Whistler Blackcomb Surpasses Annual Average Snowfall Before the End of March…Again!

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 16, 2012 10:09 am

Convinced that light snowfall over the past few months has made the 2011/2012 ski and snowboard season a wash? Think again. Whistler Blackcomb just reported that, thanks to another 14 inches (35 cm) in the past 24 hours, the resorts have officially surpassed their average annual snowfall of 410 inches (1,042cm). With more than two full months remaining in the ski/snowboard season, there is still time to enjoy fresh powder!

Since Friday March 9, Whistler Blackcomb has received over 6 feet (183 cm) of snow, bringing their total snowfall to an impressive 35 feet (1066 cm).

“La Nina has not disappointed us this year and we have had an incredible season so far,” says Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Operations Manager. “March has brought us some amazing storm cycles resulting in more than 222 cm, and six 20 plus centimeter days. All of this snow coupled with over 1,100 acres of groomed runs each night makes it the perfect time to ski and ride at Whistler Blackcomb.”

The 2011/2012 season is the third consecutive season that Whistler Blackcomb has surpassed their annual average snowfall before the end of March. Whistler Blackcomb enjoys some of the most consistent and reliable snow accumulations compared to any major resort in the world. Their consistent snowfall coupled with one of the biggest snowmaking infrastructures in North America makes for amazing skiing at Whistler Blackcomb from early season to late in the season. 

Luckily for resort goers, the event line-up at Whistler Blackcomb continues all season long.  Highlights include, the world famous TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival taking place April 13-22.

For guests looking to book a trip to Whistler Blackcomb this season, packages are available from $79 CAN per person, per night. Up-to-the-minute snow and weather conditions are available by checking out whistlerblackcomb.com/mobile on your mobile phone or whistlerblackcomb.com/snowreport.