Whistler Blackcomb: 50 Years of Going Beyond

This year marks Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary, and there is no doubt that the last five decades have left an indelible mark in the world of winter sports.  The idea for Whistler Blackcomb began with a 1966 Olympic dream, and has now – 50 years later – become the largest and one of the most celebrated ski resorts across North America.

For the last 30 years, Cantrav has been working closely with Whistler Blackcomb – going above and beyond in helping to create fun, exciting and remarkable experiences.

To help celebrate in this momentous milestone, check out the Whistler Blackcomb movie“50 Years of Going Beyond” – in which “snowsport industry legends recount the contributions that Whistler Blackcomb has made to skiing and snowboarding and the significance of its golden anniversary.”

There’s no denying the tremendous impact that Whistler Blackcomb has made on the world stage, but this is sure to be just one important slice in the resort’s long and storied history… leading to the next 50 years and beyond.

Indeed, Whistler’s new Audain Art Museum will surely be an important player in the resort’s dynamic future.  Opening March 12th, Audain features the works of British Columbia – from those of First Nations to contemporary masters. The initiative began in September 2012, when Michael Audain – Vancouver home builder and philanthropist – visited Whistler to choose a site for this ambitious and creative project.

SurrounAudain_Art_Museum_Patkau_Architectsded by a forested enclave neighbouring Whistler Village and offering stunning natural backdrops, this new museum is slated to become one of the city’s most prized and iconic event spaces. Boasting five different meeting venues, the museum is ideal for groups ranging from two to 400.

The Audain Art Museum is located at 4350 Blackcomb Way in Whistler, BC.  For more information, visit Cantrav Whistler or the Audain Art Museum.

Photo Credit: Whistler Blackcomb – Blake Jorgenson