2010-2011 WHISTLER BLACKCOMB EARLY BIRD SEASON PASSES ON SALE
Guests can make the most of their winter by experiencing Olympic legacies, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, one of North America’s longest winter seasons and a 1,025cm/404 inch snowfall average
WHISTLER, BC – After last year’s record-breaking winter and a memorable summer, powder revelers can kick start the upcoming skiing and riding season by purchasing an Early Bird Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass for 2010.2011. From August 30, through to October 11 an Unlimited adult Season Pass is available for the Early Bird price of $1,349, a saving of $350. Unlimited Season Passholders get unlimited access to the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola year-round, winter and summer.
“This season, guests will be able to take full advantage of their season pass all the way from November to May,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “After last season’s epic snowfall and hosting the world’s biggest party, there is a huge pent up demand for skiing and riding for the upcoming winter. The season pass gives guests the freedom to really maximize their time on the slopes throughout the winter season.”
Last winter, Whistler Blackcomb welcomed the world as the Alpine Skiing Venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. And to top it all off, consistent snowfall throughout the winter months made 2009.2010 the second snowiest season on record with 1,492cm/587inches. November 2009 was also the snowiest month on record with 560cm/220 inches of snowfall.
For 2010.2011 guests can enjoy the Olympic legacies that remain from Whistler Blackcomb’s time in the world spotlight. The Men’s and Women’s Alpine Skiing Courses will be open for all to ski and ride this winter and there’s nothing more exhilarating than following in the tracks of Olympic and Paralympic heroes. Meanwhile, a recent $17.5 million investment in snowmaking infrastructure compliments Mother Nature’s good work. And finally, the new and improved Sea to Sky Highway makes for shorter travel time between Vancouver and Whistler.
On top of it all, Whistler Blackcomb season pass holders have the freedom to make the most of their winter with one of the longest seasons in North America, more terrain than any resort in North America (8,171 acres/3,307 hectares), an annual snowfall average of 1,025cm/404inches and the world-record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
Unlimited Season Pass Holder Benefits Include:
· 20% discount at mountaintop restaurants: Roundhouse Lodge, Rendezvous and Glacier Creek Lodge
· 20% discount at Whistler Blackcomb retail stores and ski/board rental shops
· $50 off Snow School (daily or multi-day lessons)
· $100 off Whistler Heli-Skiing
· 2-for-1 Fresh Tracks Breakfast tickets, until December 24, 2010
· Free summer sightseeing for the 2011 summer season
*Go online for full details on these and other benefits.
Unlimited Adult and Senior Season Pass Holders also receive the added bonus of being able to purchase a $500 Whistler Blackcomb gift card for just $399 and three additional lift tickets for only $139 (averaging out to $47 per ticket).
Opening Day is scheduled for November 25, 2010. The Early Bird Unlimited Season Passes are on sale until October 11 and can be purchased by visiting whistlerblackcomb.com/early or calling 1-866-218-9687.
Olympic Legacy Lives on With Making Winter Winners Program
With the help of guests, Whistler Blackcomb is continuing to support Canadian athletes through the Making Winter Winners program. Guests can donate a minimum of $5 towards Canadian athletes and enter to win a 2010.2011 Unlimited Season Pass. Visit the website for more details.
Whistler Blackcomb New Website and “The Movement” Put the Emphasis on Social Media
Whistler Blackcomb today launched its website redesign, adding a brand new feature page called “The Movement.” This social media-focused page aggregates ski and snowboard industry news, Whistler info, photos and videos from across the web and connects guests to Whistler Blackcomb’s main social media channels.
Tune into Whistler Blackcomb’s other social networks: Facebook.com/whistlerblackcomb, Twitter @whistlerblckcmb and Foursquare.
About Whistler Blackcomb
Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb welcomed 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.
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