Whistler TO Open Early After 1-Metre of Snow

November 11th, 2009


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Whistler Mountain is opening its doors early, this Saturday, November 14, with Blackcomb Mountain following in its footsteps on Thursday, November 26.

Mother Nature has certainly been kind to us with an estimated 70-100 cm (28-39 inches) of snow accumulated over the past seven days. And, with the cold front moving across the south Coastal Mountains, forecasts indicate another 65 cm (26 inches) of snow could fall by opening day. Combine that with the power of an arsenal of over 160 snow guns, and this early season is off to a very white start.

On Saturday, skiers and riders will be able to head up Whistler Mountain via the Whistler Village Gondola, with Big Red Express, Emerald Express, and Franz’s Chair all open. Guests should note, however, that early season conditions do apply and caution should be exercised at all times with the terrain available best suited for intermediate to advanced riders and skiers. In addition to that, guests should observe all mountain signage and stay within the operational boundary, which will be marked with “Temporary Boundary” signs during the early season. Whistler Mountain’s hours of operation will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm daily. Lift tickets will be $59 CAD.

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