Whistler, B.C., December 3, 2003 – Whistler Blackcomb Introduces BusRide Program In cooperationwith Gray Line of Vancouver, the resort is introducing the ‘WhistlerBlackcomb BusRide.’ Available to teens age 13 to 18, the BusRide includes a10-time ski/snowboard pass and a weekly chaperoned bus ride to WhistlerBlackcomb. All for only $399 plus tax.
“We realized that one of the major barriers for Vancouver youth who want toget up to Whistler Blackcomb is transportation,” said Stuart Rempel,Whistler Blackcomb Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’reintroducing the BusRide so that young people can get here easily and at areasonable price.”
The Gray Line bus will stop in Kerrisdale, Downtown, and on the North Shore,and will return to the same spots at the end of the day. Only BusRidepassholders will be allowed on the designated Gray Line busses, and twoadults will chaperone each bus trip. The bus will run on the followingSaturdays: January 10, 17, 24, February 7, 14, 28, and March 6, 13, 20, 27.Lesson and equipment products are available as add-ons to the BusRide.
To learn more about the BusRide, visit www.ridetribe.com, WhistlerBlackcomb’s new youth website. The interactive site is rich with parks andpipes information, professional athlete profiles, and youth-specificprograms. Young people can post messages for other ridetribe.com visitorsand ask professional skiers and snowboarders questions in the ‘Ask a Pro’section.
BusRide passes must be purchased by December 19, 2003. The 10-time pass isgood for any ten days during the 2003-2004 season, and is not limited toSaturdays the bus runs. Call Whistler Blackcomb’s Reservation Centre at1.800.766.0449 to sign up.
Whistler Blackcomb is owned and operated by Intrawest Corporation.Intrawest Corporation(IDR:NYSE; ITW:TSX) is the leading developer and operator ofvillage-centered resorts across North America. The company owns ninemountain resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s most popularmountain resort. Intrawest also owns Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort inFlorida and has a premier vacation ownership business, Club Intrawest. Thecompany has a 45 per cent interest in Alpine Helicopters Ltd., owner ofCanadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world.Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is located onthe World Wide Web at www.intrawest.com.
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