Whistler Blackcomb Freezes Decade-Low Season Pass Prices

First Time Season Passes Available in Spring With Next Season EDGE Card Sales

WHISTLER, BC, March 23, 2010 – Whistler Blackcomb has announced a price freeze on Unlimited Season Pass prices for the 2010/2011 season; the lowest price in a decade. The Adult Unlimited pass will be available for $1,099 if purchased by April 30, 2010. This is the first time passes are available for purchase in the spring, providing even more value to pass holders.

“Last season we had an incredible response to our lowest-price-in-a-decade season pass pricing,” says Stuart Rempel, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “The strategy last year was to address a number of unknowns surrounding the Olympics and ensure guests had incredible value with their season pass. The response was incredible; we sold more unlimited season passes last year than the previous year. This showcased to us pass holder’s see significant value with this product and we wanted to maintain this momentum.”

An additional benefit to purchasing this spring includes savings on the introduction of the HST. If purchased before April 30, 2010 the 2010/2011 season pass total cost is $1,154 including five per cent GST. If guests wait, the early bird season pass will cost $1,299 plus 12 per cent HST bringing the total cost to $1,455. Savings are over $300 if purchased by April 30, 2010.

Extra bonuses available to season pass spring purchases include free unlimited summer 2010 and 2011 sightseeing, including access to the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Next winter, pass holders will receive 20 per cent off quick service food at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain and Rendezvous and Glacier Creek Lodges on Blackcomb Mountain plus $50 off Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard School group lessons. In addition, first-time pass purchasers can purchase unlimited skiing for the rest of this season (April 1 to May 24, 2010) for an additional $39.

2010/2011 five and ten day EDGE Card prices have also been “frozen” and are available for $309 and $564 respectively. Available until April 30, EDGE Card purchasers will also save seven per cent by purchasing before HST is introduced. They will also receive one free extra early season day (for use before December 24, 2010), and one free summer sightseeing day. Unlimited 2010 spring skiing can be added on to next season’s EDGE Card purchases for $89.

Season passes and EDGE Cards are available for purchase online at whistlerblackcomb.com starting March 23 or by calling 1.866.218.9689.

For more information about pass and card products, current weather and snow information, events and activities at Whistler Blackcomb please visit whistlerblackcomb.com.

About Whistler Blackcomb

Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb welcomes the world in 2010 as a host venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. With uninterrupted skiing, riding and sightseeing available throughout the winter, season two of the highly acclaimed PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and great package deals offered throughout the season, Whistler Blackcomb continues to raise the level of mountain excitement for its guests. Located a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver, Canada up the spectacular, newly-finished Sea to Sky Highway, this resort is home to Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, which boast one vertical mile of incredible skiing and riding. With over 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, 200 trails, and 8,171 acres of skiable terrain, 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 award-winning après bars, restaurants, patios, cafes, shops, galleries and spas, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this four-season resort is spectacular. For more information, visit http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

About Intrawest

Intrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The Company has a network of resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.intrawest.com


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