The new Piccolo lift at Whistler

You don’t truly need an excuse to book a winter season ski trip to Whistler; after all, it has the greatest vertical drop in North America, the greatest skiable area, the most off-piste surface and the very best medspas and restaurants. However, if you did require one, the statement of the new Piccolo lift on Whistler Mountain might simply fit the expense.

The Piccolo Express Lift on will go to the Piccolo peak from the bottom of Flute Bowl and will open up more than 1000 acres of the most magnificent high alpine terrain offered in North America. This is surface that has actually traditionally been readily available just to the hardiest of ski-mountaineers, given that each vertical metre of descent into this legendary bowl had to be spent for with perhaps half a minute of tough climbing. And considered that this lift will be 2112 metres long, with a vertical elevation of 509 metres– well, you can do the mathematics. Flute Bowl will now become a hike-in, ski-out bowl thanks to the Piccolo lift.

The new acreage is a mixture of open bowls, deep snow and gladed sub-alpine terrain. It will appeal to innovative and intermediate skiers alike, given that it will have both go through the trees and wide open groomed locations. The path back to Whistler Town or Creekside will be via the Burnt Stew Trail to the bottom of Consistency Express. It is expected to supply significant relief to the regular queues at Consistency. Strategies require building to be completed within the summer of 2006 and for the lift, which will be a high-speed removable quad, to be prepared by November. Locals expect that the Piccolo lift will even more extend the choice for Whistler over Blackcomb mountains by expert skiers.

So if you did need that reason, you have actually got it.

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