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Whistler-Blackcomb hosts public open house

Future plans on display

By Andrew Mitchell

As Whistler’s largest employer, retailer, restaurateur, tourist attraction, and land holder, locals always pay close attention to the activities of Whistler-Blackcomb.

To keep people informed, Whistler-Blackcomb is holding a community open house on Dec. 9 to showcase the organization, its latest activities, and its strategies for the future. Topics include the new Symphony Express chair, the most recent sales and marketing strategies, and the company’s environmental efforts.

“There are a lot of exciting things happening within the ranks of Whistler-Blackcomb, and we wanted to provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about our organization,” said Dave Brownlie, chief operating officer for Whistler-Blackcomb. “My colleagues and I will be on hand at the open house to meet community members, provide insight into our businesses, and to answer any questions that may arise.”

This is not the first time that Whistler-Blackcomb has held a community open house. In 2005 they held an open house to showcase the proposed Peak to Peak gondola, a project that would connect the alpine of Whistler to the alpine of Blackcomb and provide a new attraction for visitors.

Whistler-Blackcomb employs 3,000 people during the winter season, and divisions within the company have committed to “growing the business” and “delivering the experience” — getting visitors to the resort, and ensuring that it’s a positive experience.

The open house will take place at Legends in Whistler Creek on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Underground parking is available across the road in Franz’s Trail.