April 3, 2007
WHISTLER, BC - (News Release) - Whistler Blackcomb is excited to announce the extended operations of the Highest Level and Nintendo Terrain Parks remaining open for spring sessions until May 21 and the rest of Blackcomb Mountain remaining open through to June 3, 2007.
"Traditionally, Blackcomb Mountain closes just as the parks hit their peak. After the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival the Superpipe is in amazing shape, and our jumps and features are tweaked to perfection. With sunny days and forgiving, soft snow the best days in the park happen in the spring," says Stu Osborne, Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Parks Supervisor. "This year we are ecstatic to keep the Blackcomb stoke going with the terrain parks operating until May 21."
Blackcomb's Highest Level and Nintendo Terrain Parks will showcase over 40 XL, L and M features, including 70+ foot tables, a huge Quarterpipe, an incredible variety of rails and boxes, as well as Park Ranger-inspired jibs located throughout the park. The Superpipe is in great shape, making every aspect of the parks unbeatable.
"We've had so much snow this year the park is going to be sick all spring. There's no need to be anywhere else," says Fred Lepage, Park Ranger Lead Hand at Whistler Blackcomb. "This is what park riders have been waiting for."
Spring shredders can get unlimited skiing and riding this spring for $99 with the purchase of a five day Edge Card for next season. Any Edge Cards purchased at the early bird price of $279.99 before April 30, 2007 will receive five days for the 2007/08 winter season, and additional bonus deals, including an option for unlimited skiing/riding this spring for only $99 more. Riders with an early-bird Edge Card will also receive one free Summer 2007 Peak Adventure and one free 2007 early winter season day (valid before Dec. 21, 2007). The early bird spring special is available to residents of Canada and Washington State. Skiers and riders not eligible for the Edge Card can set themselves up with the SPF Spring Pass for $379 - which includes the first two weeks of summer glacier skiing free, June 4-17, 2007. Blackcomb Mountain will operate for skiing and riding while upgrades take place on Whistler Mountain's Village Gondola.
The creative and well-maintained Habitat Park on Whistler Mountain will be open for riders until the last week of April. Riders can access Blackcomb Mountain until April 22 via the Wizard Express and Solar Coaster chairs from Blackcomb's base and the Excalibur Gondola to Excelerator chair from Whistler Village.
Beginning April 23, the Excalibur Gondola will be the only point of access to Blackcomb. Once up the Excelerator Chair, riders can catch the Jersey Cream Chair up to the Rendezvous Lodge and access the Highest Level and Nintendo Terrain Parks via the Catskinner Chair, which features great views of the park action below.
For more information on the Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Parks and other Whistler Blackcomb offers and products please visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com. Consistently ranked as North America's top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb continues to raise the level of mountain excitement for its guests, and has introduced the Symphony Express, a new high speed quad accessing further into Whistler Mountain's spectacular high alpine this season. Located a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver up the spectacular 'Sea to Sky' Highway, this resort is home to the continent's two greatest vertical-rise ski mountains - Whistler and Blackcomb. With over 17 alpine bowls, four glaciers, 200 trails, 8,171 acres of skiable terrain and a one mile vertical rise, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. Joined at the base by a vibrant pedestrian village filled with restaurants, patios, cafes, shops, galleries and spas, and suurrounded by breathtaking scenery, this four season resort is spectacular.