Team of Rivals: How Whistler and Blackcomb Pushed Each Other to Greatness

The two mountains are now one resort. But it wasn’t always that way. This video takes a deep dive into one of history’s great ski destination rivalries.

“We’d be in the alpine office, with our binoculars, looking across the valley … we’d better get our act together!”

You know it’s epic combat when the two rivals are spying on each other. RIVALS: Whistler VS Blackcomb is the story of how two ski resorts used their long-running rivalry to push each other to greater heights.

The film includes the voices of folks who were there before the two resorts fully merged in 2003. Worth a watch for any winter sports nut, but particularly if you ski British Columbia.

Runtime: 24 minutes

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Andrew Marshall is a writer, painter, and photographer with work in publications across the web. Andrew lives, runs, bikes, paddles, and skis in the Tahoe basin on the California/Nevada state line. He's one of the few unapologetic cat people in the outdoor industry. You can find him on Instagram (@andrewmarshallimages) or Twitter (@pawn_andrew).

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