Symphony Bowl and the Peak
Chair on Whistler Mountain in Vancouver opened last Saturday, while Blackcomb Glacier last Thursday. These
three areas combined add over 1,700 acres of skiing and riding terrain,
bringing the total skiable acres at Whistler Blackcomb to 7,000.
was in the Blackcomb Glacier area skiing today and it was great,” says
Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Manager. “Conditions are
soft packed and really nice. With the Peak Chair and the Symphony
Amphitheatre opening on Saturday, guests will have access to truly
spectacular areas of the mountains and with the sun in the forecast,
the views will be breathtaking.”
operations crews at Whistler Blackcomb from groomers, to snowmakers, to
patrol and forecasters have been working hard every day to safely open
more terrain for guests. A deep seated instability in the snow pack has
been a challenge this season.
Extensive avalanche control work by the
patrol team, coupled with a warmer then cooler weather pattern this
past few weeks has resulted in a more stable snow pack allowing the
terrain to open.
Despite the terrain openings the underlying weakness
has not gone away so it is important for guests to obey on-mountain
signage and initiate backcountry access with appropriate equipment,
knowledge and partners.
the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola open guests of Whistler Blackcomb can check out Symphony Bowl, then ski Spanky’s in an
afternoon for the first time this season. Accommodation and lift ticket
packages such as a three night, two day package starting from $106 a
person, per night is available at whistlerblackcomb.com.
Lift status, grooming and weather and snow information can also be found at whistlerblackcomb.com or by calling the Snow Report at 604-932-4211.