06 Apr, 2016

Whistler Blackcomb Announces New Surf Project

06 Apr, 2016


Surf project coming to Canada’s Whistler 

In the wintery slopes of British Columbia, the folks at Whistler are planning a new indoor adventure component that will include surfing called “The Watershed”.  Seasonal attractions such as ski resorts and waterparks typically suffer from staffing and revenue issues because they have to work around an “offseason”.  Exciting to see surfing technologies joining the mix to keep guests coming to BC year-round.

“The Company envisions the Watershed as a 163,000-square-foot facility featuring activities like waterslides, the latest deep water surf simulator technology, cliff jumping and rock climbing experiences, a wave pool, hot and cold pools, bowling, food & beverage facilities and retail amenities, as well as other weather-independent activities; a new high-speed lift to replace the Magic Chair and connect Blackcomb’s upper and lower bases; a year-round mountain coaster, a treetop ropes course, and ATV and snowmobile activities for kids; new snow school learning zones, a night skiing zone, and enhanced snow-making on Blackcomb Mountain; and major improvements to Whistler Blackcomb’s existing sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking experiences, with the addition of a suspension bridge and viewing platforms at the peak of Whistler Mountain.”  Read More