Tag Archives: British Columbia

Whistler, Tamarack and Kirkwood Join the Early Opening Bandwagon

Whistler (BC), Canada – Three more western ski resorts have announced season debuts well ahead of their scheduled opening dates. Why not? Everybody else is doing it! In British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb — the largest ski resort in North America — will be opening one week ahead of schedule on Thursday, November 19. Favorable early season conditions, including … Continue reading Whistler, Tamarack and Kirkwood Join the Early Opening Bandwagon

SKI SEASON UPDATE: More Early Openings and Reschedules

Salt Lake City, UT – Opening dates at ski resorts across the West continue to fluctuate as more resorts take advantage of cold air for snowmaking and early season storms. As for early openings, they include (in addition to those previously announced here): Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, Calif.; and Big White, … Continue reading SKI SEASON UPDATE: More Early Openings and Reschedules

B.C. Government Denies Heli-Ski Operator

Nelson (BC), Canada – Plans for a new helicopter skiing operation bordering Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park were dashed when the provincial government denied the operator’s application late last month. The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resources Operations sent Kootenay Heli-Ski Inc.’s application back to the drawing board, citing local opposition and a lack of public outreach … Continue reading B.C. Government Denies Heli-Ski Operator

Don’t Call It Silver Star, It’s Now SilverStar

Vernon (BC), Canada – In what may be one of the more curious re-brandings in recent ski resort history, Silver Star in British Columbia is now…SilverStar. SilverStar Mountain Resort has unveiled its new brand, symbolized by a new logo inspired by the mountain’s four faces, the resort’s colorful village, and the variety of year-round outdoor activities SilverStar offers. … Continue reading Don’t Call It Silver Star, It’s Now SilverStar

Utah Company Buys Mount Washington Ski Resort

Courtenay (BC), Canada – A Park City-based company that already owns three ski resorts in the U.S. is expanding its portfolio by purchasing Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island. Mount Washington Ski Resort, Ltd.’s current owners — a group of private shareholders now in their 70’s, led by George Stuart — have announced its sale to … Continue reading Utah Company Buys Mount Washington Ski Resort

SilverStar Partners with Whistler Blackcomb

Vernon and Whistler (BC), Canada – SilverStar My1Pass season passholders are receiving an unexpected and welcome perk with a recently announced partnership between SilverStar Mountain Resort and Whistler Blackcomb. The new benefit gets SilverStar winter 2015-16 alpine season passholders a 25 per cent discount on single-day and multi-day tickets at Whistler Blackcomb with no blackout dates. In … Continue reading SilverStar Partners with Whistler Blackcomb

Patagonia Sponsors New Film Chronicling the Struggle Over Jumbo Glacier

Invermere (BC), Canada – For 24 years, Vancouver architect Oberto Oberti has been struggling to bring his vision for a ski resort at Jumbo Glacier to fruition. And for just as long, forces have been uniting to stop him. That, in a nutshell, is the subject of Jumbo Wild, a new hour-long film from Sweetgrass Productions … Continue reading Patagonia Sponsors New Film Chronicling the Struggle Over Jumbo Glacier