WHISTLER BLACKCOMB IS OPEN

Tue 29 November 11

Blackcomb Mountain opened today, joining Whistler Mountain which opened six days early on November 18.

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB IS OPEN

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB IS OPEN © coastphoto.com

300 acres and over 4,085 vertical feet of skiing and riding is currently available, more than anywhere else in the world at this time. Currently 13 lifts, one full terrain park line, and a 15 foot half pipe are open.

“We are very excited to open Blackcomb Mountain with such incredible snow conditions and coverage,” explained Doug Macfarlane, Mountain Manager of Whistler Blackcomb. “To be able to offer 4,300 acres in November is really exciting, and offers our guests an amazing experience on both mountains.”

Whistler Rider 2011
Whistler Rider 2011
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Cumulatively this November, 237cm (7.7 feet) of snow has fallen, surpassing the average November snowfall of 165cm (5.4 Feet). Another 85cm (2.8 feet) of snow is forecasted to fall by Monday.

Seven lifts are currently in operation on Blackcomb Mountain including the Excalibur Gondola, Wizard Chair, Solar Coaster Chair, Excelerator Chair, Catskinner Chair, Crystal Chair and Jersey Cream Chair. The Whistler Village Gondola, Creekside Gondola, Emerald Express, Garbanzo Express and Big Red Express will be running on Whistler Mountain bringing the total lifts in operation to 13, including the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Skiing and riding will available right to the village this weekend, one of the earliest dates that a ski out has been available.

With all of the snow, early season conditions still apply. It is extra important all mountain signage is obeyed and guests stay within the marked operational boundary. Please be aware of rocks and other hazards below the snow surface. Our Patrol and Operations teams are hard at work to get more terrain safely opened as quickly as possible.

The Snow Report, powered by TELUS, is updated three times daily and can be heard online or by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver, or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449.

Stay up-to-date on what’s open, mountain conditions, temperatures, snowfall accumulation, forecasts and stay and ski/ride deals at www.whistlerblackcomb.com, or download our free mobile app, Whistler Blackcomb Live, Powered by TELUS, which allows skiers and riders to track their runs using GPS; check live grooming, lift status and snow reports; view the trail map; take photos and share them with friends; and view special promotions and information about the resort. Available for iPhone and Android. More info: whistlerblackcomb.com/app

About Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometers (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,090 centimeters (430 inches) of snow annually, and 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.

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Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “Major riding for all styles and all levels, especially backcountry and amazing park and pipes.But take note: lift queues can be very long, especially at Easter and Christmas. Avoid major holidays if an option and Sundays are quieter than Saturdays, especially on Blackcomb. Great summer riding on Blackcomb Glacier.”

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