Whistler named #1 ski area in North America by Ski Magazine

28th ANNUAL SKI MAGAZINE READER’S POLL NAMES WHISTLER BLACKCOMB No. 1 SKI AREA IN NORTH AMERICA FOR 2016

Whistler Blackcomb has been named the No. 1 overall best ski resort in North America by the 28th annual SKI Magazine Reader’s Poll. This is the third time in four years and the second year in a row Whistler Blackcomb has topped the survey results. The SKI Magazine Reader’s Poll is the longest running and most comprehensive survey of its kind.

“We are very grateful to the readers of SKI Magazine for giving us, and the entire Whistler community, this honour for the second year in a row,” says Dave Brownlie, President and CEO of Whistler Blackcomb.

“We realize how influential the annual SKI Magazine Resort Guide is, so to receive this kind of recognition right around the time people are planning their winter ski vacations is invaluable.”

The online poll asks SKI Magazine readers to rank the top 50 North American ski resorts in a variety of categories. In addition to being voted No. 1 in overall ranking, Whistler Blackcomb also received top marks for terrain variety, off-hill activities, après and terrain parks.

Whistler Blackcomb scored highly in a number of other categories as well, including No. 2 in lifts, lodging, scenery, and overall satisfaction. The results of the Reader’s Poll was revealed today on social media and on SKImag.com, and will be published in SKI Magazine’s annual Resort Guide.

“Whistler Blackcomb offers today’s skiers and riders one of the finest resort experiences anywhere,” says SKI Magazine publisher, Allen Crolius. “From big-mountain skiing to a base village that sets the standard for mountain resorts, Whistler Blackcomb earned its top ranking from our readers.”

Whistler Blackcomb improved in most categories over last year’s Reader’s Poll, including moving up 11 spots over last year in grooming, 15 spots in access, four spots in the kid friendly/family programming category, and two spots in service.

Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day is scheduled for November 26, 2015, but with good early season conditions the resort can always be counted on to open early. In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary this winter, Whistler Blackcomb will also be introducing a fully renovated Rendezvous Lodge, with increased seating capacity and fresh new menu items in the food court, a revamped Christine’s restaurant, complete with a new look, new menu, and new head chef, and a new WB+ platform linked to the resort’s RFID technology.

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