WHISTLER, BC, November 6, 2008 – Whistler Blackcomb has received 40 centimeters of new snow in the alpine over the last three days. The Environment Canada Alpine Forecast is calling for cooler temperatures and lower freezing levels early next week.
Construction of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is now complete and the world record-setting gondola looks awesome with its backdrop of snow-covered peaks.
Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day is November 27 and with the long range forecast calling for heavy snowfall early next week snow conditions are shaping up to provide great early season skiing and snowboarding. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola opens December 12.
Guests can save up to 30 per cent off by booking their lift and lodging packages before November 15. Visit whistlerblackcomb.com for more information.
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