Official Rules & Regulations

Whistler Blackcomb’s ‘Wonders of Summer’ Contest Official Rules

ELIGIBILITY:  Whistler Blackcomb’sWonders of Summer” contest (the "Contest") is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), legal residents of the United States of America (excluding New York and Florida) and the United Kingdom who have reached the age of majority in the province or state in which they reside at time of entry.  Not valid in the province of Quebec or elsewhere where prohibited by law.  Employees of Whistler Mountain Resort Limited Partnership and Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Limited Partnership and their respective affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies and members of the immediate family (parent, child, sibling and spouses) and of the household in which all such persons are domiciled are not eligible to enter.  Void where prohibited.  The Contest is subject to all federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations.

SPONSOR:  The Sponsor of this Contest is Whistler Blackcomb, with an address at 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada.

HOW TO ENTER:  No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.  To enter, go to the Official Entry section at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/contest, complete all required information on the ‘enter’ page and click ‘submit’.  You may also enter by properly completing an official paper ballot in any location where an official contest ballot box is located and placing the ballot in the ballot box.  If you wish to know the exact location of the ballot boxes, call 604 938 7346.  The Contest will begin on June 6th, 2013 and will end at 11:59:59 p.m. (PST) on October 7th, 2013 (the "Contest Period").

Limited to one entry per email address and limit one entry per person.

All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the Rules (defined below) may be disqualified by Whistler Blackcomb.  Whistler Blackcomb takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors.  Whistler Blackcomb is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising the Contest.

PRIVACY:  By entering the Contest, entrants consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information for the purposes of administering the Contest and for the purposes of understanding the needs and preferences of individuals or to develop, enhance, market and/or provide products and services.  Whistler Blackcomb will collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the Whistler Blackcomb privacy policy, which can be found at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/privacy/index.htm and the Rules. 

RULES:  The Contest will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by Whistler Blackcomb (the “Rules”).  Entrants must comply with the Rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the Rules by participating in the Contest.  The terms of the Contest, as set out in the Rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein.  Whistler Blackcomb's decisions with respect to the Contest are final and binding.  If any provisions of the Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

GRAND PRIZE DRAW:  A random draw by a representative of Whistler Blackcomb from all qualified entries received will be held at 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC on or about October 21, 2013 to select one entrant for the Grand Prize.  Entrants do not have to be present at the draw in order to qualify to win.  The following Grand Prize is available to be won, subject to the Rules and the items below:

Grand Prize:

The Grand Prize is valid within June 1st, 2014 to September 30th, 2014 (dates subject to change), including:

  • Four (4) nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for winner + guest
  • Two (2) PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience tickets
  • Two (2) Mountain Top BBQ Dinners
  • Two (2) Bike Park 101 Lessons OR $238 towards Valley Bike Rentals, Tours or MAX4 Bike Park Lessons.
  • Two (2)  Bear Viewing Tours
  • $100 Gift Card for lunch or dinner at GLC, Merlin’s or Dusty’s.

Grand Prize Conditions:

  • Certain prizes may have additional rules that apply or conditions (for example that the winner possesses a certain skill level of biking ability) that must be met in order to use or receive them.  Winner agrees to such rules and acknowledges that if such conditions are not met, the prize may not be awarded to winner.  Some restrictions may apply. 
  • Fairmont Accommodation. Valid: June 1st, 2014 to September 30th, 2014.   Winner or guest must be minimum 19 years old and must have a valid credit card.  The winner will be responsible for all incremental charges including parking and any other charges incurred during their stay. 
  • Accommodation and prize fulfilment arrangements must be co-ordinated with Whistler Blackcomb.
  • Depending on the specific accommodation unit selected, the grand prize winner may be entitled to invite guests, based on the maximum occupancy of the unit. These additional guests will not receive any of the other prize components and will be solely responsible for all costs associated with travel, transportation, food, activities, and taxes.
  • Winner of grand prize is responsible for all meals, travel and ground transportation, taxes, gratuities, activities, required passports or travel documents and any other expenses which are not explicitly stated in the Rules as being included in the prize.
  • Mountain Top BBQ Dinners must be used the same day as the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience tickets.

Total approximate retail value of Grand Prize $2,119.90 CDN/2,119.90 $US* plus applicable taxes.  Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual prize will not be awarded.  The above prize description constitutes the expected itinerary and details and all aspects thereof are subject to availability and subject to change. Certain activities or properties may not be available at time of prize fulfilment.  Winner will be provided with additional details at time of prize fulfilment.

