Skiing Holiday Whistler On Track To Have Third Snowiest Winter On Record (14-Mar-10)
03/16/2010

Whistler Blackcomb is currently experiencing deep winter conditions with the latest system bringing 78 centimetres of snow to the area.

Online PR News – 16-March-2010 – – Whistler Blackcomb is currently experiencing deep winter conditions with the latest system bringing 78 centimetres of snow to the area. This brings the total snowfall count for the season to 12 metres, putting this winter on track to be the third snowiest on record.

“What a great way to have kicked off the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, with a winter wonderland village and snowy mountains for all the Paralympic athletes and visitors to experience,” says Stuart Rempel, Whistler Blackcomb’s Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales. “The snow conditions are absolutely incredible right now, and there is a palpable excitement in the resort as we return to our role as world-host during the Paralympics. With more than two months left in our season, and great post-Games deals to be had, there’s no shortage of time and reasons to head to Whistler Blackcomb.”

Whistler Resort will be alive with the excitement of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games through 22 March. Free concerts will take place daily in the Village as part of Whistler Live! and tickets are still available for many of the Paralympic events, starting at just CAD $15 per ticket. Each night, Whistler Medals Plaza will light up Whistler again for the medal presentations followed by a concert. Admission is free and gates open at 5:30pm.

The Environment Canada forecast is for another frontal system bringing up to 45 centimetres early this week. With all this new snow, the backcountry avalanche advisory is currently considerable to high. It is recommended that on-mountain guests remain inside the ski area boundary and be aware of the risks and requirements associated with backcountry travel.

Skiing and riding is available at Whistler Blackcomb until 24 May. Great accommodation deals and packages are always available at www.whistlerblackcomb.com, plus visit the web site or whistlerblackcomb.com/mobile for the latest snow conditions, live temperatures, live lift status, weather forecasts and backcountry avalanche advisories.

For further information, please contact:

Contact:
Darcy Carter
Administration
Tel: +613 9917 2545
Fax: +613 415 8575
Email: darcy@freshpeaks.com

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