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Today’s news: it’s on. Whistler Mountain will be opening early, this Friday, November 17th

Today’s news: it’s on. Whistler Mountain will be opening early, this Friday, November 17th

Thanks to the recent colder temps and natural snowfall over the past week, operations in Whistler worked hard to get the slopes ready for an early opening! The slopes are looking good with a 3-foot base of snow!

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“We couldn’t be more excited about opening Whistler Mountain early again this season.  Our snowmaking and operations teams have been working extremely hard to get the mountain ready for guests,” says Pete Sonntag, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Whistler Blackcomb.

When Whistler Mountain opens on November 17, it will have five lifts in operation, including the Whistler Village Gondola, the Creekside Gondola, Emerald Express, Big Red Express and Franz’s Chair.  Skiers and Riders will be able to access 20 runs or 600 acres of terrain! 

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It’s time to start planning your Northern season snow holiday and get ready for a tonne of fun! With winter storms in the forecast for each of the resorts’ regions several more resorts are set to open over the next week, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Stowe will open summit-to-base skiing on Mt. Mansfield and Heavenly will be the first resort in Tahoe to open. Next week, Beaver Creek and Kirkwood are set to open Wednesday 22 November, followed by Vail, Park City and Northstar on Thursday 23 November. 

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Breckenridge and Keystone opened last week kicking off the Northern season and we couldn’t be more excited! Who’s heading to Whistler Blackcomb and the Best of the U.S.? We certainly are!

Don’t want to miss out next year? Well get your 2018 Epic Australia Pass now and join in on the fun! 

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