Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Whistler News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-12-19 Whistler turns on guns to get the season started
If you're thinking about a ski holiday in Whistler, you'll be delighted to hear that the resort is already getting ready for opening on November 23rd.

"Our guns turn on automatically when the temperature dips to minus two Celsius," said Bob Dufour, Vice President of Mountain Operations.

"Today we're sitting at around minus five Celsius and minus three mid-mountain, optimal temperatures for a quality snow product."

A total of 225 snow guns mean ski holidays in Whistler never run the risk of running out of quality snow. This is just the back up, of course, as you'll witness some of the average 33 feet of snow that falls at the resort each year.

Whistler ski holidays also offer great facilities for the snowboarders in your group, with numerous parks and pipes for you to test your skills.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-turns-on-guns-to-get-the-season-started_a17819387 2006-10-19
Whistler joins Canada's elite ski holiday in Whistler this winter will be able to test their ability on some of the best runs in the world, after the venue was added to the proposed World Cup 2007-08 race calendar.

Canada already boasts Lake Louise on the schedule, but now Whistler and Panorama Mountain Village, both in British Colombia, have also been put forward.

The men's Super G and Giant Slalom and women's Downhill and Super Combined are pencilled in, which would certainly give your ski holiday in Whistler that extra bit of kudos.

Ken Read, president of the Alpine Canada Alpin, explained the importance of the decision: "More of our athletes will be able to compete in their home country and these new races truly complement the Bombardier Lake Louise Winterstart, Canada's only World Cup venue since 1998.

"This will also give our officials and volunteers the kind of world-class training needed to prepare for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, which is really only three seasons away."

The additions would bring Canada up to the top level, shared by Austria, as a country with three sites on the women's calendar.

The chance to enjoy a ski holiday in Whistler is just around the corner, as the resort opens its runs on November 23rd.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-joins-canada-s-elite_a17825201 2006-10-20
Whistler named number one in North America Ski holidays in Whistler have just got a massive recommendation with Whistler Blackcomb being named the number one by SKIING Magazine for the tenth consecutive year.

The accolade joins other number one rankings from the likes of Freeskier, TransWorld Snowbaording and Forbes, all of which chose the Whistler Blackcomb as the best mountain there is in North America for skiers and snowboarders like you.

"Why has Whistler Blackcomb dominated our resort poll for ten years running? SKIING readers and the athletes we survey know the skiing kicks ass, that's why," said Marc Peruzzi, Editor-in-Chief of SKIING.

"The biggest vertical in North America, tonnes of advanced terrain, 400-plus inches of snow, and a rowdy party scene? doesn't hurt. Whistler Blackcomb goes off."

Ski holidays in Whistler certainly have plenty to offer. A host of great parks and pipes allow snowboarders to put their skills to the test, while the slopes available for skiers of all abilities are awesome.

With the venue recently added to the calendar for the 2007-08 World Cup, you know by taking a ski holiday in Whistler, you are skiing the best of the best.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-named-number-one-in-north-america_a17844167 2006-10-24
Whistler buzz builds ahead of new season skiing holidays in Whistler can get underway and you can sense the buzz building around the place.

Snow has recently fallen in the village near the slopes, sparking a sense of anticipation and excitement ahead of what is sure to be another superb year for ski holidays in Whistler.

"As soon as the temperature starts to drop and the clouds roll in, the fervour for the start of the season begins to build," said Stuart Rempel, Whistler Blackcomb's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

"Fuelled by this anticipation, everyone at Whistler Blackcomb is cranking it up a notch, as we put the finishing touches on the mountains, getting ready for the season ahead."

The Canadian resort is one of the best for skiers and snowboarders alike, offering the mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs to make any ski holiday in Whistler go with a bang.

With the clocks going back, temperatures dropping and snow beginning to fall, Whistler is ready for another exciting ski season.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-buzz-builds-ahead-of-new-season_a17921812 2006-11-08
Record snowfall for Whistler ski holiday in Whistler recently will remember, remember the snow in November, after the Canadian resort enjoyed the fourth snowiest month in its history.

An amazing 13 feet and six inches of snow fell during the month, making it the largest amount of snow for November, meaning ski holidays in Whistler are proving to be better than ever this year.

Stuart Rempel, Whistler Blackcomb's senior vice president of sales and marketing, commented: "The continuous snowfall this month has been incredible.

"We've been able to open our high alpine lifts earlier than ever before and ski outs to the valley are in fantastic shape."

Mr Rempel added that the "locals are in heaven" while people on their ski holiday in Whistler "are ecstatic".

