Whistler Blackcomb has been open to the public for just over two weeks but already the slopes have received 337 cm of snow (11.1 feet), and there is up to 33 cm (1.1 feet) forecasted over the next four days.

Photo by Mitch Winton

“The mountain is on track for another record setting year with a snow base of 185 cm (6.1 feet), that’s the highest snow base for this time of year compared to the last ten years. It’s also 50 cm (1.6 feet) more snow than what our base was last year at this time,” says Stuart Rempel, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Whistler Blackcomb. “This really drives home our point that Whistler Blackcomb offers some of the most consistent and reliable snow to our guests compared to any other resort in North America.”

On Saturday, Whistler Blackcomb is expecting to open Blackcomb Mountain’s alpine for the first time this season, weather permitting. This will make 5,280 vertical feet and over 6,000 acres of skiable terrain accessible to guests.

Photo by John Champion

Guests looking to immerse themselves into Whistler Blackcomb’s festive snow globe winter wonderland this holiday season can take advantage of ski and stay packages and capture amazing deals by booking before December 21, 2012. The 5th Night Free Package includes lodging rates starting at $110CDN per person, per night, a fifth night of lodging free and Fresh Tracks tickets, if booked before January 31, 2013.

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