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Whistler Mountain sues insurance companies Losses as a result of business interruptions caused by the Quicksilver accident have prompted Whistler Mountain to file a law suit against its insurance companies. Whistler Mountain claims it lost $2.43 million as a result of the Dec. 23, 1995 accident which resulted in two people’s deaths. The bulk of the suit, $2.07 million, is for losses due to business interruption. Whistler Mountain is covered by three insurance companies, Commonwealth Insurance, which holds 60 per cent of the policy, Zurich Insurance Company, which holds 30 per cent of the policy, and Security Insurance Company, which holds 10 per cent. Whistler is still talking with the insurance companies but a one year statute of limitations prompted the lift company to file the suit. The suit does not involve liability insurance for the accident. Whistler Chalets #1 in publishing Whistler Chalets has the best newsletter in North America, as judged by industry peers. The vacation rental company won the award at a conference of the Vacation Rental Managers Association, a North American organization of more than 200 companies. The four-colour, four-page newsletter is called "Update" and is delivered to past and current guests. The summer edition extolled May Daze, Whistler's golf courses and resort accommodation operated by Whistler Chalets. Whistlerites Greg Griffith and Leanna Rathkelly supplied the award-winning photography around writer Chris Woodall's prose. Newsletter design was by Vancouver-based Lynn Falconer. "There couldn’t be a better time to buy in Whistler, unless it was last year." So reports Snow Country magazine in a story in its January issue under the headline Where the Buys Are. Snow Country says American buyers are becoming a "formidable force at Whistler," while noting the 52,500 bed unit cap and "new land for development (which) is virtually non-existent" are rapidly pushing prices up.

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