In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1984. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: This question has likely been asked of residents almost every year for decades and continues to be asked today.
Question: Do you think rentals are hard to find this year?
Ginst Casarin – Customer Service Clerk – Whistler Cay
We were early and got a place in September, but right now it’s hard. We were persistent, and went to the chamber of commerce information centre and got a sheet of listings. Most places were too expensive, but that affects all tourist resorts.
Rudi Hofmann – Chef/Restaurateur – Alpine Meadows
I think they are very difficult to find. I think every year a company should make an effort to supply accommodation for its key employees. Some people have to stick with you through thick and thin. You think it would be easier now but from you hear it’s getting harder to find a place. Why, I don’t know.
Colleen Wuolle – Office Manager – Alpine Meadows
It’s very difficult. We get numerous calls every day, and people coming in all the time. A lot of them are looking for permanent places and there’s a very limited number available. I think most that want to move here just keep at it and eventually find something.