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The new Max 4 Program at Whistler Blackcomb Snow School means there will never be more than four people in any daily adult Snow School group lesson. The change will ensure all guests, whether skiing or snowboarding for the first time or a seasoned expert, will receive quality one on one time with their instructors. Guests will be divided into groups that better tailor to their abilities which will increase their confidence and help them learn faster. Whistler Blackcomb has also reduced the class size for all Whistler Kids Snow School programs for all of the same reasons; beginning this winter, there will never be more than six children to one instructor.
Whistler Blackcomb grooms 1,200 to 1,500 acres of terrain each night over our lengthy season which is more than any other resort in North America. To help perfect the acres of groomed terrain, Whistler Blackcomb has invested over $2.5 million in new grooming equipment for the upcoming winter season. The new equipment includes three new winch cats, three regular groomers, one park cat and one new summer mower. The new equipment will be added to Whistler Blackcomb's already impressive grooming fleet which includes the state of the art 22-foot Global Pipe Cutter. The new grooming equipment, coupled with Whistler Blackcomb's state of the art snowmaking system, a legacy from the 2010 Olympic Games, will help get an early start to the season which means guests can get an even better quality ski experience sooner.
This winter complimentary wireless internet will be available to guests at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain and at the Rendezvous Lodge and Glacier Creek Hut on Blackcomb Mountain. This new amenity in partnership with TELUS, allows guests to access the web free of charge, making it even easier to stay connected while on the mountain.
Recognizing the importance of keeping guests informed of the latest on-mountain operation information, Whistler Blackcomb has installed a number of flat screen televisions in many of Whistler Blackcomb's restaurant facilities displaying grooming information, lift status, special events and more. This new communication system has been designed to help keep guests up-to-date on the latest operation news and to improve their experiences on the mountains.
Wolfgang Sterr has recently taken the position of Executive Chef at Whistler Blackcomb. Coming to Whistler from the Bavarian Alps, Chef Sterr brings with him a lifelong passion for food and skiing, combined with a unique knowledge of Italian, French, German and Canadian cuisine. Chef Sterr also shares Whistler Blackcomb's commitment to delivering the highest quality food while focusing on reducing the company's impact on the environment.
As a world class resort, Whistler Blackcomb recognizes how important the quality of food and beverage on the mountain is to the guest experience. Whistler Blackcomb continues to source the finest local and regional ingredients while focusing on delivering healthy meal options and exciting new flavours. Whistler Blackcomb will continue to offer the popular Euro Snack kiosks located on both mountains, serving Liege Waffles and European hot dogs in crusty baguettes. .
Whistler Blackcomb's signature Winemaker's Après series, involving a multicourse meal at Steeps Grill and Wine Bar paired with the finest BC wines, will continue this winter on select dates throughout the season.