Thu 01 December 11

During Annual Santa Day the first 75 guests to check in dressed in a full Santa or Mrs. Claus costume on Saturday, December 17, 2011 Ski/Ride FREE



To qualify, skiers and snowboarders must arrive dressed in their very best Santa or Mrs. Claus costume.  The costume must include red or black pants or a skirt for Mrs. Claus, a red jacket with white trim, a black belt, a beard for Santa and of course, a Santa or Mrs. Claus hat. The meeting time for all Santa and Mrs. Claus participants is 8:00am on the patio of the Garibaldi Lift Company at the base of Whistler Mountain. One free lift ticket per person will be awarded to the first 75 people who meet full costume requirements.

“Mrs. Claus and I never miss our annual ski holiday at Whistler Blackcomb,” says Santa Claus, “It’s always nice to be on the receiving end of the Christmas Gift for a change!”

All Santa and Mrs. Claus’s will upload the Fitzsimmons Express at 8:30am, continue up Garbanzo Express, then ride or ski to the bottom of the Emerald Express as a group for a photo opportunity. After the photos, a draw will take place at the bottom of the Emerald Express where participating Santa’s and Mrs. Claus’s will have a chance to win additional prize packages. After the photo, all are free to enjoy their day on the mountains.

No registration is necessary for this event. Season pass holder participates will receive a one-day lift ticket valid for one day between January 1 and 31, 2011.

Follow more event information, weather forecasts and snow conditions, as well as information about visiting Whistler Blackcomb this winter, including package prices and last minute deals, at or by calling 1-800-766-0449.

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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 kilometres (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 centimetres (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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Proud to be a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

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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.”