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TIME TO SKI: Whistler Blackcomb opens Friday

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Nov. 16, 2010 at 9:32 am with No Comments »
November 16, 2010 9:32 am

Just got this from Whistler Blackcomb:

Whistler Mountain will open six days early, on Friday, November 19 with five lifts including Creekside Express. Blackcomb Mountain will open on Thursday, November 25, Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day.

“Couple the great natural snow with the truly incredible snowmaking infrastructure, hosting the Games afforded us, we’ll have a great opening weekend at Whistler,” says Doug MacFarlane, mountain manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “Early season conditions will apply, and we want to remind people, though opening weekend is full of excitement and fun, guests need to pay attention to and obey all mountain signage so we have a safe start to the season.”

Whistler Mountain will open on Friday, November 19 at 8:30am with access from the Creekside Gondola and the Whistler Village Gondola. Skiing and riding will be available from Emerald Express, Big Red Express and Franz Chair. A collection of parks features will be at the top of Emerald as well as a beginner area for those guests in a lesson. Detailed information regarding terrain and services available opening weekend will be announced Thursday, November 18. Check out throughout the season for the most up-to-date operations information.

Early season conditions apply and caution should be exercised at all times while skiing and riding. With early season conditions it is important for guests to obey mountain signage, ski and ride on piste staying within the early season marked operational boundary; marked by “Temporary Boundary” signage during the early season. Guests should also be aware of rocks and other hazards below the snow surface.

For Canadian and Washington State residents, Whistler Blackcomb offers the EDGE Card, allowing guests to ski/ride from $60 (CDN) a day. EDGE Cards also offer additional perks including 20 per cent off retail/rental products and $35 (CDN) off snow school lessons. EDGE Cards are valid for use all season long, and are available at early bird pricing until November 21 at

Starting today, the Snow Report will be updated daily and can be listened to online or by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver, or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449.

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