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Museum Musings: Celebrating 50 years of summer skiing

April 25, 2016
It’s been a long, nostalgic winter of celebrating Whistler’s Golden Anniversary. But just as Whistler is known for deep snowpacks that sustain the snow-sliding revelry well past winter, we have an . . .

Museum Musings: The Whistler Question’s archive photos go digital

April 18, 2016
The Whistler Museum and Archives is celebrating The Whistler Question’s 40th birthday in style: what better present could we give than making nearly 35,000 photographs from the Whistler Question’s . . .

Museum Musings: How the Roundhouse got its name

April 11, 2016
Have you ever sat at the Roundhouse Lodge and — while munching a delicious burger — asked yourself why this light-flooded, but pretty square-cut, mid-mountain venue is called “Round” house? Here. . .

Museum Musings: Remembering Russ Jordan — and Whistler’s lesser known lodges

April 4, 2016
As the weather warms and the snowline recedes, this column will likewise be shifting its focus from winter to summer. With that comes an opportunity to move away from our ski-centric stories from. . .

Museum Musings: Whistler’s long love affair with waterfalls

March 28, 2016
Though spring officially began on March 20 this year, the day after Easter long weekend can be thought of as the unofficial start of spring here in Whistler. This is when ski season traditionally. . .

Museum Musings: Putting Whistler’s snow bounty into perspective

March 21, 2016
As March’s lion turns into a lamb, we also approach the point in the season when the snowpack is traditionally at its deepest. Thankfully, we’ve got lots of it right now. Last week, snowfall . . .

Museum Musings: A history of resilience

March 14, 2016
With the world watching, the mountain began to fall apart. It was early March 1979, and heavy rains had turned a mid-winter snowpack already beset by persistent depth hoar into a sodden mess. The. . .

Museum Musings: Choosing the right friends for backcountry expeditions

March 7, 2016
While adventures amidst rugged, remote landscapes are often pursued to get away from civilization’s petty concerns, rarely does one fully escape them. Unless travelling solo, the human element is . . .

Museum Musings: Remembering Rob Boyd’s big win

February 29, 2016
Feb. 25, 1989 is a date that any long-time Whistlerite should remember, because on that day Rob Boyd became the first Canadian male to win a World Cup Downhill event on Canadian soil. It . . .

Museum Musings: Skiing in Whistler hits the century mark

February 22, 2016
This past Sunday was International Ski History Day. At the museum we hosted a delegation from the International Ski History Association and put on our Speaker Series “Celebrity Athletes & the. . .

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