Whistler Mountain Opens — Let the Season Begin!
The Golden Anniversary for Whistler Mountain
And it's ringing in with a great start, opening day a week early and more snow in British Columbia than anyone expected. The feeling of joy and excitement is in the air as we get ready for an epic ski season in Whistler.
You'll be able to ride and ski five lifts, eight runs and 1800 vertical feet of powdery snow this weekend. So if you can make it up to the Pemberton Valley Lodge this weekend, you'll be able to take advantage of some awesome skiing.
Blackcomb Mountain and the official opening day for the entire mountain is still scheduled for November 26. But in order to properly celebrate a golden anniversary, you can celebrate early where it all began: Creekside.
Whistler Creekside Gondola is open from 8:30 with last upload at 2:00. The Whistler Village Gondola will also open at 8:30 with the last upload at 2:00.
Open lifts include:
- Emerald Express
- Big Red Express
- Franz Chair
Groomed runs include:
- Green Acres
- Jolly Green Giant
- Ego Bowl
- Upper Whiskey Jack
- Pony Trail
- Orange Peel
- Upper Bear Cub
- Upper Franz's
- Terrain Park at the top of Emerald Chair
Dining locations include:
- Roundhouse Lodge
- Dusty's Bar and BBQ
- Dusty's Backside
- Garibaldi Life Co.
- Essentially Blackcomb Cappuccino Bar
- Garbo's Grill
Check the Whistler Blackcomb website for updates and details on all opening times and dates.
Epic Snowfall in British Columbia, Including Whistler
Whistler has a cumulative snowfall so far of 155 centimetres, with a 75 centimetre base and a seven-day snowfall of 57 centimetres. It's looking like it's going to be a season to remember. We've got sunny conditions over the weekend with just light winds, making the skiing absolutely breathtaking with bluebird skies.
Everyone is ready to get the gear out, skis and boards waxed, and helmets securely fastened. The sun this weekend looks like it will turn into more snow starting Sunday evening, with more snow on the way for Monday.
Kids Ski Free!
Don't forget that as part of the festivities, kids 12 and under ski free this year. So bring the little ones, book a room with us, and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime.
We can't wait to see you.
Ready to Shred?
Are you ready? You already know that Whistler will be the place to ski this winter, with the double celebration of the resort municipality turning 40 and the 50th golden anniversary of skiing in the valley. With this epic snow report to start things off, it just makes that early start date and the season's beginnings that much more exciting.
We can't wait to see you here!
photo credit: Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015