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Friday, December 12, 2014

Fresh snow in the alpine as Whistler hosts holiday season

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

Fresh snow in the alpine as Whistler hosts holiday season


Suggested tweet: It’s snowing in the mountains; get up to #Whistler for your winter fun

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Whistler, B.C. – Coastal storms have rolled through the mountains, delivering fresh snow in Whistler’s alpine.

Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have welcomed 32 cm of snow in the last 24 hours and it continues to snow today.

As a result, the Peak Chair and 7th Heaven Express will open this weekend, just in time to welcome the costume-clad skiers and riders who take part in the annual Dress Like Santa day on Whistler Blackcomb, dotting the slopes with flashes of red as versions of Santa and Mrs. Claus take to the slopes. The event has become a Whistler tradition, offering a free lift ticket to the first 100 people to arrive at the Garibaldi Lift Company in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire.

December is a fantastic time to visit Whistler – the resort is well into the holiday spirit, with festive lights and wreaths adorning lamp standards and trees throughout the Village and events like the Whistler Holiday Experience, free family après and outdoor skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza welcoming locals and visitors alike.

Book your Whistler winter vacation with confidence at www.whistler.com, with stay and ski packages offering savings of up to 35 per cent. Stay and ski packages offer a range of options for early, mid and late-season stays. Whistler’s official central reservations website, and the ultimate online guide to Whistler, Whistler.com offers the largest and best accommodation selection and a best price guarantee. Call 1.800.944.7853 to request a no-obligation quote from one of our in-resort travel consultants, or visit whistler.com for more details and offers.

Interested in an opportunity to win your Whistler winter vacation? Do you fancy yourself as a freedom finder, in search of a deep connection with nature and a desire to get “up close and personal” with alpine peaks? Perhaps you are an experience seeker – you like to push the boundaries and no adventure is off limits. Maybe you’re more of a moment hunter with a thirst for mountain culture. Whichever experience most fits the bill, be sure to enter the Welcome to Whistler contest for your chance to win your own unique Whistler experience.

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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 1.800.944.7853 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.

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

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.

Media Contact

Patricia Westerholm
Manager, Communications
T: 604.938.2748
E: pwesterholm@tourismwhistler.com

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