Whistler Blackcomb Ski resort is now open The resort has already received an enormous amount of snow and the last few days alone there has been up to as much as 2 feet of Snow fallen already, this has helped the resort open its runs a day early as of November 23rd.
Currently at the Base level the snowfall accumulations are at 200cm and cumulatively there is 302cm of snowfall amassed on the mountain! What a great start to the season and according to the weather forecasters there will be plenty more to come as the chances are of higher than normal precipitation this coming winter.
Whistler Blackcomb opened in January 1966 and was originally intended to be built for the failed 1968 Winter Olympic bid but the resort was given the green light anyways, which we are all very happy about as it has become one of the most popular ski destinations in the world and certainly number one in North America, it also boasts to be one of the largest resorts for skiing too.
Over the years there have been many changes to make the resort that extra special and one of the most popular features are the Peak to Peak gondola which connect to Whistler Peak with the Blackcomb peak – the gondola currently holds the record for being the highest and longest unsupported cable car in the world – it is absolutely breathtaking to be transported between two mountain peaks.
SNOWBUS is the easiest way to travel from Vancouver to Whistler. Catch a ride at any of their stops and you’ll be hitting the slopes in no time! enjoy free WIFI or just relax and enjoy the ride. The Snowbus offers full-size coach offers with plenty of space for ski gear and luggage. They will even drop you off at the YVR Airport for free if you’re catching a flight! https://snowbus.com/
Other Winter related events in Vancouver and Whistler
Winter enthusiasts in Vancouver are lucky. Within easy reach are the snow resorts of Grouse, Mount Seymour, and Cypress on the North Shore, and Whistler Blackcomb. Here are some events to check out this coming season.