Browsing entries tagged with Whistler

27 Dec 2017

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

A major investment into three new lifts at the ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb in Canada has been announced, something owners Vail Resorts hope will greatly ease access to the mountain. The three new…

17 Oct 2017

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Prices in European ski resorts have plunged in the past year — with Morzine costing 13% less during the 2016/17 season than the winter before, according to a report by the Post Office. The report,…

13 Jun 2017

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

A new pod hotel will open in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler this winter, offering skiers and snowboarders a revolutionary type of accommodation. The Pangea Pod Hotel will open for the winter season…

13 Mar 2017

A truly Epic Pass goes on sale

A truly Epic Pass goes on sale

Next season’s Epic Pass has gone on sale, offering unlimited, unrestricted access to an incredible 45 top ski resorts around the world. The 2017-18 Epic Pass, issued by Vail Resorts, is currently available…

21 Oct 2016

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler Blackcomb has been added to the Epic Pass for the coming ski season, following the final closure on its acquisition by Vail Resorts. This means that all 2016-1t Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders…

4 Sep 2016

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Some of Europe’s top ski areas have been added to the Epic Pass for this coming season. The multi-resort pass from Vail Resorts has added Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isère in France,…

25 Aug 2016

New ski resort to open in Canada

New ski resort to open in Canada

A new ski resort is to be created in Canada which aims to offer the biggest lift-served vertical in North America. Valemount Glacier has just been given the go-ahead by authorities in British Columbia…

17 Aug 2016

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Two big-name, iconic North American ski resorts have been added to the Mountain Collective pass, beefing up its already impressive list. Revelstoke in British Columbia and Telluride in Colorado are the…

8 Aug 2016

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts is to buy Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, in a deal valued at just over US$1billion (CAN$1.4b) that is expected to close before the start of the season. The shock announcement, made today, comes…

7 Apr 2016

Whistler announces massive investment

Whistler announces massive investment

Hot on the heels of plans to improve its beginner skiing experience, Whistler Blackcomb has announced an enormous $345million three-phase plan to make the Canadian resort “weather independent” during…

22 Mar 2016

Blackcomb to stay open until 30 May

Blackcomb to stay open until 30 May

The Canadian ski resort of Blackcomb Mountain in British Columbia has had so much snow this season, it will remain open until 30 May. The announcement was made yesterday, after Whistler Blackcomb surpassed…

29 Feb 2016

More skiing for beginners in Whistler

More skiing for beginners in Whistler

The Canadian ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has announced plans to expand its beginner areas as part of an $8million investment to improve its winter…

5 Dec 2015

Big price drops in ski resorts this season

Big price drops in ski resorts this season

Prices are down in three-quarters of ski resorts this season, according to new research — with cheapest prices to be found in Bansko in Bulgaria. This year’s Ski Resort Report, released this morning…

13 Oct 2015

More snow falling in the Alps

More snow falling in the Alps

Social media has had another blast of snow pictures and videos as the weather has closed in across the Alps. Tignes has announced 80cm of snow since 25 September — 10cm of which fell last night — and…

12 Mar 2015

More US resorts join up ski passes

More US resorts join up ski passes

More ski resorts in North America have teamed up on collaborative season ski passes for next winter. Sun Valley in Idaho has joined the Mountain Collective and the Tahoe Local Pass will include skiing…

24 Feb 2015

Whistler gondola breaks world record

Whistler gondola breaks world record

A ski lift in the Canadian resort of Whistler has entered the record books. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which links Whistler Mountain’s Roundhouse Lodge with Blackcomb Mountain’s Rendezvous Restaurant…

21 Jan 2015

Whistler opens kids-only snowpark

Whistler opens kids-only snowpark

The Canadian ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb has opened a snowpark specifically for children. The resort has teamed up with Burton Snowboards on the kids-only Burton Riglet Park — basically a snowboarding…

19 Nov 2014

Ski resorts open to fantastic powder

Ski resorts open to fantastic powder

The snow continues to fall around Europe and North America, clogging up the roads and our social media feeds (anyone else’s twitter and facebook feeds going mad?). After a delayed start in Colorado,…

15 Oct 2014

Sun Peaks in Canada expands ski terrain

Sun Peaks in Canada expands ski terrain

Sun Peaks ski resort in British Columbia is adding more terrain this season, bringing the skiable acres up to 4,270 and making it the second-largest area in Canada. The new terrain is in the resort’s…

