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

First Days Of Fall Or Winter? Snow Blankets Whistler Blackcomb Mountains (22-Sep-08)

WHISTLER, BC, September 22, 2008 – Whistler Blackcomb received over 5 centimetres of snow

Whistler Blackcomb received over 5 centimetres of snow in the alpine overnight making Whistlerites wonder if Mother Nature forgot a season. The first day of fall, Whistler Blackcomb mountain tops are covered with at least six centimetres of snow. With 65 days until the winter ski season and 79 days until the opening of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola on December 12, the countdown is on.

“It’s so exciting to see snow in the alpine this time of year,” says Stuart Rempel, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Whistler Blackcomb. “The excitement and anticipation of winter really starts to build and the first significant snowfall in the alpine sends the excitement level through the roof. It jogs people’s memory of how great last season was and everyone gets stoked for the season ahead.”

The Whistler Blackcomb snowmaking department has been busy preparing the snowmaking fleet over the past couple of weeks. More than 260 snow guns have been readied for when the temperature drops to minus 2 degrees Celsius. With the forecast turning cooler, the snow guns are now set to blast snow to complement Mother Nature’s efforts.

There are lots of ways to prepare for the upcoming winter season including buying new gear, and taking advantage of some early booking incentives for passes and accommodation in Whistler.

· The Whistler Blackcomb early booking packages offer the best deal of the season. Book your winter package by November 15 and save up to 30 per cent off accommodation and lift tickets. Families can save even more, as kids 12 and under can stay, ski & rent and get airport transfers for free. Details can be found at  

· Season passes and EDGE Cards are on sale at early bird rates until Oct 13 for season passes and November 21 for EDGE Cards. Visit for more information.

· Whistler Blackcomb’s Turkey Sale, offering up to 70 per cent off all ski and snowboard related gear, is happening October 10-13.


The official Whistler Blackcomb Snow Report recording will begin for the season in November but keep your eyes peeled on for the current mountain weather status.

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