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: Like last week’s question, this one continues to be asked and requires little explanation.
Question: What do you think of the rental situation at Whistler?
Valerie Lang – Whistler Resort Association – White Gold
I’ve been looking for a place and I am amazed at how little is available. It looks as if property owners are hoping to sell before committing themselves to renters. I think rental listings will increase, but will be later in the year, probably in November.
Brenda Davison – Village Store Employee – White Gold
We didn’t spend a lot of time looking. There is a lot of competition for single places – little apartments. Prices are high! But overall, things seem about the same as last year.
Jeff Wuolle – Owner/Manager, Twin Peaks Property Management – Whistler Village
The demand for reasonable places is far, far outstripping supply. There appears to be a lot of accommodation available, but there is also a high demand from weekenders for places. We have a phenomenal demand for one bedrooms from employees and seasonal people.