Whistler's record snowfall came in January this year with 15 feet of snow in total.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/record-snowfall-for-whistler_a18011372 2006-12-15
Whistler welcomes yet more snow
In an exclusive interview with Eurosport, Walchhofer said that it was a "great feeling" to record his second back-to-back victory and "very important" to get back to winning ways.

"Bormio is one of the toughest courses in the World Cup and I think it's good for me on this difficult course to win one of the best races," he told Eurosport.

Walchhofer's win would not have escaped the attention of anyone on a Bormio ski holiday over the festive period as it was the first time a double had occurred in the men's downhill.

Meanwhile, the Austrian is looking forward to the rest of the ski season which he faces with "more self-confidence".

Those enjoying a ski holiday in Wengen or a Chamonix ski holiday over the coming weeks will be able to catch Walchhofer in action in the next two rounds of competition.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-welcomes-yet-more-snow_a18029334 2007-01-11
Snowboard stunts in Whistler Whistler ski holiday at the end of this month.

The resort in Canada sees the return of the Sapient-Showcase Showdown on February 24th and 25th as adrenalin-fuelled snowboarders look to get their hands on $60,000 worth of prize money in total.

The showdown adopts a pipestyle format, with a series of rails, boxes and spines for the snowboarders to negotiate at the Night Superpipe location on Blackcomb Mountain.

The competition's promotions coordinator, Zoltan Katchanoski, commented: "We had some great feedback about last year's event from the athletes involved. We want to build on last year's success, so we listened to what the riders had to say."

The event has been running since 1998 and has always been a firm favourite among those enjoying a Whistler ski holiday.

In fact, anyone on a ski holiday in Whistler who is in the crowd has a chance to win many prizes themselves, so it's a win-win situation for everyone.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/snowboard-stunts-in-whistler_a18050946 2007-02-02
Whistler Blackcomb beats its own record ski holidays in Whistler, the Canadian resort has surpassed its annual snowfall average.

By February 20th, Whistler Blackcomb's snowfall totalled 1,026cm, compared to an average of 1,006cm a year.

Moreover, there are still 103 days to go before the winter season's end.

Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb, said the location "is known as one of the most reliable ski resorts in the world for snow".

However, the resort - comprising the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb - knows that a great ski holiday in Whistler involves more than just snow.

Whistler's apres ski is lively and varied, with nightclubs and bars catering to a diverse selection of tastes.

Meanwhile, the calendar of upcoming events is impressively full, as always. Women's Week will take place from March 3rd-11th, followed by the Pontiac GMC Canadian Alpine Ski Championships from March 23rd-28th.

The resort will also host a number of events at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-blackcomb-beats-its-own-record_a18077108 2007-03-02
Whistler Blackcomb beats its own record ski holidays in Whistler, the Canadian resort has surpassed its annual snowfall average.

By February 20th, Whistler Blackcomb's snowfall totalled 1026 cm, compared to an average of 1,006 cm a year.

Moreover, there are still 103 days to go before the winter season's end.

Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb, said that "Whistler Blackcomb is known as one of the most reliable ski resorts in the world for snow".

However, the resort knows that a great ski holiday in Whistler involves more than just snow.

Whistler's apres ski is lively and varied, with nightclubs and bars catering to a diverse selection of tastes.

Meanwhile, the calendar of upcoming events is impressively full - as always. Women's Week will take place from March 3rd-11th, followed by the Pontiac GMC Canadian Alpine Ski Championships from March 23rd-28th.

The resort, which comprises two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, will also host a number of events at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-blackcomb-beats-its-own-record_a18078165 2007-03-05
Save the world with a ski holiday in Whistler Ski holidays in Whistler have been recognised as one of the most environmentally friendly places to enjoy a sporting break.

At the BC Tourism Awards on February 22nd, Whistler was particularly congratulated for its $9.2 million (?4.8 million) Symphony Express chairlift, which ascends 1,670 vertical ft to the stunning alpine peak of Piccolo.

By deploying a highly advanced team of engineers and planners, Whistler managed to reduce an estimated environmental footprint of 40 per cent down to five per cent - good news for conscientious people on ski holidays in Whistler .

Arthur DeJong, Whistler Blackcomb's mountain planning and environmental resource Manager, said: "A number of areas with high ecological values have been set aside for conservation within the ski area and include wetlands, black bear habitat zones noted for denning and food supply and coastal mountain black-tailed deer ranges."

Ski holidays in Whistler are a nature lover's dream. The resort, which is home to the two dramatic ski mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, boasts 200 trails, over 17 alpine bowls and four glaciers - a stunning landscape well worth preserving.

The resort recently surpassed its annual snowfall average, reaching a total of 1,026 cm by 20th February.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/save-the-world-with-a-ski-holiday-in-whistler-_a18082948 2007-03-08