Whistler Mountain to open 2 weeks early

Parts of Whistler-Blackcomb are set to open this weekend, two weeks earlier than predicted.

Cool temperatures, snowmaking and natural snowfall have made for good ski and snowoard conditions

Snowmaking and snowfall will allow for opening two weeks early 1:57

Parts of Whistler Blackcomb are set to open this weekend, two weeks earlier than predicted.

Staff at the ski and snowboard destination says that cool temperatures, intensive snowmaking and help from natural snowfall are to thank for the unexpected opening.

Five lifts will run on Whistler Mountain, and visitors can get to the mountain from the Whistler Village Gondola or the Creekside Gondola.

Blackcomb Mountain will remain closed until Nov. 28, the original projected opening day for the entire resort. 


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.