Financial websites are abuzz after Intrawest’s reportedly missed a $524 million (USD) loan repayment on Wednesday. You can read the details here. Intrawest partially or fully outright owns many popular ski resorts in North America, including Steamboat, Ontario’s Blue Mountain and Whistler Blackcomb. Vancouver’s Olympic Organizing Committee has said the issue will not effect any […]
Follow ’em here: http://twitter.com/WhistlerBlckcmb Apparently there’s plans to open more terrain this weekend. I have high hopes they’ll open more starting tomorrow; it’s my last day riding here.
Here’s a couple of photos from Day Two. Photo 1: A bunch of folks dressed up in ’80s garb showed up at the top of Blackcomb Mountain, lined up, picked a line and took off. Note the girl second from the right is holding a unicorn on a broomstick, like those toy horses kids used […]
The Excalibur gondola is open top-to-bottom again following last week’s incident. You can read our coverage of the Excalibur gondola incident here and here. You can read the details of the re-opening on the Whistler Blackcomb website.
A colleague of mine saved me page 21 from the November 10 issue of Maclean’s magazine, a long-standing Canadian news weekly. Page 21 was a full-page look at the British Columbia ski resort industry, and why it may be on shaky ground. According to the article, the bad news is piling up for BC’s ski […]