Blackcomb has supersized its pipe for the summer, and plans to double the park features on tap this year. The summer season kicks off on June 9.
â€œWeâ€™re really ramping up the public offering this year,â€ says Adam Francis, Whistler Blackcombâ€™s assistant grooming manager. â€œWeâ€™re doubling the offering of terrain features weâ€™ve had over previous years and are thrilled to be offering a superpipe this year.â€
Grooming and parks crews have been building the summer Superpipe under the Glacier Express chair. The pipe wall will feature three to four medium jibs and will be groomed nightly. As the build-out continues, the bottom of Showcase T-Bar will become jib central with six rails and boxes, varying in difficulty from small to large, and four medium-sized booters. Regular skiing and riding lanes will also be open to the public.
Access to the Horstman Glacier will start at the base of Blackcomb Mountain via the Wizard Express and Solar Coaster to the Rendezvous. Guests will then take a shuttle bus to the 7th Heaven Express Chair, which will bring them to the top of the glacier. Lift access to the glacier is via Horstman and Showcase T-bars. Meanwhile, Horstman Hut will be open to the public, offering patio BBQs and light refreshments with a sunny outdoor patio overlooking stunning views of neighboring Whistler Mountain and the surrounding Coast Mountain range.
Upload from the valley runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for sightseers and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for skiers and riders. Glacier skiing is available from noon to 3 p.m. Glacier skiing runs until July 27 and terrain park features will be available as long as snow pack and weather allows.