Rebuilding The Beloved Whistler Skiers' Chapel Fund
Community Foundation of Whistler
The Whistler Skiers’ Chapel
Rebuilding a beloved place of contemplation on the mountainside.
The original Whistler Skiers’ Chapel built in 1967 is remembered fondly by many in the Whistler community and beyond. The original A frame structure, first established by Whistler founder Franz Wilhelmsen, was a one-of-kind multi-faith centre of worship.
Over the years, the Chapel became a place of celebration, hosting more than 1,500 weddings and family events. As the mountain resort evolved, the little chapel was moved three times from its original location and finally dismantled after it’s last Easter Sunday service in 2000.
Now, nearly 20 years later, with the help of Whistler Blackcomb and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, this beloved space is being rebuilt in a new majestic location overlooking Creekside.
Designed by award winning Hemsworth Architecture, and owned and operated by the Whistler Interfaith Society, the new Whistler Skiers’ Chapel will be a contemporary new sanctuary inspired by its mountain side setting for all to enjoy and create continued memories.
It will be a home for Whistler weddings, memorials, education and celebrations. It will celebrate our history and look to our future. It will be a place of peace and a place of celebration. It is our community space in the mountains.
The redevelopment of the Whistler Skiers’ Chapel is only possible thanks to the vision and guidance of key individuals and organizations who have been working closely for the past 4 years to bring back this beloved space. It is their hope, that this new stunning Chapel will be a new pride of the community, built with the support of the community and by the community.
Design and construction costs have been estimated at $2.5 million with anticipated construction beginning in late 2019.