Whistler decided to tack on an additional week to the season due to above average snowfall, pushing the closing date to May 30, 2016. Maybe its time to book a spring skiing vacation?
“We couldn’t be happier with how the season has unfolded,” says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb. “We have received consistent consecutive storm cycles combined with low temperatures, creating great conditions for skiing and snowboarding. So far in March alone we have seen 292cm or 115 inches of snow, which is well above the March average of 241cm (95in). We are thrilled the conditions have allowed us to offer our guests an additional seven days of great spring skiing and snowboarding.”
Here’s some stats on Whistlers snowfall this season:
- 1177cm/463in total snowfall this season.
- 292cm/115in snow so far in the month of March 2016.
- Whistler Blackcomb’s 10 year annual average snowfall is 1,163cm (458in).
- Whistler Blackcomb has one of the longest ski/snowboard seasons in North America, with operations on Blackcomb Mountain now continuing through to May 30.
- Whistler Blackcomb boasts some of the best spring skiing in the world.
- The event line-up at Whistler Blackcomb continues all season long with the World Ski & Snowboard Festival taking placeApril 8-17, 2016.