Attention skiers and boarders: season starts this weekend

The slopes at Whistler Blackcomb are set to open for business earlier than planned this season.

The slopes at Whistler Blackcomb are set to open for business earlier than planned this season.

“Thanks to cool temperatures, impressive snowmaking and natural snowfall, Whistler Mountain will open five days early on Saturday, November 17,” its website boasts.

The first chairlift is scheduled to begin operation at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.

According to Environment Canada, the mountain should see another two to six centimetres of snow by Saturday.

Blackcomb is expected to open to the public November 22.

This is not the only option for snow lovers this weekend. Sun Peaks Resort has also announced that it will open to the public for the season this weekend.

The resort, near Kamloops, will open lifts for guests starting at 9 a.m tomorrow.

Prior to Whistler Blackcomb’s earlier-than-planned opening announcement, Sun Peaks was touting itself as the first destination resort set to open for the 2012-13 season.

Kelowna’s Big White Ski Resort has a planned opening date of December 1.

ecrawford@biv.com

@EmmaCrawfordBIV

comments powered by Disqus

Also Read

More From Sports & Leisure

Tyler Orton discusses BCLC's record profits led by table games

Read Article

Asian high rollers fuel the largest-ever annual profit for B.C.’s lottery regulator

Read Article

Jen St. Denis discusses the economic impacts of a Seattle NHL team

Read Article

Bidding costs US$10 million; winning a bid costs US$500 million more

Read Article

Fraser Downs redevelopment aimed at attracting new generation to the sport of kings

Read Article

Subscribe to our mailing lists

* indicates required

Newsletters

* You can modify your newsletter subscriptions at the bottom of any newsletter you receive.
×