Whistler’s Answers: April 14, 1983

In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1983.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.

Some context for this week’s question: The school break around Easter made skiing on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains busy and both companies hosted special events for kids and families over the holiday. Traditionally, the weekend of Easter marked the beginning of the end of the ski season in Whistler. Into the 1980s, spring and summer were slow seasons, with some businesses closing and some people leaving town.

Question: How do you feel about the decrease in activity around Whistler since the end of Easter break?

Karen Petrus – Village Employee – Whistler Cay

Well, you can definitely tell the season is ending. It’s really slowed down here but it’s nice, because we can get to know the local people. I find customers much cheerier and less demanding now so it’s more relaxing to work. Also, now we have a chance to do our big spring cleaning.

Cindy Brown – Whistler Mountain Ticket Checker – Emerald Estates

Personally I think the skiing is much better without all the little kids around. It’s great to have the mountain to ourselves again. At work, though, I’d far rather be busy – it’s way more fun meeting people and having the crowds.

Nancy Davies – Village Shop Owner – Whistler Cay Heights

I really like to look out of our store and see the village working. That’s the way it should be. When people are enjoying themselves it creates a great atmosphere here. I prefer when it’s busy because I enjoy meeting people and have more fun the more people there are around.

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