whistler living

Whistler Resort
The critics agree! Whistler is rated as North America’s number one ski resort. That’s good news for real estate owners in Whistler. Ski or snowboard Whistler-Blackcomb mountains. Golf at 5 local championship courses.
Rafting, hiking, mountain biking, water sports, shopping, dining – Whistler has it all! Visit this section to learn more about spectacular Whistler, BC, Canada.

A Brief History
Back in February 1966, when Garibaldi Lift Company opened its ski area on the west side of Whistler Mountain, Whistler Resort was only a vision of a dedicated few. The development of Whistler just 14 years later, and its successive growth into an award-winning, international resort, is unparalleled in ski history.

To complement Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain opened its brand new facility on December 6, 1980, and Whistler Village was built at the base of these two side-by-side mountains. In 1988, Whistler Mountain installed a high-speed, 10-person gondola; in 1994, Blackcomb unveiled its 8-person express gondola, improving the Village’s ski-in/ski-out convenience to two vastly different yet equally spectacular ski areas. In 1996, Whistler Mountain installed a six-person high-speed gondola at its Whistler Creekside base.

The Village itself was carefully designed to reap the benefits of the Coast Mountain’s excellent geographical location with innovative design principles. Developed by the brightest architects, planners and landscape professionals in North America, the layout of the village emphasizes excellent sun exposure and breathtaking vistas. Whistler’s high design standards and commitment to first-class facilities and service have earned international recognition.

Resort Facilities
• Accommodations: 115 hotels/condos/bed & breakfasts, offering more than 4,700 rooms
• Restaurants/Lounges/Bars: 93 approx.
• Retail Shops: 207 approx.
• Recreation Facilities
• Whistler Parks & Recreation facilities and services are world-class.
• RMOW Parks & Recreation offers 19 park facilities, many with beach access.
• Recreation facilities including Meadow Park Sports Centre with NHL-sized ice arena and public skating, lap pool, children’s pool, saunas, hot tub, fitness & aerobics centres, squash courts.
• Call 604-935-PLAY for details.

Resort Services
• Banking/foreign exchange and Interac/ATM banking machines
• Church services
• Medical & dental clinics
• Physiotherapy & massage therapy
• Office services
• Public library & museum
• Movie theatre and video rentals
• Health and fitness centres
• Swimming pool & ice rink
• Indoor & outdoor tennis courts
• Spa facilities & beauty salons

Blackcomb Mountain Facts
• Opened: 1980
• Top Elevation: 7,494 ft / 2,284 m
• Base Elevation: 2,214 ft / 675 m
• Vertical Rise: 5,280 ft / 1,609 m
• Terrain: 3,414 acres
• Lift Capacity: 29,112 skiers / snowboarders per hour
• Terrain Type: 30% expert, 55% intermediate, 15% beginner
• Number of Trails: 100+ marked runs

Whistler Mountain Facts
• Opened: 1966
• Top Elevation: 7,160 ft / 2,182 metres
• Base Elevation: 2,140 ft / 652 metres
• Vertical Rise: 5,020 ft / 1,530 metres
• Terrain: 3,657 acres
• Lift Capacity: 29,895 skiers / snowboarders per hour
• Terrain Type: 25% expert, 55% intermediate, 20% beginner
• Number of Trails: 100+ marked runs

Whistler Links

http://www.bcrealestatelawyers.com/faqs/harmonizedtax.htm#applies 

H.S.T. on Real Estate from The Spagnuolo Group of Real Estate Law Firms

vancouver2010.com
This is the official website of the The Vancouver 2010 Olympics coming to our area in February 2010. Whistler will be hosting all the Nordic and Downhill Ski Events.

tourismwhistler.com
A comprehensive website with info on events, entertainment, accommodation and much more for both and residents and visitors to Whistler.

whistlerblackcomb.com
Official website for Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. Plan and book Whistler vacations including lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, ski school and Whistler hotels. Also included are Whistler web cams, photos, snow reports, live weather and everything else to help plan your Whistler escape.

whistler.ca
Official website for the Resort Municipality of Whistler with information on municipal services, recreation facilities at Meadow Park, business development and the 2010 Winter Olympics events in Whistler.

pemberton.ca
Official website for the Municipality of the Village of Pemberton.

Road Reports
To find the latest reported conditions for highways in Southern British Columbia

Whistler Chamber of Commerce
Maximizing success for all businesses in Whistler by providing support, resources and tools.

Pemberton Chamber of Commerce
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification.

Weather Network
Current weather conditions for Whistler

Whistler Webcams
Links to live web cams of Whistler.

Community Services

Churches

Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church
Saturday and Sunday Mass

Whistler Village Church
Located in the newly built Millenium Place and accommodating a variety of religious denominations that currently include the Anglican Church of Canada, Lutheran Church in Canada and the United Church of Canada.

Whistler Community Church
Meets on Sunday mornings in the Myrtle Philip Community Centre.

Education

Myrtle Philip Community School
Whistler’s elementary school located at 6195 Lorimer Road

Whistler Secondary
Whistler’s highschool located at 8000 Alpine Way

Signal Hill Elementary
Pemberton’s elementary school located at 1410 Portage Road

Pemberton Secondary
Pemberton’s highschool Located at 1400 Oak Street

Recreation Services

Whistler Parks & Recreation
Meadow Park Sports Centre is Whistler’s full-service local community recreation centre. The centre includes an NHL-sized ice arena, a 4,500-square-foot fitness centre, fitness studio, 2 squash courts, a 25-metre swimming pool, leisure pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna.

Transportation Services

Road Reports
To find the latest reported conditions for highways in Southern British Columbia

Whistler Transit System
Everything you need to know about using the Whistler and Valley Express (WAVE) Transit System

Monique Davidson
Property Advisor

mobile: 604 366 3115
skype: monique.davidson1
email: monique@moniquedavidson.com
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