Whistler Blackcomb gears up for winter 2016/2017 season with Opening Day presented by The North Face on November 24, 2016

The North Face Activations Include Base Camp Celebration, Opening Day Gondola Campout Contest, and Explore, Scan & Win Contest 

WHISTLER, BC, 2016-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — With early season storms delivering snow to the alpine, the anticipation for winter continues to build as skiers and snowboarders eagerly await their first turns of the season. Whistler Blackcomb is gearing up for another epic season kick off with Opening Day presented by The North Face. Whistler Blackcomb and The North Face invite snow lovers of all ages to join in celebrating the return of winter with a number of fun events, activations and contests to help fuel the stoke for the winter season ahead. The North Face activations include the Base Camp Celebration, an Opening Day Gondola Campout contest, and an Explore, Scan & Win contest.

“We’re excited to team up with The North Face who share a passion for winter sports and innovation to celebrate the return of winter,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “Together we will build on the excitement and energy around opening day and deliver an unparalleled experience for our guests.”

The Base Camp Celebration officially kicks things off the evening before opening day. The North Face is recreating an expedition base camp in Skier’s Plaza near the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola. Guests of all ages can join in the festivities from 7pm to 10pm featuring a beer garden for the 19+ crowd, s’mores, hot chocolate, campfire pods, live music, and plenty of prizes to go around.

“With the help of our friends at Whistler Blackcomb, we wanted to create a celebratory gathering in honor of the most exciting time of the winter season for all skiers and snowboarders; opening day”, says Carl Bissonnette, Marketing Manager at The North Face.

For guests looking to elevate their opening day experience, The North Face Opening Day Gondola Campout contest provides the ultimate overnight camping experience. Participants can enter to win this camping experience online and in select The North Face retail locations in Whistler and Vancouver. Winners have the unique opportunity to camp overnight at the base of Whistler Mountain with the latest camping gear provided by The North Face. Additionally, each winner gets to keep their entire The North Face camping set up. For more information or to enter the contest visit https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/the-north-face-opening-day/#gondola-campout-contest.

For skiers and snowboarders who plan to be in Whistler for opening day weekend, the Explore, Scan & Win contest is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the return of winter. Guests can win prizes simply by riding the mountain. With the use of Whistler Blackcomb’s mobile platform, WB+, skiers and riders can scan their pass at three RFID locations to be entered to win prizes from The North Face. For more information including RFID scan locations visit https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/the-north-face-opening-day/#explore-scan-and-win.

Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day is set for November 24, 2016 but with favourable early season conditions, the resort can always be counted on to open early. For the latest information on opening day and the full schedule of The North Face events visit https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/the-north-face-opening-day.

EDGE Card Early Bird sale ends on November 21, 2016. Ski or ride from $73 CAD per day.

Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/purchase/deals-packages or call 1-888-403-4727.


About The North Face®
The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1966. Headquartered in Alameda, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company’s products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains.

About Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,170 centimetres (461 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

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