Tuesday, December 04, 2012

British Columbia's Whistler Blackcomb on track for a record breaking snow base




Whistler Blackcomb | Dec. 2, 2012 | Photo by John Champion, Coast Mountain Photography
The ski gods must be smilin' down on BC's Whistler Blackcomb. Although the slopes have only been open to the public for a little more than two weeks, they've already received 337 cm (11.1 feet) of snow, with up to 33 cm (1.1 feet) forecast to fall during the next four days. 

According to Whistler Blackcomb SVP of Sales & Marketing Stuart Rempel, 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," said Rempel. That figure is also 50 cm (1.6 feet) more snow than what the base was a year ago at this time. 

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Whistler Blackcomb is planning to open Blackcomb Mountain's alpine for the first time this season (weather permitting). If so, there will be 5,280 vertical feet (mile high!) and 6,000+ acres of skiable terrain.

There are numerous Deals & Packages for guests booking before Dec. 21, 2012. The 5th Night Free Package includes loding rates starting at $110CDN per person, per night, plus a fifth night of lodging free and Fresh Tracks tickets. Must be booked before January 31, 2013.

For more information about the area, go to Tourism Whistler.