Blackcomb Mountain Operation Extended To May 30 To Accommodate Pent Up Demand For Spring Skiing
SPRING HAS NOT SPRUNG: BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS EXTENDED TO MAY 30 TO ACCOMMODATE PENT UP DEMAND FOR SPRING SKIING AND RIDING
Snow Base of 372 cm (146 in.), 1483 (585 in.) Cumulative Snowfall = Incredible Conditions
WHISTLER, BC, April 13, 2011 – Blackcomb Mountain’s operations have been extended to May 30, 2011 to accommodate incredible skiing and riding conditions. Forty-seven (47) days of skiing and riding remain in the season at Whistler Blackcomb, offering one of the longest seasons in North America.
“This winter has been incredible for skiers and snowboarders but people are definitely ready for spring,” says Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb mountain operations manager. “Goggle tans, Gaper Days and Slush Cups are all classic elements of spring skiing and riding and we haven’t been able to enjoy any of these with the mid-winter conditions that keep pummeling the mountains. The decision to keep Blackcomb Mountain open one week longer so we can all enjoy some of the best spring conditions we’ve ever had; it’s a no brainer.”
When spring does arrive it will be celebrated in style in Whistler with gorgeous conditions, great deals and fun events.
Eleven centimeters, three inches away (as of Wednesday, April 13) from this season becoming the second snowiest season on record. Current cumulative snowfall this season: 1483cm (585 in.). Second snowiest season on recorded: 1494cm (588 in.) which was last season.
A snow base of almost four metres, the spring skiing and riding will be the best in years.
EDGE Cards: ski/ride the rest of this season, unlimited days, and receive six days next season for $398 CDN (plus tax) through the spring EDGE Card offer, if purchased by May 6.
2011.2012 Season Pass: ski/ride unlimited days this spring for $49 CDN (plus tax) by putting $199 CDN towards next season’s pass, paying the balance in the fall.
Ski and Stay packages are available from $86 CDN per person, per night through April 24.
The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival takes place April 15-24.
World Skiing Invitational takes place Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, April 24 with the Superpipe finals taking place on Sunday, April 24. Watch future Olympians compete.
For more information about Whistler Blackcomb, additional events and up to the minute conditions visit whistlerblackcomb.com.
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, 14 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. For more information, visit whistlerblackcomb.com.
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.