Whistler Blackcomb Ski resort is now open!
The resort has already received an enormous amount of snow and the last few days alone there has been so much of the fluffy stuff fallen that this has helped the resort open its runs a whole week early.
Currently at the Base level the snowfall accumulations are at 182cm and cumulatively there is 235cm of snowfall amassed on the mountain! This is a great start to the season and according to the weather forecasters there will be plenty more to come as the chances are of higher than normal precipitation this coming winter, and with the La Nina having an effect it will be cooler conditions too – perfect for the Winter enthusiast, and to open this early is the 3rd time in memory that this has happened.
Whistler Blackcomb opened in January 1966 and was originally intended to be built for the failed 1968 Winter Olympic bid but the resort was given the green light anyways, which we are all very happy about as it has become one of the most popular ski destinations in the world and certainly number one in North America, it also boasts to be one of the largest resorts for skiing too. The resort was used for many major events during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics which was held jointly between Whistler and Vancouver.
Over the years there have been many changes to make the resort that extra special and one of the most popular features are the Peak to Peak gondola which connect to Whistler Peak with the Blackcomb peak – the gondola currently holds the record for being the highest and longest unsupported cable car in the world – it is absolutely breathtaking to be transported between two mountain peaks.
SNOWBUS is the easiest way to travel from Vancouver to Whistler. Catch a ride at any of their stops and you’ll be hitting the slopes in no time! enjoy free WIFI or just relax and enjoy the ride. The Snowbus offers full-size coach offers with plenty of space for ski gear and luggage. They will even drop you off at the YVR Airport for free if you’re catching a flight! https://snowbus.com/
Whistler Blackcomb Website: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/
Our local Ski hills opened for the season last week- check out this blog for further information: http://blog.sunsetinn.com/cypress-mountain-grouse-mountain-open-today/
ALSO OUR #CYBERSALE BEGINS ON MONDAY – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 30% OFF ALL ROOM SALES FOR THIS WINTER SEASON!