WHISTLER BLACKCOMB ON TRACK FOR A RECORD-BREAKING SNOW BASE
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.