Whistler has had an impressive string of success the past few years, and as another ski season wraps up, 2012-2013 looks like another near record setting year. Improving global economies, excellent weather conditions and a healthy calendar of great events the past season have had an impact on almost all facets of Whistler operations.
Nightly room rentals increased 10 per cent above the 10 year historical average, just finishing behind the record setting season of 2011-2012. One of the possible reasons could be that the 2012-2013 Whistler ski season was the second biggest winter snowfall on record, with 1389cm of snow falling from November to May. Hotels also saw their rates starting to recover, with an increase in average nightly prices compared to the discounted room rates of the past.
According to Dave Brownlie, President and CEO of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, the previous quarter saw increased skier visits and a record setting number of season pass and card sales at $43.8 million. The Whistler Arts Council (WAC) also had a very successful year with $1.68 million in revenue.
Whistler is just as impressive in the Summer season, with 2012 setting a record for room rentals compared to any previous year. 2013 also looks like it will be another amazing summer season with a full calendar of events scheduled.
If you haven’t done so already, make sure to get your trip planned as soon as possible, as the accommodation is filling up fast. Check out alluraDirect.com for the best deals, rates and selection of available vacation rentals!