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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Whistler, BC, December 20, 2012 – Just five days until Christmas and already Whistler Blackcomb has received its favorite present piled under the tress; fresh powder. The festive spirit is alive in the alpine with 48cm of new snow that blanketed the slopes in the last 24 hours and 116cm in the last seven days.

With a total accumulation of 499cm so far this season, and a 211cm base, Whistler Blackcomb will be 100% open as of Saturday December 22 with more skiable terrain, than any other ski resort in North America.

Santa’s elves have piled 282cm of snow onto Whistler Blackcomb’s slopes so far in December and there is more on the way, making for the whitest snow globe scene on the continent. Forecasters are calling for an additional 10cm to 15cm by Christmas Eve and potential for another 10cm on Christmas Day.


Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Whistler Blackcomb tallies 134cm (4.4 feet) of snow in the first four days of December

WHISTLER, BC, December 4, 2012 – 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.

“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.

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, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,192 centimetres (469 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.

Black Friday 2012 Press Release

Monday, November 5th, 2012


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Nearly All of Shell Vacations Hospitality’s Resort Properties to Offer Heavy Discounts for 2012 Holiday Travel Season Plus $50 Return Trip Voucher

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (November 01, 2012) – To break through the clutter of Black Friday deals and steals this year, Shell Vacations Hospitality will offer all of their deals two days before the Black Friday madness begins. The 2012 Shell Vacations Hospitality White Wednesday Travel Sale launches on Wednesday, November 21 with resort stays beginning as low as $59/night.

With more than four years of hosting Black Friday specials, an analysis of Shell Vacations Hospitality’s Black Friday bookings data reveals resort destinations like Hawaii and Las Vegas remain the most popular of the holiday travel season.

“Our guests have requested and seek the best resort deals even before Black Friday this year,” says Karen Johnson, Vice President of Shell Vacations Hospitality. “In response, our White Wendesday Travel Sale offers guests all of our best deals upfront and two days before Black Friday.”

Guests may select from a variety of White Wednesday Travel Sale deals in ideal locations, for example:

  • Hawaii – Paniolo Greens Resort on the Big Island with discounts up to 40% off
  • California – Inn at the Opera in San Francisco, Vino Bello Resort in Napa & Inn at the Park Hotel in San Diego discounted up to 40% off
  • Arizona golf resorts – Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix for up to 50% off and Starr Pass Golf Suites in Tucson discounted 45% off
  • Las Vegas – Up to 40% off at the Desert Rose Resort  through September 2013


To snag these deals, guests must book by Cyber Monday, November 26 for stays through much of 2013*.

In addition, guests who book during the White Wednesday Travel Sale for stays anytime between January 1-31st, 2013 will receive a $50 return trip voucher for a future booking of two nights or more to a participating Shell Vacations Hospitality property and is valid for up to one year. The return trip voucher will be emailed upon checkout.

For more information regarding the White Wednesday Travel Sale, including more details about the $50 return trip voucher and to enter for a chance to win daily prizes and the grand prize, a 16GB iPad mini, head to

*Check terms and conditions per resort.

About Shell Vacations Hospitality:

Shell Vacations Hospitality offers a collection of 20 resorts and hotels ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, retreats, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Shell Vacations Hospitality is a subsidiary of Shell Vacations LLC, a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit