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Rendez-Vous

Vail Resorts Announces Key Capital Investments for 2020/21

In early December, Vail Resorts announced plans to expand Rendezvous Lodge Restaurant on the top of Blackcomb Mountain. The plans include increasing the seating capacity by roughly 34 percent with an additional 250 seats as well as other related facility upgrades. Whistler Blackcomb's (WB) new COO Geoff Buchheister feels the expansion will help in the summer with group events and new opportunties because of the opening of the Blackcomb Gondola. Read more here.

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB 2019

    Sustainability - EpicPromise - Commitment to Zero

    Whistler Blackcomb and Vail Resorts are aggressively pursuing a comprehensive sustainability commitment with its Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint. Started at Whistler Blackcomb, this ambitious undertaking commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to the landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. Whistler Blackcomb’s 2016 The Big Picture Documentaries examined some of today’s most pertinent environmental questions.


    New Business & Culinary Highlights

    Rocky Mountain Underground

    Rocky Mountain Underground

    Opened in December 2019, the Rocky Mountain Underground is a ski shop with a twist. Not only do they design and manufacture skis and ski gear, the shop transforms from a coffee shop during the day, to a cocktail and wine bar in the evening which often hosts live music. The transformational space is located in Whistler’s Upper Village.


    Activity Highlights

    Spearhead Traverse Huts Project

    Spearhead Traverse Huts Project

    The Kees and Claire Hut, set in the alpine meadows above Russet Lake officially opened for bookings on September 21. The hut, which is two storeys high and sleeps 38, comes loaded with gear that will allow hikers and ski tourers to travel light. This is the first of three planned backcountry skiing/summer mountain huts to open along the popular Spearhead Traverse, a 35-kilometre horseshoe-shaped route of stunning Coast Mountain terrain that crosses 13 glaciers over 2,000 metres (6,562 feet) between Whistler and Blackcomb. When complete, the Spearhead Huts will offer a West Coast hut-to-hut experience, comparable to those in Europe.


    Hotel Updates

    Fairmont

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Suite Renovations

    Following the creation of 11 new Alpine Suites in 2016/17, and a complete revamp of Portobello Deli in 2017/18, the latest renovations saw a $4.3 million investment into the remaining 33 non- Fairmont Gold Suites. This investment dramatically enhanced every suite with fireplaces (perfect for those cozy winter months), modern spa bathrooms with soaker tubs, and updated modern alpine décor, plus a generous built-in wet bar in the larger suites. Several new two-bedroom suites will appeal to families and groups of friends traveling together on ski vacations or summer holidays.


    Four-Seasons

    Four Seasons Resort & Residences Whistler - Suite and Room Renovations

    Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is pleased to announce the renovations of all rooms and suites just in time for ski season 2019/20. The new rooms designed by Vancouver's Dialog re-imagines the classic mountain lodge by weaving urban expectations with mountain ease. Using natural materials and elements that pay tribute to the beauty of the mountains, the brand new furnishings, fixtures and bespoke additions provide a fresh and clean escape for guests.

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