Cold temperatures, snowfall, and snow-making mean Whistler Mountain will open this Saturday, November 16 -- 13 days earlier than planned.
Five lifts will be up and running and guests will be able to upload from the Whistler Village Gondola or Creekside Gondola. The Emerald Express, Big Red Express and Franz chair lifts will be running.
Blackcomb Mountain will open as schedule Thursday, November 28.
Skiers and snowboarders will be able to use the gondolas from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to access runs including Ego Bowl, Upper Whiskey jack, Upper Franz and more.
Equipment rentals and lessons will be available for skiers and snowboarders.