Personal Real Estate Corporation



Co-Founder – Bruce Watt

When I arrived in Alta Lake in 1973 I didn’t have a clue about avalanches. I was interested in getting a patrol job so I made sure I got to know the Professional Ski Patrollers and learned the ropes. The following year they doubled in size and I made it on. I started taking courses and learning from the veterans what caused the slopes to slide and what you did to rescue victims.


This week’s guest is Roger McCarthy, long time Whistler resident and an international ski area consultant pictured below third on the left. This is pre village, pre north side lifts "Olympic" on light board means the bus is running or not.

Whistler Resort Stats and Facilities

  • Population: 9,825 permanent residents (2011 census), approximately 2,266 seasonal residents and 11,522 second-home owners
  • Daily population equivalent: approximately 28,289
  • Annual visitation: Approximately 2.14 million
  • 79% of the people who work in Whistler also live in the community
  • Average snowfall: 430.5 cm in the valley and 914 cm in the alpine
  • Accommodations: Approximately 4,800+ rooms
  • Restaurants/Lounges/Bars: Approximately 93
  • Retail Shops: Approximately 207
  • 551.3 hectares of parkland, 9 major parks and 10 neighbourhood parks
  • Trails: 35 km of Valley Trail, 160 km of single track trails and 120 km of double track trails
  • Recreation facilities, including Meadow Park Sports Centre with NHL-sized ice arena and public skating, lap pool, children’s pool, saunas, hot tub, fitness & aerobics centre & squash courts