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Going downhill — fast! By Lottie Wengelin In 1967 Jean Claude Killy won the Wengen downhill in a time of 3:06.76. When Ken Read won on an icy Wengen course in 1980 in 2:31.31 runner up Josef Walcher said the course was maxed out.

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The great escape By Myron Loveless Affordable housing, a relaxed social environment and few tourists. Throw in two pre-eminent ski hills — Whitewater Resort and Red Mountain — and you've got the makings of a great escape.

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Catching the second wave By Lorraine Passchier Being number one is just the beginning. Remember, IBM and General Electric used to be number one.

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MARKETING AND CULTURE By Guercy Thimoleon The speed at which Whistler has become a successful resort has surprised many people; alarmed some, delighted others. The resort’s success has attracted more people and spurred more growth.

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By Kevin Damaskie In the often devastating war waged over undeveloped wetland and valley bottom in Whistler, local environmentalists just won a battle.

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Spotted Owls or Forest Workers by Stephen Vogler Garth Phare sits with his elbows on the table at Phil's Drive-Inn in Pemberton.

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Driving north on the road to Birken, there's a place on the left side of the road just past Poole Creek — the address is Number 10 Downing Street.

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By Kevin Damaskie The old gypsy woman peers deeply into the depths of her crystal ball, its smooth surface contrasts the weathered lines of her strong hands as she once again inquires what I wish to know.