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 1984. 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: This one seems pretty self explanatory and is a question that people are often still asked today, so we think we’ll leave it there.
Question: Why have you chosen to live in Whistler?
Larry Germaine – Unemployed – Alpine Meadows
It’s comfortable here. There’s a lifestyle I wish to acquire – relaxing, beneficial, with a sense of freedom. The location is perfect but I’m not here for the skiing – I ski but I’m not a skier. You’ve got some nice people here but some bring the city with them.
Jim Scribner – Contractor – Nesters
It’s the happiest medium I’ve ever seen between city sophistication and real rural living. I’ve been here 13 years and in the early days it attracted people who really wanted it to work. That enthusiasm was infectious. Every year there have been changes for better or for worse, and we’ve changed along with it.
Alex Fraser – Bartender – Gondola Area
The skiing, the partying. We have owned a place here for 14 years, and I’ve been here, there and everywhere, but it’s all right here. I enjoy all the activity.