Posted by: PPHR | July 2, 2010

From the desk of Jim Douglas, General Manager – Pan Pacific Whistler

June 24, 2010

What a week it’s been within the Resort! A mix of weather from sun and heat to thunder storms, which created an amazing variety of photo opportunities for our guests. The bike trails are getting very busy, as are the beaches around the many lakes and parks with.

The Bears are now out and very busy, several sightings around the Resort, specifically on and around the golf courses. Last week, at our Associate golf event, we woke a sleeping bruin under a large tree as we were searching for a lost ball….we just let him keep it!! Further, the photo attached is a young cinnamon colored Black Bear who has been visiting outside our home in Alta Vista regularly the last two weeks.

The warmer weather will have a dramatic impact on the already very steady and productive local small trout lakes. We are expecting the large ant hatch any time, which is always an exciting time for any fly fishing enthusiast. The photo attached is Alta Lake last week, while we did not see any large cutthroat, the small rainbow trout were very active, and truly pretty fish to catch and view. You can view a regular fishing report update at, which is compiled by Brian Niska and the team at Whistler Flyfishing (a great little shop with quality gear, local fly selections and great tips for you to enjoy your day on the water). As a side note: Dave Currie, our Sous Chef, picked up a beautiful bull trout on the fly last Friday evening at Green Lake.

The alpine trails are still very early spring conditions as our cool spring and Big Snow (2nd largest ever in Whistler’s recorded history) has meant there is still a lot of deep snow in the upper elevations. Snow conditions on the glacier are reported as excellent as the true ski and snowboard enthusiasts continue to enjoy one of the best places on earth to enjoy their passion. The snow certainly does not seem to slow down the mountain bikers… check out the Tourism Whistler website on both the local lakes and Mountain bike trails .

The new Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a must see adventure. With excellent on mountain facilities, and expanded hiking trails, it truly is a wonderful way to share an afternoon with family and friends.

Well that’s it for the week. Now that summer has arrived, we will try to get regular news and tips posted to our blog. And, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Best regards,

Jim Douglas



  1. Sounds like a great time to pack up the family and visit Whistler!

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