Blackcomb extends spring skiing and riding 

Slopes will stay open until May 26

click to enlarge PHOTO BY MITCH WINTON COASTPHOTO.COM, COURTESY OF WHISTLER BLACKCOMB - STAYING OPEN Blackcomb Mountain will stay open until May 26 with snow still falling in the alpine.
  • Photo by Mitch Winton coastphoto.com, courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb
  • STAYING OPEN Blackcomb Mountain will stay open until May 26 with snow still falling in the alpine.

With 508 centimetres of snow on Blackcomb Mountain officials have decided to extend the season to May 26.

“With a current base of 278 centimetres and more snow in the forecast, we’re once again lucky enough to boast one of the longest ski seasons in North America,” said Stuart Rempel, senior VP of marketing and sales at Whistler Blackcomb.

“Spring is just an awesome time to be in Whistler. We have so many exciting events around the corner, such as the legendary World Ski and Snowboard Festival and the first annual GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival."

Blackcomb was set to close operations on May 19.

March was the snowiest month of the season and Whistler’s third snowiest March in 10 years. The last week alone brought a storm cycle that deposited 91cm of new snow. Year to date snowfall is 817cm (322 inches or close to 27 feet).

Whistler Mountain operations will close on April 21.

For more information or to purchase next year’s season passes and EDGE cards, go to whistlerblackcomb.com/save/index.aspx. Official Opening Day for Winter 2014-15 is November 27, 2014.

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