Posted by: PPHR | August 16, 2010

From the Desk of Jim Douglas…

August 16, 2010, 2010

GM’s blog –

The weather has been spectacular this last week and is expected to remain over 30 degrees Celsius for the next several days, but cooling slightly down to 25 degrees for the weekend. The lakes and parks were very busy last weekend, but there was still ample room on the many lakes and beaches for some relaxing, sun bathing, visiting with family and friends, and most importantly, any of the many options for fun on the water.

It was a busy week at the Resort with the Crankworks festival, (, Check out the link above to see photos, results of the events, daily Blogs etc.)

The festival attracts participants from all over North America.

There was a $130,000 prize- with $80,000 cash prize for the pro categories and $50,000+ in prizes for the amateur categories (including prizing from Camelbak, Go Pro, Kokanee, Kona, Maxxis, Nintendo, Race Face, Oakley, Shimano, Sombrio, SRAM, and Yakima.

I have not been out on the water fishing the last week (again), but the winds have been so calm which makes it very easy to see active feeding trout. The altitude and cool evenings results in a better fishing experience as the heat does not affect the fishing as much as it does in lower altitude lakes. If fishing is a passion of yours, don’t forget your rod as an option when family and friends are off doing many of the other activities in the Resort. You can view a regular fishing report update on which is compiled by Brian Niska and the team at Whistler Flyfishing, a great little shop with quality gear, local fly selections, guiding services, and great tips for you to enjoy your day on the water.

We had an amazing weekend being able to see the resort as our guests do. We were thrilled to have family (Brother Grant, Gaby, and son Simon) visit from Ottawa. They spent a couple of days at the beach, enjoyed early morning walks, fed the birds off the deck, and of course, experienced a spectacular ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

The experience continues to be excellent, Whistler Blackcomb and their associates are all so welcoming! They told us where the bears were grazing, informed us of the best place to view the Marmots, and of course gave us recommendations for great alpine hiking areas.

Well that’s it for the week; now that summer is in full swing we will endeavor to maintain regular updates to our blog. If our readers have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Best regards,

Jim Douglas

Jim Douglas: General Manager of Pan Pacific Whistler since 2006. Jim is a BC native who loves fishing and playing on his local hockey team



  1. Oh yeah man. Was a great time… water was warm, mountains and lifts were spectacular, company was the best. ;-))

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