Media Alert - Whistler Blackcomb opens two weeks ahead of schedule on
Saturday November 14


    Olympic season begins with exceptional early snow

WHISTLER, BC, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - Whistler Blackcomb's Olympic season will begin ahead of schedule as the resort opens for skiing and riding on Saturday, November 14 - 12 days earlier than planned. More than 118 centimetres (46 inches) of fresh snow has fallen on the mountains in the past seven days and the opening weekend snow base already sits at 100 centimetres (39 inches). With the 2010 Winter Olympics fast approaching all eyes are on Whistler Blackcomb as it prepares to be a host venue for the Games.

Early season snow has pummeled the West Coast enabling this early opening. The Environment Canada alpine forecast is calling for more snow to fall with a possible 70 centimetres (28 inches) of accumulation over the next several days.

Guests planning a vacation to Whistler this winter can save up to 39% if they book before this Sunday, November 15. Whistler Blackcomb terrain will be 90% open throughout the Games, and great deals are still available in the resort - all winter long. Packages are available from $88 CAD/$84 USD (based on current exchange rate) per person per night, including lift tickets and lodging, if booked by November 15.

    B-Roll footage to include:

    -   Opening day lineup; including young skiers/riders who are expected to
        line up overnight to be first in line;
    -   Skiing and snowboarding footage of guests in deep, early season snow;
    -   Interview with Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing &
        Sales at Whistler Blackcomb, talking about the Olympic season getting
    -   Streeter interviews with guests;
    -   Scenics of snow covered peaks, weather permitting.

    Satellite coordinates:

    Date:                    Saturday, November 14, 2009
    Time:                    15:30 to 15:45  Eastern time
    Satellite Coordinates:   ANIK F2 C03 (111.1 degrees west) (B-Analog)
    Band Width:              36:00
    Uplink Frequency:        6045.0000 H
    Downlink Frequency:      3820.0000 V

Still photography available for download:

SOURCE Whistler Blackcomb

For further information: For further information: Whistler Blackcomb, Public Relations, (604) 938-7668,

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