Season Just ‘Warming Up’ At Whistler Blackcomb: Two Months To Go
News of warm weather in our ski world isn’t ever heartening. But, the silver lining comes in good news that Whistler Blackcomb is truly “warming up,” in terms of readying for another two months of action.
The British Columbia resort has officially surpassed its average annual snowfall of 410 inches. Whistler is scheduled to close April 22, with Blackcomb staying in operation through May 21. Whistler has picked up a total of 35 feet this winter.
“La Nina has not disappointed us this year and we have had an incredible season so far,” says Whistler’s Operations Manager Doug MacFarlane. “March has brought us some amazing storm cycles resulting in more than 222 cm, and six 20-plus centimeter days.”
This is the third consecutive winter that Whistler Blackcomb has broken its own snowfall record. Snowfall here is consistent and, when combined with one of North America’s largest snowmaking systems, skiers and riders can usually take good conditions to the bank well into late spring.
There are – and will be – plenty of travel bargains for those planning that “one more time” trip later this spring. Packages are available from US $80 per person, per night.
What It Means: Yogi had it right. “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” Unseasonably warm weather is playing havoc with “Lower 48” snow conditions, but things are ideal for plenty more action up north. Now, you just have to get yourself on a silver bird and get there.