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Whistler Mountain opens Friday by John Colebourn
Monday, November 15th 2010, 10:52 AM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
B.C.'s ski and snowboard industry has high hopes for the upcoming season.

With reports that the La Nina weather cycle will bring heavy snow throughout the winter, ski and snowboarding areas are busy getting lifts and hills ready.

At Whistler Blackcomb, plans are for the resort to open Whistler Mountain Friday, with Blackcomb following on Thursday, Nov. 25.

With some natural snow, and the temperature cold enough to blow snow, management is confident it can open about a week earlier than in past years.

"New snow and low freezing levels, along with the hard work of our mountain operations, grooming and snow-making teams, mean we can open Whistler Mountain on Friday," said Doug MacFarlane, mountain manager at Whistler Blackcomb.

"Though early-season conditions will apply, having those first few turns of the season is a great feeling and we're happy to make that happen for our guests six days earlier than planned."

Starting Monday, the resort's Snow Report will be updated daily, online or by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449. Up-to-date conditions, forecasts and special deals can be found at whistlerblackcomb.com.

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Source Link: theprovince.com