Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Whistler Mountain to open early
Whistler Mountain will open on Wednesday, Nov. 26, one day earlier than expected.
Daily operations will begin Wednesday with access to Emerald Express, Big Red Express and Franz's Chair via the Whistler Village Gondola. On Thursday, Nov. 27, the Creekside Gondola will open, providing access to Whistler Mountain from the Creekside Base through Sunday, November 30. View the What's Open section of the Whistler Blackcomb website for full operation details.
Blackcomb Mountain will join Whistler Mountain on the official opening day Thursday, Nov. 27, with access to Solar Coaster Express, Jersey Cream Express and Catskinner Express. The Wizard Chair, Excalibur Gondola and Excelerator Chair will operate through the weekend for uploading.
Skiers and riders should be advised that early season conditions apply and caution should be exercised. The current terrain is recommended for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Stay within the boundaries and obey the signage!
The new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is scheduled to open Dec. 12 with a long weekend of festivities and "epic apres."
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