Whistler Blackcomb launches contest to name new lift 

Winner to get season pass or $1,000 gift card

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Whistler Blackcomb is looking for a name for the new crystal zone quad chair, which is to be installed before the start of the next season.

The "You Name It" competition will run for two weeks and the person who submits the best name, chosen by Whistler Blackcomb, to crown the new quad will receive a choice of either a 2013/14 unlimited winter season pass or a $1,000 Whistler Blackcomb gift card. In addition, the winner, along with three friends, will have the opportunity to be on the first public ride up the new chairlift.

The new high-speed quad chairlift in the Crystal Zone will be 1,708 metres (5,604ft) in length, with a vertical rise of 535 metres (1,755ft). The top of the new high-speed Crystal Zone quad will have the same location as the current fixed-grip, triple chair next to the Crystal Hut. However, the aspect of the new lift line is dramatically different, and will originate along the Blackcomb Glacier Road. This bottom terminal location will allow for access to many Crystal Zone trails including Ridge Runner, Rock 'N' Roll, and gladed trails like Outer Limits without having to return to the Excelerator Express. The new quad's location will also make it quicker and easier for skiers returning from Spanky's Ladder and the Blackcomb Glacier.

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 13 years old and contestants can enter as many names as they like. The winning submission will be announced on February 26, 2013 and if there are duplicate submissions of the chosen name, a random draw will be held among those submissions to decide the winner. Submissions can be made at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/younameit.

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