Blackcomb Extends Season


Spread the news, Blackcomb Mountain’s operations have been extended to May 30, 2011 to accommodate incredible skiing and riding conditions. Forty-seven (47) days of skiing and riding remain in the season at Whistler Blackcomb, offering one of the longest seasons in North America. I guess that means Gaper Day might get bumped to the 30th as well. Hmmmm, stay tuned for the call on that.

“This winter has been incredible for skiers and snowboarders but people are definitely ready for spring,” says Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb mountain operations manager. “Goggle tans, Gaper Days and Slush Cups are all classic elements of spring skiing and riding and we haven’t been able to enjoy any of these with the mid-winter conditions that keep pummeling the mountains. The decision to keep Blackcomb Mountain open one week longer so we can all enjoy some of the best spring conditions we’ve ever had; it’s a no brainer.”

When spring does arrive it will be celebrated in style in Whistler with gorgeous conditions, great deals and fun events.

And how 'bout the conditions! Whistler Blackcomb is 11cm's or 3 inches away (as of Wednesday, April 13) from this season becoming the second snowiest season on record. Current cumulative snowfall this season: 1483cm (585 in.). Second snowiest season on recorded: 1494cm (588 in.) which was last season.

A snow base of almost four metres, the spring skiing and riding will be the best in years.

Spring skiing here we come.


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