Chris McLeod to bring strong industry relationships and knowledge to the position

WHISTLER, BC, July 15, 2011 – Chris McLeod has been named Whistler Blackcomb’s new Industry, Film and Communications Supervisor. Chris assumed the role on July 12, 2011.

“We’re very excited to have Chris on the team” says Tabetha Boot, Whistler Blackcomb’s Public Relations and Communications Manager. “We are confident in his ability to make a seamless transition from where Ryan Proctor left off, providing a great, mutually beneficial connection between the ski, snowboard and bike Industry and Whistler Blackcomb.”

Chris has been employed with Whistler Blackcomb since 2003, spending the past three years working on the sales team in the role of Youth Business Developer. Chris holds a Bachelor of Communications Degree specializing in Public Relations, and has extensive knowledge of Whistler Blackcomb.

Chris will be Whistler Blackcomb’s Public Relations point person for all Ski, Snowboard, and Mountain Bike Industry Relations, along with supervising Whistler Blackcomb’s operations and snow communications, and overseeing all commercial filming inquiries. Chris can be reached by phone at 604-938-7111, or via email cmcleod@whistlerblackcomb.com, and works Tuesdays through Saturdays.

“I am very excited to take on this new role with Whistler Blackcomb,” says Chris McLeod. “I am extremely passionate about Whistler, the mountains, as well as the Ski, Snowboard, and Mountain Bike Industries, and I look forward to bringing this passion and enthusiasm to this role.”

As a recap, the other members of the Whistler Blackcomb Public Relations team include: Amber Turnau, Media Relations & Social Media Strategist, aturnau@whistlerblackcomb.com, Lauren Everest, Public Relations Coordinator, leverest@whistlerblackcomb.com, Tabetha Boot, Public Relations and Communications Manager, tboot@whistlerblackcomb.com and soon to be named Communications Coordinator. The Whistler Blackcomb Public Relations department can be reached by phone seven days a week at 604-938-7668.

About Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,090 centimetres (430 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. For more information, visit whistlerblackcomb.com.