For immediate release:
WHISTLER, BC September 2, 2014 – Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks Resort are excited to announce a new reciprocal seasons pass agreement. This agreement allows 2014.15 Season Passholders to receive a discount of 50 per cent off the window ticket rate at each of the resorts, Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks Resort.
This new agreement coincides with Sun Peaks Resort's recent announcement of adding over 500 acres of alpine terrain to become the second largest ski resort in Canada. Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America.
"We continually look for new and exciting ways to add value for our season passholders," says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. "This is an exciting season for us with our new Whistler Village Gondola cabins and RFID access, both which will be ready to go for opening day. We look forward to welcoming Sun Peaks' passholders to come and experience what skiing and riding in Whistler is all about."
The offer applies to 2014.15 Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Season Passholders, including Whistler Blackcomb Spirit Passholders, and 2014.15 Sun Peaks Alpine Season Passholders. For Whistler Blackcomb Passholders, this offer excludes Midweek, 15-Day, Student, Graduate, and Spring Passholders.
"We couldn't be more excited about the agreement," says Aidan Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sun Peaks Resort. "With our new terrain development, we saw lots of opportunity to build our relationship with Whistler Blackcomb. We wanted to add value to our existing season passholders while opening us up to additional markets. Having an alliance with Whistler Blackcomb means combining two significant resorts. We hope Whistler Blackcomb passholders take advantage of this great opportunity to explore the interior."
Whistler Blackcomb's official opening day is November 27, 2014, and Sun Peaks' official opening day is November 22, 2014.
A 50 per cent discount will be applied to the current Window Ticket rate at the time of purchase and the Season Passholder must show valid photo identification along with their 2014.15 Season Pass for their respective resort partner.
Guests looking to plan a trip to Whistler Blackcomb, the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America, can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/deals_packages or call 1-888-403-4727.
Guests looking to plan a trip to Sun Peaks Resort, now the 2nd largest in Canada, can visit www.sunpeaksresort.com/plan-your-trip/packages or call 1-800-807-3257
About Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort is now Canada's 2nd largest four season destination resort, located 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks offers spectacular alpine and Nordic skiing amidst three unique mountains which surround an intimate ski-through village. In the warmer months, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf, a legendary bike park, scenic alpine hiking as well as numerous sporting events and music festivals. Sun Peaks was the first ski resort in North America and remains the sole resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resort's environmental policies and practices.
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, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,165 centimetres (459 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, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
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Proud to be a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games