Whistler Blackcomb will be opening 5 days early for the 2014-2015 Ski Season. The exciting news comes following snow in higher elevation areas in early November, followed by lower than normal temperatures giving way to perfect snow-making conditions. The Whistler Blackcomb Snowmakers worked hard to convert 60 millions gallons of water in the past few weeks. More snow is in the forecast before Whistler’s early opening this coming weekend, November 22, 2014.
Whistler’s Recent Upgrades – New Gondola Cabins and RFID
Guests will get a first look at the brand new cabins of the Whistler Village Gondola, first upload starting at 8:30 AM. The Creekside Gondola will also be in operation at the same time. These new gondolas are meant to increase upload capacity by 12%, allowing eager riders to get up the slopes quicker. Blackcomb Mountain scheduled to open on November 27, 2014.
The following lifts will be running for the November 22 opening day:
- Emerald Express (access to small terrain park)
- Big Red Express
- Franz Chair
The world-famous ski resort is planning on opening additional chair lifts, which could include Upper and Lower Ego Bowl, Upper Whiskey Jack, Upper Franz’s, Papoose, Orange Peel and Pony Trail. Whistler Blackcomb suggest checking their Lift & Grooming Report for the most updated information.
This is also the first season that Whistler Blackcomb will be implementing the new RFID Technology to gain access to the mountains. Skiers and snowboarders are reminded to keep these new RFID passes on their left jacket pocket, away from all other electronic devices. With faster access to the lifts and bigger gondola capacity, this opening day will definitely be an upgrade from the past seasons. (Photo Credit: Ruth Hartnup)
Take advantage of big Whistler-Blackcomb lift ticket discounts when you book your lift ticket with your alluraDirect reservation. alluraDirect.com offers various Whistler Blackcomb owner-direct accommodation options from Studios to 6-bedroom houses. We hope to see you at the slopes this season!