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Monday, December 22, 2014

Whistler receives early holiday gift of snow

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - December 22, 2014

Whistler receives early holiday gift of snow


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Whistler, B.C. – Mother Nature has delivered an early holiday gift to Whistler with a fresh dump of snow in the alpine.

The resort received 9 cm (4 inches) of snow in the last 24 hours and 35 cm (14 inches) in the last 48 hours, bringing the seven-day total snowfall to 75 cm (29 inches) and putting the base at 131 cm (51 inches, or more than four feet). And that's not all, as an additional 20 cm of snow is in the forecast tomorrow.

The resort is abuzz with the energy of the holiday season, as festive lights adorn the village and guests enjoy the endless lineup of holiday events. December brings the Whistler Holiday Experience, offering daily free family activities and entertainment at the Whistler Conference Centre, free Family Après events at Whistler Olympic Plaza each Monday and Wednesday evening and the Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve family event on December 31. For a complete list of December events, visit www.whistler.com/events/calendar/

whistler.com offers the largest and best accommodation selection and a best price guarantee. 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. 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.

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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 central reservations at 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.

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Patricia Westerholm
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E: pwesterholm@tourismwhistler.com

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