Whistler Blackcomb has identified 'uncompromising safety' as a core value for our company
Early Season Hiking and Skiing/Riding Not Permitted
The countdown to opening day is on and as photos of snow piling in the alpine flood our social media feeds the need to ski and board is reaching a fever pitch. However, Whistler Blackcomb does not open until November 27, 2014. There is no hiking, skiing or snowboarding allowed on Whistler Blackcomb until opening day.
The boundaries of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain are a hive of activity as winter preparations take place. There are many unmarked hazards at this time, both manmade and natural, as well as machinery working that won’t be anticipating skiers and riders.
The ski area boundary of Whistler Blackcomb is simply not a place to be for people looking for their early season turns. Skier and riders are asked to access their turns in the backcountry. The backcountry can be accessed via the Singing Pass, and users should be prepared with the correct safety gear and trained for self-rescue.
The following signs are displayed on Whistler Blackcomb mountains, please take the time to understand them and follow them.
We invite you to take a look at a portion of our safety video 'Respect', check out our safety tips, and review the Alpine Responsibility Code. It is all about safety.
Learn more about the Whistler Blackcomb Safety Team.
Whistler Blackcomb safety tips you need to know before you head out to the mountains.
Visit the Whistler Search and Rescue web site for details on the team of highly trained mountain, avalanche and swift water rescue personnel.
OHM Medical have proudly provided Whistler Blackcomb with 10 Phillips Automatic External
Defibrillators (AED). They have been located in many of Whistler Blackcomb’s public buildings for emergency use if the need arises.