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Volunteers of 2010: 
The Weasel Workers

Volunteers of 2010: The Weasel Workers

This past week, the Whistler Museum opened a temporary exhibit on the Sea to Sky volunteers of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exhibit will run through March as Whistler continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Paralympic Games.
'Ask Me! I'm a Local' and the 2010 Games

'Ask Me! I'm a Local' and the 2010 Games

It is well established that Whistler residents have a strong history of volunteering, both for major events and more regularly within the community.
Learning to ski at Whistler

Learning to ski at Whistler

Whistler attracts skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels and it comes as no surprise that there are a great number of people who first learned to ski on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, or even on the nearby slopes of Rainbow Mountain.
Celebrating Whistler's Olympic milestones

Celebrating Whistler's Olympic milestones

Resort's first bid was 60 years ago
Fire at Alta Lake

Fire at Alta Lake

Prior to the formation of the Alta Lake Volunteer Fire Department (ALVFD), the Alta Lake area had no official response to fires—they were put out by the small community.
Garibaldi Lifts' early employees

Garibaldi Lifts' early employees

Since Garibaldi Lifts Ltd. first began hiring staff in 1965, Whistler Mountain has employed thousands of people in the area, some for a season and some for careers that span decades.
Museum 2019: 
Year in review 

Museum 2019: Year in review 

This was a highly successful year for Whistler Museum and Archives Society. The museum continues, with the help of the Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, to preserve, protect, and interpret Whistler's history.
The snow (or not) of 1976-77

The snow (or not) of 1976-77

November 1976 was dry, with a cold north wind blowing into December.
When snowboarding came to Whistler

When snowboarding came to Whistler

Looking at Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains today, it is hard to imagine there was ever a time when snowboarders weren't allowed to ride on the mountains.
Cameras and museums: How photographs help preserve history

Cameras and museums: How photographs help preserve history

No one can deny that Whistler is an extremely photogenic place. With the valley's majestic mountains, clear blue lakes, and abundant wildlife, it has been a beautiful getaway for lovers of the outdoors for more than a century.