WHISTLER, BC November 12, 2015 – Whistler Mountain will be opening one week ahead of schedule on Thursday, November 19. The early opening has been made possible thanks to favourable early season conditions, including natural snowfall and prime temperatures for snowmaking. Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on November 26.
“Since November 1, we have received 98cm (38.5in) of natural snow as measured at our Pig Alley weather station on Whistler Mountain and we have another 45cm (18in) to 75cm (29.5in) in the forecast at higher elevations over the next few days,” says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb. “What Mother Nature has brought us so far has been complemented by our snowmaking team, who have converted over 26.5 million gallons of water into snow since the start of November. We are excited conditions have allowed us to get the season started ahead of schedule this year for all those eager skiers and snowboarders out there.”
When Whistler Mountain opens on November 19 it will have five lifts running, including the Whistler Village Gondola, the Creekside Gondola, Emerald Express, Big Red Express and Franz’s Chair.
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind guests to ski/ride safely as early season conditions will apply, especially off piste,” says MacFarlane. “Please obey all mountain signage, ski and ride on open runs only and stay within the operational area marked by ‘Temporary Boundary’ signage.”
With more snow in the forecast between now and Opening Day, guests will be able to enjoy some fun conditions to kick off Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary season. More details about what guests can expect on November 19 will be available early next week.
CommentsNovember 19, 2015
It’s about that time of year! The leaves are falling, the nights are getting shorter, the rains are coming, and soon – it’ll be ski and snowboard season on the slopes of Whistler!
We’re happy to share that Whistler’s official grand opening for the 2015/16 season will be on November 26, and we’ll be hosting a wide array of events and activities in celebration. We’re looking forward to another exciting year of ski and snowboarding on our world-class mountain.
We’re also happy to share some of the awesome promotions that Aloha Whistler Accommodations is offering this year, including early booking deals of up to 40%. Plus, we’re continuing another popular promotion this year – Kids 12 and under stay, ski, rent and transfer for FREE!
And while you’re booking for ski and snow, don’t forget to check out all of the opportunities we have for you to pamper yourself – from spa and wellness packages, to heli-tours and ziplines, to our world class restaurants and nightlife. All are within arm’s reach when you visit our Packages page and speak with one of our local booking specialists.
Snow season is just around the corner, and we’re absolutely stoked to see you up on the mountain. Keep it locked on our website, as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for exciting packages and offers throughout the winter. We’ll see you soon!
CommentsSeptember 24, 2015
Whistler, B.C. – Spring is in the air at Whistler, with fresh snow in the alpine, longer days, a busy events calendar and plenty of activities to enjoy. Spring brings new energy to the resort with events and activities for everyone. Extended daylight hours mean more time to enjoy it all! With plenty of family-friendly activity options, Whistler is the perfect location for a Spring Break holiday.
At this time of year, Whistler offers the best of both worlds; bring your bike for a spin on the paved Valley Trail network but don’t forget your skis and snowboards because there are still several weeks of riding left. Biking is ramping up with a variety of cross country trails, road cycling as well as recreational bike trails open and ready to be explored. Offering terrain ranging from beginners to bike aficionados, there’s something for everyone to get excited about.
Spring skiing in Whistler means longer and brighter days and that energetic Whistler vibe throughout the Village. The mountains have received 25 centimetres of fresh snow in the last 48 hours, with more forecast overnight and early next week.
Why not do it all? Only in Whistler can you kick start the morning riding an abundance of sprawling bike trials, upload the mountain just in time to join the ‘crack-of-noon club’ when the sun softens up the snow creating optimal spring skiing conditions, and top it off with a well-deserved après session in town.
With the changing of the season brings the ultimate patio après and no one does après like Whistler. With a plentitude of venues at your fingertips — both on and off the mountains — your options are endless. Spring in Whistler also offers room-only specials & accommodations.
Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totalling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.
CommentsApril 13, 2015
Whistler Blackcomb is Cooking Up Fresh Ideas For Hungry Guest On And Off The Mountains This Winter Season
CommentsDecember 15, 2014
The month of May is a very interesting time in Whistler. The sun is shining, the temperatures are soaring, the snow is melting, the beaches and golf courses are open, and the mountain bike trails are getting prepared for an opening in the very near future (May 17th, to be exact).
With temperatures reaching the 30’s (Mid 80’s for my American friends), it’s not uncommon to see the general population in Whistler wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops, while standing beside a skier or snowboarder who’s fully decked out in gear which looks WAY too warm.
