Photo from the Archive: Alex Philip shoveling snow, ca. 1965

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I have a feeling most viewers are envious of this mass amount of snow from approximately 50 years ago! “Hey Alex, ‘mind transferring some of that to the future over here?” I love looking through old photographs from our archive and noticing the changes in landscape and weather that are apparent. I especially love pictures like this that showcase some of our earliest pioneers and their Whistler lifestyles—and not without subtle humour, of course.

This photograph shows Alex Philip in his later years. Alex was the co-founder of Whistler’s first resort, Rainbow Lodge, and is also known for being an author of romance novels. Click here to learn more about the life of pioneer Alex Philip.

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