VIDEO: This is Whistler Blackcomb

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 10, 2016 7:27 am

“You’re nobody unless you come here and prove it.”

It all started in 1960 when a group of Vancouver businessmen attempted to hunt for a location suitable for the Winter Olympics. Today, Whistler Blackcomb is one of the most well-known skiing and riding destinations in the world – and for a good reason. Listen to the veterans of the famous winter resort like Jim McConkey and Hugh Smythe describe the early days of steep verticals and deep powder.

Though the resort experienced abrupt financial hardship due to warm weather conditions early on, eventually, it was full speed ahead with the birth of the Whistler vs. Blackcomb rivalry. Listen to professional skiers and past mountain staff describe the battle of mountain supremacy and how Rob Boyd eventually united the community over his downhill win in 1989.

Watch some of your all-time favorite athletes reminisce over the journey to unity of the two mountains and what makes this Canadian winter resort what it is today.

This is Whistler Blackcomb.