Whistler Setting Powder Records

Winter is far from over at Whistler Blackcomb after a powerful March storm dumped 60cm/23 inches of snow in the last 48 hours, priming the slopes for an epic Easter long weekend of skiing and riding. The 2009.2010 season has become Whistler Blackcomb’s third snowiest winter on record with over 1,340 cm or 44 feet. The second snowiest season is only slightly higher with1,416cm/46.5 feet of snow.

“Our snow base is more than 350cm/11.5 feet and conditions could not be better for this time of year. The snowpack is deeper than normal and we’ve received plenty of fresh snow with this recent storm,” says Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Manager. “All of this snow sets us up really well for winter-like conditions this long weekend. We’re also looking at a great base for spring skiing, which will continue through to May 24.”

With freezing levels remaining relatively low throughout the week, skiers and riders will experience mid-winter conditions. Nearly 100 per cent of Whistler Blackcomb terrain is now open – including the men’s Olympic course, the Dave Murray Downhill. Crews are gearing up to open the Women’s Olympic Downhill course in time for the Easter long weekend. Day skier parking operations and lift access have also returned to normal.

Skiing and riding is available at Whistler Blackcomb to May 24. With the Easter long weekend ahead, there are plenty of great lift tickets and lodging deals to be had. Deals and packages are always available at www.whistlerblackcomb.com.