March 16, 2012

Whistler Blackcomb Surpasses Average Annual Snowfall

Whistler, BC - With 35 cm (14 inches) in the past 24 hours, Whistler Blackcomb has officially surpassed their average annual snowfall (1,042cm, 410 inches) with more than two full months remaining in the ski/snowboard season. Since Friday March 9, Whistler Blackcomb has received over 183 cm (6 feet) of snow bringing their total snowfall to an impressive 1066 cm (35 feet).

“La Nina has not disappointed us this year and we have had an incredible season so far,” says Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Operations Manager. “March has brought us some amazing storm cycles resulting in more than 222 cm, and six 20 plus centimeter days. All of this snow coupled with over 1,100 acres of groomed runs each night makes it the perfect time to ski and ride at Whistler Blackcomb.”

The 2011/2012 season is the third consecutive season that Whistler Blackcomb has surpassed their annual average snowfall before the end of March. Whistler Blackcomb enjoys some of the most consistent and reliable snow accumulations compared to any major resort in the world. Their consistent snowfall coupled with one of the biggest snowmaking infrastructures in North America makes for amazing skiing at Whistler Blackcomb from early season to late in the season.

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