Community Partner Roles & Responsibilities

Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW)

Organizational Mandate: Responsible for the public realm, for public safety and accountable to the tax payers and the business community.

About Us: The Resort Municipality of Whistler is the local government which provides local services and community infrastructure including water, sewer, roads, fire protection, bylaw enforcement, law enforcement through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, parks, conservation and protected areas, recreation and cultural programs, and resident housing. We also legislate and enforce land use and development and maintain all municipal property, including Whistler Village.

Event Support: Municipal Services and Operational Support, Venues = Whistler Village, Parks & Fields, Municipal Indoor Facilities.

Whistler Blackcomb (WB)

Organizational Mandate: Creating the best mountain experience for its customers.

About Us: Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,090 centimetres (430 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

Event Support: Venues & Services = ski hill, bike park, tube park, restaurants, ski lifts, Operational Support, Marketing Support.

Tourism Whistler (TW)

Organizational Mandate: Market and sell Whistler to the world as the year-round mountain resort of choice.

About Us: Tourism Whistler is the official marketing organization for Whistler, British Columbia Canada. Tourism Whistler (legally known as the Whistler Resort Association) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7000 members who own, manage or carry on business on Resort lands in Whistler, British Columbia. Tourism Whistler was formed in 1979 to market and promote Whistler for the benefit of all its members. Tourism Whistler is responsible for developing coordinated strategies in the areas of marketing and sales to promote the entire Resort. This responsibility includes the operation of the Whistler Conference Centre, the Whistler Golf Club and the Whistler Information Centre.

Event Support: Marketing, Media, Visitor Services & Research Support, Consumer Packaging and Sales, Venues = Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club.

Whistler Arts Council (WAC)

Organizational Mandate: To build and integrate arts into the fabric of the Whistler community.

About Us: The Whistler Arts Council (WAC) is a registered charity established in 1982 with a mandate to build and integrate arts into the fabric of the Whistler community. We produce a number of festivals, events and programs throughout the year. For more on our festivals and events, visit the programs link below. WAC is also the lead agent for implementing arts strategies within Whistler's 2010 strategic framework and the Whistler2020-Comprehensive Sustainability Plan.

Event Support: Resource for arts & culture talent, Event Production Expertise. Venues = Maury Young Arts Centre.

Whistler Sport Legacies (WSL)

Organizational Mandate: To create a sustainable Olympic playground that inspires sport excellence and drives community, economic and social benefits.

About Us: Whistler Sport Legacies (WSL) is Responsible for three of Whistler's 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Venues: the Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, and the Whistler Athletes' Centre. WSL provides athletes with an opportunity to discover, develop, and excel in their chosen sport and host competitions at all levels. WSL also encourages a healthy lifestyle by developing programs that encourage participation in sports at a recreational level. WSL’s venues host numerous local, regional, national, and international events in the winter. These events facilitate the growth of sport in the Whistler area, aid in the development of high performance athletes, and generate economic impact and regional and international media profile for the communities of Whistler, Squamish, and beyond.

Event Support: Venues & Services = nordic ski area, biathlon range, ski jump, ski lift, sliding track, athlete’s lodge, indoor high performance training facility, operational support, marketing support.

Whistler Chamber of Commerce (WCC)

Organizational Mandate: Maximize success for all businesses in Whistler by providing support, resources and tools.

About Us: The Whistler Chamber is proud to represent a membership of 800. We are a not-for-profit voluntary organization comprised of Whistler businesses and associations with a 40-year history in supporting local commerce and enhancing visitor experience. Our Mission is to maximize success for all businesses in Whistler by providing support, resources and tools.

Event Support: Communication of selected events through weekly broadcast, enhance guest experience through customer service.