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

Whistler Blackcomb Breaks November Snowfall Record With 418 Centimetres Of Snow So Far This Month (22-Nov-09)

Whistler, BC, November 22, 2009 - Whistler Blackcomb has officially surpassed

Whistler Blackcomb has officially surpassed the previous record of snow in the month of November with 418cm (165 inches) of snow falling as of Thursday, November 19. The previous record, set in 2006, was 416cm (164 inches). The snowfall record dates back to 1979.

“This is an unprecedented start to the season,” says Anton Horvath, Whistler Mountain weather forecaster.  “The excitement of locals and guests alike is palpable, and the timing of this record breaking event happening this year as we prepare to be a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is just icing on the cake. Whistler Blackcomb is well known for the copious amount of snow it receives on an annual basis. The fact that we’re only 87cm (34 inches) from reaching the half way point of our annual average snowfall, shows how incredible the start of this season really is.” The annual average snowfall at Whistler Blackcomb is just over 10 metres or 33 feet.

With 11 days left in November, there is plenty more snow on the way. The Environment Canada Alpine Forecast is calling for 50- 75cm (20-30 inches) of snow in the next 24 hours and the long-range outlook is also calling for more snow throughout the weekend, with a possible 65-95cm (26-37 inches) by Monday.

Guests looking to visit Whistler Blackcomb this season and take advantage of the incredible snowfall can book an early season Stay and Ski package for two nights, two days (lift tickets and accommodation) from $103 per person per night available until December 21 at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/deals_packages/packages/2night2day/index.htm.

For Canadian or Washington residents still waiting to get their passes, EDGE Cards are available at early bird pricing until November 23, offering skiing/riding from as low as $58.40 per day on a 10-day EDGE Card. One-day, three-day and five-day cards are also available.

Stay up-to-date on what’s open, mountain conditions, temperatures, snowfall accumulation, forecasts and last minute hotel deals at www.whistlerblackcomb.com. Be sure to follow this storm as it continues by checking the Snow Report, updated 5 times daily, by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver, or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449.

And, if you’re on Facebook, head to our official Fan Page at www.facebook.com/whistlerblackcomb or follow us on Twitter: @whistlerblckcmb.

 
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