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Whistler Mountain Open Saturday, November 16th

Whistler Mountain Open Saturday, November 16th

Due to excellent winter snow conditions, we are happy to report that Whistler Mountain opens this Saturday, November 16th. A full 13 days ahead of schedule. Five lifts will open Saturday, and don't think it hasn't occurred to us that this opening day coincides with the Pemberton Distillery Guided tours, part of this year's Cornucopia festivities.

Pemberton Distillery Guided Tour as Your Apres

It's easy. Lifts open at 8:30, so ideally you will have just had time to finish your morning Cornucopia meditation from 7:00 to 8:00. They you head over to the base of Whistler Mountain, in a blissful state of mind, ready to be at one with the mountain.

You take the Whistler Village Gondola up the mountain, ski terrain including Ego Bowl (no irony there, after your meditation) Upper Whiskey Jack and Pony Trail. Perhaps you pop down Creekside Gondola for a snack at lunch, but in any case, your ski day is finished by 2:30 (last lift) or 3:00 at the latest.

Plenty of time to get to Pemberton (20 minutes away) for your guided distillery tour. And, of course, best case senario, we have a hot tub and warm bed waiting for you , if you so choose that route.

The Whistler Mountain Details

Five lifts will open, including 2 gondolas: Whistler Village Gondola and Creekside Gondola. The three chairlifts that will be open include: The Big Red Express, The Emerald Express and Franz's Chair.

The mountain is opening 13 days ahead of schedule. Blackcomb is still set to open on November 28, American Thanksgiving Day. Obviously, for your safety, stay inside the marked boundaries. The mountain is opening early, so anything outside of the boundary set up by the mountain is going to have hazards such as bare rock. Use common sense.

If you need rental gear, it will be available Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Essentially Blackcomb, Can Ski Creekside and the Salmon Store.

(Photo Credit: Paul Morrison, courtesy of Whistler/Blackcomb)

Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Whistler Alternative

When visiting Whistler, consider staying at Pemberton Valley Lodge. We offer several advantages over Whistler hotels…

 1  Only 20 minutes

You can get to the Village faster from our Lodge than you can from some parts of Whistler Resort.

 2  Save money

Whistler hotels typically charge for parking. We don't. And you get bigger rooms for your dollar.

 3  Free ski shuttle

Our free Whistler shuttle bus runs daily from the Lodge to and from Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

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