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Dave Brownlie is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision and the day-to-day management and operations of Whistler Blackcomb.
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Dave began his tenure with Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Ltd. in 1989 as Director of Finance. In 1992, as Vice-President of Finance & Corporate Development, Dave accepted the overall responsibility for Panorama Mountain Village. Five years later, as Senior Vice-President of Finance, he co-led the successful integration of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain operations into Whistler Blackcomb, which became the only ski resort in North America to reach over 2 million skier visits.
Dave has been President of Whistler Blackcomb since 2007 and he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2012. As President, he was instrumental in the conceptualization and implementation of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola and he oversaw Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.'s successful initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Over the past 25 years, Dave has been integral to the vision, growth and success of Whistler Blackcomb and its development into the premier mountain resort in North America.
A day in the life of a miniature Whistler, the biggest little ski area in the world.
Dave is a dedicated community supporter and is a recipient of a Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, awarded to Canadians who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities. He serves as a founding member and President of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation as well as a member of the board of directors of Tourism Whistler, the Canada West Ski Areas Association (BC & Yukon) and the Minister's Council on Tourism (Government of British Columbia).
Dave is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
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Grab lunch with Dave at Whistler
Dave's favourite place to eat at Whistler Blackcomb is the Horstman Hut, which stands 2,284 metres above sea level near the peak of Blackcomb Mountain. Feel free to ask Dave about his work at Whistler Blackcomb while overlooking the amazing views that the mountains have to offer. Note: the restaurant choice may change, depending on the weather.