Whistler, B.C. Monday, September 30, 2002 – It may be Monday, but everyone in Whistler is walking with an extra spring in their step. 8 cm or 3 inches of new snow overnight has a way of making a ski town giddy. An early season storm, which caused the freezing level to drop, covered the mountains with snow. The snow fell to the top of Blackcomb’s Wizard chair, just above the valley. Looking up on the way into town, locals saw Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains coated in snow, their favourite runs now turned into sinuous white lines arcing down the mountain.

Whistler Blackcomb is no stranger to early season snow, having experienced consistently excellent early season conditions throughout its’ history. Last night’s snowfall is the first of many snowfalls that will lead up to Opening Day. This year Blackcomb will open on November 23, Whistler Mountain follows suit, less than a week later, opening November 28.

For more weather information, statistics and webcams, please visit Whistler Blackcomb’s website at www.whistler-blackcomb.com.

Whistler Blackcomb is owned and operated by Intrawest Corporation. Intrawest is the leading developer and operator of village-centred resorts across North America. The company owns ten mountain resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s most popular mountain resort. Intrawest also owns Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and has a premier vacation ownership business, Club Intrawest. The company has a significant investment in Compagnie des Alpes, the largest ski company in the world in terms of skier visits and a 45% interest in Alpine Helicopters Ltd., owner of the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. Intrawest Corporation’s shares are listed on the New York (IDR) and Toronto

(ITW) stock exchanges. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is located on-line at www.intrawest.com .