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

Easter Goodies Missing As More Than 31cms Of Snow Blankets Whistler Blackcomb (24-Mar-08)

WHISTLER, BC, March 23, 2008 – While skiers and riders rejoiced at the arrival of more than 31cms of fresh snow today at Whistler Blackcomb, there is one visitor to Whistler who is not impressed.

While skiers and riders rejoiced at the arrival of more than 31cms of fresh snow today at Whistler Blackcomb, there is one visitor to Whistler who is not impressed. Hundreds of coloured eggs and chocolates hidden by the Easter Rabbit himself have been further concealed with a thick layer of snow, leading the rabbit to believe they may never be found!

“I’m really not quite sure what to do at this point,” says the Easter Rabbit. “I spent hours hiding goodies for Whistler Blackcomb’s skiers and riders and, with all of this snow and more in the forecast, I fear Easter in Whistler may be a bust for me this year!”

While the rabbit is unimpressed by the weather, powder pigs are reveling in the fresh snow and sunshine. More decidedly un-spring-like weather is on the way and Whistler Blackcomb is likely to hit their yearly average snowfall accumulation of 10 metres/33 feet by the end of this month.

After a surprise sunny reprieve this afternoon, more snow is on the way tonight with 10 to 15cms forecasted by Environment Canada and another 5cms slated to fall on Monday. With the freezing level in the village, it seems winter has a good hold on Whistler despite the fact that spring has officially arrived.

“We are setting up to have an outstanding spring skiing and riding season,” says Michelle Leroux, Whistler Blackcomb Public Relations and Communications Manager. “Our base is 265cms/104” right now and with the kind of weather we’ve been having it won’t be getting smaller any time soon.” Whistler Blackcomb closes for the winter season on June 8, and glacier skiing and riding runs from June 9 to the end of July.

Skiers and riders who purchase next season’s EDGE card can make the most of this spring and purchase an Unlimited Spring Pass for $89 (valid March 29 to June 8). Canadian and Washington State residents are eligible to purchase the early-bird 2008/2009 EDGE card, which offers lift ticket pricing as low as $57 a day, including the Peak 2 Peak Gondola opening December 2008. The EDGE card spring deal runs from March 18 to April 30.




 
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