WHISTLER, BC, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
announced today that as a result of cool temperatures, significant
snowmaking production and natural snowfall, Whistler Mountain will open
five days early on Saturday, November 17. With five lifts running,
guests will have the option to upload from either the Whistler Village
Gondola or the Creekside Gondola. Blackcomb Mountain will open, as
scheduled, on American Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
"In addition to new snow and a great forecast lining up towards the end
of this week, our fleet of 220 state-of-the-art snow guns has converted
over 70 million gallons of water into snow over the past few weeks.
This ensures excellent on-piste coverage for quality skiing and riding
on opening day," says Doug MacFarlane, mountain manager at Whistler
First upload on the Whistler Village Gondola and Creekside Gondola will
begin at 8:30 a.m. on November 17. Emerald Express, Big Red Express and
the Franz Chair lifts will also be running, giving guests access to
1800 vertical feet of skiing and riding terrain which will include six
The latest version of Whistler Blackcomb's Live Pass, Powered by TELUS
app is available for download for iPhone and Android. The app allows
skiers and riders to track their runs using GPS, share their speed and
vertical as well as take and share photos with friends via Twitter and
Facebook. More information can be found at whistlerblackcomb.com/app.
For Canadian and Washington State residents, Whistler Blackcomb offers
the EDGE Card, allowing guests to ski/ride from $65 (CDN) a day. EDGE
Cards are valid for use all season long, and are available at early
bird pricing until November 19 at whistlerblackcomb.com/save.
Guests interested in planning a trip to Whistler can take advantage of
the Early Season Winter Deal which includes two nights lodging and a
two day lift ticket deal from $109 per person, per night. To book a
trip to the # 1 rated mountain resort in North America, visit whistlerblackcomb.com/lodgingdeals or call 1-888-403-4727.
ABOUT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB HOLDINGS INC. Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. owns a 75% interest in each of Whistler
Mountain Resort Limited Partnership and Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises
Limited Partnership, which, together, carry on the four season mountain
resort business located in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, British
Columbia. Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the
Olympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of
Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125
kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America's
premier four-season mountain resort, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb
Mountain are two side-by-side mountains, connected by the world
record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which combined offer over 200
marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three
glaciers, receive on average over 1,192 centimetres (469 inches) of
snow annually, and offer one of the longest ski seasons in North
America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of
activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain
Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Whistler
Blackcomb Holdings Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "WB". For more information, visit www.whistlerblackcombholdings.com.
SOURCE Whistler Blackcomb