ODDS:  The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. 

WINNING AND NOTIFICATION:  The entrant selected to win the Grand Prize will be notified by email and/or phone on or about October 21st, 2013.  Before being declared a winner of any prize, an entrant who is a resident of Canada must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

Before being declared a winner of the Grand Prize, the selected entrant will be required to sign and return to Whistler Blackcomb within the period indicated thereon a declaration and release form, notably: confirming compliance with the Rules and acceptance of the Grand Prize as offered; acknowledging the non-responsibility of Whistler Blackcomb and their respective employees, directors, officers, representatives and agents with respect to liability, damage, injuries, accident, loss or misfortune relating to (i) participation in the Contest or any related activity, and (ii) acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any component thereof, to the extent permitted by law; and acknowledging the right of Whistler Blackcomb’s and their respective employees, directors, officers, representatives and agents to collect and publish or broadcast the winner’s likeness, name, address, voice and statements made in relation to the Contest in any publicity, promotion or advertisement carried out by Whistler Blackcomb or its authorized agents worldwide without further notice or compensation, other than the prize offered.  In the case of UK residents, this declaration and release must be signed upon the winner’s arrival in Canada.

In the event that a selected entrant is not eligible to claim their prize or does not claim their prize within one month of the draw, or is unwilling or unable to comply with the Rules, or any prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, that entry will be disqualified and additional entries will be drawn from remaining eligible entrants until such time that all prizes have been successfully awarded.

Each contest winner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any applicable taxes on their prize.  Winner may waive their right to receive a prize.  All contest prizes are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable, have no cash value and must be accepted by the winner as awarded.  Prize will be forfeited if winner is not able to visit during the designated time period of June 1st, 2014 to September 30th, 2014 (dates subject to change).  Any guest accompanying Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return liability release prior to awarding of prize.  If Grand Prize winner's guest is a minor, he/she must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian during the visit who must sign and return all required documentation.  Whistler Blackcomb and the prize suppliers reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the specified prize is unavailable due to circumstances beyond their control.  The contest winner will be posted at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/contest if winner’s consent is given.

Entrants acknowledge that this is a Whistler Blackcomb contest.  By entering the Contest, entrants acknowledge that they have read, understood and agreed to be bound by the Rules. 

RELEASE:  By entering the Contest, entrants acknowledge that they are releasing Whistler Blackcomb, their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, liability or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with (i) participation in the Contest or any related activity, or (ii) the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any component thereof, (including, without limitation, those related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light), to the extent permitted by law.  By entering the Contest, entrants also agree to fully indemnify the Releasees and hold each of them harmless from any and all claims, costs, losses, liability or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with (i) participation in the Contest or any related activity, or (ii) the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any component thereof, by any third party.  For UK residents: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Rules, where the entrant resides in the UK and accepts these Rules from the UK, the exemptions and limitations of liability set out in these Rules shall not operate to exclude or restrict any person’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from such person’s negligence, nor to exempt or restrict a person’s liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for any liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.

Winner acknowledges that the Releasees are not responsible for: (a) any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Whistler Blackcomb on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer, related to or resulting from playing or downloading materials in this promotion including the recording of game results; (b) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by the website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries; or (c) the theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or the contest website.  Whistler Blackcomb reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of Whistler Blackcomb corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Whistler Blackcomb reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.  Whistler Blackcomb reserves the right to forbid the framing of any of the contents of the contest website and, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.

All entries become the property of Whistler Blackcomb and will not be returned.  If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant.  The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the entrant.  A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry.  All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search.  The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid online entry in the Contest will be the server(s) of Whistler Blackcomb.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest, any prize awarded or any use of any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the province of British Columbia, Canada to the extent permitted by law.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Whistler Blackcomb in connection with the Contest, any prize awarded or any use of any prize awarded, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the province of British Columbia, Canada, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the province of British Columbia, Canada.

*NOTE: All prizes are quoted in Canadian currency (CDN) and calculated into approximate USD currency (US) using an exchange rate of $1 US = $1 CDN.  Exchange rates are subject to change at any time.

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner of the Contest, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler BC, V0N 1B4 Canada, Att: Marketing Department - Interactive Marketing Coordinator.

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