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Whistler Blackcomb Named No.1 Ski Resort In North America

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The SKI Magazine Resort Survey has named Whistler Blackcomb the No.1 overall ski resort in North America for the third consecutive year.

The resort, which was recently purchased by a Colorado company for $1.4 billion has won the title four times in the last five years.

The SKI Magazine Resort Survey is the longest running resort survey in the ski industry and surveyed approximately 15,000 people with 18 different categories covering the full resort experience.

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Among others, Whistler Blackcomb scored high for terrain variety, off-hill activities, lodging and après, as well as lifts, and dining.

“Our vision at Whistler Blackcomb is to be the No. 1 mountain resort in the world,” says Dave Brownlie, President and CEO at Whistler Blackcomb. “We consider SKI Magazine’s No. 1 ranking three years in a row a massive victory towards making that a reality. Whistler as a community is dedicated to providing an outstanding guest experience and it’s nice to see the public opinion reflecting these efforts.”

Blackcomb is scheduled to open for the 2016-2017 winter season on November 24, 2016. The slopes could potentially open earlier if the weather permits – which is possible considering they’ve already received two separate days of snowfall in September.

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