By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: When do the slopes open in Whistler?

A: Soon it’ll be time to dust off that ski suit stashed in the back of your closet. The folks at Tourism Whistler recently announced that Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains official opening day is scheduled for November 22, 2007.

Skiers and snowboarders are raring to go, anxious to hit the slopes and dreaming of the perfectly-groomed cruisers, powder-filled bowls and seemingly endless mountain terrain and alpine adventures. “While skiers and riders may not be able to see all of the changes, Whistler Blackcomb crews have been hard at work making some very important on-mountain improvements, including building new water treatment plants at Glacier Creek and Crystal Hut on Blackcomb Mountain and the Children's Learning Centre on Whistler Mountain at a total cost of $480,000.

Meanwhile, the lift maintenance team spent nearly three months during the spring conducting a $5-million mechanical refit on the Whistler Village Gondola,” stated a press release from Tourism Whistler.

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