Photo: Amanda Hankison
Hey Winter! We’re excited to see you around here! It’s been a great first couple weeks of the 2018 / 2019 ski season here in Whistler. With blue bird skies and new soft snow it’s making for a great start.
So with all the changes that Veil announced earlier in the year, what can you expect this season? The addition of a new gondola on Blackcomb Mountain and several other lift infrastructure upgrades.
Wizard and Solar chairlifts will be replaced with a new 10-passenger gondola that will ascend from the base of Blackcomb Mountain and terminate adjacent of the existing PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The new gondola is expected to represent a 47% capacity increase and move 4,000 people per hour, the highest capacity in North America. The Emerald Express four-passenger lift on Whistler Mountain will be replaced with a new six-passenger high-speed lift, increasing guest uphill capacity by 29%. Finally, the existing Catskinner triple-passenger lift will be replaced with a four-passenger, high-speed lift, which will increase uphill capacity by 56%. These upgrades will provide guests a quicker and easier access to all levels of terrain across both mountains.
Learn more here about what’s happening on the mountain.
Stay just minutes from the Gondola and right in the heart of Whistler Village at the Adara Hotel, and take advantage of what this season has to offer! Book before December 15th and save an additional 10% off your stay.