After plenty of speculation, it looks like Whistler Blackcomb will be re-opening to the public this summer after a nearly 4-month hiatus. Their legendary bike park and hiking trails will open on June 29, with exact details yet to be confirmed.
According to a press release, Whistler Blackcomb says they have “reimagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of our employees and guests in response to COVID-19.”
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Some details include decreased uploading capacity to encourage physical distancing, increased sanitization of surfaces, and more details which have yet to be announced.
The opening is dependent on British Columbia entering Phase 3 of the COVID-19 response plan, which has not yet been confirmed. While things look hopeful in the province, nothing is set in stone—an important piece of this puzzle to consider.
Regardless, it’s great to see one of British Columbia’s biggest tourism attractions announce a tentative re-opening, as it will help provide work for a large amount of the population of Whistler, and also an outlet for people throughout the Sea to Sky and beyond.
For more information, head over to the Whistler Blackcomb website. —ML