WHISTLER BLACKCOMB 100 PERCENT OPEN
Sat 17 December 11
8,171 Acres, 5,280 vertical and Over 10.5 feet of Snow so far this season.
WHISTLER, BC, December 16, 2011 – With more terrain open than anywhere else in the world, Whistler Blackcomb is THE place to slide on snow this holiday season. Over 321cm or 10.5 feet of snow has fallen this season and on top of that, the Whistler Blackcomb snowmaking team has converted 175 million gallons of water into snow.
“Today we opened the Symphony Express Lift on Whistler Mountain as well as the legendary Peak to Creek trail, the longest continuous run in North America. With these two additions, Whistler Blackcomb is officially 100 percent open, offering 8,171 acres of terrain and a mile of vertical,” says Stuart Rempel, Whistler Blackcomb’s vice president of marketing and sales.
With winter in full swing at Whistler Blackcomb, an array of products, services, and experiences accompany the acreage and vertical, all adding to the mountain experience.
- Fresh Tracks Mountain Top Breakfast, presented by the Globe and Mail, begins today running daily through April 9, 2012.
- The Whistler Blackcomb Snow School’s new Max4 lesson program, offering instruction to no more than four guests per instructor, is now running daily.
- The Coca-Cola Tube Park, offering afternoon and evening sliding fun for the whole family, opens tomorrow, Saturday, December 17 through April 22, 2012.
Guests looking for a last minute, snowy, winter wonderland experience this holiday season can take advantage of holiday vacation packages starting at $175 CDN, per person, per night December 17, 2011 through January 2, 2012.
For information about season long vacation packages, event information and the latest weather and snow information visit whistlerblackcomb.com
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The free app, Whistler Blackcomb Live, Powered by TELUS, 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 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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