At Whistler Blackcomb Winter Resort
WHISTLER BC - January 2007
2006 will go down in history books in Whistler as the
snowiest November ever. With 416 centimetres or 13 feet
6 inches of snowfall recorded during the month, the
prior November record of 272 centimetres or 107 inches
was crushed, setting a new high for early season snowfall.
This month's snowfall has created phenomenal conditions
for an excellent winter season.
The current mid mountain base at Whistler Blackcomb
stands at 164 centimetres or 65 inches, a depth that
normally isn't reached until early January. "The
average November snowfall for Whistler Blackcomb was
138 centimetres," continues Rempel, "and we've
tripled that this year!"
Two of the snowiest months in Whistler Blackcomb's
history have occurred in 2006. November 2006 joins January
2006 among the top four snowiest months of all time.
January's 469 centimetres or 15 feet of snowfall sets
the all time record. Whistler Blackcomb has been recording
snow data over 28 years of operation.
continuous snowfall this month has been incredible,"
says Stuart Rempel, Whistler Blackcomb's senior vice
president sales and marketing. "We've woken up
to between 10 and 20 centimetres of fresh powder almost
every morning since November 1st; we've been able to
open our high alpine lifts earlier than ever before
and ski outs to the valley are in fantastic shape. The
locals are in heaven, our employees are thrilled and
our visitors are ecstatic."
Looking ahead, Whistler Blackcomb will be celebrating
the grand opening of its new $9.5 million chairlift
– the Symphony Express – on December 16,
2006. 1,000 acres of spectacular, high alpine terrain
will be accessible in the newly crowned Symphony Amphitheatre.
Vast bowls, gladed tree runs, and deep powder are surrounded
by spectacular views of Garibaldi Provincial Park, and
across the valley to Blackcomb Mountain's 7th Heaven
Whistler Blackcomb currently offers 6,700
acres and 5,020 vertical feet or 1,529 vertical metres
of terrain for skiing and riding.