Whistler Blackcomb opens this Friday, November 18, 2011
Whistler Blackcomb will be up and running ahead of schedule once again this year, as Whistler Mountain will open for the first turns of the season on Friday, November 18, 2011.
The Emerald Express, Big Red Express and Franz’s Chair will all be turned on Friday morning with upload access from the Village and Creekside gondolas, said the release.
“Cold temperatures, early-season snowfall and the relentless work of our mountain operations teams is what allows us to open early,” said Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb mountain manager, “Early-season conditions apply but we are very happy with the current conditions. Enjoying the first turns of the season is always an amazing feeling and we are very excited to announce Whistler Mountain will open six days early.”
Skiers and snowboarders will be allowed up between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday. Blackcomb Mountain is still scheduled to open next Thursday, November 24th, Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day.
The alpine forecast is calling for 35 centimetres of snow before Friday, which would bring the snowbase at Pig Alley up to 90 cm, said the release. Stay tuned for more details.
For more information, please visit: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com