Whistler Blackcomb Opening Early 2014
Whistler Blackcomb Opening Day: November 22, 2014
Using over 60 million gallons of man made snow, Whistler Blackcomb staff has worked overtime to make sure that this season, the number one ski resort in North America will open November 22, 2014.
And at Pemberton Valley Lodge, we couldn't be happier. We can't wait to welcome you into our hot tub after your first day on the hill, as you sink into the warm water and realize that you have just skied in North America's number one resort, and it's only mid-November!
The Whistler Blackcomb snowmaking team "has been working hard to take advantage of this early season cold snap in Whistler and has converted over 60 million gallons of water into snow over the past few weeks," says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb. "Their efforts, combined with the natural snowfall we have already received at higher elevations, has enabled us to get things rolling early again this year. And with more natural snow in the forecast for later this week, it should be a fun opening weekend."
Fun indeed. Try epic. With uploading starting at 8:30 am on both Village and Creekside gondolas, and with 5 lifts running, there is definitely enough to do on the first day. A small terrain park will also open, as well as a green learning terrain, serviced by a "Super Carpet". Lifts open that day include Emerald Express, Big Red Express and the Franz Chair, and runs set to open are Upper and Lower Ego Bowl, Upper Whiskey Jack, Upper Franz's, Papoose, Orange Peel and Pony Trail.
Stay up-to-date on the most current lift status information at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/the-mountain/lifts-and-grooming or from mobile devices via the Whistler Blackcomb LIVE app, powered by TELUS.
New this season include the brand new Whistler Village Gondola cabins installed this fall. The new Sigma "Diamond" level walk-in cabins dramatically improve the experience for skiers, snowboarders, and sightseers with eight passengers able to sit comfortably on bench seating. The new cabin configuration also gives guests the option of bringing their ski/snowboard equipment inside with them or storing it themselves in the outside racks provided. Great news!
And for all you hungry skiers and boarders, restaurants set to open on November 22 include Essentially Blackcomb Cappuccino Bar and Garbo's Grill in the Carleton Lodge, Dusty's Bar & Grill and Dusty's Backside in Creekside, the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain, and the Garibaldi Lift Co., Whistler's world-famous location for après.
Photo Credit: Location - Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014