Skiers and snowboarders will be able to hit the slopes a little early this season.
Whistler Mountain has announced it’s opening day for November 23rd, one day ahead of schedule.
Whistler Blackcomb spokesperson Chris Mcleod says cooler temperatures are to blame for a head start to the season.
“There’s a lot of excitement out there from skiers and riders ready to get out there and we do our best every year to get things going as early as possible, looking at the weather forecast and seeing kind of the snow in the forecast, we had the opportunity.”
Mcleod adds there’s a celebration planned.
“The night before opening day, on Tuesday evening, we’re gonna have a little party in the village with some live music and some food to kind of kick off the season.”
And while mother nature was kind enough to keep temperatures cool, Mcleod reminds visitors it’s not quite a ‘Winter Wonderland’ just yet.
“Our snow making team still has work to do down low, so it’s definitely going to be very early season conditions.”
The first gondola up Whistler Mountain takes off at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.