Whistler opening could move up after big weekend storm

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 8, 2009 5:06 pm

Whistler Blackcomb hinted at a possible early opening after weekend storms pounded the B.C. ski resort.  More is on the way and that etched November 26 opening could be getting the chalkboard wash.  

A press release from the mountain said “if Mother Nature fulfills on the promises that are forecast, an early opening is always possible.  

Mother Nature never lies.  Even so, 7,000,000 gallons of water per hour are being pumped out of the 160+ snow guns up on the mountain.  That’s 7 million.

“Our goal is to get as much quality snow as possible across both mountains for our guests early season,” says Bob Pasch, snowmaking manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “More snow on the ground now not only helps us open up terrain early but also provides a thicker, durable base, benefitting the late season too.”

More snow is in the Whistler forecast, with two feet of snow expected to fall this week.  Rejoice.

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