Whistler Blackcomb to open six days early: Friday, November 19
A Winter Wonderland awaits; La Nina and incredible snowmaking infrastructure deliver early start to the season at Whistler Blackcomb.
WHISTLER, BC, Friday, November 12, 2010 – Few things get skiers and riders more excited than the words “early opening,” which is why Whistler Blackcomb is thrilled to announce that Whistler Mountain will open six days early, on Friday, November 19. Blackcomb Mountain will open on Thursday, November 25, Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day.
“New snow and low freezing levels, along with the hard work of our mountain operations, grooming, and snowmaking teams mean we can open Whistler Mountain on Friday, November 19,” says Doug MacFarlane, mountain manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “Though early season conditions will apply, having those first few turns of the season is a great feeling and we’re happy to make that happen for our guests six days earlier than planned.”
Whistler Mountain will open on Friday, November 19 at 8:30am. Lift and terrain details will be announced early next week.
Early season conditions apply and caution should be exercised at all times as the terrain that will be available is best-suited for intermediate to advanced riders and skiers. With early season conditions it is extra important all mountain signage is obeyed and guests stay within the marked operational boundary. The signage and rope to look for will say “Temporary Boundary” during the early season. With early season snow-pack, guests should be aware of rocks and other hazards below the snow surface.
To ski and ride Whistler Blackcomb, for the best possible price this season, guests can take advantage of Whistler Blackcomb’s early booking offer; book by November 15 and save up to 36 per cent on lift ticket and accommodation packages. The Best Price Guarantee means if a similar package is offered during the season at a better rate, we will cover the difference so guests do not have to worry about a “better” last-minute deal.
For Canadian and Washington State residents, Whistler Blackcomb offers the EDGE Card, allowing guests to ski/ride from $60 (CDN) a day. EDGE Cards also offer additional perks including 20 per cent off retail/rental and $35 (CDN) off snow school. EDGE Cards are valid for use all season long, and are available at early bird pricing until November 21 at whistlerblackcomb.com/save.
Starting November 15th, the Snow Report will be updated daily and can be listened to online or by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver, or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449.