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A Roof Over Our Heads: Exploring Mountain Resort Housing Possibilities
April 27, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT$25.00
On April 27, 2023 the Whistler Institute hosted a resort housing symposium to explore resort housing solutions.
“The Whistler Institute is very grateful to Canada West Ski Areas Association for the opportunity to partner on this event, we were delighted to see so many delegates from resort communities across Western Canada and local community members attend the event and engage with the topic. The panelists brought unique knowledge and experience to the discussions and they introduced some interesting concepts which, judging by the questions asked in the Q&A and the conversations afterwards, sparked ideas amongst those attending, which was our goal. Affordable housing is a huge topic with many avenues and we could hold this event several times over with different panels if time allowed. A single event won’t solve housing challenges in an afternoon but it can start conversations and generate ideas that attendees can take back to their communities to explore in more detail.” Whistler Institute Executive Director, Suki Cheyne
>> View a recording of the discussions. Please note the event was recorded for a student audience as a reference tool to capture the discussions for educational purposes and has not been edited or optimized for an online audience.
Housing a local workforce is among the most pressing matters facing mountain resorts today. Attendees will hear from industry experts who will present and discuss how Whistler is working to address housing challenges before expanding the lens to explore housing examples across North America to give insight into resort housing models and solutions. The audience will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A following the expert panel discussions.
- Al Raine (Mayor of Sun Peaks)
- Dale Mikkelsen (General Manager, Climate Action, Planning and Development Services, RMOW)
- Duane Jackson (Chair of Whistler 2020 Development Corp & Developer)
- George Ruther (Housing Director, Town of Vail, Colorado)
- Kate Roddick (Senior Project Leader at Whistler Blackcomb)
- Steve Bayly (Whistler Valley Housing Society)
Panel Moderator: GD Maxwell (Pique Newsmagazine Columnist)