WHISTLER BLACKCOMB TAKES TOUGH STANCE ON THEFTÂ Bait Ski and Snowboard Program to be Implemented Â WHISTLER, BC, November 26, 2007 - Whistler Blackcomb is taking a tougher stance on property crime. Although theft statistics have remained level over the past three years, Whistler Blackcombâ€™s Security Department is looking to improve matters for the company and its guests.Â â€œWe are enacting this new policy to make those thinking about stealing at Whistler Blackcomb think again,â€ says Kevin Rea, Whistler Blackcomb Security and Loss Prevention Manager. â€œWe are implementing a Bait Ski and Snowboard Program similar to the RCMPâ€™s Bait Car and Bike programs. Would-be thieves should take note and understand they will be caught sooner than later.â€ Â For those who are caught stealing guest or staff member ski or snowboard equipment, passes will be revoked and a three year ban from being able to purchase pass and ticket products at Whistler Blackcomb will be applied in addition to legal prosecution. â€œIt is simply unacceptable for a guestâ€™s visit to be ruined due to loss of their equipment while at our resort,â€ says Rea.Â Anyone caught perpetrating theft from any Whistler Blackcomb operations including Retail, Rental, Food & Beverage will be met with legal prosecution and a full one year ban from accessing the mountains. Passes will be revoked and the ability to re-purchase pass products will be denied for a full year. This policy will be applied regardless of value of item stolen.Â Whistler Blackcomb provides on-mountain storage for guests without a lock. Storage locations are on-mountain on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains as well as at the base of Whistler Mountain in the village. Cost is two dollars.