FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ski Squaw Valley USA and Whistler Blackcomb with the Ultimate 7 Card
Skiers and riders can enjoy the best terrain in North America with one card & one price
[Squaw Valley USA] August 5, 2011 – For the first time ever, skiers and riders can enjoy the best terrain North America has to offer with one multi-day card product. Available for $479 USD, the new Ultimate 7 Card gets skiers and snowboarders four days at Squaw Valley USA and three days at Whistler Blackcomb with no blackout dates. The Ultimate 7 Card is valid for the entire winter 2011-12 season with reloadable options available for additional days at both resorts. The Ultimate 7 Card is on sale now at www.squaw.com.
"Whistler Blackcomb and Squaw Valley share a great number of qualities including unmatched, diverse big mountain terrain, a history uniquely inclusive of hosting the Winter Olympics and brands that are quintessentially about adventure, exploration and discovery," said Andy Wirth, president and chief executive officer of Squaw Valley. "The Ultimate 7 provides our shared customer base, in all of California and North America, with terrific value and a way to easily and affordably access both legendary mountain experiences."
The new Ultimate 7 Card allows skiers and riders to seamlessly explore over 12,000 acres of the most coveted terrain in North America, from wide, open slopes for beginners, to unmatched steeps and bowls for experts. As a testament to the caliber of these resorts, both Squaw Valley and Whistler Blackcomb hosted the Olympic Winter Games, when the entire world turned their eyes to these two legendary mountains in 1960 and 2010 respectively.
"Whistler Blackcomb is thrilled to partner with iconic Squaw Valley on this new card," said Dave Brownlie, president and chief operating officer at Whistler Blackcomb. "The United States is a key destination market for Whistler with quick direct access into Vancouver. We look forward to sharing our No.1 ranked resort this coming season with our American neighbors."
The Ultimate 7 Card is available for purchase online at www.squaw.com or in Squaw Valley's Season Pass Office. All Ultimate 7 Cards will be mailed in October in preparation for the upcoming ski season. Purchasers who do not have a photo on file with Squaw Valley will need to upload a photo on to www.squaw.com at the time of purchase. The Ultimate 7 Card is limited in quantity and will be available while supplies last. For any questions, guests can call Squaw Valley at 1-800-403-4206.
This winter, Squaw Valley's season passholders will also be able to experience Whistler Blackcomb's incredible terrain at a great price. Squaw Valley season passholders will receive $25 CAD off per day on lift tickets at Whistler Blackcomb. The discount will apply to multi-day lift tickets up to five of six days.
About Squaw Valley USA
Squaw Valley USA was founded in 1949 and hosted the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, the first televised Olympics. Squaw Valley is one of the largest and most diverse mountain resorts in North America, with incomparable outdoor recreational amenities that attract both local residents and visitors from around the globe. For more information, please visit www.squaw.com.
About Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America's premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,090 centimetres (430 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, including the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. For more information, visit whistlerblackcomb.com.
For great summer lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit www.squaw.com.
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