1 Oct 2014

Clapham hosts ski film festival

Clapham hosts ski film festival

If you’re in London this week, head to the Clapham Grand on Thursday night for a complete ski fest. Sub Zero events is bringing the International Freeski Film Festival to the UK for the first time, showing…

12 May 2014

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Canadian ski resort Lake Louise has just closed for the season — a week later than originally planned — while celebrating an all-time snow record. March, April and May have brought more snow than ever…

30 Mar 2014

Sun Peaks increases ski terrain

Sun Peaks increases ski terrain

Sun Peaks in British Columbia will add an extra 522 acres of new terrain for next season, making it the second-largest ski area in the Canada after Whistler. Sun Peaks, which is already a popular choice…

22 Mar 2014

Party season kicks off in the Alps

Party season kicks off in the Alps

Party season has kicked off in the Alps. From today (22 March) to 12 April, local DJs will be playing on the terraces of Verbier’s mountain restaurants, and the resort is offering 4 for 3: four nights…

29 Jan 2014

Skiers heading back to US and Canada

Skiers heading back to US and Canada

Skiing in North America has suffered some terrible fortune in recent years, but this season looks to be a record-breaker. Last year, 11% more skiers and snowboarders visited US ski areas than in 2011/2012,…

24 Sep 2013

Reader sets record with 1995 booking

Reader sets record with 1995 booking

Readers of Where to Ski and Snowboard are very loyal, and many have followed the book since we first started to publish it in 1994 — but recently we came across something of a record. Specialist Canadian…

24 May 2013

Free skiing in Killington

Free skiing in Killington

Last night, Killington in Vermont decided to wrap up its ski season this weekend, by offering free skiing and snowboarding. The resort had been aiming to keep going into June, but after pouring rain on…

3 May 2013

Banff voted top ski resort by Crystal

Banff voted top ski resort by Crystal

BANFF in Canada has been voted best overall ski resort by Crystal Ski customers. The resort topped the poll for its convenience, “jaw-dropping” views, unlimited skiing for any ability and “incredible…

4 Apr 2013

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

The pistes are empty, the lift queues non-existent and resorts are planning their closing weekends…but the snow in most places is outstanding and the sun is out, so if you have a chance to get away…

13 Mar 2013

Ski seven top US resorts on one pass

Ski seven top US resorts on one pass

Three major North American ski resorts have been added to the Mountain Collective pass for next season. Mammoth Mountain in California, Snowbird in Utah and Whistler Blackcomb in Canada have joined Alta…

6 Mar 2013

Special deals for women skiers

Special deals for women skiers

If you’re a mum or even just female free and cut-price ski passes are coming your way this week. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday (8 March), the Swiss ski resort of Verbier is offering…

24 Jan 2013

Whistler installs overdue new chairs

Whistler installs overdue new chairs

At last Whistler is installing its first six-person chairlift. We have been complaining for years that the resort’s fast quad chairs are oversubscribed and outdated and should be replaced by modern six-…

11 Jan 2013

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures are dropping and it’s snowing again in the Alps. Just when everyone is heading back to work after the New Year break, the snow is coming — and it’s much needed after this week’s warm…

15 Nov 2012

Win a chance to ski Canada east to west

Win a chance to ski Canada east to west

Do you want to win a two-week, all-inclusive holiday to Canada? Ski Solutions have launched a completion to win the holiday of a lifetime. Skiers will have the chance to ski from east coast to west, trying…

28 Oct 2012

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Winter has arrived in ski resorts across Europe and North America. While we were digging out our winter coats in the UK this weekend, snow started to fall across the Alps. It’s dumping in Verbier, Tignes,…

26 Feb 2011

Google goes virtual skiing

Google goes virtual skiing

Zermatt has been chosen as Google’s first European attempt to take its Street View success to the slopes. If you have used Google Street View, you’ll know that it’s a neat little mapping…

3 Jan 2011

It’s mini-me! A little look at Whistler

It’s mini-me! A little look at Whistler

Got that back to work feeling? Give the paperwork, meetings and endless coffee a miss for a few minutes and indulge in a little clip from Whistler to brighten the day. The Canadian resort has produced…

15 Nov 2010

Whistler Mountain starts Friday

Whistler Mountain starts Friday

Powder hounds in Canada are delighted with the news that Whistler is to open six days early, this Friday 19 November. They are calling it La Nina’s early snowpack and a promising sign for the season…

21 Sep 2010

Win a trip to Whistler with Ski-I

Win a trip to Whistler with Ski-I

North America specialist Ski Independence is offering one lucky winner, and a companion, the chance to jet off to Whistler for free this season. The company is giving away a holiday to Canada worth £20,000,…

