlers start calling the area &quot;Whistler&quot; because of the shrill whistle sound made by the western hoary marmots who live among the rocks. </li></ul><ul><li>1910 </li></ul><ul><li>Myrtle and Alex Philip arrive in Vancouver from Maine. They hear about Whistler's spectacular beauty. </li></ul><ul><li>1911 </li></ul><ul><li>Myrtle and Alex take the three-day journey to Whistler: a steamer ship from Vancouver to Squamish, overnight in Brackendale, and a two-day horse trek to Whistler. </li></ul><ul><li>1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Myrtle and Alex buy ten acres of land and build the Rainbow Lodge on the shores of Alta Lake. The Great Pacific Eastern Railway (now BC Rail) is built to Alta Lake and links the valley to the outside world. Whistler becomes a base for logging and mining. Myrtle and Alex's Rainbow Lodge is the most popular resort destination west of Banff and Jasper. </li></ul><ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Other lodges open throughout the valley. The abundant fish stocks make Whistler a summer resort destination long before it is considered a winter destination. Winter travel becomes possible when a gravel road to Squamish is carved from the cliffs of Howe Sound. </li></ul><ul><li>1960 </li></ul><ul><li>During the early 1960s a group of Vancouver Businessmen formed the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association (GODA) to develop a site to host the 1968 Winter Olympic Games and selected London Mountain (Whistler Mountain’s original name) as the preferred venue. </li></ul><ul><li>1964 </li></ul><ul><li>The single-lane road is extended to Whistler because of the ski area development, and to Pemberton later that same year. The trip from Vancouver to Whistler took 5-6 hours. </li></ul><ul><li>1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler Mountain finally gets the name &quot;Garibaldi Whistler Mountain&quot;. Development of the ski area on the south side of Whistler Mountain began. What is now called Creekside was once the original Village and featured a four-person gondola to the mountain’s mid-station, a double chairlift to the alpine tree line, and two T-bars. </li></ul><ul><li>1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler officially opens for skiing. </li></ul><ul><li>1969 </li></ul><ul><li>A two-lane gravel road built in 1965 is paved to Whistler and then to Pemberton. </li></ul><ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>1977 </li></ul><ul><li>The new municipality is given 53 acres of Crown land to develop a town centre. </li></ul><ul><li>1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction begins on the new town centre that will eventually become Whistler Village. </li></ul><ul><li>1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Blackcomb Mountain (right next to Whistler Mountain) opens creating one of the largest ski complexes in North America. </li></ul><ul><li>1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Blackcomb Mountain expands its terrain and becomes North America’s only &quot;Mile High Mountain&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Snow Country Magazine votes Whistler the &quot;Number One Ski Resort in North America&quot; and the trend continues through to today with the resort earning the top spot for destination resort and its incredible skiing in numerous industry magazines and readers’ polls. </li></ul><ul><li>1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains merge under Intrawest Corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>2002 </li></ul><ul><li>The International Olympic Committee (IOC) shortlists Vancouver/Whistler as a Candidate City for hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. </li></ul><ul><li>2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver/Whistler win the bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains were linked with the opening of the brand new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. This multi record-breaking lift allows skiers, snowboarders and, in the summer, hikers, faster access to the award-winning terrain on both mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Olympic Games began on February 12 </li></ul><ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>LOCATION </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>LOCATION </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>LOCATION </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>On British Columbia Highway 99 , </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSPORTATION </li></ul>58 km 125 km
  13. 13. <ul><li>CLIMATE </li></ul><ul><li>Cool wet winters and, </li></ul><ul><li>Dry warm summers. </li></ul>
  14. 14. WHISTLER VILLAGE
  15. 15. <ul><li>WHISTLER VILLAGE </li></ul><ul><li>Population in the village 9965 inhabitants. </li></ul><ul><li>Two million people visit Whistler annually. </li></ul><ul><li>3.300 hectares </li></ul><ul><li>The Village was designed to be a car-free town centre where people could flow like water. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Only </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More than 200 Shopping </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>90 Dining and Après </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spas </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Village Shuttle </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whistler WAVE Transit System </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. WHISTLER MOUNTAIN
  17. 17. <ul><li>It consists of two mountains Whistler and Blackcomb at the center for a villa designed for pedestrians. </li></ul><ul><li>Adding the two mountains have: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>200 ski slopes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 parks for snowboarding and 3 pipes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>38 lifts with capacity for 61.407 skiers per hour. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The ski season usually begins in late November and ends in late April Whistler and Blackcomb in late May. </li></ul><ul><li>WHISTLER MOUNTAIN </li></ul>
  18. 18. Whistler Mountain as seen from Nita lake in summer
  19. 19. View of Whistler from the Whistler Village Express Gondola in the summer.
  20. 20. The &quot;Stairway To Heaven&quot; area boundary on Blackcomb Mountain in winter .
  21. 21. Black Tusk as seen from Whistler Mountain .
  22. 22. <ul><li>Summit Lodge & Spa </li></ul>Acommodation
  23. 23. WINTER ACTIVITIES
  24. 26. SUMMER ACTIVITIES
  25. 29. WHISTLER’S NATURES
  26. 30. <ul><li>WHISTLER’S NATURE </li></ul><ul><li>One of the many things that make Whistler so special is the pristine natural surroundings and untamed wilderness that exists right outside your accommodation. There are many ways to get up close and personal with Whistler’s flora and fauna. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The River of Golden Dreams </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waterfalls </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Glaciers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 31. OLIMPIC WINTER GAMES 2010
  28. 36. THANK YOU

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