WHISTLER, BC December 10, 2013 – Whistler Blackcomb’s annual “Dress Like Santa Day” will take place on Saturday, December 14. The first 75 skiers/snowboarders dressed like Mr. or Mrs. Claus to check in at the Garibaldi Lift Company, at the base of Whistler Mountain, will receive a complimentary lift ticket for the day along with a beverage provided by Coca-Cola.
The costume must include red or black pants, or a skirt for Mrs. Claus, a red jacket with white trim, a black belt, a beard for Santa, and of course, a Santa or Mrs. Claus hat. All Santa Day participants are to meet on the patio of the Garibaldi Lift Company at 8am. One free lift ticket per person will be handed out to the first 75 people who meet the costume requirements.
“Mrs. Claus and I have never missed a Santa Day at Whistler Blackcomb; we can’t wait to hit the slopes on December 14,” says Santa Claus. “Santa Day has become an important part of our preparation for my journey around the globe on December 24. It’s nice to spend a relaxing day at Whistler Blackcomb with Mrs. Claus before the big day.”
All Santas will upload the Whistler Village Gondola to the Roundhouse Lodge at 8:30am and ski down to the bottom of Emerald Express as a group for a photo opportunity. After the photos, participating Santas will have a chance to take home some Christmas gifts courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb before skiing and riding off to spread the holiday cheer on the mountain, and enjoy the new Harmony 6 Express chair opening that day.
No registration is necessary for this event; lift tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Participants with a season pass will receive a one day lift ticket valid from January 1 - 31, 2014.
Check out the video of the festivities from Santa Day 2012.
Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/deals_packages or call 1-888-403-4727.
About Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,174 centimetres (462 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
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