Whistler Blackcomb Chair Lift Updates

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Whistler Blackcomb Chair Lift Updates

Whistler Blackcomb Chair Lift Updates 

Whistler is known as one of the world's best resort towns. To hold that title, they have continued to develop the town and mountains with the best stuff available worldwide to please visitors year round. Early December saw two new lifts open that will enhance the experience of skiers and snowboarders on Whistler Blackcomb Mountain.

Crystal Ridge Express

The first new lift to open was the Crystal Ridge Express on December 7th. At the bottom of Blackcomb Mountain, an opening ceremony was held. Kit Kats and #WBSnowRulers we given away as the McQuaid Brothers played quality live music in the lead up to the cutting of the ribbon.

The new lift is an outstanding upgrade over the previous lift with capacity, lift length and the vertical rise all increasing a significant amount.

Harmony 6 Express

Replacing the popular Harmony lift was not a decision that was taken lightly as it has always been popular with everyone. The new upgrade validates the decision to phase it out however. Opening on December 14th, a good sized crowd was there to watch the ribbon cutting with free goodies on hand and live sounds from DJ Foxy Moron. The lift is the same length as the older edition, but the big point of difference is the six-pack chair. Whistler's first such chair helps increase the capacity from 2400 skiers/hour to 3600 skiers/hour, a significant increase that will benefit all stakeholders from the get go.

Finer Details

The investment of $18,000,000 into the project was well worth it according to those on Whistler Blackcomb. With the lifts capable of moving at 5.08 meters/second, the journey to the top of the mountains can be completed in six minutes. With more time to ski as a result of speed and less queuing time, everyone benefits from the installation.

Accommodation at Whistler HI

The Whistler Holiday Inn continues to be the place to go for visitors to Whistler. The strong brand name and the awesome views of the Mountain will ensure you are always comfortable on the property. With a great deal of stay 5 nights, get 2 nights extra for free running all winter long, you can book your room online or call on 1-800-229-3188.

 Photo Credit: Randy Lincks

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