Vail Resorts to Invest CAD$66-Million to Improve Lift System at the Heart of Whistler Blackcomb

Steven Agar | | Industry NewsIndustry News

Vail Resorts are planning on investing a historic CAD$66-million on improving the uphill capacity of the lift system at Whistler Blackcomb in time for the 2018/19 season. The new gondola will also improve mountain access during the summer months too.

Here’s the press release in full:

Get ready to enjoy more time on the mountain. Vail Resorts has just unveiled a historic announcement at Whistler Blackcomb, the investment in faster lifts and a new Blackcomb gondola for the 2018.19 season. The $66-million CAD project will be the heart of Whistler Blackcomb, cutting wait times at the core of each mountain.

On Whistler, a new six-person Emerald Express chair will make life in the Family Ski Zone easier, while a high-speed, four-person Catskinner chair adds laps to your day on Blackcomb. Access to this mountain will also be faster, warm and dry, as well. A 10-person gondola, from the Upper Village to the PEAK 2 PEAK connection, will open the first fully-sheltered route up Blackcomb year-round. Sightseeing or climbing the Ascent Trails? Extend your stay. There’s a covered cabin for the ride down.

And we didn’t forget the mountain bikers. Loam lovers will be shredding fresh trail in Creekside as the Whistler Mountain Bike Park reveals its most extensive expansion this spring!

  • Stay warm and dry in Blackcomb’s new 10-person gondola.
  • Cut the kids’ wait time for Emerald Express with the new 6-person chair in the Family Ski Zone.
  • Add more laps and improve faster with Blackcomb’s new 4-person, high-speed Catskinner lift.
  • Be the first to shred Creekside’s new trails in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
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Overview of the planned improvements. Credit: Whistler Blackcomb

More details and an FAQ are available on the Whistler Blackcomb website.

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