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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Whistler receives record-breaking snowfall


Tweet this: Mother Nature sends off 2018 with record-breaking snowfall of 384cm in the month of December at @WhistlerBlckcmb

    Skier in deep snow on Blackcomb Mountain - Photo by Vince Emond

Whistler, B.C. – Skiers and snowboarders in Whistler had more than one reason to celebrate as the New Year rolled in after Whistler Blackcomb announced a new snowfall record for the month of December.

A total of 384cm fell over the course of the month, surpassing Whistler Blackcomb’s previous December snowfall record of 380cm, set in 1994.

And the snow in Whistler hasn’t stopped falling since! Whistler Blackcomb has seen a total of 624cm of snowfall so far this season and there is more snow in the forecast this week. 

The ultimate big mountain experience is now available to skiers and snowboarders with all 8,171 acres of the resort now open. Whistler weather conditions along with on-mountain webcams and road advisories can be viewed on whistler.com/weather-cams.

Off the mountain, Whistler Village is a winter wonderland as the recent snowfall has created prime conditions for signature winter activities including sleigh ridessnow tubingice skating at Olympic plaza, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Whistler offers a non-stop lineup of events throughout the winter season. Guests can look forward to the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival this January 20 – 27, along with a special appearance by Rogers Hometown Hockey February 9 – 10, and finally the World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 10 – 14.

Guests eager to visit Whistler this season can find a variety of winter packages and secure the best value on accommodation and activities when booking with whistler.comStay and Ski packages are also available offering guests the chance to save even more with discounted lift tickets when they book accommodation.

Book a winter getaway in Whistler with confidence at www.whistler.com. With the best price guarantee, Whistler.com, the official central reservations for Whistler, offers one-stop shopping with the largest selection and no booking fee for accommodation or activities. Travel consultants at Whistler.com are based in Whistler, with the call centre located in the heart of Whistler Village. Call 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.

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