Whistler Blackcomb, BC is now closed to uphill skiing and splitboarding, according to a news release from the resort over the weekend. A single route accessing Garibaldi Provincial Park remains open along Singing Pass, but it could close as well if the provincial government shuts down the park.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Whistler Blackcomb is no longer allowing uphill skiing/riding within our tenure. A single route to access Garibaldi Provincial Park along Singing Pass will remain open, until such time as the province closes the park. The Provincial Medical Health Officer is asking us to do our part and stay home to help flatten the curve. For Whistler Blackcomb, this means avalanche mitigation will no longer be conducted within our tenure. Avalanche Canada has also stopped forecasting. Please know, users assume all risks related to uphill travel on the designated route (Singing Pass) and the ski area remains closed. Safety is our top priority. Thank you for respecting our decision to protect the health of our community.
The mountain announced on Saturday, March 17, that it was closing its operations, along with all other Vail Resorts ski areas, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They later said they would leave some terrain open to uphill skiing and riding, but that access is now closed.
Anybody planning on traveling the Singing Pass route is reminded that Avalanche Canada issued its final forecast of the season last week, and search and rescue organizations are urging backcountry users to exercise extreme caution and, preferably, stay home.