Growing pains for Whistler
The mountains and spectacular scenery have always been there. But until the 1950s, the Whistler area was just a small collection of lodges and cabins. Then a group of Vancouver businessmen with big dreams built a ski hill. Despite some troubles along the way, Whistler Village was built and became one of Canada's best-known resorts. CBC Digital Archives takes a look at the still-bumpy road to Whistler's international success.
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Feb. 4, 1990
Guest(s): Sean Bittle, Craig Dysart, Nancy Greene, Drew Meredith, Paul O'Mara
Host: Mary Lou Finlay
Reporter: Art Moses
Last updated: February 15, 2012
Page consulted on December 2, 2014
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