Two new chairlifts are nearing completion at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia, and an email in my inbox with video of the helicopter-assisted construction this week is a reminder of a couple of things:
- Snow-sports season is just weeks away — or sooner, if we get a repeat snowstorm like we saw at the start of this month.
- Our Seattle Times snow-sports section is coming as a special issue of NWTraveler on Nov. 17. An update on Whistler attractions will be our cover story.
Here’s the video, showing the piecing together of the new Crystal Ridge Express, a high-speed quad in Blackcomb Mountain’s Crystal Zone, and the Harmony 6 Express, a high-speed six-seater on Whistler Mountain.
Whistler plans to open Nov. 28, or sooner if enough snow flies.