May 8, 2006
WHISTLER, BC - (News Release) - Whistler Blackcomb has announced that it will host a Mother's Day fundraising drive Sunday May 14, 2006. All adult lift tickets on Mother's Day will be priced at $29 with $20 from every adult ticket sold donated to the BC Cancer Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Research.
"Whistler Blackcomb has always supported and promoted healthy active living," says Dave Brownlie, Chief Operating Officer at Whistler Blackcomb. "Recent research indicates that regular physical activity can help protect against certain types of cancer such as colon and breast cancer. We're hoping that event days like this will help to encourage people to get outside and exercise, taking advantage of the great spring skiing while supporting a great cause."
Lift tickets for the Mother's Day Ski Day will be available from the Whistler Blackcomb ticket sales agents located at the base of Whistler Mountain in the village. Adult tickets will be $29, youth and senior tickets will be $23, children's tickets will be $15 and kids six and under ski for free. Edge Card holders who have their credit card linked to their pass, can head straight to the gondola. The age appropriate price point will automatically be charged when the pass is scanned. Donation boxes will also be available at the base of the mountain for season pass holders and the general public that would like to make a donation.
"The BC Cancer Foundation is extremely appreciative of the support of Whistler Blackcomb and the members of the Whistler community," says Mary McNeil, president and CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. "Funds will go toward the world leading research at the BC Cancer Agency."
Additional activities on Mother's Day include a Mother's Day Brunch at Steeps Restaurant in the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain. Visit Steep's on Mother's Day for an a la carte brunch service and afternoon tea service. Reservations can be made by calling 604-905-2379.
Spring is a great time to get out on the mountain to ski or ride. With a great snow base of over 260 cm or 104 inches, over 80 runs to choose from on Whistler Mountain and great spring sunshine, this is the time to get up on the hill. No lineups and great spring deals just add to the advantages of this hidden season.
Some of the other great spring deals on now include $10 sightseeing tickets, full day ski or snowboard rentals for $19.99 and 50% off food at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain.
For more information about upcoming event, spring deals, current weather and snow conditions or great accommodation prices from $75 CAD per night, check out whistlerblackcomb.com.