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: In the spring of 1983, Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation began studying the economic viability of a waterslide at the base of their northside lifts. The waterslides did go ahead and open, though not until August 1985. Find out more about the waterslides here.
Question: Do you think a water slide would be an asset to Whistler?
Cherie Chaffey – Cocktail Waitress/Student – Alta Vista
That sounds like the first step toward finding something fun for kids to do here – an especially bad problem in the winter. It sounds like a great idea for adults too – I think they’re really popular in the States. We need things like that to make Whistler a year-round resort.
Stephanie Simpson – Grade Four Student – High Forest
Yes, I think it would be great. Everyone would use that and then maybe then more people would come to Whistler. They could advertise it on TV. I think our teachers would let us go on it for a treat. I’ve never been on one but I’m not afraid of them.
Al Bosse – Contractor – Whistler Cay
I think it would be a real help to occupy kids – especially the teens and pre-teens. Adults would definitely use something like that too! Myself, I think I’ll wait ’til about 500 people have tried it before I’ll go on.