"It's looking like an amazing start to the summer season," says Adam Francis, Whistler Blackcomb's Summer Glacier Operations Supervisor. "With the incredible amount of snow we received this year, guests will be able to enjoy some of the best summer glacier conditions in recent years."
Grooming and parks crews have been hard at work building a summer mini pipe under the Glacier Express chair. The pipe construction and finishing touches will be completed shortly and the official opening date will be posted on whistlerblackcomb.com. When the pipe officially opens it will be hike accessible in order to allow easy access and multiple runs for guests. As the build-out continues, the bottom of the Showcase T-Bar will become jib central with features for both beginner and intermediate skiers and riders. Regular skiing and riding lanes will also be open to the public daily.
Summer glacier camps also hit Blackcomb Mountain, bringing in professional athletes to coach aspiring skiers and riders. This year Momentum Ski Camps and Camp of Champions are bringing guest coaches like Canadian Olympic gold medal winner Alex Bilodeau and snowboard pro Chris Dufficy.
Access to the Horstman Glacier starts at the base of Blackcomb Mountain via the Wizard Express and Solar Coaster to the Rendezvous. Guests will then take a shuttle bus to the 7th Heaven Express Chair, which will bring them to the top of the Glacier. Lift access to the glacier is via Horstman and Showcase T-bars.
General public access from the valley runs from 11am-1:30pm for skiers and riders. Glacier skiing is available from 12pm-3pm. Glacier skiing runs until July 25 and terrain park features will be available as long as snow pack and weather allows.