Vale Resorts Spend 66 Million on Whistler Blackcomb Upgrade

A new six-person Emerald Express chair at Whistler, a high speed four-person Catskinner chair and a ten-person gondola from the Upper Village to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola on the Blackcomb side is the result.

A staggering budget guaranteed to cut waiting times, the ten-person Gondola is the first fully sheltered route up Blackcomb year round and is likely the most anticipated upgrade, promising a cozy ride all the way from the valley floor to Rendezvous Lodge.

At Whistler, the Emerald Chair is always busy. With its mix of beginner, park and tree skiing, there's good reason. The increased lifting capacity of the new six-person chair will make an enormous difference in easing congestion in this popular ski area.

Robert Sack-Blecher