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SNOW REPORT - WEATHER FORECAST

Looking for up-to-the-minute snow and weather reports for Whistler Blackcomb? Look no further. You'll find mountain temperatures, wind speeds, snowfall accumulation, forecasts and everything else you'll need to know to plan your day on the slopes right here on the Official Whistler Blackcomb Snow & Weather Forecast.

For backcountry information and the Backcountry Avalanche Advisory please review our Backcountry Information

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Snow depths measured at Pig Alley Weather Station 1650m (Mid-Mountain) on Whistler Mountain. Snowphone: 604.932.4211
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Alpine Forecast

Alpine Forecast (Roundhouse/Rendezvous at 1850m) provided by RWDI - Consulting Engineers and Scientists.
Alpine Forecast (at 1850m) provided by RWDI
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Synopsis

Forecast

Freezing Level Reference
Blackcomb Mountain

2,284m7,494ft Top of 7th Heaven Express

1,860m6,102ft Rendezvous Lodge, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

1,545m5,069ft Glacier Creek Lodge

1,248m4,094ft Top of Wizard Express

685m2,247ft Blackcomb Base, Bottom of Wizard Express

Whistler Mountain

2,182m7,160ft Top of Whistler Mountain

1,850m6,069ft Roundhouse Lodge, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

1,662m5,453ft Chic Pea, Top of Garbanzo Express

1,300m4,265ft Raven's Nest, Top of Creekside Gondola

675m2,214ft Whistler Village


PLEASE NOTE: The freezing level image above is not to scale and the numbers on the dashed lines are a close estimate of the elevation across both mountains.

VILLAGE/VALLEY FORECAST

Conditions

 
Forecast

Whistler Valley forecast provided by Environment Canada. Elevation: 650m.
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Live Lift Status

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Blackcomb Mountain Lifts Status
7TH HEAVEN EXPRESS OPEN
CATSKINNER CHAIR OPEN
COCA-COLA TUBE PARK CLOSED
CRYSTAL RIDGE EXPRESS OPEN
EXCALIBUR GONDOLA OPEN
EXCELERATOR EXPRESS OPEN
GLACIER EXPRESS OPEN
HORSTMAN T-BAR CLOSED
JERSEY CREAM EXPRESS OPEN
MAGIC CHAIR OPEN
PEAK 2 PEAK GONDOLA OPEN
SHOWCASE T-BAR OPEN
SOLAR COASTER EXPRESS OPEN
WIZARD EXPRESS OPEN
Gondola
PEAK 2 PEAK GONDOLA
Whistler Mountain Lifts Status
BIG RED EXPRESS OPEN
CREEKSIDE GONDOLA OPEN
EMERALD EXPRESS OPEN
FITZSIMMONS EXPRESS OPEN
FRANZ'S CHAIR CLOSED
GARBANZO EXPRESS OPEN
HARMONY 6 EXPRESS OPEN
OLYMPIC CHAIR OPEN
PEAK EXPRESS OPEN
PEAK 2 PEAK GONDOLA OPEN
SYMPHONY EXPRESS CLOSED
T-BARS OPEN
WHISTLER VILLAGE GONDOLA OPEN
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Skiable Acres
Lifts Running
Runs Open
Runs Groomed
Tube Parks

Coca-Cola Tube Park
Terrain Parks

Blackcomb
Whistler
Family

Kids Magic Castle
Tree Fort

Blackcomb Mountain Grooming Report

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Trails Groomed


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7th Heaven


        Crystal Zone


              Excalibur - Wizard


                    Excelerator - Solar Coaster - Catskinner


                          Glacier


                                Jersey Cream

                                      Big Red - Franz's - Garbanzo


                                            Creekside


                                                  Emerald - Garbanzo


                                                        Habitat Terrain Park


                                                              Harmony


                                                                    Symphony Amphitheatre


                                                                          The Peak - T-Bar


                                                                                Village - Olympic - Fitzsimmons

                                                                                      What's Open

                                                                                      WHISTLER BLACKCOMB IS OPEN FOR 2016.17 WINTER SEASON

                                                                                      Whistler Mountain is accessible via the Whistler Village Gondola or Creekside Gondola and Blackcomb Mountain is accessible via the Excalibur Gondola or Wizard Express.

