For the first time in Whistler Blackcomb history, Blackcomb will be closing first (this year on April 19th). The tradition is that Whistler closes first and Blackcomb remains open until mid-May.
There are a couple of reasons for this: one is the lower than average snowfall this winter and the other is so that the $5.4 million renovations at the Rendezvous on-mountain restaurant can get begin to get underway.
On spring conditions and the Rendezvous, Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb had this to say:
Whistler Mountain is less steep than Blackcomb and it is north-facing, so the snow will hold up longer there this spring. The decision to close Blackcomb first this year is a one-time change that makes sense with the Rendezvous renovations beginning in early April. It is always our top priority to provide the best experience possible for our guests, which we believe this plan will.
New Whistler Blackcomb Operating Dates, 2015
Blackcomb mountain will be open until April 19th, 2015
Whistler mountain will be open until May 18th, 2015
Happy skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing!