Articles tagged “whistler blackcomb”

Lavish Whistler Housing Market Squeezes Tourism Workers

Lavish Whistler Housing Market Squeezes Tourism Workers

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg

Ski resorts from Switzerland to Whistler are at odds with their local populations and it's an unfortunate trend that plays out at other types of resorts, too. Some employers are offering their staff housing to cope with high costs of living, but is that approach effective for long-term economic development?

10 months ago

Vail to Buy Whistler Blackcomb in Ski Resort Merger for $1.05 Billion

Vail to Buy Whistler Blackcomb in Ski Resort Merger for $1.05 Billion

Prashant Gopal and Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg

Bigger is better in hospitality whether considering ski resorts or household-name big brands. Vail's cash infusion will help Whistler Blackcomb diversify as global warming impacts the Canadian resort company's operations.

3 years ago