"We are very excited to open Blackcomb Mountain with such incredible snow conditions and coverage," explained Doug Macfarlane, Mountain Manager of Whistler Blackcomb. "To be able to offer 4,300 acres in November is really exciting, and offers our guests an amazing experience on both mountains."

Cumulatively this November, 237cm (7.7 feet) of snow has fallen, surpassing the average November snowfall of 165cm (5.4 Feet). Another 85cm (2.8 feet) of snow is forecasted to fall by Monday.

Seven lifts are currently in operation on Blackcomb Mountain including the Excalibur Gondola, Wizard Chair, Solar Coaster Chair, Excelerator Chair, Catskinner Chair, Crystal Chair and Jersey Cream Chair. The Whistler Village Gondola, Creekside Gondola, Emerald Express, Garbanzo Express and Big Red Express will be running on Whistler Mountain bringing the total lifts in operation to 13, including the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Skiing and riding will be available right down to the village this weekend, one of the earliest ever dates that ski inski-out has been possible at Whistler.

"With all of the snow, early season conditions still apply. It is extra important all mountain signage is obeyed and guests stay within the marked operational boundary. Please be aware of rocks and other hazards below the snow surface. Our Patrol and Operations teams are hard at work to get more terrain safely opened as quickly as possible." said a resort statement.