                                                                                      First upload is at 8:30am and lifts are in operation until 3:00pm. Alpine lifts close 30-45 minutes earlier to allow for Patrol sweeps. There is still a mandatory download in effect on the Creekside Gondola.

                                                                                      The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola linking Whistler and Blackcomb mountains is open daily. Last round-trip from the Roundhouse Lodge is at 3pm and last one-way trip from Rendezvous Lodge is at 3:15pm.


                                                                                      Safety

                                                                                      We would like to remind guests to ski and ride safely as early season conditions will apply, especially off of marked trails. Please obey all mountain signage, ski and ride on open runs only and stay within the operational area.

                                                                                      Food & Beverage

                                                                                      On Whistler Mountain, the Roundhouse Lodge including Seppo’s Bar is open daily. The newly renovated Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill (GLC), located in Skier’s Plaza at the base of the Whistler Village Gondola, is now open from 11:00am until 1:00am. Garbo’s Grill & Espresso Bar and Essentially Blackcomb Coffee both open at 7:00am. Dusty’s Bar & BBQ is open from 11:00am until 1:00am and Dusty’s Backside is open for breakfast from 7:00am to 11:00am at the base of the Creekside Gondola. The Creekside Starbucks location is open daily from 6:30am until 7:00pm.

                                                                                      On Blackcomb Mountain, the Rendezvous Lodge including Christine’s is open daily. Glacier Creek Lodge is currently only open on weekends. The Crystal Hut is open as a warming hut with hot drinks and soups, and will open fully next weekend. At the base, the Wizard Grill opens for breakfast and lunch beginning at 7:00am and Merlin’s Bar and Grill opens at 11:00am.


                                                                                      Early Season Ticket Window Rates

                                                                                      Friday Dec 2 - Friday Dec 9:


                                                                                      $119 Adult (19-64)
                                                                                      $108 Senior (65+)
                                                                                      $102 Youth (13-18)
                                                                                      $60 Child (7-12)

                                                                                      Saturday Dec 10 - Until further notice:


                                                                                      $129 Adult (19-64)
                                                                                      $117 Senior (65+)
                                                                                      $110 Youth (13-18)
                                                                                      $65 Child (7-12)

                                                                                      All prices quoted in CDN funds and subject to TAX. Prices subject to change.


                                                                                      Backcountry Tickets:


                                                                                      Price: $61.95 (tax included)

                                                                                      • Availability of backcountry tickets is assessed daily by Ski Patrol.
                                                                                      • Proper gear is required to purchase ticket: avalanche transceiver and demonstrated ability to use it, probe, shovel, skins or snowshoes, cell phone.
                                                                                      • Tickets are sold for a specific lift set to reach the backcountry access points and cannot be used on other lifts.
                                                                                      • Guests must sign the Backcountry Access Agreement.

                                                                                      Hours of Operation

                                                                                      Open Last Day
                                                                                      Whistler Mountain Nov 24, 2016
                                                                                      Nov 23, 2016
                                                                                      Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                      Blackcomb Mountain Nov 24, 2016 May 22, 2017

                                                                                      PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
                                                                                      Nov 24, 2016 Apr 23, 2017

                                                                                      Hours of Operation 2016.17
                                                                                      Open Close
                                                                                      Nov 23 - Jan 27
                                                                                      8:30am 3:00pm*
                                                                                      Jan 28 - Feb 24
                                                                                      8:30am 3:30pm
                                                                                      Feb 25 - Apr 23
                                                                                      8:30am 4:00pm

                                                                                      Apr 24 - May 22

                                                                                      (Blackcomb Mountain Only.)

                                                                                      10:00am 4:00pm

                                                                                      Note:
                                                                                      Alpine lifts close 30-45mins earlier to allow for Patrol sweep.

                                                                                      All lifts are subject to weather and can close without notice. Please check the Live Lift Status or speak with Lift Operation staff for current status.

