WHISTLER BLACKCOMB CELEBRATING 2ND ANNUAL BC FAMILY DAY WITH 50 PER CENT OFF LIFT TICKETS

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WHISTLER, BC January 30, 2014 – Residents across British Columbia will be celebrating the second annual BC Family Day on Monday, February 10. In honour of the special occasion, Whistler Blackcomb will be encouraging families to use the new statutory holiday to partake in one of the province’s greatest pastimes, with 50 per cent off one-day lift tickets to go skiing and snowboarding.

Whistler Blackcomb believes there is no better way to spend quality family time than by getting outside and into the mountains together. Half price one-day lift tickets will be available to all British Columbia residents for BC Family Day 2014.

“BC Family Day was a great success in Whistler last year and we are excited to, once again, offer 50 per cent off one-day lift tickets.” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “British Columbia has some of the best skiing in the world. We want to make sure every BC family has the opportunity to experience what is right here, in their own backyards.”

Whistler Blackcomb will also have Family Day experiences for guests including free samples of Milk2Go and master snow sculptors crafting a life size GMC vehicle out of snow outside the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain.

Families will also be able to explore Whistler Blackcomb’s family friendly areas, activities and events that are available year-round. Family Certified experiences include:

  • The Family Zone on Whistler Mountain, specially designed for families with a slower pace and gentle terrain to provide a comfortable learning environment for beginners.
  • The Nintendo Big Easy Terrain Garden on Blackcomb Mountain, a progression area for skiers and boarders just getting familiar with terrain parks. It features smaller versions of rails, rollers and mini-hits and is groomed nightly.
  • The Tree Fort on Whistler and the Magic Castle on Blackcomb, outdoor play areas for children and families looking to take a break from skiing/riding.
  • The Coca-Cola Tube Park, located at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain and offering tubing lanes over 1000ft long and a state-of-the-art conveyor lift to make travelling back up to the top a breeze.
  • Family-friendly après at Whistler Blackcomb’s three slopeside bars, including the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) at the base of Whistler Mountain, Merlin’s at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and Dusty’s Bar & Grill in Creekside. All the restaurants offer kid’s menus and welcome children until 8pm daily.
  • The free Fire & Ice Shows every Sunday night in Skier’s Plaza, featuring fireworks, fire spinners and Whistler’s best skiers and snowboarders hitting a big air jump through a blazing ring of fire.

The 50 per cent off lift ticket discount will be available at all Whistler Blackcomb Ticket Window locations and applies to one-day lift tickets only.Proof of residency is required and the discount is not valid for sightseeing tickets.

As a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler Blackcomb is also excited to relive the magic during Sochi 2014. Whistler is the ideal destination for families to cheer on Canadian athletes competing in the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Russia. A number of festive activities and events have been lined up from February 7 to 23 to help commemorate Whistler’s Olympic legacy, including a special Fire & Ice Show on February 7 to coincide with the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Sochi, daily broadcasting of the Games on the giant screen in Whistler Olympic Plaza, and luge and bobsledding demonstrations.

For more information about BC Family Day at Whistler Blackcomb, visit: www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/events/2014/02/bc-family-day


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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