Whistler-Blackcomb has announced that the 2012 – 2013 Ski Season will open this Saturday, November 17th. The original opening date was November 22nd, but “thanks to cool temperatures, impressive snowmaking and natural snowfall Whistler Mountain will open five days early.” Thanks to great weather in Whistler recently, Whistler Mountain will open early, with Blackcomb Base opening, as scheduled, on American Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
Skiers and snowboarders are reminded that with the opening of the ski season, early season snow conditions are still important to be aware of. “We want to remind guests early season conditions still apply, especially off piste. It is important to obey mountain signage, ski and ride on open runs only and stay within the operational area marked by “Temporary Boundary” signage. Guests should be aware there will be rocks and other hazards below the snow surface; we do not recommend skiing and riding outside the temporary boundary in any circumstances” say’s Whistler-Blackcomb’s mountain manager, Doug MacFarlane.
Whistler-Blackcomb to Surprise The First 1,500 Guests
Access to Whistler Mountain will be open by both Whistler Village Gondola and Creekside Gondola beginning Saturday morning at 8:30am. Lucky guests are who are in the first 1,500 people to go up either Gondola will receive a gift and a special musical performance from a secret band. Gifts range from hot chocolates to bigger surprises, such as EDGE Cards, Snow School lessons, and other partner surprises, including, the Scandinave Spa Whistler, The Adventure Group Whistler, Extremely Canadian, Canadian Snowmobile, Coast Mountain Photography, CAN-SKI, Showcase, Powerade and Milk2Go.
For the skiers and snowboarders who want to hit the slopes on opening day, they’re reminded that the Whistler Blackcomb’s Live Pass mobile app, available for both iPhone and Android, will be available from the Apple store and Google Play at 8pm Tuesday, November 13th.
Also, don’t forget that the deadline for the early season of discounted Whistler Lift Tickets is Thursday, November 15th at 11:59 pm.