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The History of Olympic Bids

The History of Olympic Bids in the Whistler Valley
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A prelude to North America's Number One Ski Destination.
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Promotional Poster for the1968 Bid.
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Artist's conception of how a paradise should be carved out in Whistler.
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The dream of development continues.
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Early development stages of the Whistler Creekside prior to its official opening in 1966.
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A sign posting the site of the new lifts to be constructed on Whistler Mountain.
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Two men constructing one of the first lifts during the summer of 1965.
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The GLL crew constructing a gondola, chairlift and T bars at Whistler mountain.
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Sales office for Whistler Property.
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Signs of early development in the valley during the 1960s.
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'The Roundhouse', Whistler's first mountaintop restaurant, being built in the summer of 1966.
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One of the early lots for sale in the Whistler area.
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A newspaper advertisement promoting Whistler's Mountain.
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An aerial view of Whistler creekside in the early days
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Tex Rodgers, a Buckhorn rancher, helping out in the Whistler parking lot.
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Two people pointing at a sign that maps out the growing expanse of Whistler Mountain.
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The Skier's Chapel was built on land donated from the GLL.
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