(Case in point. PS, retro one-piece suits NEVER go out of style in Spring time)
That being said, the end of May brings about a new sport – the Whistler Triathlon (I wonder if we can turn this into an Olympic sport). The Whistler Triathlon isn’t your regular run of the mill triathlon. In fact for a very short period, between May 17th (opening of the Bike Park) until May 27th (last day of spring skiing on Blackcomb) opens up a window for the die-hards. Start the day off skiing or snowboarding, followed up with a downhill mountain bike ride in the afternoon, and topped off with a round of golf or a wakeboard at Green Lake in the late afternoon. Or for those feeling VERY adventurous, you can even possibly make it to Vancouver Island in time for an evening surf session.
You know you’re in a sports oriented town when these are serious discussions, of how many different sports you can accomplish in one day!
Maybe this is why no one seems to age in this town 😉
CommentsMay 7, 2013
One of my favourite Whistler photographers has released his first set of photos in his Whistler 2013 gallery.
A few of my favourites below:
(James Heim standing on top of the world….ok, 7th Heaven)
(Dana Flahr killing the powder on Blackcomb)
To view the entire gallery, click HERE
CommentsJanuary 10, 2013
Do you like saving money?
Of course you do!
Can I help you save money?
Of course I can!
How? By booking that vacation you’ve been wanting!
How does spending your holidays in Canada’s snowiest Winter Wonderland sound?
We’ve already received enough snow the Whistler Blackcomb has Announced an ERALY OPENING of November 16th!
And from the looks of the forecast, we’re about to get another major dumping of that white gold right before the holidays “officially” start (wait, isn’t it always Holidays out here in Whistler??)
We still have some fantastic Accommodations available over the festive season, and we’d love you to get our here and enjoyplaying in our backyard!
Call Reservations directly to discuss how we can save you money over the Holidays this year!
And Just to get you excited to spend your Holidays in Whistler, here’s a few photo’s to tease you!
( Photo: Erin Hogue)
( Photo: Mitch Winton)
CommentsDecember 15, 2012
The big boss man, Gordy, got up on Wednesday December 12th on what turned out to be an absolutely GORGEOUS(!!!) day.
Below are some of the shots he snapped.
And no, I can guarantee he wasn’t waiting around long each time to take pictures,
I’m stoked we were able to get these from him!
(Powder rips in Blackcomb Glacier)
(ok, so he stopped quickly to show off his lines.)
(Next, off to Heaven – of the 7th variety. Looks like the Snow Gods are smiling!)
(Certainly seems like a rough life out here, doesn’t it?)
CommentsDecember 12, 2012
With Christmas just around the corner, Whistler is starting to look more and more like the Winter Wonderland that makes this place so magical.
All the trees are decorated with lights, and it looks pretty spectacular at night.
But aside from just walking the Village stroll and looking at lights, what else is there to do?
Ok, well since you asked….
One of my favourites is the Dress Like Santa And Ski For Free day.
It looks like it will most likely be happening on Saturday December 22nd, it is pretty much exactly as it sounds.
Hundreds and Hundreds of skiers and snowboards all dressed as Santa, all coming down the hill at the same time. Depending on your outlook, it’s either a really awesome sight, or extra creepy (you know, if the fat guy scared you as a kid.)
Oh… The ski free part?!
Well the first 75 people to show up to the bottom of the mountain at GLC (Garibaldi Lift co.) dressed fully in their outfit get a free day pass.
What better way to spend the day?!
(I’m pretty sure that’s actually Santa on the left. And no, not all of them are dropping off toys from their hybrid “sleigh”)
(It’s like a Christmas version of Where’s Waldo.)
Now that you have that image burned in your mind, picture all of them jumping through hoops of fire, with fireworks going off all around.
Yeah, I wish too….
Unfortunately, there aren’t any Santa’s jumping through hoops for the Fire and Ice show. Instead you’ll have a whole whack load of professional skiers and snowboarders putting on one hell of a show.
Happening December 16, 23, 30 & January 6th (each Sunday night) this free show is most certainly one of the Family Favourites.
(Who can say no to these cute Fire wranglers ?!)
For more information, and Christmas ideas click riiiiiiiiight HERE
CommentsDecember 3, 2012
Ok, I know I posted this video the other day…
However, Whistler Blackcomb has released the Snowboard version ofit, and being a snowboarder, I’m naturally inclined to be moredrawn to it.
But I figured maybe it’s best to get the popular vote.
Which one do YOU like more?
*Cover photo courtesy: Rueben Krabbe. Skier: Eliel Hindert