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Whistler Blackcomb Opening Day 2012

Nov 18, 2012

Author: W/B | Photo: Paul Morrison

WHISTLER, BC, Saturday, November 17, 2012 – Thanks to cool temperatures, impressive snowmaking and natural snowfall Whistler Mountain opened today, Saturday, November 17, five days early. The excited first guests of the season were greeted with ten centimetres of fresh snow, a live drum line act in Whistler Village, and the lucky first 1500 people to upload either gondola received a free gift. Tokens ranged from hot chocolates to big ticket items like EDGE Cards, Snow School lessons, retail and rental gifts and surprises from partners including, Scandinave Spa Whistler, The Adventure Group Whistler, Extremely Canadian, Canadian Snowmobile, Coast Mountain Photography, CAN-SKI, Showcase, Powerade and Milk2Go.

 

Upwards of 40 centimetres of snow is forecasted in the next five days. Blackcomb Mountain will open, as scheduled, on American Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.

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, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,192 centimetres (469 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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