5 episodes

Oral history is important and this podcast captures the confidence and culturethat shaped Whistler into a #1 world class resort ... it captures the people andtheir history from 1969 to now and what it took to develop a unique Western Canadian resort that draws mountain enthusiasts from all over the world for a “quick visit that lasts years”. “I want a record of what happened here and why it happened in such a short time and how successful we were. I want to interview people that lived here through the development of Whistler.” ~ Bruce Watt

Whistler Stories That Need To Be Told Bruce Watt

    • Society & Culture

Oral history is important and this podcast captures the confidence and culturethat shaped Whistler into a #1 world class resort ... it captures the people andtheir history from 1969 to now and what it took to develop a unique Western Canadian resort that draws mountain enthusiasts from all over the world for a “quick visit that lasts years”. “I want a record of what happened here and why it happened in such a short time and how successful we were. I want to interview people that lived here through the development of Whistler.” ~ Bruce Watt

    The Birth of The Peak to Peak Gondola in Whistler, BC

    The Birth of The Peak to Peak Gondola in Whistler, BC

    Bruce continues his interview with  Paul Mathews of Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners Ltd from Whistler, BC. Learn how The Peak 2 Peak Gondola was born.

    "Creative"
    "Innovative" 
    "Courageous" 
    Are words used by Ecosign's clients to describe their services and design solutions.

    The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a tricable gondola lift at Whistler Blackcomb Resort in Whistler, British Columbia, linking Whistler Mountain's Roundhouse Lodge with Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Lodge.

    • 44 min
    550 Mountain Resorts. 46 Countries. 47 Years.

    550 Mountain Resorts. 46 Countries. 47 Years.

    Introducing Paul Mathews of Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners Ltd from Whistler, BC

    "Creative"
    "Innovative" 
    "Courageous" 
    Are words used by Ecosign's clients to describe their services and design solutions.

    Listen how you start a company with $1 and 10 years later you are designing Blackcomb Mountain Resort and becoming one of the most respected and sought after resort planners in the world. 

    • 26 min
    After Whistler - Roger McCarthy & His International Years

    After Whistler - Roger McCarthy & His International Years

    Hear how you go from operating the Whistler T-bar to becoming one of the most influential executives in the global mountain tourism business.

    Bruce Watt, our host, and Roger McCarthy are long time friends having met in Whistler 40+ years ago when they first arrived. Roger is described by many as an easy-going, endearing, inquisitive, driven, energetic, focused, and fun figure. Listeners will clearly hear these qualities throughout as Bruce and Roger discuss with great enthusiasm their passion for adventure, friends, Whistler and what it takes to become one of the most influential executives in the global mountain tourism business.

    International Years at:
    North America
    Intrawest:
    Whistler Blackcomb
    Mont Tremblant 
    6 resorts in the east  >> 3 in Canada & 3 in the States

    Vail Resorts COO - Breckenridge, Keystone
    Europe
    12 resorts > France & Italy via his time with Intrawest
    Russia > Sochi

    • 15 min
    Introducing Roger McCarthy –The Whistler Years

    Introducing Roger McCarthy –The Whistler Years

    Hear how you go from operating the Whistler T-bar to becoming one of the most influential executives in the global mountain tourism business.

    Bruce Watt, our host, and Roger McCarthy are long time friends having met in Whistler 40+ years ago when they first arrived. Roger is described by many as an easy-going, endearing, inquisitive, driven, energetic, focused, and fun figure. Listeners will clearly hear these qualities throughout as Bruce and Roger discuss with great enthusiasm their passion for adventure, friends, Whistler and what it takes to become one of the most influential executives in the global mountain tourism business.

    • 18 min
    Introducing Bruce Watt – 49 Seasons in Whistler and Counting

    Introducing Bruce Watt – 49 Seasons in Whistler and Counting

    Bruce Watt, the host, is interviewed by Stef Hostetter, CEO of RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate and kicks off his podcast “Whistler Stories that Need to be Told” with funny and emotional stories of his first decade in Whistler as a Professional Patroller on Whistler Mountain and how being buried in 1978 from a large avalanche began his commitment to learning more about avalanche search and rescue which resulted in CARDA – The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, a non-profit volunteer search and rescue organization formed in 1982. Listen and learn more!

    • 21 min

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