21 Jun 2010

Whistler resumes snowsports

Whistler resumes snowsports

For the next month or so Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb will offer snow sports on its Horstman glacier. And the excellent snowfall this winter means good conditions remain up there on Blackcomb Mountain.…

17 May 2010

Olympic chair moves to Banff

Olympic chair moves to Banff

A chairlift installed temporarily for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games is moving to a new home in Banff. The fast quad used to transport spectators and athletes to the Alpine events in Whistler…

18 Feb 2010

Surprises in women’s combined event

Surprises in women’s combined event

Sweden’s Anja Pearson has stunned the Whistler crowds to win an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s super combined competition – despite a limping away from a serious crash in Wednesday’s downhill…

17 Feb 2010

Double glory for the US

Double glory for the US

Lyndsey Vonn has secured Olympic gold in the women’s downhill, with a tremendous run that put her half a second ahead of teammate Julia Mancuso. The pair took gold and silver medal positions in the competition…

17 Feb 2010

GB curlers start strong

GB curlers start strong

There’s good news from the Team GB Olympic camp on Wednesday, with a successful start by the women’s curling team – skippered by 19-year-old Eve Muirhead. The British women’s curling team began…

16 Feb 2010

Brit reaches semi, Canada gets gold

Brit reaches semi, Canada gets gold

Britain’s Zoe Gillings has finished a very respectable eighth in the Olympic women’s snowboard cross, reaching the semi finals. But it was Canada that eventually took the gold medal, with a…

16 Feb 2010

Podium chances for British women

Podium chances for British women

The Olympic women’s downhill race, now rescheduled for Wednesday 17 Feb to accommodate the Whistler weather, holds obvious interest for British spectators with the participation of Chemmy Alcott.…

16 Feb 2010

Gillings targets Olympic medal

Gillings targets Olympic medal

After a thrilling showdown in the men’s snowboard cross final on Monday 15 February, the attention falls on the women’s event this evening (Tuesday 16 February) – with British hopes resting on 24-year-old…

14 Feb 2010

Solid performance from Brit in mogul event

Solid performance from Brit in mogul event

How do you like your moguls? Or perhaps bump runs aren’t for you? But the athletes on Cypress Mountain made them look easy as young knees took a pounding in the Women’s freestyle moguls event. Rain…

13 Feb 2010

Olympic races postponed

Olympic races postponed

Whistler’s notoriously fickle weather has forced postponement of the Men’s Olympic Downhill races due to take place at Whistler on Saturday – and of Sunday’s Women’s Super Combined event. The…

12 Feb 2010

Let the 2010 Games begin …

Let the 2010 Games begin …

Are you ready? The 2010 Winter Olympic Games is about to begin in Canada, with over two weeks non-stop sporting action from the slopes of Whistler and Cypress Mountains, near Vancouver. And we can’t…

12 Feb 2010

Olympic flame in final relay

Olympic flame in final relay

It wouldn’t be the Olympics without the famous Torch, which has travelled more than 26,000 miles in its worldwide journey to mark the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. The Olympic…

27 Jan 2010

Shadow over Whistler Olympics

Shadow over Whistler Olympics

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games are due to take place from 12 to 28 February in Vancouver and Whistler, in far western Canada – and the final British team was announced in London on Tuesday. But the company…

19 Nov 2009

It’s a record says Whistler

It’s a record says Whistler

If you want winter right now, Canada has got it all! Whistler Blackcomb has just announced record-breaking November snowfall, and it’s still snowing … Whistler Blackcomb is getting a runaway start…

11 Nov 2009

Whistler jumps into action

Whistler jumps into action

A metre of snowfall this week and more to come means that Whistler can’t wait any longer. The resort will open on Saturday 14 November – 12 days earlier than planned. It is too early to say whether…

17 Jul 2009

Ski Whistler for charity in 2010

Fancy skiing Whistler-Blackcomb? And raise money for a worthy cause at the same time? The National multiple sclerosis charity the MS Trust is looking for skiers and snowboarders to sign up for…

19 Dec 2008

Ice to blame for gondola accident

A gondola accident at Whistler this week has been blamed on a rare build up of ice in the tower.In a press release issued by the resort, officials at Whistler Blackcomb have said ice and water damage most…

17 Dec 2008

Whistler gondola tower collapses

A tower on a Whistler gondola partially collapsed on Tuesday 16 December, leaving more than a dozen skiers stranded.The accident happened at about 2.30pm local time on the Excalibur gondola, which serves…

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