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Friday, March 1, 2013

Want snow? Whistler's got it!

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - March 1, 2013

Want snow? Whistler's got it!

Suggested tweet: Pineapple Express equals #snow in the #mountains at #Whistler; 16 inches over the last 24 hours



Whistler, B.C. – Typically one of Whistler’s snowiest months, March is once again off to a strong start.

The Pineapple Express is delivering snow in Whistler’s alpine, with 40 centimetres (16 inches) falling in the last 24 hours and 73 centimetres (29 inches) in the last seven days.

So far this year, the cumulative snowfall has reached 836 centimetres (329 inches – nearly 28 feet). As the frontal system continues with a ridge of high pressure moving over the mountains, another 36-52 centimetres is in the forecast for today and tomorrow, making way for sunny skies on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Last year, 538 centimetres (212 inches, or nearly 18 feet) of snow fell in March and April alone (by the end of March, with two months remaining in the season, Whistler had surpassed its average annual snowfall of 39 feet).

As the snow falls, the Fire & Ice show heats up in Skiers’ Plaza each Sunday night at the Whistler Village base with skiers and riders making their way through a blazing ring of fire, complete with fire spinners, a DJ and fireworks display. Wednesday nights in Whistler include Family Night at Olympic Plaza with Canadian-themed outdoor activities and entertainment including snowman making contests, sled rentals, story tellers and musicians. There’s also free hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting. For a complete list of Whistler’s extensive events calendar, visit

Book your Whistler winter getaway at Winter packages include stay and ski packages, starting at $125 per person, per night. The Experience Canada package includes four nights’ accommodation and a three-day activity package starting at $107 per person, per night.

Whistler-based travel consultants at can customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit for more details and offers.

For the inside scoop on all Whistler happenings, be sure to read the Whistler Insider blog.


Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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