                                                                                      Additional Hours Of Operations

                                                                                      PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
                                                                                      The journey between the two Mountains provides a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb's alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, and changing seasons, but sightseeing is just the start of your adventure. More Info
                                                                                      Fresh Tracks Breakfast
                                                                                      Enjoy a mountain size breakfast buffet at the top of Whistler Mountain and get your fill of fresh powder or perfectly groomer corduroy before everyone else. Upload the Whistler Village Gondola starting at 7:15am. Additional Fresh Tracks ticket required. More Info
                                                                                      COCA-COLA ®/™ TUBE PARK
                                                                                      This isn't the tobogganing you remember from your childhood. More like multi-lane, high speed extreme tubing that just may be one of the best memories of your time here. More Info

                                                                                      Guest Services

                                                                                      Whistler Village Guest Services
                                                                                      Whistler Village Open Close
                                                                                      Nov 4 - Nov 22 9:00am 5:00pm
                                                                                      Nov 23

                                                                                      Opening Day

                                                                                      7:00am 5:00pm
                                                                                      Nov 24 - Dec 15 8:00am 5:00pm
                                                                                      Dec 16 - Apr 2 7:00am 5:00pm
                                                                                      Apr 3 - Apr 23 8:00am 5:00pm
                                                                                      Whistler Creekside Guest Services
                                                                                      Creekside Open Close
                                                                                      Nov 23 - Apr 23 8:00am 5:00pm

                                                                                      Blackcomb Guest Services - Base of Blackcomb Mountain
                                                                                      Blackcomb Daylodge Open Close
                                                                                      Nov 24 - Apr 23 8:00am 5:00pm

                                                                                      Backcountry Avalanche Advisory

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                                                                                      This three day avalanche hazard forecast is prepared for the Sea to Sky area including surrounding areas of Whistler Blackcomb - Terrain easily accessible as a day tour from Whistler Blackcomb's boundaries. This advisory refers to areas outside the ski area boundary.

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                                                                                      Danger Ratings Explained
                                                                                      1 - Low

                                                                                      Generally safe avalanche conditions.

                                                                                      Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

                                                                                      Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely. Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.

                                                                                      2 - Moderate

                                                                                      Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

                                                                                      Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

                                                                                      Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.

                                                                                      3 - Considerable

                                                                                      Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

                                                                                      Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

                                                                                      Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.

                                                                                      4 - High

                                                                                      Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

                                                                                      Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.

                                                                                      Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas.

                                                                                      5 - Extreme

                                                                                      Avoid all avalanche terrain.

                                                                                      Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.

                                                                                      Large to very large avalanches in many areas

                                                                                      Forecast Disclaimer
                                                                                      USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

                                                                                      The Whistler Blackcomb Avalanche Bulletin, and other information and services provided by Avalanche Canada are intended for personal and recreational purposes only

                                                                                      THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM DISCOMFORT, INJURY, OR DEATH, CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES OR FOR OTHER SIMILAR COSTS, OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.

                                                                                      The user acknowledges that it is impossible to accurately predict natural events such as avalanches in every instance, and uses the data in this bulletin with this always foremost in mind. The accuracy or reliability of the data is not guaranteed or warranted in any way and the Providers disclaim liability of any kind whatsoever, including, without limitation, liability for quality, performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose arising out of the use, or inability to use the data.

                                                                                      Forecast provided by Whistler Blackcomb and Avalanche Canada.
                                                                                      Avalanche Skills Training Programs
                                                                                      Avalanche Skills Training (AST) programs are an essential first step to safe backcountry use in the winter. Based on curriculum established by the Canadian Avalanche Centre, AST 1 and 2 courses provide a blend of practical field days with indoor theory. More Info
                                                                                      Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures
                                                                                      In a full day of mind-blowing guided backcountry snowboarding, telemarking or skiing, ACMG Guides will share techniques and tactics to hone your skiing, boost your safety knowledge, and heighten your awareness in big mountain terrain. More Info
                                                                                      Free Avalanche Awareness Tours
                                                                                      Free daily Avalanche Awareness Tours are run by the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol in the winter. These half day tours cover: Safe travel, terrain evaluation, avalanche phenomenon, control measures within boundary, avalanche safety equipment & rescue techniques.

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                                                                                      After 25 years at Whistler Blackcomb, we’ve gotten to know these mountains like the back of our hand. Each powder day and every couloir from Franz’s Meadow to Ruby Bowl – we’ve been here. We help move these mountains, and while doing so have accumulated tonnes of interesting tips and facts that even the most seasoned vets might be surprised to learn. So check back now and again for GMC’s Precision Points and elevate your Whistler Blackcomb experience.

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