| Projects | Archive | 2018-04-13

Whistler Blackcomb: New Gondola, new speed quad and new 6 passenger lift

Vail Resorts, Inc. announces that the Company plans to make an historic investment of CAD$66 million (USD$52 million) at Whistler Blackcomb for the 2018.19 season focusing on three new lifts at the heart of the resort.

Get ready to enjoy more time on the mountain. Vail Resorts has unveiled an 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. 
  • 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.
“We are incredibly excited to bring to life the spirit of the Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance with a focus on the on-mountain experience that lies at the heart of our resort,” said Pete Sonntag, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Whistler Blackcomb. “Over the past few years, Whistler Blackcomb has seen tremendous enthusiasm from guests from around the world. This transformative investment, the largest in the resort’s history, will offer a dramatic improvement to the experience for all of our guests as they explore and enjoy the largest and most popular resort in North America. We intend to continue to pursue other base area and village improvements that were part of the Renaissance, but we believed it was critical to start at our core, on the mountain.”

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