News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

2009/10 Is Now The Second Snowiest Season On Record At Whistler Blackcomb (11-Apr-10)

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, April 11, 2010 - Another blast of winter weather

Another blast of winter weather hit Whistler Blackcomb dropping 21 centimetres on the mountains in the past 24 hours. The fresh powder overnight brings the total snowfall this season to 1,432 centimetres or 47 feet, surpassing the 2006/07 record of 1,416 centimetres or 46 feet, making this season officially the second snowiest on record.

“This is great news for our spring season as we head into the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival kicking off on April 16,” says Stuart Rempel, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Whistler Blackcomb. “With a snow base of close to four metres (over 12 feet), the skiing and riding will be incredible right through to the end of our spring season which extends to May 24. This snow has our terrain parks in top shape, including a new 22-foot halfpipe on Blackcomb, which is being built for the Festival and will remain open to the public afterwards”.

The Environment Canada forecast is calling for more snow over the next couple of days, then sunny skies for the weekend. Close to 100 per cent of Whistler Blackcomb terrain is open, including the Olympic Men’s and Women’s alpine skiing courses. With lift access and plenty of free parking available at Creekside, Whistler Village, Blackcomb Base and Blackcomb Base 2, the mountains are wide open for all to enjoy.

The 15th annual TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival kicking off April 16 to 25 gets set to deliver the ultimate after-party after what could only be described as an epic season. This spring-time Festival cranks the energy level up in Whistler several notches when ski resorts around the world are winding down. Daily free outdoor concerts, film, photography, fashion and multimedia events, ski and snowboard contests that set new benchmarks within the industry, and endless nightlife celebrate mountain culture in a way that no other resort does.

Whistler Blackcomb is open for skiing and riding through to May 24 – Whistler Mountain through April 25 and Blackcomb Mountain to May 24. For great deals and packages from as low as $83 CAD per person per night for two nights lift tickets and lodging during the Festival, check out

With all the new snow, Whistler Blackcomb would like to remind guests to play safe on the mountains. Visit on your smart phone for live status updates on snow conditions, temperatures, and lift status. For the latest avalanche advisory information, please call 604.938.7676.

Whistler Blackcomb 2010/11 adult unlimited season passes are currently on sale at the decade-low price of $1099 if purchased before April 30, 2010. Guests who purchase next winter’s unlimited season pass before April 30, 2010 can add on unlimited skiing for the rest of this season (to May 24, 2010) for only $39. Meanwhile, Canadian and Washington State residents who take advantage of the price freeze on five and 10 day EDGE Cards for the 2010/11 season can purchase unlimited 2010 spring skiing for only $89.

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