Ranked #1 By SKIING Magazine and TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING
Whistler BC - Whistler is the best
of the best again according to Skiing Magazine and Transworld
Snowboarding Magazine with #1 rankings by each publication
in their respective annual reader surveys.
"Whistler simply scored better across the board,
in every category-vertical drop, acreage, reader and
athlete surveys (which included steeps, powder, and
après)-than any other resort. "It's enormous,
varied and has a world-famous party scene and that's
what our readers are looking for," says Mike Kessler,
Executive Editor of Skiing Magazine. Besides ranking
#1 overall for the eighth year running in Skiing Magazine,
Whistler was also awarded the highest accolades for
Vertical and Après and #6 for Snow.
Whistler Blackcomb's #1 overall ranking and #2 for
Park and #3 for Pipe by the readers of Transworld Snowboarding
Magazine illustrates the mountain's commitment to providing
a Parks and Pipes experience for skiers and riders that
is literally second to none. The addition of the new
Super Night Pipe on Blackcomb Mountain will keep riders
stoked day and night.
In January 2005, Whistler Blackcomb will host the FIS
Snowboard World Championships to be held in North America
for the first time. With 400 of the world's best athletes
from over 40 countries travelling to Whistler to compete
in Halfpipe, Big Air, Snowboard Cross, Parallel Giant
Slalom, and Parallel Slalom events, Whistler Blackcomb
will be the epicentre of the snowboarding world this
"Skiing Magazine and Transworld Snowboarding Magazine
are the leading magazines in their categories and Whistler
Blackcomb coming out on top early shows we offer more
of what skiers and riders are looking for than any other
resort in North America," says Stuart Rempel, Whistler
Blackcomb Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
"With the addition of our new terrain and our new
focus on value, we are confident that we will continue
to deliver an award-winning product."
This season Whistler Blackcomb has also garnered a
#1 ranking with the Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine
for Best New North American Resort Development 2004.
The developments encompass the 1100 acre terrain expansion,
and the redevelopment of Creekside, Whistler's original
base area. Whistler Blackcomb is also the proud recipient
of the Best North American Winter Resort and the Best
Worldwide Winter Resort from www.snowawards.co.uk. These
independent awards were determined by the votes of over
20,000 UK skiing and boarding public last season. The
Roundhouse Lodge, located at the top of Whistler Mountain,
was ranked 3rd Best Winter Mountain Restaurant by the
Snow Awards website.
In SKI Magazine's 17th annual "Reader Resort Survey"
(October 2004), Whistler Blackcomb ranked #1 for terrain
and earned the title of "Best Singles Adventure"
for the variety of nightlife, terrain, and off-hill
activities. Overall, Whistler Blackcomb placed fifth
among resorts in North America.
"We'd like to thank the skiers and snowboarders,
as well as the pro athletes and editors who have consistently
enjoyed our mountains and rated us their favourite.
We appreciate their support and Whistler will continue
to strive to meet their high standards," said Barrett
Fisher, President of Tourism Whistler. "And for
this season, Whistler has many exciting developments
to check out: riding the newly opened areas on Whistler
and the downhill race runs for the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games, watching the world's best at
the FIS World Snowboarding Championships in January,
and experiencing new hotels, spas and winter activities."
Opening Day for Whistler Blackcomb is November 25,
2004 with the more than $14.2 million in on-mountain
improvements this season, including 1100 acres of new
terrain on Whistler Mountain: a unique backcountry in-bounds
experience in the Flute Bowl, and the new Peak to Creek
Zone with four new, huge runs and 5020' vertical. Whistler
Blackcomb continues to define new product development
that will give skiers and riders of all abilities an
even bigger experience than in years past.