Whistler Mountain will open six days early on Friday, November 18.
"Cold temperatures, early season snow fall and the relentless work of our mountain operations teams is what allows us to open early," said Doug MacFarlane, Mountain Manager at Whistler Blackcomb.
"Early season conditions apply but we are very happy with the current conditions. Enjoying the first turns of the season is always an amazing feeling and we are very excited to announce Whistler Mountain will open six days early."
Blackcomb Mountain will open on Thursday, November 24, Whistler Blackcomb's official opening day.
The alpine forecast is calling for up to 35 centimeters of snow in the alpine before opening on Friday, adding to the current snow base of 55 centimeters at Pig Alley. Additionally, the Whistler Blackcomb snowmaking team has turned over 50 million gallons of water into snow so far this season, the equivalent of covering 250 football fields with up to one foot of snow.
Caution should be exercised at all times as the terrain available is best-suited for intermediate to advanced boarders and skiers.
With early season conditions it is extra important all mountain signage is obeyed and guests stay within the marked operational boundary. Rope and signage saying "Temporary Boundary" will be used during the early season. With early season snow-pack, guests should be aware of rocks and other hazards below the snow surface.
Starting today, the Snow Report, powered by TELUS, will be updated daily and as of Nov. 18 the Snow Report will be updated three times daily at 6:00am, 7:30am and 3:00pm, featuring the most current weather and snow information. The Snow Report can be heard online or by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver, or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449.