Every autumn dozens of industry reps from resorts, properties and more descend on Ski.com headquarters in Aspen, Colo. to update us on what’s new for the coming season. We sat down to chat with Steve, left, and Lee from Whistler Blackcomb, and here’s what they had to share:
Q&A with Steve and Lee from Whistler Blackcomb
Q: What’s new at Whistler Blackcomb for 2015-16?
A: $5.4 million in renovations at Rendezvous at the top of Blackcomb. We also now offer Extremely Canadian Backcountry Skiing. And it’s our 50th anniversary!
Q: What makes Whistler Blackcomb unique or different from other resorts?
A: With the favorable exchange rate, U.S. skiers can save up to 30 percent. Whistler Blackcomb is the largest and has the most vertical in North America.
Q: In your opinion, what are the top three reasons skiers and snowboarders return year after year to Whistler Blackcomb?
A: 1. Size and scope. 2. Service. 3. Value for price paid.
Q: What’s the No. 1 reason your resort partners with Ski.com year in and year out?
A: Volume, marketing and the knowledge and experience of Ski.com Mountain Travel Experts.