Whistler’s Answers: December 1, 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: As businesses began opening in the Whistler Village in the early 1980s, restaurants, bars, and even a few nightclubs began offering live music, themed nights, and various deals and specials. Previously, entertainment had been found at the various lodges around the Gondola base and throughout the valley on certain nights during the ski season.

Question: What do you think of Whistler’s apres-ski/night life scene?

Mark Stevens – Manufacturer’s Rep – Seattle, Wash.

Well, it’s really come a long way. There’s enough clubs, and there seems to be a pretty good mix – there’s something for everyone. There’s a lot of crazy people here now. I guess the people from the States have really let loose. We noticed the beer is pretty expensive. It was $7 a pitcher. There could have been more girls – as always.

Susan Whitfield – Student – Bellevue, Wash.

I thought it was great. I liked the bands at the Longhorn and the Brass Rail. Whistler is better than any ski resort that way. Everything is within walking distance, everyone is really, really friendly. We asked for a (song) request at the Longhorn and they played it right away. It makes you just want to come back. It couldn’t be better.

Yves Therrien – Canadian Forces Pilot – Moose Jaw, Sask.

We just got here, so we don’t know too much about it. Compared to ski resorts around Montreal it’s much better. They’re more centred around discos. We’re looking for a relaxing time, and this looks pretty promising. People are dancing and having a carefree time.

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