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Monday, March 3, 2014

March madness at Whistler as Mother Nature dumps snow

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - March 3, 2014

 March madness at Whistler as Mother Nature dumps snow

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Whistler, B.C. – March madness takes on an entirely different meaning when Mother Nature gets involved.

More than two feet of snow has fallen at Whistler in the last seven days (eight inches, or 21 centimetres in the last 24 hours) and an additional 13 inches (32 centimetres) is forecast to accumulate by Friday.

With spring break just around the corner, an exciting lineup of events on the calendar and a variety of winter packages offering savings and adventure, it’s a great time to visit Whistler.

The longest running Canadian snowboard competition returns to Whistler March 14-15 with the 17th annual Showcase Showdown.

The province’s best bobsleigh, skeleton and luge athletes will take to the track at the Whistler Sliding Centre this month with the BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton provincial championships March 15-16 and the BC Luge Association championships March 15-16.

The 2014 Canadian Alpine Championships on Whistler Mountain feature national alpine and para-alpine events in March, while the ski cross competitors take to the slopes in April.

Whistler Olympic Park hosts the National Championships for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined March 27-29 and the Woppet cross country ski event March 30.

The village comes alive with the fire and ice show every Sunday at the base of the mountains while Mondays and Wednesdays welcome Family Après at Whistler Olympic Plaza with a variety of events and entertainment.

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. 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/

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