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The History of Olympic Bids

 
Swiss skier Peter Mueller, winner of the first World Cup Downhill in Whistler in 1982.
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Image of Whistler Mountain during winter.
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View of Whistler Village from a chairlift in 1982.
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Darren, Steven and Tyler enjoying a sunny day on top of Whistler's Harmony Bowl.
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Two skiers enjoying a spectacular view from the top of Whistler Mountain.
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Roger McCarthy, Lorne Borsal and Dave Murray breaking ground for the Roundhouse expansion project.
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Franz Wilhelmsen and friends celebrating Whistler's Mountain Ski Corporation's 25th Anniversary.
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Construction of the 'Express Gondola'  on the north side of Whistler Mountain in the 1980s.
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Franz Wilhelmson, the founder of the Whistler Ski Corporation
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Jim McConkey, head of the Whistler ski school
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Nancy Greene Raine, winner of two World Cup titles, and two Olympic medals.
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The 'Crazy Canucks', a group of talented skiers who brought pride and fame to Canada in the 1980s.
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Alta Lake was the original site for local settlement before the development of Whistler Mountain.
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Additions to the village continued through the 1980s and 1990s.
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The construction of Rendez Vous Lodge at the top of Blackcomb Mountain in the late 1980s.
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Construction workers installing a lift tower on the peak of Whistler Mountain.
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Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain have become hot spots for skiing holidays.
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Image of Whistler's Racquet and Golf Resort with Blackcomb Mountain in the background.
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