WHISTLER, BC, December 1, 2008 – On December 6, Whistler Heli-Skiing kicks off its 28th season, bringing guests the thrill of their lifetime for yet another winter.

Along with an experienced heli-ski guide, skiers and riders who are an intermediate level or above can experience the thrill of flying in a helicopter, and the exhilaration of shredding untracked powder. Professional photo and video services are also provided so guests can capture their epic day forever.

“With 432,000 acres of terrain and heli-ski runs up to 9,000 feet, we are able to find good early season powder for all skiers and riders,” says Doug O’Mara, Managing Director of Whistler Heli-Skiing. “We’d also like to remind our American guests that the exchange rate now means your dollar will be 25 per cent stronger than last year. Every activity in Whistler will be an extra value.”

British Columbia is home to 90 per cent of the world’s heli-skiing because of the sheer vastness of wilderness and abundance of powder. The Whistler area offers up the cream of the crop and with a huge chunk of Coast Mountain Range terrain to choose from, the powder options are endless. Whistler Heli-Skiing’s regular drop spots include 173 glaciers and 475 runs – but there is still much uncharted territory to discover.

All guides and reservation staff are back from last year and looking forward to meeting new skiers and riders and renewing past friendships.

Whistler Heli-Skiing offers a variety of packages based on ability level and number of drops. The season runs to April 26. To book a heli-skiing trip, call 1-888- HELISKI (435-4754) or visit whistlerheliskiing.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 2 PEAK Gondola opening December 12, 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, Canada up the spectacular 'Sea to Sky' Highway, this resort is home to Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, which boast one vertical mile of incredible skiing. 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 http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

About Intrawest ULC

Intrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The company has interests in ten 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 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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