WHISTLER BLACKCOMB TAKES TOUGH STANCE ON THEFT Bait Ski and Snowboard Program to be Implemented  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 Blackcomb’s Security Department is looking to improve matters for the company and its guests. “We are enacting this new policy to make those thinking about stealing at Whistler Blackcomb think again,” says Kevin Rea, Whistler Blackcomb Security and Loss Prevention Manager. “We are implementing a Bait Ski and Snowboard Program similar to the RCMP’s Bait Car and Bike programs. Would-be thieves should take note and understand they will be caught sooner than later.”  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. “It is simply unacceptable for a guest’s visit to be ruined due to loss of their equipment while at our resort,” says Rea. 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. 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.