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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Whistler sees nearly two feet of snowfall - more in the forecast this week

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - February 12, 2014

 

Whistler sees nearly two feet of snowfall -- more in the forecast this week

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Whistler, B.C. -- The hills are alive with the sound of snow falling as Mother Nature rewards Whistler for its patience – by dropping nearly two feet of snow on the resort in the last seven days.

Whistler received more than a foot of snowfall (35 centimetres or 14 inches) in the last 24 hours, rounding out the seven-day total to 50 centimetres (20 inches) and pushing the alpine base to 173 centimetres (68 inches). The forecast is calling for another 38 centimetres (15 inches) of snow to blanket the alpine between today and Saturday.

With all the fresh snow, The Whistler Insider gives you tips on how to ski like a local.

The snowfall comes as Whistler celebrates the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with daily broadcast viewings on the big screen at Whistler Olympic Plaza, additional Fire & Ice shows at Skiers’ Plaza (February 13, 16, 20, 23 and 27), Games edition Family Après at Whistler Olympic Plaza (February 12, 17 and 19) and Luge and Bobsleigh demos and activities. Guests are also invited to a special breakfast on Saturday, February 15 from 9-11 a.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza, where Whistler’s own Olympian Julia Murray will serve her Jules Fuel cereal (along with pancakes and bacon). Breakfast is by donation to the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. The detailed list of activities and events is available at http://www.whistler.com/olympics-2014/

In addition to the Winter Games fun, Whistler has a non-stop lineup of events throughout February, March and April.

Some of the highlights include:

Luge Canada Cup until February 15 at the Whistler Sliding Centre
Park Rider Ski and Snowboard slopestyle event on Whistler Blackcomb February 16 and March 23
• the BC Winter Games Biathlon and Cross Country events at Whistler Olympic Park February 21 to 22
• Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski and Snowboard Snowcross February 22 to 23
Sigge’s P’ayakentsut cross country ski event at Whistler Olympic Park February 22-23
King of the Rail on March 1 and 8
Biathlon Series Event at Whistler Olympic Park on March 2
BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton Provincial Championships at Whistler Sliding Centre March 15 to 16
BC Luge Association Championships at Whistler Sliding Centre March 15016
Canadian Alpine Championships on Whistler Mountain March 19 to 26
National Championships for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined March 27 to 29 at Whistler Olympic Park
Woppet cross country ski event at Whistler Olympic Park March 30
• and of course the legendary -- and not-to-be-missed -- annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 11-20
For a comprehensive list of all of Whistler’s winter events, visit www.whistler.com/events

Winter packages offer accommodation and activity options with Whistler winter stay and ski packages offering savings of up to 30 per cent. Create your own Winter Games experience with the Whistler Olympic Experience package, featuring five nights’ accommodation, three day lift tickets and a bobsleigh or skeleton experience. In time for Valentine’s Day, the Whistler Romance Package, featuring accommodation, lift tickets, sleigh ride and fondue and Scandinave Spa bath access starts at $177 per person, per night. Whistler-based travel consultants at whistler.com can customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. Whistler.com 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 whistler.com for more details and offers.

 

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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.com - 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.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site. http://media.whistler.com/contact-us/filming-in-whistler/

Media can visit whistler.com/media for Whistler facts, media releases, story starters, local personality profiles and access to images and B-roll.

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E: mzinck@tourismwhistler.com

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