As a skier, is there anything better than opening day? Sure, having your first child is great and all, retiring to a life is leisure is something we all look forward to, and winning the lottery would be anyone's dream come true, but let's be real... opening day is the best.
That's why The North Face has teamed up with Whistler Blackcomb for an opening day celebration for the ages, which we at Forecast and our brothers at King Snow are excited to partner with them on. Festivities include a mock Everest base camp in Whistler Village, a chance to camp overnight in the latest and greatest gear from The North Face (so you're well rested for first chair), prizes for simply skiing on the mountain (as if skiing on opening day isn't enough of a gift), and much, much more.
Peep the press release from Whistler Blackcomb below for more details on all the happy happenings, and be sure to join us for an opening day that you'll never forget.
The North Face Activations Include Base Camp Celebration, Opening Day Gondola Campout Contest, and Explore, Scan & Win Contest
“We’re excited to team up with The North Face who share a passion for winter sports and innovation to celebrate the return of winter,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “Together we will build on the excitement and energy around opening day and deliver an unparalleled experience for our guests.”
The Base Camp Celebration officially kicks things off the evening before opening day. The North Face is recreating an expedition base camp in Skier’s Plaza near the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola. Guests of all ages can join in the festivities from 7pm to 10pm featuring a beer garden for the 19+ crowd, s’mores, hot chocolate, campfire pods, live music, and plenty of prizes to go around.
“With the help of our friends at Whistler Blackcomb, we wanted to create a celebratory gathering in honor of the most exciting time of the winter season for all skiers and snowboarders; opening day”, says Carl Bissonnette, Marketing Manager at The North Face.
or guests looking to elevate their opening day experience, The North Face Opening Day Gondola Campout contest provides the ultimate overnight camping experience. Participants can enter to win this camping experience online and in select The North Face retail locations in Whistler and Vancouver. Winners have the unique opportunity to camp overnight at the base of Whistler Mountain with the latest camping gear provided by The North Face. Additionally, each winner gets to keep their entire The North Face camping set up. For more information or to enter the contest, click here. whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/the-north-face-opening-day/#gondola-campout-contest
For skiers and snowboarders who plan to be in Whistler for opening day weekend, the Explore, Scan & Win contest is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the return of winter. Guests can win prizes simply by riding the mountain. With the use of Whistler Blackcomb’s mobile platform, WB+, skiers and riders can scan their pass at three RFID locations to be entered to win prizes from The North Face. For more information including RFID scan locations visit whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/the-north-face-opening-day/#explore-scan-and-win.
Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day is set for November 24, 2016 but with favourable early season conditions, the resort can always be counted on to open early. For the latest information on opening day and the full schedule of The North Face events visit whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/the-north-face-opening-day.
EDGE Card Early Bird sale ends on November 21, 2016. Ski or ride from $73 CAD per day.
Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/purchase/deals-packages or call 1-888-403-4727.