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Glacier Skiing on Blackcomb Underway

Whistler Blackcomb to double terrain park features and upgrade to a Superpipe.
posted: 06/13/2008

WHISTLER, BC – Glacier skiing and riding on Blackcomb's Horstman Glacier began on June 9 and this summer, Whistler Blackcomb is doubling its terrain park features and upgrading to a Superpipe.
 
"We're really ramping up the public offering this year," says Adam Francis, Whistler Blackcomb's assistant grooming manager. "We're doubling the offering of terrain features we've had over previous years and are thrilled to be offering a Superpipe this year."
 
Grooming and parks crews have been building the summer Superpipe under the Glacier Express chair. The pipe wall will feature three to four medium jibs and will be groomed nightly. As the build-out continues, the bottom of Showcase T-Bar will become jib central with six rails and boxes, varying in difficulty from small to large, and four medium-sized booters. Regular skiing and riding lanes will also be open to the public.
 
Meanwhile, each year, summer glacier camps hit Blackcomb Mountain, bringing in the hottest professional athletes to coach aspiring skiers and riders, and attracting ski and snowboard magazines and professional film crews.
 
Access to the Horstman Glacier will start at the base of Blackcomb Mountain via the Wizard Express and Solar Coaster to the Rendezvous. Guests will then take a shuttle bus to the 7th Heaven Express Chair, which will bring them to the top of the glacier. Lift access to the glacier is via Horstman and Showcase T-bars. Meanwhile, Horstman Hut will be open to the public, offering patio BBQs and light refreshments with a sunny outdoor patio overlooking stunning views of neighbouring Whistler Mountain and the surrounding Coast Mountain range.
 
Upload from the valley runs 10am-2pm for sightseers and 11am-1:30pm for skiers and riders. Glacier skiing is available from 12pm-3pm. Glacier skiing runs until July 27 and terrain park features will be available as long as snow pack and weather allows. For more information on the Whistler Blackcomb's summer activities, visit whistlerblackcomb.com.
 

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