Whistler resort posts record visits

Following a successful spring break where
Whistler Blackcomb posted over 150,000 visits throughout the period, the
resort is forecasting that a record number of regional guests will visit
the resort this season.The regional market is defined primarily as Greater Vancouver,
Washington State and the Sea to Sky corridor.,

“We are on track to see more than one million visitors from the regional
market ski or ride at Whistler Blackcomb this season, which would be a
record for this resort,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of
Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “This can be attributed to
the fantastic snow conditions we have seen this winter, but even more
importantly, we attribute this to the great value we have been able to
offer through reasonable hotel rooms and discounted skiing and riding
through the Edge Card and 7-Eleven ticket offers.”,


Whistler Blackcomb has seen an increase in Edge Card sales of 41% this
season. Edge Card holders can ski/ride for less than $50 per day at any
time of the season, which is less expensive than many other BC resorts.,



“With great deals such as the Edge Card, regional skiers and riders are
choosing to head to Whistler Blackcomb over Interior resorts in greater
numbers this season,” continues Rempel. “There is no comparison anywhere
in North America to our terrain variety, lift capacity, incredible
scenery and vibrant village. Having one of the top resorts in the world,
literally in Vancouver’s backyard, is something special that our
regional friends are taking advantage of in record numbers this winter.”,


The highly anticipated opening of the brand new Peak to Creek run -
North America’s longest intermediate ski run at 5.5 kilometres in length
with a 5,000 vertical feet drop - has been very popular this winter.
“One run down Peak to Creek is like skiing an entire day at other
resorts,” says Rempel. “This run showcases everything that Whistler
Blackcomb is famous for. Starting from the top you experience
spectacular alpine views and wide open bowls. Then you descend into
Whistler’s famous coastal rainforest for the run of your life. Luckily
Dusty’s Bar & BBQ is conveniently located at the bottom to refuel before
heading back up.”,