WHISTLER, BC, February 6, 2008 - Twenty-five years ago, World Cup Downhill Skier and Crazy Canuck Dave Murray started a ski camp at Whistler Blackcomb for adult intermediate and expert skiers wanting to take their skiing to the next level. He gathered some of the world’s best ski coaches and created the legendary Dave Murray Ski Camps.

The camps are addictive and 25 years later, Dave Murray’s vision is still going strong. Coaches are still committed to results in all kinds of conditions - groomers, gates, powder or the steeps. The three-day camps include coaching by the most qualified and expert coaches in the country, video analysis, and private hill space. It’s part of the Dave Murray magic.

“We have morphed the camps from strictly gates to a well rounded ski experience. Now skiers can improve certain skills and apply it to all mountain skiing. Dave Murray’s vision was to create a place where skiers could learn the latest techniques and in the process he set the standard for instructional camps in North America,” said Otto Kamstra, Whistler Blackcomb ski and snowboard school general manager.

To celebrate 25 years of operation, the official 25th Anniversary Dave Murray Ski Camp is kicking off April 7 to 9. Head Coach Tom Prochazka said it is going to be festive camp with lots of nostalgia.

“Most of us have been with the camps since the beginning. In fact I am in Whistler because of Dave Murray. We are more of a family and skiers come back year after year. Dave Murray’s spirit lives on through these camps. It’s a place to learn from the best and improve your skiing,” said Tom Prochazka.

Dave Murray Ski Camps are held Monday to Wednesday every week until April 7. The three-day camps cost $359 and rates do not include lift ticket or rental equipment. Call 1-888-403-4727 to reserve a place in a Dave Murray Ski Camp or for more information check out whistlerblackcomb.com.

Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb continues to raise the level of mountain excitement for its guests. With the landmark Peak to Peak Gondola project underway, the return of the popular Symphony Amphitheatre, and a host of other on-mountain improvements, this winter promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Located a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver up the spectacular 'Sea to Sky' Highway, this resort is home to the continent's two greatest vertical-rise ski mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb. With over 17 alpine bowls, four glaciers, 200 trails, 8,171 acres of skiable terrain and a one mile vertical rise, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. Joined at the base by a vibrant pedestrian village filled with restaurants, patios, cafes, shops, galleries and spas, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this four season resort is spectacular. Check it all out at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

ABOUT INTRAWEST

Intrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The company has interests in eleven resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Intrawest network also includes Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest—a private resort club with nine locations throughout North America. In addition, Intrawest develops real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.intrawest.com


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